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5 New Year’s resolutions every dental hygienist should makeFrom eating healthier to establishing a workout routine, the new year is the perfect time to set goals for yourself.
Study finds getting high will kill your smile
Study finds getting high will kill your smileGetting high may mean new lows for dental health: A recent study has found that cannabis users suffer from higher rates of periodontal disease than their weed-free peers.
Study finds smoking dangerously alters oral microbiome
Study finds smoking dangerously alters oral microbiomeA new study out of the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center has determined that smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths.
Researchers find hookah smoking can lead to serious oral conditions
Researchers find hookah smoking can lead to serious oral conditionsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes.
Study finds secondhand smoke exposure linked to increased dental decay in children
Study finds secondhand smoke exposure linked to increased dental decay in childrenIt’s a no brainer that smoking is bad for your health, and the health of those subjected to your secondhand smoke. Now, researchers say that secondhand smoke can have even more detrimental effects than previously believed – on the dental health of children.
New study shows smokers are at higher risk of losing teeth
New study shows smokers are at higher risk of losing teethA recent study in Germany examined a group of over 23,000 subjects to explore the relationship between cigarette smoking, smoking cessation and rates of tooth loss.
Studies find sunbathing linked to gum disease prevalence
Studies find sunbathing linked to gum disease prevalence

While stretching out in the sun this summer has its cancer-causing risks, it can also ensure a healthier smile. Research has found that a healthy dose of sunlight could actually help stave off gum disease and increase gum health.

Only 10% of smokers receive advice from dental professionals to quit
Only 10% of smokers receive advice from dental professionals to quit

A recent study from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered that some dentists are not encouraging patients who smoke to ditch the habit. Researchers found that only 1 in 10 smokers who saw a dentist in the past 12 months received the recommendation to quit smoking. 

More on what dental professionals should know about e-cigarettes [VIDEO]

When I first talked to Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, about e-cigarettes in February, the video was one of the most popular and most discussed among dental professionals on our site. With some new data being released, we decided to revisit the topic.

Do you know what tobacco use is doing to your patient

The Set-Up

“Tobacco use has been associated with a variety of diseases including periodontal diseases. In this article, Dr. Ryder addresses ways in which the dental team can play a significant role in improving the patient’s overall health,” Dr. Peter O. Cabrera, Team Lead