Motivating patients to implement optimal oral hygiene at home is not an easy task. In a free Curaden webinar on Tuesday, 28 January, dental hygienist and health psychologist Mário Rui will discuss how images and intra-oral cameras are a great aid for educating patients about biofilm.
KRIENS, Switzerland: In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Tuesday, 12 November, Dr Juan Carlos Villalobos will be discussing the importance of mechanical biofilm control as well as explaining how to design personalised biofilm control home-care programs for patients.
KRIENS, Switzerland: With an estimated 743 million people affected, periodontitis is a major global health burden. The condition is usually initiated by bacterial biofilm resulting from poor oral hygiene and mediates the destruction of soft and hard periodontal tissue, and has been linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet is a well-known factor in the prevention and management of periodontitis, but there is one group of completely organic chemicals that could play a larger role than previously assumed: polyphenols.
Different proportion and species of pathogens can be related to periodontal diseases. Therefore, different bacterial compositions require specific ways of treating various kinds of periodontal diseases.
Endoperio disease—it looks hopeless but if you understand the strategy of preserving teeth, there is a good chance to save them. A key factor could be changing patient motivation by using the T2T concept.