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Addressing Sleep Breathing Disorders

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder characterized by severe hypoxia, or periods when an individual does not get enough oxygen during sleep. Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) is classified beneath the umbrella…

Oral Health Effects of Gastroesophageal Diseases

This information is from the article Oral Implications of Gastroesophageal and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Diseases by Jennifer E. Fehrenbacher, LDH, MEd, CDA and Amanda R. Reddington, LDH, MHA, CDA, EFDA. To read the article, click here.

Can a Plant-Based Diet Improve Oral Health?

Dental hygienists can play a role in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with poor nutrition and other lifestyle habits. Increasing evidence of the relationship between physical and oral health emphasizes the urgency of…

Help Your Patients Improve Their Pet’s Oral Health

Dental hygienists advocate and promote oral health for their patients and recognize the systemic effects of periodontal diseases. Dental hygienists can also assist their patients by promoting the oral health of their pets. Pet owners need…

Helping Your Older Patients Weather the Pandemic

Never have the issues of social isolation, loneliness, and depression been brought to light more poignantly and dramatically than through the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing public health sequelae, especially among the most vulnerable…

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