Poor oral health tied to greater severity of COVID-19
Oct 14, 2021
Subgroup analysis suggests that poor oral health may increase severity of COVID-19 in patients with cardiovascular diseases
Pandemic paves way for mobile dentistry, teledentistry in long-term care, experts say
Apr 12, 2021
Mobile dentistry for people with dementia, teledentistry, and vaccines by dentist are some of the opportunities that have arisen from disruptions to residents’ oral healthcare during the pandemic, according...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 1
Apr 01, 2021
J&J shipment of 15 million vaccines halted due to manufacturing error … NIH: Preventive treatment slows eye damage in diabetes … Unhealthy gums tied to higher systolic blood pressure in healthy...
Simple exercises improve oral functioning in elders
Jun 07, 2020
Older study participants showed improvements in all functions measured after participating in an eight-week oral exercises program.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, June 5
Jun 04, 2020
Sit-to-stand study improved body weight, but not physical function in residents … Low-dose aspirin does not prevent depression in healthy older adults … Mouth bacteria can infect brain cells, supporting...
Non-traumatic tooth loss linked to heart disease
Oct 06, 2019
Caregivers should be aware that adults who have lost teeth in non-traumatic ways may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Dental visits often decline as people get older, study finds
Jul 25, 2019
Once a person reaches 80 years of age, the frequency of visits to the dentist declines. Researchers want to find out why.
Also in the news for Oct. 27, 2014 . . .
Oct 27, 2014
Long-term care executive directors lack knowledge of how oral health impacts diseases … Alzheimer’s Association announces $600,000 in grants to investigate non-drug treatments … Extra-depth...
Oral health’s integral role in long-term care quality
Aug 13, 2014
While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care...
MouthWatch creates product with HIPAA-compliant software
May 13, 2014
The MouthWatch Home Dental Monitoring System allows providers to look at long-term care residents with an easy-to-use intraoral camera.