While administrative barriers to oral care must be addressed, oral health disparities cannot be overcome without acknowledging the social and structural issues in our communities. The research up to this point is clear: Latinos are disproportionately affected by oral health issues that continue to go untreated. A crucial component in overcoming these disparities is the voice of the Latino community itself. The fact that this issue is only beginning to be addressed on a comprehensive, national scale indicates a large gap between the communities affected by oral health disparities and oral health reform that must be recognized. Interacting with individuals in the Latino community who fulfill various roles can provide an excellent perspective through which we can approach these issues.
The Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE) is an independent, international professional association made up of a diverse membership of health education professionals and students. The Society promotes healthy behaviors, healthy communities, and healthy environments through its membership, its network of local chapters, and its numerous partnerships with other organizations.
Proper nutrition is also necessary to maintain good oral health. Plan to have nutritious foods available and offer them on a daily basis. Making healthy food choices is crucial not only for oral health, but for overall health too.
“This push toward value makes it critical for us to meet the needs of all the populations who we care for, not just a select few,” Betancourt says. “We know that disparities exist—lower quality, high costs, greater variation. That’s the epitome of low value.”
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The Oral-B PRO 6000 electric toothbrush features the professionally inspired CrossAction toothbrush head. The round head is specially designed for a tooth-by-tooth clean, and its criss-cross bristles are set at a 16-degree angle to reach deep between teeth to lift and power away up to 300% more plaque along the gumline for a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush.
You’ve heard dentists go on and on about how you have to floss and brush in order to control biofilm and plaque. But flossing and brushing are only part of the equation – it’s the foods you eat that determine your oral health. Believe it or not, flossing and brushing are secondary. Here are some good ideas from Dr. Axe on what foods to eat for optimal oral health. —Dr. B
I do a lot of research before buying electronics. I like having the best electric shaver and best electric toothbrush that is out at the moment. As for electric shaver i am very happy with BRAUN series 7 and this is also made by BRAUN. I actually did not know that when i purchased this. To be fair to other brands, i have tried Philips Sonicare HX9110/02 before purchasing this. Based on the review the new sonicare diamon clean is not that great either.
You scrub food off of your teeth with it and you brush the icky film off of your tongue with it, but then you do no more than rinse it and give it a perfunctory shake to clean it. It’s your toothbrush and cleaning it thoroughly will help you get through this winter’s cold and flu season a little healthier.
Pop quiz: What’s in the way back of your vanity cabinet? Tough one, right? Lotions, potions, and cleaning supplies tend to get lost for years in that cavernous depth. Maximize what’s likely the largest storage space in your bathroom and put everything at your fingertips with a freestanding, multi-tiered lazy susan.
I have the fancy Sonicare and its travel case also charges the brush with a USB cable attached. I’ve traveled over several continents with it and the battery lasts so long on a charge I normally don’t need to even charge it while traveling for two weeks at a time.
The customers who have written a review of this rechargeable electric tool have listed such benefits as its quiet operation and effective cleaning deep below the gum line. Most of the ratings for Smilex are high.
A large power button sits in the middle of the handle. Located below are three small green LEDs that indicate different levels of vibration intensity (low, medium, high), which are controlled by a rocker below. Continuing down, there’s another set of LED indicators for the three brushing modes. Clean is the default two-minute mode; White is meant to remove surface stains and polish up teeth; and Deep Clean is for, well, really deep cleaning. Lastly, there’s a button to switch between brushing modes, and three battery life LED indicators. Philips says the rechargeable lithium ion battery can last up to two weeks between charges. The Sonicare for Kids also lasts up to two weeks, while the Kolibree only lasts one.
In the first paper of a series exploring quality in primary dental care a definition for quality in dentistry is sought. There is a little agreement in academic literature as to what quality really means in primary dental care and without a true understanding it is difficult to measure and improve quality in a systematic way. ‘Quality’ of healthcare in dentistry will mean different things to practitioners, policy makers and patients but a framework could be modelled on other definitions within different healthcare sectors, with focus on access, equity and overall healthcare experience.
Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, while keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you stave off cavities. Consider these brushing basics from the American Dental Association:
Enamel erosion occurs when acids break down the protective outer layer of a tooth. It is a common problem that can lead to other potentially serious dental problems. For one, it causes dental hypersensitivity. When the enamel becomes thin, teeth are more vulnerable to decay and bacteria. However, erosion of the tooth enamel could not be blamed on dental scaling and polishing. The scaling and polishing done by a certified dental hygienist does not have any detrimental effect to your teeth’s enamel.
The American Dental Association is committed to improving the nation’s oral health through public education and through legislative advocacy to strengthen funding for dental services provided through public health programs.
For years, dentists have lamented how seemingly impossible it is to get patients to floss regularly. Less than half of the population actually flosses daily. This may be because most people don’t know how to floss properly or because they don’t want to put the necessary time into it. Water flossers introduce another option for individuals who are turned off by regular string floss. These products target a medium to high-pressure stream of water into the spaces between teeth and under the gum line-the same areas typically reached by flossing. Regular use can help remove plaque and reduce the risk of gum disease like gingivitis. Some studies have even shown water flossers to be superior to traditional floss when it comes to effectiveness at reducing gum bleeding. What’s most important, however, is that many people find the process of using a water flosser much less arduous than flossing and will actually do it daily. Routine is essential when it comes to maintaining oral hygiene, so you should choose the product that you are most likely to use consistently.
As far as their capability of performing their intended function, that obviously being the cleaning of your teeth, I have to say that the three models all seem pretty equal on those terms. There is one listed distinction, however, between the newest Platinum model and the DiamondCare and Plus. The Platinum model is apparently capable of a little bit of a higher intensity than the other two models. Philips states the following about the Platinum: “Philips Sonicare’s best ever plaque removal: up to 10x more than a manual toothbrush”. The other two models are listing 7x more plaque removal than a manual toothbrush. I cannot speak to the accuracy of this claim, but I can say that I have used all three models one after the other on their highest intensity settings and I cannot perceive any difference in intensity or in the way that they perform.
The return of responsibility for water fluoridation to local authorities offers them the opportunity to take decisive action to improve oral health. An authority considering fluoridation will be met with claims that it does not work and that it causes harm. Both statements are untrue. PHE’s Water fluoridation: health monitoring report for England 2014 concluded that fluoridation is an effective community-wide public health intervention.
The Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush head features a professionally inspired round head design to clean tooth-by-tooth. Its CrissCross bristles are set at a 16 degree angle to effectively clean along the gumline and reach deep between teeth to lift and power away up to 100% more plaque for a superior clean vs. a regular manual toothbrush.
Not only were they more efficient at removing plaque, dentists said they could also reduce incidents of gingivitis – an inflammation of the gums that can lead to tooth loss – by more than 17 per cent in three months.
We were so happy to have a choice of different heads. We have developed a pattern in which we use all three depending on what we eat and when. To date we have already experienced a happy mouth. Teeth are cleaner and tarter is being removed. We always floss and have discovered the floss head is perfect at the end of the day.
• Fund the Oral Healthcare Prevention Education Campaign authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [Public Law 111-148, Title IV, Sec. 4102] which calls for a national public education campaign focused on oral health and disease prevention targeted towards vulnerable and underserved populations.
We are discovering through our work that if we want to improve the overall health of low-income, communities of color, increasing oral health outcomes must be central to any health equity agenda. Advancing oral health equity requires a multipronged approach to address access to care, quality of care, and the underlying social and environmental conditions that impact oral health. Check out Taking a Bite out of Oral Health Inequities for more information, and keep an eye on this page for updates on our oral health equity work.
• Foundations, professional organizations, and public policy organizations can support states by issuing “best practices” briefs to highlight what each state is doing and what impact it is having on access.
To be optimally effective in preparing dentists to care for underserved and vulnerable populations, it will be necessary for dental residencies to include clinical experiences with young children, individuals with special health care needs, and older adults.
For those who don’t like regular flossing, or who have braces, water flossers can be extremely useful. They’re also great for removing stains in between cleanings. We even found a travel flosser so you can take it with you.
When it comes to finding the best toothbrush head, we learned that hard bristles is never the way to go. Dr. Ronald Rosenthal, a dentist with over 50 years of experience, explained “the softest bristles available are the best to use. You don’t need a hard bristle, you’re just going to tear up your gums.” All of our electric toothbrush models came with standard heads with soft bristles. But for those who are wondering about whether hard bristles will offer a better scrub, the answer is no.
Giving You Options – A variety of brush heads are available for most models of electric toothbrushes. Some are extra soft for sensitive teeth, others claim whitening properties, and still others are great for using when wearing braces. There are lots of options out there!
It’s common for indemnity insurance and preferred-provider (PPO’s) plans to provide coverage at around 70 to 80% of your dentist’s bill (using either a “UCR” or “Table of Allowances” calculation – see below). And in many cases it may even run 100%.
Benign oral gingival lesions (known as pyogenic granuloma, granuloma gravidarum or epulis of pregnancy) In approximately 5% of pregnancies, a highly vascularized, hyperplastic, and often pedunculated lesion up to 2 cm in diameter may appear, usually on the anterior gingiva. These lesions may result from a heightened inflammatory response to oral pathogens and usually regress after pregnancy. Excision is rarely necessary but may be needed if there is severe pain, bleeding, or interference with mastication.
American Dental Association, “Characteristics of Private Dental Practices: Selected 2013 Results From the Survey of Dental Practice” (February 2015), http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/HPI/Files/HPIData_SDPC_2013.ashx; and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, “Find Shortage Areas: HPSA by State and County,” accessed April 8, 2014, http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov.
The risk factors for oral cancer are tobacco and alcohol use. Vitamins C and A are considered to have a protective effect.42,43 The risk and protective factors are inversely related to socioeconomic status, and it is therefore not surprising that oral cancers, as other cancers, occur more frequently among the poorer social classes. The 5-year survival rate for oral cancer was about 30% and has not improved despite changes in treatment.44
It’s equipped with a KidTimer that’s designed to get your kid accustomed to brushing for the 2 minutes, as recommended by dentists. Over 90 days it gradually increases the time of brushing until it reaches 2 minutes.
According to Victora et al. (1997) , this approach includes a first model with the more distal level variables. At this level, the co-variables that are associated with the outcome of the level p < 0.20 can be included at the next level, and so forth, until reaching the more proximal co-variable level. In the present study’s case, the order of insertion of the variables in the model included: predisposing factors, enabling factors, self-reported level of disease, level of disease evaluated by the healthcare professional, and the characterization of the healthcare service (Figure 1). Model 1 included ‘Education level (in years)’, ‘Race/Color’, ‘Number of people in the household’ – predisposing factors. Their measures of effect were assessed in this first model. Those variables that reached p value <0.20 were kept in model 2. In model 2, ‘Family income (in dollars)’ and ‘Size of town (in number of inhabitants)’ – enabling factors were included together with those kept in model 1. Those variables that reached p value <0.20 were kept in the model 3. In model 3, ‘self-assessment of oral health’, ‘Self-reported need for dental treatment’, ‘Complaint of a toothache’, ‘Need for a total prosthesis’ - Self-reported needs were included together with those variables kept in model 2. Those variables that reached p value <0.20 were kept in the model 4. In Model 4, ‘Need for a prosthesis’ and ‘Total of teeth needing treatment’ - Needs diagnosed by the healthcare professional were included together with those kept in model 3. Those variables that reached p value <0.20 were kept in the model 5. In model 5, ‘Time elapsed since last dentist visit’ - Characteristics of use of healthcare services were included together with those kept in model 4. According to recommendations formulated by Hosmer & Lemeshow (2005) , only variables with a p < 0.05 were maintained in the final model, since the maintenance of other co-variables in the final model would change the estimates. The Sensitive Clean replacement brush head works with the following rechargeable toothbrushes: Oral-B Pro-Health For Me, Oral-B Triumph®, Oral-B SmartSeries™, Oral-B ProfessionalCare®, Oral-B Vitality® (except for Vitality Sonic®). It is also compatible with the Oral-B Pro-Health® Battery Power Toothbrush. [otp_overlay] [redirect url='http://thrillersrus.com/bump' sec='']