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International Journal of Dental Hygiene

E Van der Sluijs, G A Van der Weijden, N L Hennequin-Hoenderdos, D E Slot
AIM: To compare the effects of a regimen consisting of a tooth/tongue gel, tongue cleaner and mouthwash with the effects of using standard fluoride dentifrice on the organoleptic oral malodour score (ORG) and volatile sulphur compounds (VSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total, 66 non-dental students participated in a 3-week parallel, single-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. The test group used a tongue cleaner, a tooth/tongue gel and mouthwash containing amine fluoride/stannous fluoride and zinc lactate as oral malodour counteractive...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
I Stauff, Shm Derman, A G Barbe, K C Hoefer, M Bizhang, S Zimmer, M J Noack
OBJECTIVES: To compare in a randomized clinical trial the efficacy of a high-velocity microdroplet device for interdental cleaning vs dental floss at reducing plaque and gingivitis. METHODS: Sixty participants with an irregular interdental home cleaning regime were randomly assigned to use either a microdroplet device (n=40, test) or dental floss (n=20, control) for 4 weeks. At baseline and reassessment, the papilla bleeding index, the modified proximal plaque index and the amount of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were recorded...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
S M Kalf-Scholte, G A Van der Weijden, Ewp Bakker, D E Slot
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to establish the effectiveness of brushing with a triple-headed manual toothbrush compared to a single-headed manual toothbrush on plaque removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MEDLINE-PubMed and Cochrane-CENTRAL databases were searched. The inclusion criteria were clinical trials conducted with humans without fixed orthodontic appliances who were not dental care professionals. Papers that evaluated the effect of toothbrushing with a triple-headed manual toothbrush compared to a single-headed manual toothbrush on plaque removal were included...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
P G Leavy, D P Robertson
OBJECTIVES: To review the evidence for the efficacy of periodontal maintenance (PM) carried out in primary dental care (PDC) compared to the specialist setting for patients previously treated in a specialist setting for chronic (ChP) or aggressive (AgP) periodontitis. METHODS: A focused PICO question and search protocol were developed. Online databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, WEB OF SCIENCE™ and COCHRANE LIBRARY were searched along with specialist journals in the subject area of periodontal research...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
J Aleksejūnienė, V Brukienė
OBJECTIVES: (i) To test whether theory-guided interventions are more effective than conventional dental instruction (CDI) for changing oral hygiene in adolescents and (ii) to examine whether such interventions equally benefit both genders and different socio-economic (SES) groups. METHODS: A total of 244 adolescents were recruited from three schools, and cluster randomization allocated adolescents to one of the three types of interventions: two were theory-based interventions (Precaution Adoption Process Model or Authoritative Parenting Model) and CDI served as an active control...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
C C Gadbury-Amyot, K S Austin, M Simmer-Beck
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to review available evidence to determine the impact of the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL) Model for Dental Hygiene on education, research, and practice. METHODS: A search was conducted in PubMed using the search terms oral health-related quality of life, OHRQL, and dental hygiene and limited to publications between 1998 and 2016. Google Scholar was also used to identify citations for the two original OHRQL model papers to capture the literature widely read by practicing dental hygienists but not indexed in PubMed...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
R Nagarajappa, M Batra, S Sanadhya, H Daryani, G Ramesh
BACKGROUND: Dental diseases negatively influence people's oral health-related quality of life and thus their perceived need for dental care. OBJECTIVES: To test the validity and reliability of an Indian version of Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) index for college students and to identify age and sex-specific OIDP prevalence estimates. METHODS: Cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted among 800 professional and non-professional bachelor degree college students of Udaipur, India aged between 17 and 24 years...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
N Yoshida, K Sugimoto, S Suzuki, H Kudo
OBJECTIVES: Oral symptoms such as xerostomia and burning mouth syndrome have been recognized to increase associated with menopause. The purpose of this study was to clarify the changes in oral health as well as systemic health due to menopause and their relations with hormonal change and mental status. METHODS: Ninety-seven female dental hygienists aged 40-59 years were assigned to premenopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal groups based on self-reported menstrual condition...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
A Tiisanoja, A-M Syrjälä, K Komulainen, S Hartikainen, H Taipale, M Knuuttila, P Ylöstalo
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether drugs with sedative properties are related to oral health behaviour-such as frequency of toothbrushing, using toothpaste and dental visits-and oral hygiene, measured by the number of teeth with dental plaque, among community-dwelling older people. METHODS: The study population consisted of 159 community-dwelling, dentate, non-smoking, older people from the Oral Health GeMS study (Geriatric Multidisciplinary Strategy for the Good Care of Older People study)...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
L Ziukaite, D E Slot, C M Cobb, W Coucke, G A Van der Weijden
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of diabetes among patients with periodontitis and to evaluate whether diabetes is related to extent and severity of periodontitis. METHOD: This is a retrospective study of data observed over a 10-year period in patients referred to a specialized clinic for periodontology in the Netherlands. Patients received at the intake appointment a full-mouth periodontal examination, and based on the clinical data, patients were classified with respect to extent and severity of periodontitis...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Y Shizuma, T Zaitsu, M Ueno, M Ohnuki, Y Kawaguchi
OBJECTIVES: To apply a self-administered assessment form about dental plaque level and gingival condition to Japanese adolescents and to examine the extent to which they can evaluate their own dental plaque and gingivae by comparing with dentists' clinical evaluation. METHODS: Participants were 151 senior high school students (adolescents) who observed their own mouths and recorded dental plaque seen on their 12 anterior teeth, and gingival inflammation condition of 10 anterior interdental papillae, on a self-assessment form...
April 23, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
H D Ho, J Satur, R Meldrum
OBJECTIVE: To understand the way people living with mental illness in an Australian community experience and define oral health. STUDY POPULATION: People living with serious mental illness in the Victorian Community. METHODS: Qualitative methodologies were used in this study. Two focus groups and four semi-structured interviews were conducted. The data were transcribed and thematically analysed. RESULTS: Participants generally valued oral health and recognized that attending regular dental appointments played a key role in improving their oral health...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
A E Münster Halvari, H Halvari, E L Deci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test a self-determination theory (SDT) process model of the "bright" and the "dark" motivational pathways through dental attendance or avoidance to oral health. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 322 students from all study disciplines at the University of Oslo. Participants responded to a survey with validated questionnaires. Structural equation modelling was used to test the SDT model, and a bootstrapping procedure was used to test the indirect links in the model...
March 26, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
T Cakar, L Harrison-Barry, M L Pukallus, S Kazoullis, W K Seow
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate a primary school-based tooth brushing (TB) program conducted in a low socio-economic area of Queensland, Australia, to determine its effectiveness in reducing caries. METHODS: Records kept at the central dental clinic of the district were used to analyse the caries experience (decayed, missing, filled teeth [dmft/DMFT]) and caries prevalence in children from two schools with long-term TB programs (TB) (N=1191) and three Non-TB schools (N=553)...
March 26, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
J Farmer, S Peressini, H P Lawrence
OBJECTIVES: Reducing oral health disparities has been an ongoing challenge in Canada with the largest burden of oral disease exhibited in vulnerable populations, including Aboriginal people, the elderly, rural and remote residents, and newcomers. Dental hygienists are a unique set of professionals who work with and within communities, who have the potential to act as key change agents for improving the oral health of these populations. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore, from the dental hygiene perspective, the role of dental hygienists in reducing oral health disparities in Canada...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Robyn Watson
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May 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
M Mendez, P D Melchiors Angst, A F Stadler, R V Oppermann, S Gomes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of distinct phases of a non-surgical periodontal treatment protocol on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS: Fifty-five participants (51.4 ± 9.4 years), diagnosed with both gingivitis and moderate-to-severe periodontitis, were included. Periodontal and OHRQoL (OHIP-14) data were collected before (Day 0) and after the supragingival (Day 30) and subgingival (Day 90) treatments. A linear mixed model was used...
May 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
H-Y Seo, J-E Jeon, W-G Chung, N-H Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the relationship between oral hygiene conditions, activities of daily living (ADL) and cognitive ability in older Korean patients in long-term care facilities. METHODS: Ninety older persons (65+) were randomly sampled from a possible 112 residents in a single facility. They participated in a 2-month-long survey. The Korean Modified Barthel Index was used to measure the ADL, and cognitive ability was measured using the Mini-Mental State Examination, Korean version...
May 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
S Y Løken, N J Wang, T I Wigen
BACKGROUND: Recommendations regarding caries-preventive self-care for children are provided by several health authorities. OBJECTIVE: To investigate recommendations given to the public regarding children's caries-preventive self-care by Norwegian dentists, dental hygienists, dental nurses and public health nurses. METHODS: Questionnaires were sent by e-mail and answered by 808 of 1132 persons who provide oral preventive promotion to children in dental services and health centres...
May 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
H Hallström, S Lindgren, S Twetman
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the effect of a chlorhexidine-containing brush-on gel when used as supplement to oral hygiene instructions and mechanical debridement, on peri-implant mucositis in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 38 adults (48-87 years.) with peri-implant mucositis that were consecutively enrolled in three private clinics after informed consent. The study employed a double-blind controlled design with two parallel arms...
May 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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