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89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

28 June 2017

Sports drinks continue to be popular among adolescents, with 89% of 12- to 14-year-olds consuming...


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February 2017

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Eliminating Bacteria from Dental Bib Clips Proves Difficult

Just because a dental bib clip appears to have been fully disinfected doesn’t mean it’s bacteria-free.

Bibs have been found to contain potentially dangerous oral bacteria in a recent study by Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria were both present.

As part of the study, 20 bib clips were tested. Before and after treatment, the bib clips were thoroughly examined for more than 300 kinds of bacteria using advanced technology.

The results indicated several types of bacteria were found, including bacteria associated with refractory periodontitis. This bacteria were present on a stunning 65 percent of the bib clips even after the disinfection process.

This information demonstrates that more ways or more advanced technology need to be created to enhance disinfection. As of now, there are certain bacteria that are not eliminated from current disinfection measures.

There could, however, be extenuating circumstances regarding the bacteria’s presence, even after disinfection. It may come from the dentist’s gloves or the patient’s saliva. More information is necessary to fully determine why some bacteria continue to thrive after disinfection.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Dental Implant Prosthetic Options

01 June 2017

While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors...

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