The Agency is urging manufacturers to stop marketing OTC oral drug products containing benzocaine for teething to this patient population.
Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
After 36 hours, a patient with a salivary duct stone shows limited improvement.
Postmenopausal women especially former smokers who quit within the last 20 years have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with periodontal disease.
There were 33.3 million underserved persons living in areas where there was a shortage of dental health professionals, according to the CDC.
Better integrating oral health into PA training has the potential to improve oral health outcomes.
NPs and PAs must work in collaboration with oral health clinicians to effectively educate patients in the prevention of periodontal disease.
An oral health screening tool helps identify children that need dental interventions during routine primary care visits.
When rinsing doesn't stop oral bleeding, a pantry staple can do the trick.
New criteria for diagnosing temporomandibular disorders released.
People with cavities had lower incidence of head and neck cancers, possibly due to heightened immune activity.
Promoting oral health and hygiene important in public health interventions to prevent HPV-related oral cancers.
A simple remedy can help relieve pain from stomatitis.
The task force has issued a Grade B recommendation for use of oral fluoride supplementation and fluoride varnish among children younger than 5 years.
Dental care is often cited among the greatest unmet health need of children. Primary care providers can help solve this problem.
Oral manifestations are often an early signal of systemic disease, so recognizing them can point the way to a prompt diagnosis.
Dental caries are the number one infectious disease in U.S. children. Are you doing your part to encourage good oral hygiene?
Transforming the perfect smile from an American status symbol to the status quo begins with primary care health providers.
When diagnosing, consider the location and duration of the lesion, patient age, underlying systemic disorders and clinical appearance.
Early childhood caries disproportionately affect low-income children without access to a dentist. A speaker at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA meeting offers clinicians in primary care pediatrics tips for recognizing and preventing oral health problems.