The motivation, passion, and the internal will to want to succeed in life has always dwelled within me, so ultimately, all I needed was to find what interest me in life. In the beginning, I found myself staring down the road of becoming a teacher or dental hygienist. At first the idea of becoming a teacher seemed like a prominent, and fulfilling job. I get to convey knowledge to groups of young individuals, I also get to work in a setting with other mature adults who share my passion, and I have the opportunity to work with children; but, ultimately, there was just one main component missing for me, and that was the hands-on aspect. I told myself that I wanted to be involved in a career that is very hands-on. That’s when I decided to make the
My ambition to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy at University commenced in my teenage years, when I first came to London and visited the dentist. The professional approach coupled with a kind and compassionate nature and all of the different instruments and scientific technology the Dental Hygienist and Therapist used fascinated me.
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
Chronic Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth caused by specific microorganisms or groups of specific microorganisms, leading to progressive destruction of the attachment apparatus of the teeth including periodontal ligament, cementum and alveolar bone with periodontal pocket formation, and recession of the gingival tissue(1) . The clinical feature that characterizes periodontitis from gingivitis is the presence of clinically apparent attachment loss. This loss mainly is associated with changes in the density and height of subjacent alveolar bone (1). Severe generalized periodontitis affects 5–15% of any population worldwide and is a major cause of teeth loss after dental caries (2).
Disparities are all around us and can account for inequality that is seen among different race, in education, business, politics and even healthcare. Inequality can affect all aspects of a person’s life. In the United States it is unfortunate that every citizen is not privy to the same quality of healthcare. This is one of the major challenges and growing issues for the United States healthcare system. The gap in care is derived from racial, ethnic, gender differences in populations. Other factors that cause disparities in health care are income, insurance status, age, religion, mental disabilities, cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities, geographic location, or sexual orientation and gender identification. Racial and ethnic minorities
Someday I might become a dental hygienist because they make a lot of money. Along with, educating patients about the importance of oral health. In a general dentist’s office the dental hygienist plays an important role, such as educating patients on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventive oral care. These practices include, brush and floss their teeth correctly, select the correct type of toothbrush for their teeth. They also inform patients on how to maintain a good diet to improve their dental and gum health. Hygienists also clean, polish, inspect for cavities and loose fillings, look for cracks in teeth and remove plaque and calculus from teeth. There are so many responsibilities that the dental hygienist must take
It’s an ordinary day, much unlike any other, as Mary arrives at her dental office, a few minutes early, so she can indulge in her guilty pleasure, this week’s PEOPLE magazine. As she grazes the articles, her dental hygienist, Darci, appears in the reception area and escorts Mary into the hygiene room. Mary hangs up her jacket and purse, and sits down in the dental chair where Darci drapes a bib around her neck.
Brushing your teeth, how do you feel when you brush your teeth? When you wake up in the morning what is your routine, get up use the restroom, brush your teeth, and then go on about getting ready for the day? How would you feel if you couldn’t brush your teeth whither it be because you don’t have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, or what if you couldn’t even remember to brush your teeth in the morning or evenings? When you don’t brush your teeth you feel like your routine is incomplete or what about the smell or taste you may have in your mouth. Or what happens over time when you don’t brush your teeth or go get your teeth cleaned twice a year, a buildup of plaque occurs and possibly gum inflammation.
College for some people may be just a dream but for others it is a way of life. My mother struggled as a single parent for many years trying to provide for seven children. Food, shelter and other necessities were a constant struggle. I did not think that I could attain such a glorious achievement, because although school was important, it was not the number one priority in our home. Experiences shape our paths but do not determine our outcome. It is when we take our dreams and put them into action that they become reality.
Normally we will advices our patients to visit the dentist every six months for a routine checkup, do some teeth cleaning and likely give a lecture about the importance of flossing. However, many dental patients, the advice travels in one ear and out the other much like, well, dental floss gliding between the spaces of your teeth. Thus, the question is whether dental flossing is really important and give benefit outcome or can cause redundant to the patient? In fact, dental flossing may not yield the protective benefits like we've been told to expect.
The major goals of periodontal therapy includes elimination of infection and controlling inflammation in order to arrest the progression of disease, and also the regeneration of lost tissues. Various biomaterials have been used for the treatment of intrabony defects and have demonstrated variable results .
People are struggling to maintain their oral health by not sufficiently and regularly brushing or flossing well enough. Now, if people do not care about or try to at least maintain their oral health then the dental industry could shut down. The reason being, that people do not care enough or do not have enough money to go to dental practices to get an oral checkup, results in having bad oral care. Not long after, people will have to deal with oral diseases and difficulties if they do not get accustomed to taking better care of the inside of their mouths and get the assistance that they need. Since people are not taking care of their oral health well enough, that will lead them to go to a dental