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Top Four Dental Industry Trends of 2022 and What They Mean to You
Change happens so frequently in the modern age, it can be hard to keep up with every new development, trend and innovation in the dental industry. With science and technology moving faster than ever to meet the challenges of the new normal, new trends are shaping the landscape and approach for dental professionals across the country.
Oral Care and Chronic Illness
Good oral health means more than just a pretty smile. It’s an essential part of staying healthy, and in some cases, could mean the difference between life and death. Like other areas of the body, your mouth is filled with bacteria.
Dry Mouth and Chronic Illness
Nearly everyone has experienced a dry mouth at some point in their lives. For many, the solution is as easy as a quick drink of water, but for others it’s a chronic issues, or the result of other health challenges.
Chemotherapy and Dry Mouth
Cancer treatments, while often lifesaving, can bring about new health issues for your patients to contend with. Receiving chemotherapy or other treatments may make them more prone to oral side effects and complications for several reasons.
Chlorhexidine Rinses: What are the Alternatives?
Chlorhexidine is one of the longest-standing antiseptics on the market and was introduced to the medical community in the 1950s. While it was widely prescribed for oral use, it’s largely been phased out. Patients of a certain age are likely familiar with its metallic taste and unfortunate stains that then have to be cleaned by a hygienist after use.