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Computerized analysis was performed for all patients who received posterior RCT from 2008 to 2016 in the graduate endodontic department. Data collected included dates of RCT, type of post-endodontic restoration, and time of extraction if extracted. Teeth that received crown after RCT were also divided into 2 groups: receiving crown before 4 months and after 4 months after RCT. Data were analyzed by using Kaplan-Meier log-rank test and Cox regression model (α = 0.05) by using SPPS Statistic 21.
Type of restoration after RCT significantly affected the survival. Those that received composite/amalgam buildup restorations were 2.29 times more likely to be extracted compared with those that received crown. Time of crown placement after RCT was also significantly correlated with survival rate. Teeth that received crown 4 months after RCT were almost 3 times more likely to get extracted compared with teeth that received crown within 4 months of RCT.
Thus, according to Boston’s best prosthodontist, “it’s best to protect the tooth as soon as possible to avoid problems”.
Original article: http://www.ada.org Artwork: www.OswegoSmiles.com
By now, you're probably on autopilot when it comes to your bathroom routine. But are your ingrained habits the cleanest ones? Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners want to make sure you're not making these mistakes:
1. You don't shut the toilet lid when you flush In a Scrubbing Bubbles survey, 60 per cent of respondents indicated that they skip this important hygienic habit. And this is a big deal: If you leave the lid up when you flush, germy water particles (and whatever else is in the toilet) can spray across the room — up to six feet away from the toilet. This fact was first discussed in a 1975 study completed by germ expert Dr. Charles Gerba, and has been proven time and again. He and his team found that bacteria can linger in the air long enough to settle in a filthy film all around the room — so make sure everyone in your household is onboard with a lid-down flushing protocol.
2. You store your toothbrush in the medicine cabinet You might think this a clever way to keep toilet bacteria from reaching your brush, but you could be trading one ill-advised move for another. Trapped in a cabinet or container, your brush may not be able to dry between uses, creating a welcome environment for bacteria. The American Dental Association recommends storing toothbrushes in an upright position, and not touching other brushes, to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination. And shut that toilet lid!
3. You leave your makeup and brushes out on the counter Anything you apply to your face should be kept out of the path of toilet germs, too. Plus, if you store your makeup in your bathroom, the room's moisture can make it even more susceptible to bacteria growth. Keep beauty supplies out of grime's way in drawers or boxes, and clean brushes and replace makeup as necessary.
4. You use your loofah for way too long Bacteria just loves breeding on these fluffy mesh shower staples, which are designed to hold-in soap and water to help you lather up. Toss them every three to four weeks.
5. You let your towels dry on hooks Washing your bath towels after every three uses is a good rule of thumb, but only if you hang them spread out to dry on a towel bar. If you hang them on hooks, moisture (and any excess soap that's collected) can stay trapped between the folds, which could lead to mildew and bacteria growth.
6. You never run the fan If you haven't already figured out, bathroom moisture can cause a host of yucky issues, so turn on the fan (or open a window) while you shower and for 15 to 20 minutes afterward.
7. You never clean the shower curtain The Scrubbing Bubbles survey also revealed that 42 per cent of their respondents neglect this unassuming item. Feeling lazy about scrubbing residue away? Good news: You can often toss shower curtains in the washing machine. To keep mildew at bay for longer, pull the curtain across your tub (not scrunched to one side) between showers so it can air dry thoroughly.
8. You use your mobile phone in the bathroom If you catch-up on Instagram or go a few rounds in Candy Crush while sitting on the toilet, consider this: Anything you take into the bathroom can get contaminated with lingering germs or faecal matter (16 per cent of mobile phones have it, according to a 2011 study). And even if you wash your hands after every bathroom break, we're guessing you don't also disinfect your phone...and then you put it to your face when you take a call later on. Yes, this is most definitely why you should avoid using your phone in the bathroom.
Original article: www.housebeautiful.co.uk Artwork: www.plus.google.com
Unless you exist on a diet of mouthwash and chewing gum (which, by the way, we do NOT recommend), there have probably been occasions when your breath has not been as minty fresh as it could be. Perhaps it was that ill-advised last cup of coffee . Or maybe you were a little liberal when cooking with the garlic - and who could blame you? The point is, at some point most of us have suffered bad breath paranoia.
But if your halitosis is a bit more of a persistent issue, then that can be problematic - and reaching for that mouthwash isn't a long term solution. There are, however, a few simple changes that you can make. According to Dr. Johnson, “this is the most effective way to incorporate good oral hygiene into everyday life, and beat that bad breath.
We're all familiar with the importance of brushing our teeth, but if you suffer from bad breath, your tongue may be contributing to this. "Bacteria accumulates in the back surface of your tongue and can also cause a strong odor."
"When your mouth becomes more dry you have less saliva and when you have less saliva food and bacteria tends to sit in your mouth for a much longer period of time. Staying hydrated can help with all that smelly bacteria. "But also remember there are other things beyond just being thirsty which can make your mouth dry. "For example, coffee, alcohol, smoking and even some medication can cause a dry mouth."
If you think your twice daily regime is cutting it, then think again. "If food remains on your teeth because you don't brush and you don't floss, that food just sits in your mouth and is degraded by bacteria and you can just IMAGINE the odor that gives off. This especially applies before you go to bed. "When food just sits in your mouth in the morning, your bad breath will be far stronger than you imagined."
And... "If you find your breath is strong no matter what you do, if you find you're constantly having to use mouth wash which really just camouflages bad odor you may have something else going on than poor hygiene.. "In that instance it's really important to see your dentist." Often, bleeding gums and bad breath can be an indicator of periodontal disease that can ultimately lead to tooth loss.