BRISBANE, Australia: In an exciting advancement in healthcare education, dental students and medical nurses have been experimenting with augmented reality (AR) to help build their skills and knowledge. In contrast to virtual reality (VR), which provides a fully artificial environment, augmented reality (AR) is an overlay of computer-generated content onto the physical surroundings.
PHILADELPHIA, U.S./CHENGDU, China: Periodontitis remains the sixth most prevalent infectious disease worldwide, and the most common cause of tooth loss despite significant advancements in oral health care. A new cell type discovered in the gingival epithelium that helps protect against harmful bacteria has renewed the interest in the immunological regulation of periodontal diseases.
SEOUL, South Korea: Common symptoms frequently experienced by older adults include decreased salivation and xerostomia, which may lead to oral soft-tissue disease, dental caries, periodontal disease and oral candidiasis. It’s well known that masticatory and swallowing functions are closely linked to overall health, nutritional status and quality of life. At the same time, chemical agents used to treat dry mouth not only require a prescription, but may also cause side effects. A new study has shown improved oral function in the elderly, who perform a simple oral stretching and exercise technique.