Sun.May 22, 2022

When To Take Away the Pacifier

Polkadot Dental

Alpharetta, GA – If your child is over the age of two and still using a pacifier, it’s time to start thinking about taking it away. Pacifier use and thumb sucking are natural coping methods for babies and young children.

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Nerves That Facilitate Taste Also Open the Door to SARS-CoV-2

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

Research from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research found that the nerve fibers that pass information from the brain to the tongue, mouth, and throat also provide a port of entry for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Additives to lidocaine and the success of the inferior alveolar nerve block

The Dental Elf

This review of the effect of additives incorporated into lidocaine solution on the success of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) included 12 RCTs. The findings suggest that additives did not improve the success rate of IANB but the evidence is of low to very low certainty.