The term “Social facilitation “ was coined by Floyd Allport in 1924 and was recently defined by Karau as “a tendency for the presence of other people to enhance an individual’s performance on a simple or well-learned task but to reduce it on complex or unfamiliar tasks” ( 2012, p. 486). This
Brushing our teeth is something we do on an everyday basis, yet it’s something most of us don’t know how to properly do. A bright smile consisted of healthy, white teeth, is one of the first aspects a person notices when meeting you. Your first impression is the most long lasting, and your smile has the largest impact on your appearance. Brushing your teeth twice a day is something that takes such a small amount of time, but its results are incredible if you are consistent in brushing.
Toothpaste - an essential part of everyone’s life. You use it daily and probably take it for granted. Sure, it helps your teeth stay clean and bright, but you would never think that it would affect your life in any other way or particularly change your destiny. You may be
Goals are important because they help people achieve an objective whether it is short-term or long-term. Goals should be attainable and realistic while still requiring hard work and effort. In order to accomplish goals, goals should be specific, plans must be put in place and carried out in a set amount of time. My short-term goals through the USD Dental Hygiene program consist of learning how to successfully clean and treat patient’s teeth while promoting and educating patients on their overall health with a special focus on oral health. To achieve this goal, I will be required to be actively involved in lectures, spend time out of class studying materials and review already learned information. The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination will test my knowledge and skill.
Attention is thought to be selective-focused on one subject at a time. Traditionally, it has been assumed that automatic processing is involuntary, it does not require attention, and is relatively fast; whereas, controlled processing is voluntary, does require attention, and is relatively slow. We can conclude from this that the more we repeat a certain material or tasks the more it becomes automatic and effortless to us.
Bacteria adhere to the tooth surface and is often missed due to incorrect brushing or lack of flossing. Another common mistake is flossing after brushing. This action will only release more bacteria in the mouth, rather than flossing before brushing. Most patients are unaware that flossing can be a more complex action than assumed. Commonly missed spots when flossing is the proximal space between the mesial and distal of teeth. This is when the dental hygienist begins to educate the patient on the correct form of flossing and brushing in order to contribute to a cleaner mouth. The use of a Waterpik can also help with patients who often miss the proximal spaces when flossing. A Waterpik uses a range of different speeds to force water between the teeth and loosen up any debris. Also, the dental hygienist must correlate to the patient and attract the patient into learning greater details towards oral hygiene to better their health. Asking open ended questions will bring the patient more into the conversation. For instance, engaging the patient by asking or having the patient show their home health habits. In return, giving additional suggestions will help with developing good home health habits for patients. Another helpful tool is to assess caries risk factors and manage caries, based on preventive and curative clinical procedures. “One protocol, termed Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), is an evidence-based approach to preventing, reversing and, when
INTRODUCTION : What do different types of liquids do to our teeth? We decided to do an experiment to find out which liquid would stain your teeth the most. We started by thinking about what liquids to use. We both came up with Gatorade, red wine, and cranberry juice to use for our experiment.
Once an automatic thought occurs within the individual, it triggers a feeling, which in turn triggers the individual’s response, such as a behavior and/or physiological response. For example, after a young child begins to pick up his blocks to be put away, his mother rubs him on the back and gives him praise for his actions. His automatic thought may be, “I am good when I put away blocks,” triggering a feeling of confidence, an increased level of physical energy, and the behavior of putting away the remaining blocks.
From a very early age, I had a natural affinity for teeth. I wanted to know how they form, and differ in other individuals. As a toddler, I would grab hold of the staff’s teeth at my local daycare and attempt my own version of a dental inspection. It came quite apparent to my mother that either I had a serious fetish or I was finding a passion for a future profession. Even though my mother loved my curious personality, she wanted me to understand that there are boundaries that I must adhere too. Over time, I stopped playing with stranger’s mouths and started using my hands for more important duties. On Saturdays, after soccer practice, my father would drive us to food banks to volunteer our time. During my time as a volunteer, I did such activities such as feeding the homeless, packing boxes of food for families in need, and assisting the building of homes with habitat humanity. Thankfully, I could continue my development as a community leader throughout college and adulthood.
The classroom visit helped me understand how to communicate what I have learned in regards to preventative dentistry, into ways that the public would understand. Which overall encouraged me to better comprehend preventative dentistry as a whole. I found inspiration in the ability to educate those who are uninformed on the importance of oral health. I’m excited to share my skills as a dental hygienist to improve the lives of those around me, by meeting them where they are on their dental journey. I now have a sense of responsibility to help the community to maintain high oral health standards.
• Floss with Your Child: To further promote this healthy habit, floss with your child every day. Show your child how to floss, and then, floss your own teeth along with him or her. If you are unsure about how to demonstrate flossing to your little one, ask your Red Deer dentist for guidance. Your family dentist can show your child how to floss, as well as offer tips for assisting him or her at
Practicing good oral hygiene and promoting oral health is widely accepted as a positive behavioral process. Yet despite positive attitudes and beliefs, appropriate behavioral adherence to a dental hygiene regimen is not universal and in some cases is almost non-existent. Schwarzer, Antoniuk, and Gholami (2014) sought to examine the roles of self-efficacy and self-monitoring as possible predictors of dental flossing frequency in the context of an oral health intervention. In this study, 287 participants were recruited from a university’s housing program. The participants were then assigned as randomly as possible (dependent on certain criteria such as location) to either the focus group, the active control group, or the passive control group.
Flossing and brushing, is the first-line move toward microbial reduction, as part of an oral hygiene routine. Brushing for 2 minutes twice a day and flossing once a day is recommended by The American Dental Association (ADA). Proper oral hygiene can effectively reduce gingivitis and support in the treatment of periodontitis. Oral hygiene instructions should be given to all patients undergoing periodontal therapy.
Imagine after years of being dead, a human body is found and all that is really left of them is their teeth. Why? It may be because of the way they took care of their teeth while they were alive and the precaution methods they were educated about. Educating people about oral health is really important because teeth are the strongest bone in our body and they even preserve the most after we pass away, this means it is an essential factor to knowing how to protect them from getting a disease and keeping them as long as possible. Most patients are not aware of diseases in dentistry. Educating the older and the young generation will help to care for their oral health.
As stated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Each year, more than 30,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx are diagnosed and over 8,000 deaths due to oral cancer occur.” (CDC). Most adults are unaware that they have periodontal disease or gum disease, this occurs because they do not maintain routine checkups with their dentist. When we insert food and other bacteria into our mouths, it affects our teeth and gums. We need routine dental checkups and cleanings throughout our lives. Dental checkups usually involve x-rays, cleanings, and the examination of the mouth.