Oral care plays a vital role in reducing VAP. Effective oral care starts with the assessment of the patient’s mouth and acts as measure for needs for each patient. There have been studies performed using different solutions including chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) as an oral care agent to reduce VAP. A test study was done using 101 patients 51 patients being the control group (using pink mouth swabs and traditional methods of oral care) and 49 patients being the tested group (using chlorhexidine gluconate at a minimum two times per day) VAP
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In today’s society, a high percentage of people consume beverages that contain added sugars and acid, but what effects does this sugar and acid have on our tooth enamel? Are sports drinks better for you than soda? This paper will discuss the effects of soda, sports drinks and energy drinks on the enamel of a person’s teeth, what is enamel and why is it important. Dental erosion is a chronic loss of dental hard tissue that is chemically etched away from the tooth surface by acid. Most people would believe that the sugar in drinks was the main reason for the damage to their teeth. Although an excessive amount of sugar is not good for the teeth or body, it is the acid in the drinks that prove to produce the most damage. I will also discuss solutions and ways to protect and care for the health of teeth. It is very important to drink plenty of water and practice good oral hygiene daily.
In addition to this, red wine and cranberry juice also contain polyphenols. In fact, wine and cheese go together because cheese neutralizes acid. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber have a natural, detergent effect on the teeth. Certain fruits and vegetables have a high water content, which helps to dilute their natural sugars. In addition to this, they stimulate saliva flow, which helps to restore lost minerals. Cheese not only stimulates saliva, but also contains calcium. Chicken, meat and nuts contain calcium and phosphorus, which are the building blocks of
Green tea comes from evergreen tree and known to be the least processed among other teas, thus it provides more antioxidants that helps in fighting off free radicals. The antioxidant polyphenols are an active ingredient of green tea that is effective in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also has anti inflammatory substance called EGCG that halts arthritis development. A cup of green tea contains 20-35 mg of EGCG, which is the highest antioxidant activity of all the green tea catechins.
Cardiovascular infection influences the heart and veins. More than fifty million Americans experience cardiovascular issues and cardiovascular disease is the main source of death and disability in the United States. When the heart issues are known, the hidden cause is generally much progressed. Therefore, prevention through the alteration of risk factors, for example, good dieting, exercise and not smoking is critical. Many of these risk factors are the same factors leading patients to contract periodontal disease. So having periodontal disease can lead to cardiovascular disease later on in life if the patient has chosen not to modify their oral hygiene habits. (Oal Care Center)
Since I started in the Dental Hygiene Program, my habits related to my oral health care were improving more and more. My first experience was when I used the disclosing agent. I realized that my teeth, which were showing dental plaque either in proximal and cervical surfaces, did not have the proper hygiene. Then, I learned that the Bass was the proper method to brush my teeth. This method was effective at removing plaque at the gingival margin and directly below it. Further, I started to use chewing gum with Xylitol instead of mint due to its beneficial effects. To illustrate, chewing gum increase saliva production, resulting in the mechanical removal of dental plaque and debris.
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In an interesting social experiment, the company Honest Tea found out how honest people are, across the country. Based on the honor system, this experiment looked at whether people paid for their tea when they thought no one was looking.
The human mouth is home to a complex biological environment in which a variety of microorganisms reside. With its composition of bone in the jaw, muscle in the cheeks and tongue, epithelium covering most structures, and teeth with a calcium enamel layer, organisms living in the mouth are selected that have structures built to withstand and utilize anything that passes through their environment. The mouth, or oral cavity, plays a major role in human respiration and digestion, making it a location in which various substances pass through and the environment can quickly change. In order to increase chance of survival, bacteria of the teeth form a biofilm, known more commonly as plaque, within which they can grow together in a more defensive manner. Biofilms form when planktonic bacteria attach to a surface and secrete an extracellular matrix of polysaccharide, and as more microorganisms group together they create a film on the surface. (7) In the case of dental plaque, bacteria become less vulnerable to the effects of antimicrobial agents that are often found in toothpastes and mouthwashes, as well as showing physiologic variations of structure compared to planktonic organisms that have not yet settled into a biofilm. (2) This formation also allows the bacteria to become more
Studies show that half of Americans suffer from chronic gum disease. In today’s society, half of the issue with periodontal disease is learning how to address it. It has been proven that the same pathogens that are the root of periodontal disease can also contribute to other health factors that can affect the body. Many of the health factors that come with having periodontal disease consist of; diabetes mellitus,
The data above proves both our hypothesis and prediction wrong. We hypothesized that the lemon green tea would inhibit the growth of bacteria more than green tea. This is because along with having catechins from the green tea, which interfere with bacterial membrane processes, the lemon green tea had flavonoids from the lemon, which alter enzyme activity, and a low pH, inhibiting acid tolerance and the formation of bacterial biofilm. In both of tests, the green tea solution created a larger zone of inhibition than the green tea with lemon, which is why our hypothesis was wrong. The water was our negative control, so it created no zone of inhibition and the beach was our positive control, so it always had a zone of inhibition. From the both
This research focuses on the effects of polyphenols and carotenoids found in Green tea and Cloves on inhibiting and treating pathogenic infections. The number of people who are infected with pathogenic infections is on the rise and cases are being reported from around the world with a mortality rate of 60%-65% [1,2]. It is suspected that the number of people infected with pathogenic infections will upsurge by 10%-15% within the next two decades . Most pathogenic infections such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus haemolyticus are antibiotic resistant towards levofloxacin-based medications, which are the most commonly
Alcohol is one of the most dangerous elements related to oral cancer. Studies have proven the relation among poor oral wellbeing and drinking. Though, low oral health is more connected to the abuser’s lifestyle and disregard of their oral wellbeing than the alcohol’s effect on the oral tissue. Moreover, alcoholic drinks such as wine have a low pH value, this acidity results in frequent erosions to the drinker’s teeth. Studies that relate teeth count to alcohol consumption are few, contradictory, and very inconclusive. While some have shown that drinking alcoholic beverages is the reason of having fewer teeth, others have concluded that drinking alcohol decreases the ratio of teeth loss, while others have proven that no correlation
For my project I chose to make a tea collage, with that being said the first thing I set out to do for the collage was in some fashion depict the Chinese character for tea. So, I chose to initially paint the Chinese character in black against a wooden board, then fill in the painted character with cooked green tea leaves. My reasoning behind painting the Chinese character on a wooden board was that it would capture the natural essence of tea, since wood also essentially came from a plant. Along with this, I also noticed how the dark greenish color of the tea very much complimented the dark and light browns of the wooden board. Just the same, the darkness of the tea after being cooked didn't contrast too sharply with