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1,250 students in Seattle ‘exposed to HIV and hepatitis from improperly sterilized dental tools’

More than 1,200 Seattle children are possibly exposed to HIV and hepatitis at school-based dental clinics that used improperly sterilized tools About 1,250 students may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C Neighborhcare Health operates the dental clinics at 12 schools in Seattle and Vashon Island in Washington A letter to parents stated… Read More »

How to Ensure Good Dental Hygiene in Children

Oral health and dental hygiene are one of the biggest factors in the overall health and well-being of a child. However, oral health is often overlooked or misunderstood by parents and it can lead to problems for their children. Infections, loss of teeth, discolouration and bad positioning can be the worst consequences of poor practice… Read More »

Dental dams: Everything you need to know

It is possible to pass a sexually transmitted infection to a partner through oral-genital or oral-anal sex. A device known as a dental dam can be effective in reducing this risk. A dental dam is a barrier between a person’s mouth and another person’s genitals. Many people use them during oral sex. Dental dams consist… Read More »