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Tooth Truth Tooth Truth was created during the COVID pandemic 2020. It has continued its presence to answer any tooth and dental questions you may have. There are also current articles posted as well as small contests!

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Now, more anecdotal reports are surfacing that the infection may have an impact on oral health. After being diagnosed wi...
11/19/2020
Can COVID-19 Damage Your Teeth And Mouth? Here's What You Should Know.

Now, more anecdotal reports are surfacing that the infection may have an impact on oral health. After being diagnosed with and recovering from COVID-19, people are sharing stories of how their teeth or gums weakened, with some saying that their teeth became discolored, broke or fell out.

It’s too soon to confirm a clear, well-established link between the coronavirus and oral health, and doctors will need much more data to figure out precisely what’s happening. But some health experts suspect that the coronavirus may directly infect the blood vessels and disrupt blood flow to our gums, teeth and tongue, causing pain and decay. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/covid-19-damage-teeth-mouth_l_5fb1d951c5b6d05e86e85b0a?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACbgoiu1ceuGxbbKJBcoRjrSOS-M6ZS5XV78QnLheG2b1ti3acvckZfQ-RSQBOZuMBQMKz5-DTOGuwnoBfs422uvKK7gQEgNG8YTCrnV6c5IZoM9vJgslHJeDMGOCSJVPvJNKAxmFvCzbo9k31x_4gmv54OZLxoCSd-d0QvbDwtb

Experts explain what could be happening to coronavirus survivors who have reported oral symptoms such as tooth loss, discoloration and more.

Although electric tooth brushes are in vogue, the vibrations may cause a little one some angst. Try a small toothbrush a...
11/16/2020

Although electric tooth brushes are in vogue, the vibrations may cause a little one some angst. Try a small toothbrush and the comforting presence of a loved one!

11/16/2020
www.publichealthontario.ca

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Q1. Can HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems play a role in the transmission of COVID-19?
In general, while there is plausibility of COVID-19 transmission by inhaled virus in air particularly in crowded, poorly ventilated settings, there is limited epidemiological evidence that this occurs. Specifically, the overall scientific evidence does not indicate that transmission of COVID-19 occurs via
HVAC systems at this time. Although viral RNA has been detected in air and HVAC systems, the viability of virus in or infection from air circulated through HVAC systems has not been demonstrated. COVID-19 is primarily transmitted via direct contact and droplets propelled for various distances.
Screening and self-isolation of infected individuals; physical distancing; hygiene measures such as hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, respiratory source control; and environmental cleaning and disinfection are the mainstay of measures to reduce transmission risk. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/ncov/ipac/2020/09/covid-19-hvac-systems-in-buildings.pdf?la=en

We will remember.
11/10/2020

We will remember.

November 11, 2020. Remembrance Day in CanadaThe First Specialist Dental Treatment for SoldiersSoldiers with ToothacheThe...
11/10/2020

November 11, 2020. Remembrance Day in Canada
The First Specialist Dental Treatment for Soldiers
Soldiers with Toothache
The mobile surgery was the start of specialist dental treatment for soldiers. Before the First World War almost all dental treatment had been provided by general surgeons with just a few dental surgeons being sent to the Boer War (1899-1902) before their services were withdrawn. Most soldiers in history therefore must have suffered from toothache, especially given the general lack of oral hygiene, with the usual treatment being extraction of the tooth.
https://www.mylearning.org/stories/ww1-mobile-dental-surgery/666?

11/06/2020

Story for kids.
Adapted by TT from
Oral Health and The Lemony Lion
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Oral Health Program

11/05/2020

The US still has not declared a winner for the Presidency! But we have TT winners with healthy mouths bringing us healthy bodies! Brush, floss, eat healthy, wear a mask and wash your hands often!

Patient patient, Gus the Boy Guide dog from a few years ago!
11/02/2020

Patient patient, Gus the Boy Guide dog from a few years ago!

11/01/2020

Thank you to all the kids that participated in the Pumpkin Drawing fun.
The art was fantastic and the creativity and colours were amazing!

10/31/2020

Well, with Daylight savings time looming...... Any more entries to the Pumpkin contest? Happy Halloween everyone!

Stuff that can scare a dog!
10/31/2020

Stuff that can scare a dog!

Immunotherapies, such as checkpoint inhibitor drugs, have made worlds of difference for the treatment of cancer. Most cl...
10/31/2020
Priming the immune system to attack cancer

Immunotherapies, such as checkpoint inhibitor drugs, have made worlds of difference for the treatment of cancer. Most clinicians and scientists understand these drugs to act on what's known as the adaptive immune system, the T cells and B cells that respond to specific threats to the body.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-priming-immune-cancer.html

Immunotherapies, such as checkpoint inhibitor drugs, have made worlds of difference for the treatment of cancer. Most clinicians and scientists understand these drugs to act on what's known as the adaptive immune system, the T cells and B cells that respond to specific threats to the body.

Pretty spooky stuff!
10/31/2020

Pretty spooky stuff!

Aha, there are more artists out there!
10/30/2020

Aha, there are more artists out there!

Ghosts and Goblins and even Dragons, please get your entries in for the pumpkin drawing!This one is in a COVID pod!!!
10/30/2020

Ghosts and Goblins and even Dragons, please get your entries in for the pumpkin drawing!
This one is in a COVID pod!!!

Wow, teeth all over!
10/30/2020

Wow, teeth all over!

Oh Oh. Lots going on!!!
10/29/2020

Oh Oh. Lots going on!!!

Another scary picture!
10/29/2020

Another scary picture!

Wow!
10/29/2020

Wow!

Tooth Truth is calling all the kids between age four and twelve to draw a smile or a grimace, with or without teeth, on ...
10/23/2020

Tooth Truth is calling all the kids between age four and twelve to draw a smile or a grimace, with or without teeth, on the Pumpkin Picture provided. Add your information and scan or take a snap to send to
[email protected]
There are 3 prizes of 2 GC for a movie of your choice.
Age groups are: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Contest draw is on HALLOWEEN!
(Secret: TT does not hand out candy,
but cinema tickets instead)

10/20/2020

TT is wondering how a certain dental assistant is doing with her two new puppies!

Pretty frightful
10/20/2020

Pretty frightful

Something to be scared about!
10/19/2020

Something to be scared about!

10/19/2020

We all visit the dental office at some point! Sorry, but that is the truth. Did you know that practice licences for the dental assistant covers you as a patient but not the dental assistant her/himself? Funny thing, hey? Ask TT about it!!!

Cooler weather, colorful leaves, and warm drinks around a fire are some of the indications that autumn has arrived, but ...
10/18/2020
The Amazing Oral Health Benefits of Pumpkins - Today's RDH

Cooler weather, colorful leaves, and warm drinks around a fire are some of the indications that autumn has arrived, but none are more emblematic than the appearance of pumpkin-inspired treats and décor over-flowing from store shelves. Many sweet treats that come to mind may not strike you as dental hygiene-friendly, but the pumpkin is surprisingly good for your oral health when done right. ....Remember that all parts of a pumpkin are edible, and pumpkin seeds, in particular, are a vitamin-packed snack. Let those orange, carved toothy grins you see this season be a reminder of the many oral health benefits of pumpkin! https://www.todaysrdh.com/the-amazing-oral-health-benefits-of-pumpkins/

Cooler weather, colorful leaves, and warm drinks around a fire are some of the indications that autumn has arrived, but none are more emblematic than the appearance of pumpkin-inspired treats and décor over-flowing from store shelves. Many sweet treats that come to mind may not strike you as dental...

10/13/2020

Tooth Truth hopes everyone had a grand long weekend. Please remember to draw a smile or a grimace on the pumpkin to win passes to Cineplex Odeon. Contest is open to any children who want to participate. Not just the dental community!!! Maybe your cousin's kids qualify for the age groups. It is an open draw and anyone can win. The entries are not judged, just SHOWCASED on our page!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin art!
10/12/2020

Thanksgiving Pumpkin art!

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The Edmonton Dental Assistants Association has a proud history of community service and oral health promotion. Since 1957, our dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers, RDA’s and RDH’s, give of their time and expertise in oral health education to ensure that the public is informed of many resources to assist them in maintaining optimal health of their teeth and gums. We look forward to continuing to serve our communities and contributing to the improved oral health of Albertan’s!

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