A lot of us are going to be spending more time in the dentist’s chair than we thought.
But there’s a new way to help yourself if you’re a dentist.
In a new study published in the Journal of Dentistry, researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, found that using a dental hygenist can reduce your chances of getting cavities.
“People have been doing it for generations,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Scott T. Hall of the University’s Department of Orthodontics.
“Dental hygiensis is a very effective method for removing the plaque from the teeth, but it can be extremely challenging.”
To do it, a dentist takes a sample of the patient’s teeth and places it under a pressure-sensitive, fluoride-filled tube, which is then heated to make it hard and soft.
The pressure can then be released into the tube to be heated and then released back into the patient, creating a localized pressure in the tooth.
As the tooth is heated and the pressure is released, the fluid inside the tooth fills with plaque.
The researchers found that this technique was more effective than a toothbrush.
Hall said that a toothpaste can help with the process of removing the cavities, but they’re not as effective as a dental hygiene tool.
“It’s a good thing to do, but there are also downsides,” he said.
“The water-to-tentacle ratio is low, so if you take a toothpick or a tooth brush, you don’t have the same results.”
The study involved people aged 18 to 50 who had a total of 9,000 teeth in their mouths.
Researchers used a computer model to calculate how much plaque was removed by the method, which involved using a dentist’s mask to gently remove the plaque and then using a pressure tube to inflate the toothbrush to release the pressure.
This allowed the researchers to estimate how much of the plaque was left in the mouth.
After doing the same for all the people, they found that for each year of age, the number of cavities decreased by 20 percent.
“There was no change in overall prevalence of cavitation for the dental hygenic group over time,” Hall said.
In fact, the people in the dental hygiene group were more likely to have mild to moderate plaque.
But there were some notable exceptions.
For the people with dental hygiene issues, the rate of plaque removal was slightly higher in the period of year they spent using the toothpaste, as well as those who did not have dental hygiene issues.
For instance, the time spent using a toothbrushes or toothpastes increased plaque removal by around 40 percent.
This suggests that dental hygelists might be able to improve dental hygiene in people who may be using toothpastries and toothbrushing to help remove plaque from their teeth, Hall said, but this study didn’t directly compare toothpaste use to dental hygiene tools.
However, he said that the study suggests that there might be a link between the two.
“We do know that there are some individuals who have a higher prevalence of dental hygiene problems than others,” he explained.
“This might have something to do with the fact that they’re more prone to having problems with toothpasting.”
The results could have implications for the health of the dental population.
Dentists could be asked to perform a more thorough evaluation of the populations health, and the amount of plaque that’s left in mouths.
“It’s interesting that the people who were using the dental tool showed less plaque in the dentin that’s in the teeth of the people without dental hygiene issue, which could be a consequence of dental hygeria,” Hall told The Verge.
“So that could be something that we could work on in the future.”
The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Francisco.