The Environmental impact of dental floss
1. Is there a difference when determining how materials break down between wax or not wax?
2. What kind of mineral does it put back to the environment?
3. How is the materials used to make dental floss useful to the ecosystem?
4. Which brands make the better packages for dental floss?
5. How does dental floss affect pipes and septic systems if these are used by consumers to dispose of it?
6. What kind of impact does the making of dental floss have on the environment?
7. How much dental floss is used annually and how does this affect the environment?
Dental floss can be waxed with beeswax, vegetable wax, mineral wax, or petroleum waxes such as paraffin and microcrystalline wax. Each of these substances would break down differently. Most floss, like Crest and Oral-B, use either nylon or the same material used in Teflon, a substance called polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE). Neither nylon nor PTFE are biodegradable, so waxed and unwaxed varieties are both probably equally resistant ...
The impact of different brands of dental floss on our environment; waxed vs unwaxed.
dementia patients dental care
I need to have a 5 page paper talking about Dementia. It should talk about the disease the effect on the brain and nervous system, patient's function,.....
There are 7 questions need to be covered within 5 pages. (Ideally all 7 questions)
references are needed to be addressed at the end of the paper.
The questions are:
1. What are the major symptoms, prognosis and dental implications of this patient's primary conditions?
2. What are the major actions, side effects, and dental implications of the medications this patient is taking?
3. What other information would you want to obtain about this patient prior to treatment? Why would the information you want to gather be useful?
4. How would this patient's ability to have dental treatment be different if her conditions were more or less severe? What if she was younger or older?
5. What alternative treatment plans are possible for this patient?
6. What general approach do you recommend for providing treatment and maintaining good oral health for this patient? Include information about how you would modify a normal treatment plan to best treat this patient, what setting would be best for treatment, would any medications be advised in addition to her normal medications, any other considerations for providing optimum prevention and treatment services.
7. Can this patient realistically maintain the restorative treatment planned? What steps could you take to ensure the best possible chance that the patient can maintain the treatment they receive given their specific risk/problems?