Dental Review of the Week – Part 50

Dental review of the week – part 50

As every Friday, we encourage you to read our review of the most important dental news of the last few days!

Gingivitis is associated with almost twice the risk of depression compared to a person who does not have gingivitis. This is the conclusion reached by European researchers, whose study is presented in an article published in the June issue of the "Journal of Psychiatric Research".

The document lacks any announcements regarding activities in the area of dental health care. The Program does not take into account in any way the strengthening of sanitary-epidemic services. Also missing is information on activities in the field of research and science in aspects broader than those related to COVID-19 – hat, according to representatives of the medical self-government, is missing from the program announced by the Prime Minister called "Polish Order".

During the last blockade in effect in the United Kingdom, four out of five patients (80%) had difficulty accessing dental treatment. This is according to a report published on May 24 by Healthwatch England, a body that monitors the performance of the public health service in the Islands.

Thickening in the front part of the neck, enlargement of the lymph nodes in the neck, hoarseness, change in the color of the voice, difficulty swallowing – can be symptoms of thyroid cancer and require diagnosis, the creators of the campaign "Butterflies under protection" on the occasion of World Thyroid Day remind us. It was celebrated on May 25 and provided an opportunity to draw attention to the m.in. for thyroid cancer.

In just a few weeks, the Single Use Plastic directive will take effect in the EU. As of July, the marketing of m.in. of plastic cutlery, cups, plates, stirrers or straws, although in Poland the implementation of this ban may be delayed due to the lack of relevant legislation.

Polycystic adenoma (mixed tumor, pleomorphic adenoma) is the most common neoplasm of the salivary glands, but the lesion is very rare in pediatric patients. In most cases, it localizes in the parotid gland, and by far the least frequently occupies the minor salivary glands. The paper presents a case of pleomorphic adenoma on the palate in a 12-year-old patient treated at a hospital in Amsterdam.

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