Infection Control News

Vista Community Clinic: Tips to create a good dental hygiene routine

Did you know it is important to brush twice a day by starting off young and to develop a good oral hygiene routine?

A child’s first dental checkup should be around the age of 1 or after the first tooth erupts.  While teaching a growing child to properly brush is important, they will require supervision and guidance until they develop the skills to complete on their own at a later age of 7 or older.

As adults, keeping teeth clean and establish a good brushing and flossing routine is important to prevent cavity, gingivitis and gum diseases. Children and adults should remember to get regular dental checkups twice a year.  As we all know with only one set of teeth for lifetime, we should take extra care for it.

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Scabies Outbreak Linked to Nurse’s Dirty Compression Glove

Researchers reported the three cases of scabies in infants were identified by a pediatric dermatologist during a three-month period. Further investigation was launched to find additional cases by contacting local pediatric dermatologists and hospital-affiliated pediatricians. “When evaluated, she was noted to have a rash and wore a noticeably dirty compression glove for lymphedema while on duty, making it impossible for her to clean her hands effectively.

Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by small species of mite. It is spread by direct contact with infected people, and less often by share of clothing or bedding.

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