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Patient Care

Xylitol: 5 Quick Facts on the 'Sugar' that Packs a Punch
By Young Dental on April 12, 2021

Your patients may or may not know just how helpful xylitol can be for their oral health. Here’s a quick reference guide you can use to help them navigate the benefits.A sugar substitute...

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How-To, Infection Control

How to Clean and Disinfect a Cordless Dental Handpiece
By Sherri Ledbetter on April 2, 2021

Minimizing the risk of infection is critical to proper dental care. Even with a barrier sleeve, your dental handpiece can become contaminated with oral flora and debris. Now, more than...

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Patient Care

Diabetes and Your Mouth
By Jamie Collins, RDH on March 26, 2021

Diabetes and oral care: the merry-go-round that never ends, and one that many patients don’t understand. How many times have we seen patients with a disconnect between oral and systemic...

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Clinical Education

The Unconventional Dental Hygienist: Taking the Reins Back
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on March 23, 2021

Young Innovations’ Clinical Education program encourages hygienists to expand their roles by creating unique and timely CE courses to present to other dental professionals. We’re working...

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Patient Care

Starting Them Early: Dental Hygiene Tips for the Parents
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 18, 2021

Dental hygiene is very important to your child’s overall health, and a good dental routine is key to starting dental habits that will last a lifetime. As parents, setting a good example...

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Patient Care

5 Common Behaviors of Anxious Patients
By Karen Willman, RDH on March 9, 2021

We’ve all been there, trapped in the operatory with someone who wants nothing more than to not be in the chair.For us, it’s frustrating, tiring and demoralizing all at once. It can feel...

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Career

Expanding Your Career Outside the Op
By Amanda Fouts, RDH, BSDH on March 4, 2021

In 2019, there were 215,150 dental hygienists in the U.S., with 7,300 students graduating annually from dental hygiene school. To say we are a growing profession would be an...

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Infection Control

Suction Backflow: What You Need to Know
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on February 25, 2021

As dental professionals, we should always be evaluating our processes and educating ourselves on current best practices. One area we should be focusing on is saliva ejectors.While used...

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Preventive Care

Behind the Science: How Fluoride Varnish Reduces Sensitivity
By Dalia Lai, RDH, BS on February 24, 2021

When you hear the words “fluoride varnish,” what type of patient comes to your mind? Perhaps you immediately think of the little kid with a sweet tooth that puts him at a high caries risk

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Patient Care

Homecare Trends: The Bad, the Good and the Great
By Jamie Collins, RDH on February 11, 2021

Dentistry is full of new ideas and trends, some of which are helpful and others … not so much. The COVID-19 pandemic brought personal care and health to the forefront for many. As our...

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