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Patient Care

Oral Hygiene Home Remedies (That Actually Work)
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on July 28, 2021

We know the secret to dental care lies with the basics: Brushing teeth twice daily, flossing and regular dental visits. While there has always been an interest in natural home remedies...

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Patient Care, Pediatrics

No Scary Visits: Tips on Connecting with Younger Patients
By Margaret L. Conrad, RDH, BS on May 25, 2021

Do you remember your first few dental visits as a child? I do. Vividly. They were painful and I couldn’t wait to get out of the chair. Once, I even bit down on the drill thinking it...

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Patient Care, Orthodontics

The Orthodontic Patient: Simple Tips to Get You Through
By Jamie Collins, RDH on May 11, 2021

Ah, the dreaded orthodontic patient. Hardware galore, severe gingivitis and enough leftover food impacted around the brackets to sustain the patient for a week. Nothing is easy and the...

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How-To, Patient Care, Preventive Care

Fluoride Varnish Acceptance: How to Get Patients from 'No' to 'Yes'
By Jasmine Williams, RDH, BSDH, MHA on April 30, 2021

As dental hygienists, many of us have had countless conversations with patients about in-office fluoride treatment recommendations. Usually the conversation goes something like this:...

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Patient Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Xylitol, the 'Sugar' that Packs a Punch
By Young Dental on April 12, 2021

Each week, Young Innovations hosts a free CE course for dental hygienists, covering a variety of topics taught by clinicians from all walks of the profession. Whether you missed the live...

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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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Patient Care

Starting Them Early: Dental Hygiene Tips for 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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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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Patient Care

5 Questions You Should Ask Every Patient
By Jamie Collins, RDH on March 9, 2020

Just like fingerprints, no two patients are ever the same in terms of oral health. Sure, we basically do the same things day in and day out, but digging a little deeper might uncover...

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