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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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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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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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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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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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5 Questions Hygienists Should Be Asking Patients
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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Kids and Oral Health: What's Standing in the Way?
By BrownGirl, RDH™️ on February 22, 2020

If you’re reading this, there's a good chance you work in dentistry. And as a dental professional, oral healthcare is probably second-nature for both you and those in your household.And...

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This Is Your Mouth. This Is Your Mouth On Vaping.
By Jamie Collins, RDH on February 20, 2020

Anyone remember that 1980s anti-drug campaign? You know, the one with the egg and the frying pan? 

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[Infographic] Vaping and Your Mouth
By Young Dental on February 19, 2020

Downloadable Infographic - How do e-cigarette vapors enter the body? Through the mouth! So what exactly does that mean for your teeth, tongue and oral cavity as a whole? This...

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Embracing the (Dreaded) Pedo Patient
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on February 12, 2020

A few years ago, I got a call from an office to ask if I would temp for them. I was doing a lot of temping work, and somehow this office got my name from another office I had previously...

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