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Patient Care, 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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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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Patient Care

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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Patient Care, Career

Cultural Competence Matters, Especially in the Op
By Lea D’Angelo, RDH on November 26, 2019

If you’re a hygienist, I don’t need to tell you this, but I will anyway: over the course of six months, you probably see lots and lots of patients. Lots. In fact, if you see an average...

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How-To, Patient Care, Advice

4 Ways to Squeeze in OHE During a Busy Day
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on November 4, 2019

When a hygiene day gets busy and time gets short, some things have to give … and usually the first thing to go is oral hygiene education, or OHE.But, in reality, OHE is one of the most...

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Fluoride Varnish vs. MI Paste: When to Know Which is Best for Your Patient
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on June 24, 2019

With so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming for patients and providers to know which product is best for them. Often, providers will start with the least-invasive product...

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