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Preventive Care

XP Sharpen-Free Instruments: FAQs from a Dental Hygienist
By Melia Lewis, RDH, BSDH on August 26, 2021

You’ve probably heard of American Eagle’s XP® Sharpen-Free instruments before, have seen them on social media, or held one at a dental conference in years past. But, seeing one for the...

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Preventive Care

Dull and Dangerous: Why Keeping Your Dental Instruments Sharp Matters
By Dalia Lai, RDH, BS on August 5, 2021

When you’re in hygiene school, the information you’re consuming can be like drinking water out of a fire hydrant. You know in the back of your mind, and maybe you’ve heard it from...

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Preventive Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: The Battle Against Biofilm
By Young Dental on June 30, 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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Preventive Care, Continuing Education

Course Notes: Best Clinical Choices for Slow-Speed Handpieces and Pastes
By Young Dental on June 11, 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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Preventive Care, Orthodontics

Braces and Prophy Angles: Which are Best?
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on June 3, 2021

Tween and teen patients can be the highlight of my day. But that changes when they smile and reveal plaque-caked orthodontic wires and brackets. The inflamed gingiva from the host...

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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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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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