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How To Improve Gum Health Without Dental Floss

I’m sure you hear all the time “floss between your teeth every day.” I can envision the eye rolls and heavy sighs because I get them all the time. Let me tell you this, the pesky string dental floss is not the big man in these interdental cleaning aid streets.

Oral Hygiene Routine: What You Should Do for Optimum Dental Health

Basic tips to help you build an oral hygiene routine that will assist you with gaining and maintaining optimum dental health.

Check Your Mouth: How A Dental Exam Can Save Your Life

Imagine visiting your registered dental hygienist for your “just a cleaning” appointment and you’re informed that you need to consult with a specialist because a suspicious lesion had been detected in your mouth. Yeah, this actually happens in the dental chair during “just a cleaning” visits.

Cascade of Grief

It was a mental roller coaster to be in contact with so many people expressing their grief while I too am experiencing grief. Up until last week, having a patient who had experienced a loss was far apart. Last week, I had one day in which each patient expressed their experience with Covid19 whether it was the sudden loss of a love one, having been sick with the virus or loss of work.

Oral Health and Nutrition: A Bidirectional Relationship

Oral health and nutrition have a bidirectional relationship. Nutrition and diet affect the health of the mouth, and the health of the mouth affects nutrients consumed due to an inability to eat because of a compromised oral cavity.

How a Dental Hygienist Can Help Diagnose High Blood Pressure

Dental healthcare professionals are part of the patient’s healthcare team. I do not separate the mouth from my patient’s body. Sure! Dentistry’s focus is the oral cavity, it’s a health specialty, but it does not negate the fact that we are trained professionals who can consult with patients about simple health issues that can lead them back to their primary care physician.

Sealants: An Excellent Way to Prevent Tooth Decay

With cavities being the most prevalent chronic condition among children and teens, preventing decay by placing sealants indeed makes sense.

The Absolute Best New Year Resolution

Happy New Year! Yeah, I cringed as I typed that. I’m sure I’ll be saying this up until April. That’s usually when my patients stop saying it to me. I don’t know though considering how much of a whirlwind we’ve all been experiencing the past two years they may decide that wishing me a happy … Continue reading The Absolute Best New Year Resolution

Blogmas #21 Tis the Season to Not Be Selfish

So why are we right back where we started? It’s annoying and I’m tired of it all. Two years later people are still coming to the dentist sick as crap. At this point, everyone is just selfish. There’s no question about it. It’s just so frustrating to know that you’re doing everything possible to be … Continue reading Blogmas #21 Tis the Season to Not Be Selfish

Blogmas #20 Must-Have Dental Products for Your Holiday Travel

Trying to determine what to pack can be a bit stressful, but having a list prepared in advance can help reduce the stress of packing. Ensuring that you have essential dental hygiene products when traveling is necessary to maintain good dental health habits when traveling.

Blogmas #19 How to Protect Your Kid’s Smile During the Holiday Break

With the ongoing festivities and the lack of a planned schedule, their daily routines usually get ignored. Late nights spent playing video games and binge-watching movies can lead to oral hygiene routines being ignored too