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How to Manage Tooth Sensitivity

Many possible causes may expose dentin and predispose patients to hypersensitivity, including toothbrush abrasion, acid erosion, anatomical factors, and gingival recession.

Body Modifications

Body modifications, such as tattoos, piercings, and branding/scarification, have been used by humans for thousands of years. While acceptance of these practices varied in different cultures, their social acceptance has been growing globally…

Effects of Polishing on Restorations

With the multitude of restorative options available, dental hygienists need to be knowledgeable about the qualities of each restorative material in order to help guide patients on these decisions. Dental technology has improved the quality…

Special Care Dentistry Association Offers Fellowship

The Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)—an international organization of oral health professionals dedicated to promoting oral health and well-being for people with special needs—offers a Special Care Dental Hygiene Fellowship Program…

Tooth Loss May Indicate Malnutrition

Older adults with 10 teeth to 19 teeth are at increased risk for malnutrition compared with those who have 20 or more teeth, according to a new study out of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.