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This Month’s Features

Bacteria Management

Preprocedural mouthrinsing reduces the number of transmissible microorganisms in dental aerosols—possibly decreasing infection risk.

Synergistic Approach

Fluoride therapy, in addition to adjunctive over-the-counter remedies, can help patients with xerostomia relieve the dry mouth symptoms and reduce their risk of decay.

Multifaceted Magnification

The same ergonomic tools used by dental hygienists to improve visual acuity may also help patients strengthen their self-care regimens.

Minimize BPA Exposure

While the benefits of placing dental sealants far outweigh the risks associated with bisphenol A, oral health professionals should employ a variety of strategies to limit this exposure.

Sunstar Spotlight: Tips for Treating Facility-Based Patients

Dental hygienists are key care providers for these vulnerable populations.

Continuing Education

Alternative Avenues for Pain Management

These complementary therapies can help reduce the recurring musculoskeletal pain often experienced by clinical dental hygienists.

Straight Talk About Hookah Smoking

A fog of misconceptions surrounds hookah use and its risks to both systemic and oral health.

The Signs and Symptoms of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Though this genetic disorder is relatively rare, the first manifestations often appear in the oral cavity, so dental professionals need to be prepared to recognize them.

Digital Revolution

How the implementation of electronic health records and telehealth is addressing the access-to-care problems faced in the United States.


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