This Month’s Features
Oral health professionals can use texting to encourage healthy behaviors among their patients.
The topical application of hyaluronic acid following surgical procedures may encourage oral wound healing.
The regular use of therapeutic mouthrinses may help reduce the risk of gingivitis and, ultimately, periodontal disease.
Regular yoga practice many help dental hygienists maintain their musculoskeletal health.
Dental hygienists need to adhere to evidence-based polishing protocols when performing this common procedure.
Providing appropriate dental care to patients with cancer before, during, and after treatment is important to maintaining their oral health and quality of life.
Improving oral health professionals’ understanding of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of biofilm associated diseases is key to their successful prevention and treatment.
While this technology shows promise, the research is mixed on its ability to detect decay beneath sealants.
Supporting Oral Health in Patients with Breast Cancer Dental hygienists play a vital role in helping these patients maintain their oral health.
Tips for Administering the Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Providing sufficient pain control to patients is critical to dental hygiene care.
Understanding the Correlation While the relationship is not causal, the presence of periodontal inflammation may impact the cognitive degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Importance of Health Literacy Patients with low health literacy need targeted interventions to support successful treatment outcomes.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of mortality among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed.
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I work as a temporary dental hygienist in many dental offices. In one practice, the dental assistants bag the dental instruments for sterilization but do not completely close the pouches (leaving their adhesive stickers intact).
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