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Does Flossing Help? An Overview of an Unusual Controversy

Most of us know the basics when it comes to brushing our teeth. Experts say we should do so for two to three minutes, dividing our time between the upper and lower teeth. You may have seen news stories and social media that suggest flos ...

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Helping the Dentophobic: Tips for Easing Patient Fears

About 40 percent of Canadians are dentophobic. This means they have a fear of seeing a dentist, otherwise known as dentophobia. Thankfully, overcoming dental anxiety can be managed so patients can have a pleasant experience and take a ste ...

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Advice to Give Patients Who Have Sensitive Teeth After Cleanings

As a dentist, your primary goal is to keep your patient’s mouth looking and feeling their best. So, what do you do when you’ve completed a cleaning and your patient calls you saying, “why do my teeth hurt?” Did you ...

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Is Whitening Toothpaste Worth Recommending?

Did you know that black. rotten teeth used to be a sign of wealth in England? Gone are the days when sugar intake (and its impacts) indicated your social status. It seems as if the black teeth trend ended with Queen Elizabeth I. Now, it&# ...

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A Guide to Understand Dental School Admissions

Are you ready to begin taking the first steps on your journey to dental school? A career in dentistry can be very exciting and fulfilling. Before you start, you might want to be aware of the dental school requirements. Whether you plan o ...

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7 Most Common Questions Asked by Dental Care Patients

In Canada, between 48 and 60 percent of the population experiences fear or anxiety about having to go to the dentist. Many of their fears stem from the notion that they are going to be poked, scraped, gagged, or choked by common dental tr ...

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5 Common Oral Health Issues That Orthodontists Treat

Good oral health encompasses more than cavity prevention. A great smile is wonderful but did you know that award-winning smile has other benefits too? Between the U.S. and Canada, over four million people receive orthodontic care. One of ...

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7 Common Dental Assistant Interview Questions and Answers

Did you know that the Blue Whale doesn’t have any teeth, even though it’s the largest mammal in the world? Though the average person going to the dentist may not know this, dental assistants are there to educate their patients and giv ...

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Choosing Careers: 5 Benefits of Becoming a Dental Hygienist

Have you ever thought of becoming a dental hygienist? If you haven’t considered it, you seriously should! On average, a dental hygienist salary is around $74,820 per year. That’s a big number! There are plenty of benefits to be ...

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