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Category: Dental Health

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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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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Which New Dental Technologies Have Made the Hygienist’s Job Easier?

The dental hygienist job outlook is increasing. By 2028, this role is expected to grow by 11%. Today is a great time to become a dental hygienist because of the rise in dentistry technology. Technology helps improve patient’s oral care, ...

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Dentophobia: 3 Calming Things to Recommend for Dentist Anxiety

The fear of going to the dentist is known as dentophobia. And it’s something that so many people seem to exhibit. While some just have general anxiety about going to the dentist, others are absolutely paralyzed from fear. In fact, thi ...

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See-Through Teeth: 5 Interesting Things to Show Patients on a Dental X-Ray

Dentists often make dental X-rays seem routine, boring, and maybe even a little scary. But, you can make them interesting and use the images to teach patients about the structures they typically cannot see. When people see through teeth for ...

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Basic Dental Care: 5 Facts Everyone Should Know

Healthy teeth are essential for oral hygiene and a beautiful smile. It is one of the first things that someone notices about you. You could say that your teeth are like your personal calling card but it goes way beyond looks. Failing to sta ...

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