Thursday, April 18, 2024

Should You Skip The Dentist? (Are Teeth Cleanings Necessary?)


Routine dental cleanings are necessary preventative appointments! Not only do they prevent you from needing restorative work in the future (such as fillings, crowns, root canals, etc) but they also save you MONEY in the long run!

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Periapical Radiograph

A radiograph made by the intraoral placement of film, phosphorous plate, emulsion or digital sensor, for disclosing the apices of the teeth.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Partial Denture

Usually refers to a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. See fixed partial denture or removable partial denture.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Are Dentures BETTER Than Real Teeth?


Although many people think that it will be easier caring for dentures than real teeth... it is NOT easier! The goal is to PREVENT ever needing dentures! Let's talk about why & how!

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Panoramic Radiograph

An extraoral projection whereby the entire mandible, maxilla, teeth and other nearby structures are portrayed on a single image, as if the jaws were flattened out.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Palate

The hard and soft tissues forming the roof of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities.

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


Happy Easter

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7 Things That Dental Hygienists Wish You'd STOP Doing!


Wondering what dental hygienists wish you'd STOP doing? This video goes over all the things you're doing wrong! Including: flossing with the see-saw motion, using an electric toothbrush like a manual toothbrush, using a mouthwash for no reason, eating chips instead of candy, using your teeth for things other than eating food, and not wearing a night guard!

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Oral Diagnosis

The determination by a dentist of the oral health condition of an individual patient achieved through the evaluation of data gathered by means of history taking, direct examination, patient conference, and such clinical aids and tests as may be necessary in the judgment of the dentist.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Odontoplasty

Adjustment of tooth length, size, and/or shape; includes removal of enamel projections.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

How To Use Interdental Brushes


Do you hate flossing your teeth?  Have you ever wondered if there's an alternative to flossing?  This video explains the benefits of cleaning between your teeth with proxy brushes aka interdental brushes!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Occlusal Radiograph

An intraoral radiograph made with the film, phosphorous plate, emulsion or digital sensor being held between the occluded teeth.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Occlusal

Pertaining to the biting surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth or contacting surfaces of opposing teeth or opposing occlusion rims.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Born With Missing Teeth? (Hypodontia)


Did you know that some people are born WITHOUT certain teeth? Let's talk about congenitally missing teeth, including prevention and treatment options!

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Obturate

With reference to endodontics, refers to the sealing of the canal(s) of tooth roots during root canal therapy procedure with an appropriately prescribed material such as gutta percha in combination with a suitable luting agent.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Mucous Membrane

Lining of the oral cavity as well as other canals and cavities of the body; also called "mucosa."

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Don’t Make These 3 Brushing Mistakes!


Let's talk all about brushing -- including what times of day are the most optimal times to brush, waiting 30 minutes before brushing after eating, waiting 30 minutes after brushing before eating, brushing before or after breakfast, adding in an extra brushing session after lunch, and more!

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Mouthguard

Individually molded device designed primarily to be worn for the purpose of helping prevent injury to the teeth and their surrounding tissues. Sometimes called a mouth protector.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Molar

Teeth posterior to the premolars (bicuspids) on either side of the jaw; grinding teeth, having large crowns and broad chewing surfaces.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Private vs Corporate Dental Offices (Which is Better For Dental Hygienis...


Let's talk about the pros and cons for dental hygienists working in private dental offices versus corporate dental offices!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Microabrasion

Mechanical removal of a small amount of tooth structure to eliminate superficial enamel discoloration defects.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Why Is It IMPOSSIBLE To Get These Teeth Clean?!


It's super common for your bottom front teeth to get heavy plaque and tartar build up! Let's talk about ways to PREVENT build up in this tricky area!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day!

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Mesial

Nearer the middle line of the body or the surface of a tooth nearer the center of the dental arch.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Maxilla

The upper jaw.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

How To Be A Confident Dental Hygienist


Whether you're a new RDH grad or a seasoned hygienist -- it can't hurt to work on boosting our confidence levels! This video will go over ways to be confident with your dental patients at work!

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Maryland Bridge

Fixed partial denture featuring retainers which are resin bonded to natural teeth that serve as an abutment.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Mandible

The lower jaw.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

6 Things You NEVER Learned In School!


Let's talk about all the stuff we never learned... including how to properly brush teeth, how to properly use string floss, how floss actually isn't necessary, how mouthwash definitely isn't necessary, how brushing your TONGUE is important, and how prevention is key!

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Malocclusion

Improper alignment of biting or chewing surfaces of upper and lower teeth.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Lingual

Pertaining to or around the tongue; surface of the tooth directed toward the tongue; opposite of facial.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

How Teeth Are Cleaned At The Dentist


This video shows a close-up view of a routine teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist. Watch how the ultrasonic and hand scalers are used to clean the teeth, the cup+paste polishes the teeth, the teeth are flossed, assessed, and then an oral cancer screening is performed.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Laminate Veneer

A thin covering of the facial surface of a tooth usually constructed of tooth colored material used to restore discolored, damaged, misshapen or misaligned teeth.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Jaw

A common name for either the maxilla or the mandible.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Best Electric Toothbrushes in 2024 (Dental Hygienist Explains)


Let's talk about the different electric toothbrushes -- and how to determine which one is best for your individual mouth (including oscillating, round electric toothbrush heads and sonic, traditional electric toothbrush heads).

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Intentional Reimplantation

The intentional removal, radicular repair and replacement of a tooth into its alveolus.

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Vacaville, CA 95687

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Inlay

A fixed intracoronal restoration; a fixed dental restoration made outside of a tooth to correspond to the form of the prepared cavity, which is then luted to the tooth.

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year from Us


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