Sunday, July 14, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Root

The anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth.

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Retrograde Filling

A method of sealing the root canal by preparing and filling it from the root apex.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Dental Root Canal Step By Step


Let's watch a root canal procedure! A root canal procedure is one of the best ways to preserve an abscessed or dying tooth. Your dentist or endodontist will clean the tooth out, seal it off, then top it off with a crown. The overall length and root canal cost will depend on how many roots are involved. The best thing to do is talk to your dentist or endodontist for an itemized care plan!

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Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Retainer

orthodontic retainer–Appliance to stabilize teeth following orthodontic treatment.

prosthodontic retainer–A part of a prosthesis that attaches a denture to an abutment tooth, implant abutment, or implant body.

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Saturday, June 29, 2024

How A Dentist Fills A Cavity


What's really happening in your mouth when the dentist is filling a cavity? This video shows the steps that dentists may take to remove the dental decay and fill in the cavity with a composite restoration! Dental fillings are the first line of defensive restoration used to stop and correct the damage caused by tooth decay! They’re used on people of all ages, from young children to mature adults. Since cavities are one of the most common oral diseases behind gum disease, getting a filling is quite a routine ordeal!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Recalcification

Procedure used to encourage biologic root repair of external and internal resorption defects.

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Radiograph

An image or picture produced on a radiation sensitive film, phosphorous plate, emulsion

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

These 4 Things Can SAVE Your GUMS (You Still Have Time!)


If you have gingivitis, then you still have time to save your gums! This video goes over ways to improve the health of your gums (including which toothbrush to use, the importance of a water flosser, and wearing a night guard to bed...especially if you suspect that you clench or grind your teeth).

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happy Father's Day

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Friday, June 14, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Dental, Fixed, Removable, Interim & Removable Prosthesis

dental prosthesis–Any device or appliance replacing one or more missing teeth and/or, if required, associated structures. (This is a broad term which includes abutment crowns and abutment inlays/onlays, bridges, dentures, obturators, gingival prostheses.)

fixed prosthesis–Non-removable dental prosthesis which is solidly attached to abutment teeth, roots or implants.

fixed-removable prosthesis–Combined prosthesis, one or more parts of which are fixed, and the other(s) attached by devices which allow their detachment, removal and reinsertion by the dentist only.

interim prosthesis–A provisional prosthesis designed for use over a limited period of time, after which it is to be replaced by a more definitive restoration.

removable prosthesis–Complete or partial prosthesis, which after an initial fitting by a dentist, can be removed and reinserted by the patient.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

10x Whiter Teeth With This Simple Trick (Dental Hygienist Explains)


Want white teeth? Let's talk about how to make your teeth whiter and make it last longer!

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Prophylaxis

Removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the tooth structures. It is intended to control local irritational factors.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Preventive Dentistry

Aspects of dentistry concerned with promoting good oral health and function by preventing or reducing the onset and/or development of oral diseases or deformities and the occurrence of oro-facial injuries.

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

If You Have Bad Breath, Do This!


Wanting to get rid of your chronic bad breath? You need to find the cause and fix the cause! Let's talk about how to do that!

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Premedication

The use of medications prior to dental procedures.

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Happy Memorial Day


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Friday, May 24, 2024

If You Have Gum Disease... Do This!


If you have gum disease, let's talk about what you need to do! Gingivitis can be reversed, whereas periodontitis cannot. Either way -- it's important to keep up with your home care to improve and/or maintain the health of your gums!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Porcelain/Ceramic

Refers to materials containing predominantly inorganic refractory compounds including porcelains, glasses, ceramics, and glass-ceramics.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Plaque

A soft sticky substance that accumulates on teeth composed largely of bacteria and bacterial derivatives.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

5 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Safe While Eating


Let's talk about ways to protect your teeth while eating, including avoiding fermentable carbohydrates and acidic foods, paying attention to the order in which you eat certain foods, chewing xylitol gum after meals, and using a straw when drinking sugary beverages!

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day!

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Pin

A small rod, cemented or driven into dentin to aid in retention of a restoration.

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Teeth Cleaning With Stain & Tartar


Let's watch a teeth cleaning at the dentist on a patient who has stain and tartar buildup!

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Periodontitis

Inflammation and loss of the connective tissue of the supporting or surrounding structure of teeth with loss of attachment.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Periodontics & Periodontist

Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and esthetics of these structures and tissues.

A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth.

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Are Oral Piercings Worth The Risk?


Let's talk about oral piercings and how they can affect your oral health. In addition, we'll also go over 7 ways to care for your oral piercings to reduce the chance of infection.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Periodontal Disease

Inflammatory process of the gingival tissues and/or periodontal membrane of the teeth, resulting in an abnormally deep gingival sulcus, possibly producing periodontal pockets and loss of supporting alveolar bone.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Dental Clinical Terms : Periodontal

Pertaining to the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth.

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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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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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