Lately, many people have been trending towards the natural substitutes of everyday items, such as toothpaste. As a dental hygienist, it's important to test such products that may be recommended to patients. There are many toothpastes available that are fluoride-free or made with all natural ingredients. Tom's of Maine, for example, if you don't want … Continue reading Testing the Natural Alternatives
Sometimes your dentist just may forget that the mouth is a foreign place to patients. Even I have to catch myself from using terms that may confuse people. This post is to help you understand some of the common terms you may hear from the dental team so that you can actually understand what they … Continue reading What is My Dentist Talking About?
Did you know that floss isn't the only thing you can use to clean between your teeth? You dental hygienist may have told you about them, but if not, here's some information on what else can be used that will make your life a lot easier. Above are some examples of what you may see … Continue reading Toothpicks, floss, and everything in between (the teeth)
I cannot even begin to tell you how difficult it is to get patients to floss regularly. Many people only floss when they have food in their teeth. Others attempt flossing occasionally and give up because their gums bleed when they do it. I'm going to give you some information on why you should floss. So … Continue reading But I bleed when I floss!