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Cortney Davis, RDH Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)             Xerostomia is a medical term meaning dry mouth due to the lack of saliva present in your mouth. Individuals that have a dry mouth don’t have enough saliva to keep their mouth moist. Saliva is important…

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Sharma Mulqueen, RDH How do I know which Toothpaste to pick? When it comes to choosing toothpaste, sometimes it seems like your options are endless. On the drugstore shelves you’ll see dozens of varieties that claim to whiten your teeth, decrease tooth…

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Ann Clark, RDH To Floss or Not to Floss? Since the Feds removed flossing from their dietary guidelines I still get a lot of patients asking if they really need to floss.  The answer is simple:  only the floss the teeth you wish to keep.  How did something…

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Andra Mahoney BS RDH Fluoride: It’s Not Just for Kids   When someone says fluoride, most of us automatically think children.  While it is true that fluoride is an important part of our children’s oral health, it is also a necessity for adults as well.…

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Katie Sias, BS RDH Adverse Effects of Not Replacing Missing Teeth According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Tooth…

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Lora Cook, RDH A closer look at tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is one of the toughest structures of the human body, however it still needs protecting.  What exacting is tooth enamel?  It is the outer layer of your tooth and the hardest substance in your…

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Lindsay Olsen, RDH The Truth About Hookah Myth: Hookah smoke is better for you than cigarette smoke and not addictive. Reality: Hookah smoke of various fruity flavors, tastes and aromas can be even more harmful than cigarette tobacco smoke. Also, hookah…

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Why do I need “x-rays” today? Many patients are concerned about radiograph frequencies, fearing they are receiving too much radiation.  While too much radiation is not good, I want to clarify what is too much and share some important facts about the…

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Oral Cancer Awareness Oral cancer is on the rise. One person an hour dies from oral cancer. The most common risk factors for oral cancer are HPV-16 (Human Papilloma Virus- Version 16), Tobacco, and alcohol. In its early stages oral cancer can be painless…

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Cortney Davis, RDH Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients. It’s estimated that around 40 million people suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States. There are many reasons why your…
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