Archive for October, 2021

Orthodontic Treatment and Dental Hygiene

Author: Angela Weaver-Blake, RDH This blogs topic will be aimed primarily to those patients who have completed orthodontic therapy and notice that they have some disturbing white spots on their teeth where their brackets were placed. Orthodontic treatment is initiated for lots of different reasons. Sometimes we are treating a skeletal problem and are trying […]

Mask Mouth

Author: Shannon Sutton, RDH Have you noticed bad breath odor while wearing your mask? Although mask mouth is not an actual condition alone, it is a combination of side effects that dental professionals have seen with increased mask use. We have been in a pandemic for nearly two years and wearing masks are an essential […]

To Floss Or Not to Floss: Traditional Flossing vs. Water Flossing

Author: Bonnie Lott, RDH Over the past several years, changes in marketing by leading companies have began to mislead many to think that “water flossers” are the answer to their prayers, and traditional flossing is no longer necessary. Now let me start by saying, that as a hygienist, I’m a fan of anything that helps […]

Awareness

Author: Kimberly N. Powell, DDS, MS, FAGD This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I cannot imagine the emotional and physical toll that a woman endures during diagnosis and treatment. I do know the emotions that a family member/friend feels. According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast […]

October is National Dental Hygiene & Orthodontic Month

Author: Tracey Perry Johnson, RDH October is National Dental Hygiene & Orthodontic Month Dental Hygienist: Licensed dental health care providers who use a variety of interpersonal and clinical skills to assess, treat and provide oral health therapy to patients. This includes but is not limited to dental prophylaxis (cleaning) and periodontal therapy. Orthodontics: The treatment of […]