From ADEADental hygienists have a diverse set of personality traits that allow them to work very closely with patients. A successful dental hygienist is… Patient and understanding. Some patients may be uneasy about dental work and oral examinations. A good dental hygienist is patient with people who may be afraid of coming into the dental

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Great Dentist Jokes

From Guy Sports What does a dentist’s award look like?  We don’t have a picture, but apparently it’s a big plaque with a little cavity. The Buddhist: Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused a Novocain injection during root canal treatment? He wanted to transcend dental medication. Anaesthetist : Dwayne is recovering from surgery

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ADA praises FDA for including added sugars in updated nutrition labels

From American Dental AssociationBy Jennifer Garvin Washington — The Food and Drug Administration announced May 20 that it has finalized new requirements for Nutrition Facts labels, which for the first time emphasize the amount of added sugars in packaged foods. The new label is consistent with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which advise limiting

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The ABCs of Dental Ethics by Jeffrey J. Tonner, JD

From Dental TownBy Jeffrey J. Tonner, JD The word ethics comes from the Greek ethikos and ethos, meaning “the character of an individual.” Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with the general nature of moral choices, including a dentist’s relationship with patients and staff. The preamble to the American Dental Association Code of

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Bacteria-Causing Gum Disease May Lead to Oral Cancer Growth

From Dentistry Today Fatty acids from bacteria present in gum disease may cause Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS)-related lesions and tumors in the mouth. The information comes from a study by Case Western Reserve University. The researchers analyzed how byproducts in the form of fatty acids cause the growth of the lesions. This finding could result in

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When Should My Child First See a Dentist?

From Know Your Teeth When Should My Child First See a Dentist? Your child’s first visit to the dentist should happen before his or her first birthday. The general rule is six months after eruption of the first tooth. Taking your child to the dentist at a young age is the best way to prevent problems

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Cavity Treatment: What to Expect?

From No one wants to hear that they have a dental cavity and need a cavity treatment. If you’re a bit apprehensive about undergoing cavity treatment, here are a few things to consider and discuss with your dentist before the big day. Discussing these important topics will help you be prepared and know what

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Questions to Ask Your Dentist

From Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives It’s important to be prepared to help ensure that you select the right dentist for you and your family, and that you make the most of your dental visit. Here are some helpful questions to consider when selecting a dentist, and then before and during your dental appointment. Selecting a

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5 Reasons Why Flossing is Extremely Important

From How Stuff Works HealthBY MATT CUNNINGHAM  Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the American Dental

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