Dental hygienist smiling in a dental office

What Does It Mean to Be a Dental Hygienist?

When you go to the dentist, you interact with a lot of different people in the office, but you’ll probably end up spending the most time with a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist is the person who cleans & polishes your teeth, applies fluoride treatments, takes x-rays & updates the dentist on your mouth’s condition. Most of us have an idea of the requirements to become a dentist, but what about a hygienist?

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Toothpaste on a toothbrush.

How Sensitive Toothpaste Works

If you’ve noticed your teeth hurt when you eat hot, cold or sweet foods, you probably have sensitive teeth. Sensitivity can have lots of causes, but no matter what’s creating it, using sensitive toothpaste can help you get back to enjoying the foods & drinks you love!

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Woman holding electric and manual toothbrushes.

How to Choose an Electric Toothbrush

We all know that brushing your teeth is essential for good oral hygiene, but there are so many different kinds of toothbrushes out there, it can be hard to choose one! While manual toothbrushes work just fine, many people are choosing to use electric or powered toothbrushes because they can help maximize the effectiveness of daily brushing.

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Smiling Woman Opening Curtains In Morning, Enjoying Sun

The Cleaning Power of Sunlight

Have you ever wondered why you get colds or the flu during colder seasons but not during warmer ones? It’s because sunlight, or specifically the UV rays in sunlight, can kill viruses & bacteria. It’s one of nature’s cleaning agents, & dental offices have started using it, too.

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