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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) examination is part of routine screening not only for dentists but also for dental hygienists. During our extraoral exam, we...

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For most patients, home-care tips go a long way in preventing diseases in the mouth. The physical, mechanical removal of plaque and bacteria is...

Caviar Tongue: Are Dental Hygiene Patients Displaying Signs of “Aging?”

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Cleidocranial Dysplasia: Stranger Things Series Highlights an Oral Health Condition

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