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Peroxide Use in Dentistry: Is it Safe for Oral Health Care?

Every so often, a patient will admit to rinsing regularly with undiluted 3% hydrogen peroxide. If you’re anything like me, your mind immediately envisions...

Gingival Recession: It’s Not the Toothbrush’s Fault

Let’s think about how many times we’ve heard the following chief complaints from our patients: “I have cold sensitivity,” “I’m noticing a dark spot...

Severe Periodontal Disease Linked to 21% Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Poor oral health is associated with a 21% increased risk of colorectal cancer, new research confirmed. The scientists came to this conclusion after evaluating...

DENTISTS: Why You Should Give Your Hygienist 60 Minute Appointments

I’ve been practicing for seven years now as a dental hygienist as well as many years prior as an assistant. I’ve seen all types...

Should Dental Hygienists be Independent Contractors or Employees?

At the end of every year, dental hygiene groups and forums are blowing up with questions concerning the 1099 they received from a dentist...

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