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

Caviar tongue is a condition recognized by purplish veins located on the ventral side of the tongue. Veins are normally visible underneath (ventrally) the...

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...

Bentonite Clay Oral Care Products: A Healthy Choice or Hidden Danger?

As dental hygienists, we often come across various products that promise to improve oral health. One such product category is oral clays, which are...

Documentation 101: How to Write Thorough Dental Hygiene Progress Notes

Documentation is a very important piece of the dental hygiene process of care. Chart notes are considered legal documents and, according to the American...

Kiss and Tell: Variations of Normal and Pathology of the Lips

Dental hygienists who perform comprehensive intraoral and extraoral exams recognize the importance of healthy labial mucosa. Dental patients may present with pathology or variations of...

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