Does my child need Fluoride?

Does my child need Fluoride?

That depends, as a Dental Hygienist, I treat each person (child or adult) individually. What I recommended for one of my patients may not be necessary for the next patient.  Before We Being Before we get into whether fluoride is the right choice for you or your child,...
Veneers, crowns, and bridges … Oh my.

Veneers, crowns, and bridges … Oh my.

I did a poll to see what people wanted more information on. I will address a few of dental treatment options that have a similar process. Veneers What are they? It can be used to make misaligned/gapped teeth look straight (as an alternative to orthodontic treatment),...
The Polish

The Polish

I had a fellow dental hygienist ask me to write on this topic. One of the main purposes of polishing is to remove extrinsic/external stain. What is Polishing In the dental hygiene codes, it’s referred to as “stain removal (00531), and in the dental codes, it’s...
Dental Insurance Demystified

Dental Insurance Demystified

We are breaking down dental insurance myths! Myth #1 – My dental insurance tells what I need for treatment. No, your benefit plan may be determined by you or your employer. It is meant to offset the regular cost (think of it as a coupon). When they make plans,...
Toothbrushing

Toothbrushing

How long do I need to brush my teeth? How Often? Twice a day is critical to remove the bacteria/plaque every 12 hours. Your toothbrush should be changed every 3 months, after you have been sick, or if it’s worn out (ideally, you won’t be brushing hard enough that this...