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At To The Root Dental Hygiene, we value oral health education and providing outstanding care. Follow our blog for resources and posts that will share our knowledge, and keep you informed.
Connecting Oral Health & Heart Health
February is “Heart Month”, so it’s a great time to address the connection between oral health and heart health! Gum Disease Can Be Avoided First off, Periodontal Disease aka Gum Disease is a PREVENTABLE chronic inflammatory condition of the areas in the bone...
What is Halitosis (also known as bad breath)?
What is Halitosis (also known as bad breath)? A fairly common problem that is caused by a few factors, such as poor oral hygiene (bacteria), periodontal (gum) disease, specific foods/drinks, tobacco use, specific medications, and medical conditions. Tips to Reduce Bad...
Oral Health Month
April is Oral Health Month! Our favourite part of it is National Dental Hygienist’s Week. Every year, we try to positively impact our community by providing oral health education sessions in classrooms, colouring contest draw, distributing oral hygiene packs to those...
Since opening my practice in 2019, Teeth Whitening or Bleaching is one of the main questions I get asked about. More so, than when I worked in a traditional dental setting. As a provider, I felt like I did not want to recommend it because I had heard such terrible...
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.
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),...
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
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, they...
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...
What’s up with the soft vs. medium vs. hard toothbrush?
In general, the harder or more abrasive something is the more likely it is to cause damage or trauma. When toothbrushing this trauma can happen on the gums (gingiva) or the tooth surface. It shows up as: Gingival abrasion-the gum is cut or scratched. Gingival...
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