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Oral Health Month

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...
Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

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...
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...
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...