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How to Choose an Athletic Mouthguard to Protect Your Health

Research papers are cited and available for download at the conclusion of this article. In 2009, the National Football League (NFL) instituted its concussion protocol (Stites). Since then, researchers have invested countless hours conducting neurologic studies. These studies have made the public more aware of the long-term consequences associated with head trauma and have influenced…

An iTero Experience

If you are in the clinical dental field, then you can understand the frustration of taking a first, second (or third) impression for everything from a crown to Invisalign impressions. The wide array of patient mouth morphology if fact makes it nearly impossible to learn how to take a perfect impression, making a providers job…

Oral Cancer: Dentistry and the Oncologic Team

Patients diagnosed with oral cancer tend to mistakenly abandon their dentists for an Oncologic team comprised of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and potentially Surgical Oncology. While these specialists administer treatment for oral cancer, potential side effects in the mouth shouldn’t be overlooked. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USHHS) recommends visiting a dentist…

Five Secrets To Becoming The Ultimate Dental Assistant

High-speed evacuator placement: The high-speed evacuator is a critical component in a dental assistant’s arsenal of tools. Aside from being used to evacuate saliva and dental debris generated from restorative procedures, the high suction can be used for lip, cheek and tongue isolation. During the isolation process, it is critical to be gentle with the…

The Ins and Outs of Gum Recession

Hello Team Dental Blog Followers!  It’s Lea! The Team Dental Northern Liberties Hygienist. This week, I wanted to discuss Gum Recession. This is conclusively the number one reason for sensitivity that I and many other fellow hygienists have noted over the years. In order to understand why recession causes sensitivity, let’s discuss the tooth. The…