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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…

Does Oral Piercing Have Any Negative Health Side Effects?

Thinking of getting an oral piercing? I advise against it. I made a previous post about this but I wanted to show how the piercing can affect the gums. If you notice, the gums have receded where the piercing is constantly rubbing against them. This exposed the root of the tooth. Gums do not grow…

Scientific Article Review: Human Saliva Penetration of Coronally Unsealed Obturated Root Canals

Title:  Human Saliva Penetration of Coronally Unsealed Obturated Root Canals Author:  Khayat et al. Journal: JOE Vol 19, No. 9, September 1993 Purpose: To determine the length of time for bacteria present in natural human saliva to penetrate through the entire root canal system obturated by lateral and vertical condensation techniques in an in vitro…

Welcome to the launch of the Team Dental Blog!

T Minus Zero… We have ignition and liftoff! This project has been a long time in the making, and we are officially ready and very excited to get this off the ground! We all know what a blog is, but why create a dental blog? The Team Dental Blog will provide a place for us…

Are You Long In the Tooth? (and I Don’t Mean Your Age!)

Our teeth are pretty important. They help us speak, eat, and give us confidence when we smile.  The gum tissue surrounding them is just as important, as it helps protect our teeth from bacteria entering where they don’t belong and helps protect our roots from damage. “Long-appearing teeth” can be a sign of gingival recession….

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and making small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.  Heart disease claims approximately 610,000 lives each year, making it the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Most people are aware of the…

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