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10 things you probably don’t know about your dental hygienist

 

1. We are highly educated. Dental hygienists have varying degrees of higher education, ranging from an associates degree to a masters degree. Associates degrees often take 3 to 4 years to obtain while schooling through summer breaks! No matter our degree level, we all must pass the same board exams to prove our competency level and gain our license to practice. Also, we are not done learning once licensed; we are required to receive a set amount of continuing education hours to renew our license every two years. We LOVE learning! Continue reading “10 things you probably don’t know about your dental hygienist”

11 Mistakes To Avoid While Brushing Teeth | Toothbrush, Mouthwash, Floss & Dental Care Tips

A beautiful smile. It’s one of your most attractive traits.  But what can destroy your teeth?  Poor dental hygiene habits. And guess what. Most people are not caring for their teeth properly!

Keeping your teeth in top shape requires regular visits to the dentist. However – good dental hygiene starts at home. Brushing your teeth the right way is important to maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Continue reading “11 Mistakes To Avoid While Brushing Teeth | Toothbrush, Mouthwash, Floss & Dental Care Tips”

Bruxism Among Signs Of Stress Not To Ignore.

For many of us, stress is just a byproduct of our everyday lives that we’ve learned to cope with, but it’s important to deal with and resolve the causes of stress, because when left unchecked, stress can trigger mood disorders that can affect our mental health. According to Tim Hipgrave, Nuffield Health‘s emotional health lead, emotional stress can manifest itself in telltale ways, many of them physical. Read on for six physical signs that your mental and emotional health may be buckling under the strain. Continue reading “Bruxism Among Signs Of Stress Not To Ignore.”

It’s Almost the End of the Year, Have You Seen Your Dentist?

Whether we enjoy it or not, 2017 is more than halfway over. Fall is here and 2018 is upon us. Maybe you have been too busy to stop by our Zionsville, IN dental office at least one time,
that is really bad news for your oral health and smile, because you are missing out on all the great things we can do to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy.  Continue reading “It’s Almost the End of the Year, Have You Seen Your Dentist?”