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Try Temping Or Hold Out For Direct Hire?

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Looking for a dental hygienist position through a specialty staffing agency isn't the only way to find a job, but it's certainly one of the more versatile. Many placement agencies offer both temporary and permanent jobs, and choosing which one to take when you first start with the agency can take some thought. Both types of jobs do have their good sides, but you want to be sure the type of job you take fits with both your short- and long-term goals.

24 August 2016

Tooth Get Knocked Out? 4 Steps You Should Take

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If your first time staying alone for the weekend has ended with you knocking your tooth out, you're probably wondering what to do next. First of all, don't panic. You may have knocked your tooth out, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you've permanently lost a tooth. If you work fast and take the right steps, your dentist might be able to save the tooth. Here's what you need to do.

19 July 2016

Three Qualities That Make You A Good Candidate For Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a great option for replacement teeth because they function just as your regular teeth would. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone, so they are more secure than other replacement options. On top of this, they appear the closest to natural teeth as possible, they keep the surrounding teeth strong, and they prevent bone loss that would otherwise make your face start to sink in. However, in order for implants to work perfectly for you, you must be a good candidate.

5 July 2016

4 Devices Beyond A Toothbrush And Floss That Help Effectively Clean Your Mouth

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If you are looking for additional dental tools for your at-home oral health regimen, there are multiple devices available beyond a toothbrush and dental floss that can help keep your mouth free of plaque. Plaque, which is the sticky substance that is formed when oral bacteria combine with leftover particles of food, can quickly incite tooth decay. The bacteria in the plaque feed on the carbohydrates in the mouth and release acid that weakens tooth enamel and promotes tooth decay.

1 July 2016

Tips For Protecting Your Dental Health While Completing Chemotherapy Treatments

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When you're diagnosed with cancer and have to undergo chemotherapy, you probably already expect the nausea and fatigue and similar physical side effects. What you might not understand is how chemotherapy can affect your dental health. Before you start treatment, make a point to reach out to your dentist. He or she will do a full exam and help you understand what types of things you should watch for. Here are a few common dental issues you might experience during chemotherapy and some tips to help you manage them.

13 June 2016

Avoiding Future Cavities With Dental Sealant

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If you are particularly prone to cavities or are worried about the health of your child's new permanent teeth, you may be intrigued by the concept of dental sealant. This clear coat of non-toxic plastic is lightly brushed over the back molars to protect nooks and crannies that might not be reached by a toothbrush, particularly for young patients who may not have perfected their brushing technique yet. The procedure itself is fast, simple and non-invasive, and it can typically be performed by a dental hygienist as part of a regular examination.

23 May 2016

Have Tooth Discoloration? Here Are Reasons To Choose Veneers

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If you have discoloration of your teeth, whether from age, smoking cigarettes, or drinking dark liquids, you might be thinking about getting teeth whitening. However, whitening has a variety of drawbacks, including not being as effective as you might hope. Your other option is to get dental veneers, which are made with pieces of porcelain that fit over the top surface of your teeth. Here are some reasons to choose veneers for staining and discoloration as opposed to teeth whitening.

6 May 2016

Questions And Answers About Veneers

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There are many different cosmetic dental applications that can help improve the appearance of your teeth. However, few applications are as versatile and effective at transforming the teeth as dental veneers are. Here is a bit of information about dental veneers to help you understand the benefits associated with this application: From what material are veneers usually made? Dental veneers are usually fashioned from resin or porcelain. The thin sheets of material are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to cover imperfections.

19 April 2016

3 Ways To Get A Better Smile Without Veneers

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A great smile can do wonders for a person's self esteem and appearance. Getting straight white teeth, however, can be a process. There are many different ways that cosmetic dentistry can help someone achieve their ideal smile. The hard part is usually determining which procedures will give the best results. Veneers are one way that many improve their smiles. They are porcelain or composite shells that are attached to the tooth in order to improve the shape and color of the tooth.

30 March 2016

Oh No! You Cracked A Tooth...Now What?

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Although your teeth are made to be strong and withstand cracking or breaking, but cracking a tooth is not uncommon. Even with practicing good oral care and regular visits to your dentist, a tooth can crack if there is excessive force applied to the tooth. For example, if you are hit in the mouth during an accident or if you bite down on a nut that is still in the shell, the blunt force and the pressure can crack a tooth.

4 March 2016