Posts Tagged preventive dental

Are there different approaches to a dental hygiene (cleaning) appointment?

If you are over the age of twelve, chances are you have had a prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) by more than one dental hygienist over the years. Have you ever wondered why one hygienist started by cleaning the ‘inside’ (called lingual, the side closest to your tongue) of [...]
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How often do I need dental x-rays?

How often do I need dental x-rays?
A frequent question we hear is, “Doctor, how often do I need dental x-rays?” The guiding principle in radiation is ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). What ALARA means in lay terms: as infrequent as possible to still achieve excellent diagnosis and care. Many patients comment that [...]
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