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November 18, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Universal Children’s Day: Dental Hygienists Support the Right to Good Oral Health

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

On November 20, dental hygienists across Canada will celebrate Universal Children’s Day and reconfirm their commitment to promoting and protecting children’s rights, including the right to good oral and overall health, education, and freedom from harm. While much progress has

November 3, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeHealth & HealingOral Health

Diabetes and Dental Hygiene

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

As Canadians mark National Diabetes Awareness Month this November, and World Diabetes Day on November 14, members of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association remind us that oral health professionals are important members of the diabetes health care team. According to

October 30, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDog Dental CareGeneral Dentistry

Dog Bad Breath

by Kahaliah Richards

A lot of dog owners are often surprised when they find out that their cute puppies no longer have the fresh baby breath they used to have. Like people, dogs have relatively fresh breaths when they’re still young because they

October 27, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

How Sweet It Is – Proper Dental Hygiene at Halloween

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

Canada’s dental hygienists remind all ghosts and goblins preparing for a night of Halloween fun to be BEWARE of cavities on October 31 and beyond. Halloween treats—particularly sticky and chewy candies—can get stuck in the grooves of teeth and increase

October 8, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Canada’s Dental Hygienists Elect New President

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is pleased to announce the installation of its new president, Mandy Hayre, at its recent annual general meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick.  Mandy hails from British Columbia and joins president-elect Donna Scott (Yukon, Nunavut,

October 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryPediatric dentistry

Dental care for babies

by Kahaliah Richards

Mississauga News Parents of very young children and babies may wonder how early to start tooth brushing and visits to the dentist.  The answer is the earlier the better. There are several advantages to starting children off very young with

October 2, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

One Year Later, Symposium Outcomes Continue to Drive Change in Dental Hygiene Profession

by American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)

The “Transforming Dental Hygiene Education: Proud Past, Unlimited Future” symposium — a collaborative event convened by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), the Santa Fe Group and the ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health (IOH) — took place a year ago,

October 2, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

Dental Hygienists Forge Important Partnerships with Dental Industry

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to enhance both the dental hygiene profession and oral health overall.  CDHA is committed to growing successful partnerships with these companies who are global frontrunners in innovative

October 1, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Partner for Fifth Consecutive Year to Promote Good Oral Health During National Dental Hygiene Month 2014

by American Dental Hygienists' Association

Collaborating for the fifth consecutive year during October for National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM), the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the makers of Orbit® sugar-free gum, are again showcasing their commitment to educate the

September 29, 2014 News AnatomyDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Extreme Exercise and oral Health

by Kahaliah Richards

Next time you avoid exercising just say you were doing it for the benefit of your oral health. Physical exercise is considered to be good for just about all elements of health and well being, however a recent study has

September 29, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

On October 1, Canadians will honour and celebrate the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation.  National Seniors Day is also a perfect opportunity for dental hygienists to remind this vital segment of our population of

September 25, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

ADHA Partners with Other Dental Leaders in Image Gently Campaign

by About the American Dental Hygienists' Association

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is proud to announce its support and involvement as a member of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, the Image Gently Alliance. Today, the Alliance is expanding its scope to the oral

September 18, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsMedical news

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by Kahaliah Richards

The Gum Guardians believe dental professionals can be perceived as “healers” rather than “cleaners” by using  9 questions to guide their patient discussions. By initiating conversations with patients during dental visits that reinforce their role as gatekeepers for their patients’

September 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

What are you putting on your teeth?

by Kahaliah Richards

Dentist puts the squeeze on toothpaste hype New York, NY –  When you go to your local drugstore, there is a dizzying array of options to choose from when it comes to selecting the right toothpaste.  Whether it’s Crest, Colgate

September 11, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryOral Health

CDHA Celebrates Excellence in Oral Health and Dental Hygiene

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is proud to recognize eighteen leaders in oral health for their outstanding contributions to the profession of dental hygiene, the national association, and to the overall health and well-being of the Canadian public. Since

September 3, 2014 News Dental HygieneGeneral DentistryWebsites

Calling all diabetics

by Kahaliah Richards

Imagine if your dental practice could make the following claim: A visit to your hygienist can significantly reduce your blood sugars. So says a new Indian study which found that one hour of scaling below the gum line not only

August 25, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryHealth & HealingOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Strategies to help the teenage patient achieve greater success with oral hygiene

by Surgical Restorative Resources

We were all teenagers at one time: stubborn, dramatic, self-absorbed, “all-knowing,” etc. Teenage patients in a dental practice can be some of the hardest to work with. They typically have poor oral hygiene, may be in full orthodontics, and can

August 13, 2014 News Dental HygieneDentistryGeneral PracticeOral Health

What’s the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don’t agree

by Medical News Today

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new UCL research. The study, published in the British Dental Journal, looked at the brushing advice given by dental associations across ten

August 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

The new “3Ds” of dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

This past week I met with several dental teams and asked them about the “3 Ds” which now characterize their patient caseloads: Do you have diabetic patients? Do you have patients on diuretics? Do you have patients with a dry

June 26, 2014 News Dental HygieneGeneral NewsOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Profession Sees ‘Moment of Opportunity’ to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Kahaliah Richards

As dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities, Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice provides critical updates St. Louis, June – With opportunities to take increased responsibility for oral health care and to deliver care in a more comprehensive way, it’s