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How To Choose The Best Toothpaste For You

Last Updated on December 25, 2020 by swissschokolade

“Which is the best toothpaste to use?” – this is one of the most common questions I am asked by patients. It’s a logical question, since there are so many toothpastes on the market that claim to do wonders for your teeth and oral health. But it’s a tough one for that same reason.

The best way to answer the question is to help my patients understand what toothpaste really is. Then, to understand what toothpaste can actually do for our oral health and what its limitations are.

Next we need to know what the patient’s dental goals are and finally, we need to interpret the list of ingredients. Once you know what the ingredients are, you can decide if you want to use them in your body or not. And if not, what are the alternatives?

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Dental Hygienist in Germany: Cindy M. Canada-Flores, RDH, RDA

Last Updated on January 13, 2021 by swissschokolade

Meet a hygienist living her dream as a dental hygienist in Germany. From California to Germany, Cindy enjoys her new life and wishes she had made the move sooner!

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International Dental Hygienist Sarah Twiford, RDH, BSDH

Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by swissschokolade

Living or studying abroad was always the dream of this international dental hygienist, Sarah Twiford. After backpacking around Europe in 2016, she felt she had to see more of Europe. See how Sarah came to work as an international dental hygienist in Germany.

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Practicing As A Dental Hygienist in Switzerland: The Latest Info

Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by swissschokolade

Practicing as an American dental hygienist in Switzerland is much more complicated today than it was 20 years ago. This is why there are so few American hygienists present in Switzerland now.

When I worked there, there was a community of hundreds of Americans consisting of both Canadians and U.S Americans. There were also hygienists from Scandinavian countries present. What happened so suddenly to cause this decline?

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Child Abuse: A Dental Obligation

Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by swissschokolade

Child abuse cases have risen dramatically during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As licensed healthcare providers in the U.S., we have responsibilities when it comes to recognizing the signs of child abuse.

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Dental Hygienist Conference Exclusive Review: EARDH 2020

Last Updated on October 10, 2020 by swissschokolade

The 2020 EARDH (European Association of Registered Dental Hygienists) annual conference was a success, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

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Earn Money Teaching English As A Foreign Language (TEFL)

Last Updated on October 11, 2020 by swissschokolade

When people hear of teaching English, they may imagine a sterile environment, with children repetitively reciting English grammar. But teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) can be so rewarding and entertaining, for both teacher and students.

With the recent surge in working from home, teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) would be a great way to earn income remotely. Below is my story, why I highly recommend teaching English as a foreign language and tips on how to start.

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Dental Hygiene in Israel — Michelle Chavarria

Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by swissschokolade

Dental hygiene, as a profession, is all over the world. This hygienist, Michelle Chavarria, shows us how dental hygiene is practiced in Israel. Read her blog post below.

Israel, officially the state of Israel, is located in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The capital is Jerusalem and it is on the continent of Asia For many years Israel has been on my bucket list of places to visit. Although it may not be the safest place […]

International Dental Hygiene in Israel — Michelle Chavarria

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Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by swissschokolade Living or studying abroad was always the dream of this international dental hygienist, Sarah Twiford. After backpacking around Europe in 2016, she felt she had to see more of Europe. See how Sarah came to work as an international dental hygienist in Germany.

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7 Essential Culture Tips For International Dental Hygienists

Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by swissschokolade

Cultural awareness is crucial in landing any job abroad, as well as settling into a new life overseas.

For internationally practicing dental hygienists, it’s no different.

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Rent Property In Germany: A Complete Guide

Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by swissschokolade

After you land a a job overseas, the next step is finding a place to live.

In parts of Europe, such as Germany, having a permanent address near to your place of work is a requirement for your residency permit. So, considering how crucial it is to find property abroad, how can we make sure that we get it right?

Read our guide and learn how to rent the perfect property in Germany.