Categories
Health and Wellness Oral Care

How To Choose The Best Toothpaste For You

“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?

Categories
Life overseas the practice of dental hygiene Travel Traveling Hygienist Spotlight Work abroad

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

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!

Categories
Life overseas the practice of dental hygiene Travel Traveling Hygienist Spotlight Work abroad

International Dental Hygienist Sarah Twiford, RDH, BSDH

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.

Categories
Life overseas the practice of dental hygiene Work abroad

Practicing As A Dental Hygienist in Switzerland: The Latest Info

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?

Categories
Life overseas Professional Obligations the practice of dental hygiene

Child Abuse: A Dental Obligation

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.

Categories
Life overseas the practice of dental hygiene Travel Work abroad

Dental Hygiene in Israel — Michelle Chavarria

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

Photo by Shai Pal on Unsplash

Meet other dental hygienists working abroad in our Traveling Dental Hygienist Spotlight.

Latest blog posts

working conditions dental hygienists

Wonderful Working Conditions for Dental Hygienists

Working conditions for dental hygienists in the US are sometimes less than ideal. Most dental hygienists work as at-will, part-time employees. These employees don’t usually have access to the same benefits and job security as full-time employees. For us, this type of insecurity goes hand-in-hand with the job title and we accept it as it […]

the best toothpaste for you

How To Choose The Best Toothpaste For You

With so many toothpaste options available, how can you know which one is the best for you?

dental hygienist in Germany

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

Castles, rivers, forests and fresh air make Germany a dream for this international dental hygienist in Germany.

Categories
Life overseas the practice of dental hygiene Travel Work abroad

7 Essential Culture Tips For International Dental Hygienists

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.

Categories
Health and Wellness the practice of dental hygiene

Free Resources to Stop Smoking and Vaping

During the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented global health crisis, the need to stop smoking and vaping has been clearer and more urgent than ever.

Robin L. Poole, CRDH, MA, the current president of the Florida Dental Hygienist‘s Association (FDHA), addresses the topic of quitting smoking in an open letter:

Categories
Health and Wellness the practice of dental hygiene

2 Big Reasons You Absolutely Do Need a Dental Hygienist

How urgently you need a dental hygienist actually depends upon your goals.

Categories
Health and Wellness

Heart Surgery to Better Health – My Amazing Success Story

Better health can be achieved if we ask the right questions. By thinking more about the medicines, the food we eat and how to better supplement our diet, we can improve our health. Hopefully, my own story will inspire people to ask those questions, which will lead to better health.