Oral Health

Choosing The Right Dental Office with Cyndee Johnson RDH

In this episode of Healthy Mouth Healthy Life Podcast, I interview dental hygienist and mentor Cyndee Johnson on the importance of interviewing dental offices when you are choosing them both as an office to visit and an office to work with. Cyndee is the owner of Scaler2Scheduler, a mentoring company that helps dental

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Cavities, Mouth Breathing and Breastfeeding, OH MY! with Stacey Fletcher, RDH

Let’s face it; as an oral health coach, I spend a lot of time in groups answering questions about cavities and children. The stories I hear and the pictures I see break my heart daily. It also keeps me going when I feel like giving up. Many dental professionals will tell you that

2017-03-06T23:06:48+00:00

Michelle Strange, RDH Talks Gum Brushing Vs Flossing and Career Changes for Hygienists

Since 1956, the Swedish company, Tepe, has been creating home care tools for your mouth, focusing on the most challenging areas. What started out as a toothpick has led to over 20 different brushes styled to meet your needs and clean where the typical toothbrush misses. When toothbrushes and tools miss area,

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How Dani Saved over $5000 and Lots of Heartache with Oral Health Coaching

Oral Health Coaching, what can it do for you? Are you searching for the best way to help stop cavities and gum disease issues? Are you tired of continually spending money on dental treatment, only to need it done over and over? The problem isn’t often the dentist (or hygienist); the problem often is the

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Oral Health Products in the Office: To “Sell” or Not to “Sell”?

In dentistry, there is a definite division in thought toward distributing oral health products in the office: those who embrace "selling" in office, and those that shudder at the mere thought of recommending products to the patients they see. Oral health products are big business According to WorldDental.org, from 2011 alone, billions of dollars were

5 Ways to Get Patients on Board with Home Care and Oral Health

With the oral-systemic health link now well recognized, this is the time to help patients understand what they need to do to control bacteria at home. Unless patients understand the "how to" portion of their home care, our efforts will continue to show limited results, and periodontal issues will still be a barrier to overall

How to Have a Healthy Mouth Without Flossing Your Teeth

Unless you have been living under a rock, chances are that you have heard that brushing AND flossing are necessary for having a healthy mouth And, although it is recommended by most dental professionals and the media, I'm happy to say that there are plenty of people that disagree about flossing's  effectiveness, AND these people

#06 How Vita-Myr helped save Robert from needing dentures and implants: Interview with Robert Takhtalia

In this session of The Healthy mouth Healthy Life Podcast, I'm happy to welcome Robert Takhtalia, President of Vita-Myr to the show! Robert's company specializes in a line of oral health products that use the natural ingredients, Myrrh and Clove oils to maintain healthy teeth and gums. These ingredients have been used traditionally

With Your Home Care, Does Your Dental Professional Engage You or Shame You?

As a dental practitioner, you are taught to focus on preventive health. As your relationships with patients develop, they often become more like friendships, bonds that becomes so comfortable that patients begin to share secrets, family vacations, and recipes with you. Over time, your role tends to become part oral healthcare provider, part therapist, and

#05 How The Anti Aging Product NeriumAD Changed One Hygienists Life: Interview with Rose Palmer RDH

On this episode of the Healthy Mouth Healthy Life Podcast, I spend time with a fellow dental hygienist and we discuss what a career in dental hygiene is like when you get to live your passion and help people with their overall health. When done in the right environment, dental hygiene has the

America’s Dental Hygienist and America’s Oral Health Coach Unite

It's great to know that there is a movement in dentistry to make a true difference in lives.  Recently, while in Boston for the Yankee Dental Congress 2014 I had a chance to meet with Anastasia Turchetta "America's Dental Hygienist" and discuss what changes we aim to be part of  for oral health in the

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Could Food Allergies be Causing Cavities and Bleeding Gums?

So you’ve found that no matter how well you brush and or floss your teeth, you still seem to have the same issues when you visit the dentist…cavities and or bleeding gums.  To make matters worse, you get the snarky look from your dental provider who tells you all of the things that you are