What Dental Hygienists Should Know About Allergies

dental hygienistsNowadays people are much more conscious about how food affects their health. As dental hygienists, you want to understand that allergies are an inflammatory response.

You may be thinking that allergies don’t really affect dental treatment unless the patient is allergic to stainless steel or latex. But food allergies are proving to be an aspect that can be an answer to patients who won’t respond to traditional periodontal therapy.

Allergies present themselves in two ways: overt and covert. The traditional allergic reactions to things like rash, hives, itching, vomiting, sneezing, coughing, etc. are overt manifestations. Because allergies can cause inflammation, this is where the connection to periodontal issues comes in.

Read more about what dental hygienists should know when it comes to allergies by checking out the full article from Dental Products Report here: What Modern Millennial Hygienists need to know about allergies | Dental Products Report.

What Dental Hygienists Can Do To Grow Professionally

dental hygienistsIn this short video, Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, shares her thoughts on how dental hygienists can grow professionally.  She thinks that dental hygienists should think about what they can offer their dental practice and write down a clear strategy for the doctor.

Turchetta explains that you can’t always rely on someone else to help you get where yo uwant to be. You need to nurture your knowledge and passion for what you do.

Watch Turchetta’s interview here: The 6 things every dental hygienist should be doing to grow professionally | Dental Products Report.