Thank You Saliva


You help my patients digest, which makes you the best.

You are a PH buffer, which makes their teeth tougher.

I love when you remineralize, caries that is in disguise.

You help them taste, on which jolly ranchers you have aced.

You provide them with protection, from harmful microbes, without objection.

Thanks for helping my patients speak, but please don’t gleek, especially on my sealant prep that I will now have to tweak.

Saliva, you are a surviva, except for when the body’s nervous system-sympathetic is not so energetic.

Winner of the LM Implant Instruments

Congrats to our winner, Sanna Walker, of the 4 LM Instruments implant instruments with a cassette. 

Don't be sad if you didn't win! LM Instruments is offering an amazing deal for our friends of buy one implant instrument, get one implant instrument FREE. Check out the ones you want HERE and then contact the Anssi, the LM rep at: or 406-745-3746 and use the promo code HYGIENEEDGE1. 

 Note for our Canadian followers: Follow THIS link to order. Enter coupon code IMPLANT.

Offer is good until November 30th. 


Check them out in use in our implant care videos below. 

Calling All Students Who Want To Pass National Boards

I would like to introduce to you StudentRDH. It is the awesome online dental hygiene exam prep solution that helped thousands of students get that "PASS" result!

Claire, who is the founder of StudentRDH and SmarterDA is extremely passionate about students’
success, so reach out to her at if you have any questions.


PLUS! Claire has created a special discount for our HygieneEdge followers!
 Code: HygieneEdgeRocks
 Discount: 10% off any course (National boards, local anesthesia, CSCE)
 Expires: March 2018

Share the love if you have friends who are taking the boards, they will appreciate the discount.


November Favorites Hygiene Round Up


Anyone have patients that are into naturopathic remedies? New studies show that pomegranates help with healing at extraction sites.

Have you read this book? As a woman in the workforce, I'm obsessing over it right now. What are you reading right now?

Congratulations Pennsylvania on passing legislation to let dental hygienists practice in alternative settings.

Now that hygienists can go into nursing homes in more and more states, new measurements of health are popping up, and including things like oral hygiene and oral function. Do you use this type of measurement tool if you work in alternative settings?

Did you sign up for this brush? What's your opinion?

This vintage mug is pretty amazing.

This is the new go-to baby gift.

Cocofloss is now available at Sephora.

We love podcasts. Do you listen? Currently we're listening to this.