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When Is Too Much Light a Bad Thing in Dentistry?

How Reducing Glare Can Make a Big Difference in the Operatory

Dental hygienists rely on two senses to detect calculus: tactile sensitivity and direct observation. Take one away, and hard-to-access areas are bound to be overlooked, leading to incomplete deposit removal.  

This is why we strive to strengthen our two key senses as much as possible, turning to instruments that give us better tactile sensitivity and an array of lights, lenses, and mirrors to improve our vision.