5 hygiene topics that spark debate

Is floss just a marketing ploy? Is subgingival oral irrigation really necessary? Check out these controversial hygiene topics.

Like most industries, the world of hygiene is one filled with strong opinions. Some hygienists swear by certain brands of toothpaste and mouthwash, while others could spend hours arguing why people should switch to an electric toothbrush and toss their manual one in the trash.

Over the next few pages, we’ve compiled a list of five hot topics that often spark debate among hygienists. Although these topics can be controversial, they can also lead to insightful conversations and better understanding, which ultimately results in improved patient care. Take a look to see which side you fall on in each debate and whether your opinions jive with those of experts.