3 Quick Tips: Mouthpiece placement, patient comfort, and avoiding saliva pooling
- Mouthpiece Placement: The key is to line the front edge of the bite block to the midline of the primary lateral. If you need more vertical opening, you may gently slide it distally.
- Patient Comfort: It’s important to make sure the patient is breathing through their nose. Some dentists consider nitrous is a great option when using DryShield.
- Avoiding Saliva Pooling: This can be solved by asking the patient to tip their chin up, and tilt their head to the opposite side you’re working on (tilt right if you’re working on the left, and vice-versa).