Archive for July, 2017

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Patients

Effective communication between patients and staff is a vital element to any successful dental practice. Improving communications systems and protocols can lead to higher patient satisfaction, more successful dental treatment and greater profits. From simplifying appointment confirmation to proper explanation of the benefits of elective procedures and following up on no-shows, some easy-to-implement communications solutions […]

What is All-on-4?

Also referred to as ‘implant supported dentures’, All-on-4 is a permanent tooth replacement solution designed for patients needing a full-arch of new teeth. The process is simple. A fully-functional prosthesis is attached to 4 screw-retained titanium implant posts embedded in the jawbone to install an immediately capable set of teeth. Patients receiving the treatment are […]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth & Why You Should Remove Them

When it comes to wisdom teeth, a common misconception is that if they aren’t causing you any pain there’s no need to have them removed. But impacted wisdom teeth can have consequences and foster trouble long before you notice any discomfort. Consider wisdom teeth removal to be a preventative measure, and consult an experienced dentist […]

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

As you may or may not know, July is officially National Ice Cream Month! While it is fun to go and grab ice cream from your local shop down the street, it can be more fun and rewarding to make your own ice cream for you and your family to enjoy. Ice cream is also […]

How to Do an Oral Self-Examination

Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. 1 in 5 of these patients will die from the disease. This is a death rate higher than Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cervical cancer, laryngeal cancer and cancer of the testes or endocrine system. The high mortality rate is due, in part, to the fact that most […]

New Trends In Dental Implants

A trending topic right now seems to be the decision to opt for “mini-dental implants” instead of more traditional ones. Below we are going to take a look inside the trend, and lay out some of the benefits and drawbacks so that you can get a better understanding of this exciting trend in dentistry. Benefits […]

7 Habits to Break for Healthier Teeth

Built with dentin and enamel, teeth are the hardest part of the human body – but despite their rocklike composition, teeth are far from indestructible. It’s not just sugary foods & drinks and cavity-causing bacteria that wear teeth down over time. Numerous non-eating related behaviors can do a real number on your pearly whites. Protect […]