Archive for 2018

5 tips for improving case presentation

There’s a saying in the dental industry that says patients will pay for what they want, but do almost anything to get out of paying for what they need. Sometimes, all you’ve got to do is help patients understand why they should want what they need! Here are some tips on how your present treatment […]

8 things you didn’t know about oral surgeons

You might be familiar with going to the dentist, but what about an oral surgeon? This post will quickly explain the basic qualifications and procedures of oral surgeons. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a specialized field Becoming a certified oral surgeon requires one or two more years of additional schooling beyond the doctoral degree required […]

Tooth decay and diet

Diet is a vital component of any oral health care regimen and as a dentist, guiding patients towards healthier eating is part of your job. In this post, we’ll cover some of the worst offenders that aren’t always recognized as serious threats to oral health. We’ll also provide healthy alternatives, particularly for patients who love […]

Dental implants: the sooner the better

Some people postpone treatment to fix missing teeth. They may think the only reason to replace a missing tooth is for aesthetic reasons. They may also presume that when they replace a missing tooth isn’t that significant. However, the sooner you replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, the better. Here’s why. Deterioration of […]

Dental hygienists and shots

Advancements in local anesthesia training for dental hygienists have made it possible for better pain management at your dental practice. Instead of relying on a sole injection administered by a dentist, patients can now receive local anesthetic for treatments that were once seen as something they needed to “grin and bear.” However, you are now […]

Holiday Food Guide for after your Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Having your wisdom teeth removed during the holidays might be upsetting— especially when thinking about all the food you’re going to miss out on. Luckily for you, there’s still hope! Fortunately, there are plenty of options that are not only delicious, but post-removal friendly! Below is a handy post-wisdom teeth removal food guide to help […]

Dos and don’ts of tooth extraction

Feeling nervous about a tooth extraction is only natural. Fortunately, tooth extraction can be a painless and complication-free experience if you follow a few simple guidelines. Do: Rest up Take it easy for 24 hours following your tooth extraction whether you feel you need the rest or not. If possible, take a day off work […]

Smart strategies for filling holes in your schedule

Many dental practices struggle at one point or another with a less than full schedule. Whether it’s cancellations, no-shows, a lack of new patients or a low treatment acceptance rate, an empty chair during prime business hours can impact your financial wellbeing. Here are a few simple strategies you can implement today to fill gaps […]

Dental hygiene during pregnancy

Along with the visible changes to your body during pregnancy, less obvious transformations are taking place behind the scenes. Shifts in your hormone levels can leave your mouth open to bacterial attack, requiring extra attention to oral hygiene. Just a few small changes to your dental hygiene habits can keep your teeth (and your baby’s) […]

Magnification headlight buying guide

Modern dental loupes leave you wondering how dentists managed prior to lighted magnification. From diagnosing minute fractures to detecting tiny issues with a crown, magnification headlights provide a better visual and improve results. But with so many options available on the market, how can you know which dental loupes are right for you? How much […]