Archive for August, 2018

Sinus lift and ridge expansion: preparing for dental implants

Some patients that are considering dental implants to restore their smile may discover they have insufficient bone to support the procedure, often due to deterioration. However, these patients can receive implants by preparing their mouths through appropriate treatment. Sinus lifts and ridge expansions are two popular options for promoting the bone growth needed for implants. […]

6 benefits of fluoride varnish

Operating a dental practice comes with deciding on the best methods to use, and implementing fluoride varnish may be one of them. Here are six reasons why fluoride varnish is worth considering as the go-to application for your hygiene department. 1.  Fast drying for patient comfort and maximum success Fluoride foams and gels work well […]

Dental implants risks and complications

Getting dental implants can be life changing. From rejuvenating your smile to regaining full mouth function, the benefits are many. But no dental procedure is without risk, and you should familiarize yourself with potential complications before moving forward. Infection There is typically a minor risk of infection at the time of surgery. Your dental professional […]

Combining endodontic retreatment with endodontic surgery

Endodontic failure happens on occasion due to improper canal filling or persistent bacteria. It then becomes necessary to look at both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. We’ll first briefly discuss what causes endodontic failure and then touch on scenarios best suited for endodontic retreatment, endodontic surgery or a combination of the two. Determining the source […]

What is emergency tooth extraction?

Having a tooth extracted is usually an easy dental visit. But certain situations can call for an emergency procedure. Here are some of the most common causes of an emergency tooth extraction. An advanced infection When an infection is severe and threatening to spread, it may be necessary to extract the tooth and have it […]

Removable versus permanent implant dentures

Patients seeking a long-term solution for missing teeth have options when it comes to choosing a treatment plan. In this post, we’ll explain one such option, permanent versus removable implant dentures. Implants and prostheses An implant is a titanium rod that screws into the jawbone. Implants provide the necessary strength and support for replacement teeth, […]

Common patient concerns about dental insurance and how to address them

When the time comes for a visit to the dentist, patients are frequently concerned if their insurance will cover the cost. If their insurance doesn’t meet their needs, patients can forego treatment. It can be important that you can readily address their concerns and explain how dental insurance works. Here are some common insurance questions […]

What Can Good Oral Health Prevent?

When it comes to your teeth, practicing good oral hygiene should be at the top of your list. We only have one set of fully grown adult teeth that we use in every aspect of our lives. When we see family, friends and even strangers, one-third of the time our teeth are the first thing […]

How to foster better patient reviews at your dental practice

When attracting new patients to your dental practice, referrals have been king for decades. But in today’s world, online reviews are quickly becoming a major player. As more patients rely on online testimonials to find a dentist, you need to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s being said about your practice. Here are […]