Archive for October, 2018

How dental implants protect healthy teeth

Opting for dental implants does more than just recover your smile and help you enjoy your favorite foods again. They can also protect and improve the health of your natural teeth. Prevent jaw deterioration Bone degeneration is a natural process that occurs when you lose a tooth and the socket sits empty, but it can […]

The importance of preventative dentistry

As a dentist, you are likely familiar with many explanations about why patients needed to miss their scheduled hygiene appointments. They have been busy with work, traveling, dealing with other health concerns or tight on cash. It’s important to address the issue of preventative care for both your patients’ oral health and the health of […]

Can you extract teeth during pregnancy?

Years ago, dentists wouldn’t normally treat women during pregnancy. This is not the case today but pregnant women can still be confused when it comes to receiving dental care. Routine procedures such as cavity fillings, crowns, root canals and extractions are safe during pregnancy. Local anesthesia, pain medications and x-rays One of the biggest concern […]

Tips for reducing work-related stress

Dentistry can be a stressful career. Burnout happens but fortunately, there’s also a cure. One of the the best ways to prevent the daily grind from getting you down is to shift your focus to the bigger picture. It’s easy to get lost in a jam-packed schedule, temporary setbacks in your practice, issues with staff […]

Preserving tooth structure

Every dentist has his or her own style when it comes to prepping a tooth for a crown or bridge. Some remove all undercuts while others prefer a more conservative approach. There are pros and cons to each method, which we’ll cover here. A beautiful fit Some dentists grind away all undercuts for a tight, […]

Proper postop care for dental implants

Follow these simple tips to heal as quickly as possible following dental implant surgery. Caring for the wound Before leaving the office, gauze will be placed over the surgical site. Bite down on the gauze for 30 minutes with enough pressure to stop the bleeding. Repeat as-needed. Leave the wound alone for the first day. […]

How to build a self-managed team

Successful practice management is key to allowing you to focus on treating patients and relieving work-related stress. One of the keys to practice management is setting up your team to essentially manage themselves. Here are a few tips to help you achieve this. Instill a culture of accountability Trying to be everyone’s friend instead of […]

Five things you didn’t know about bone grafting

If you’ve been missing one or more teeth for a long time and are considering a dental implant, there’s a chance your dentist or oral surgeon has brought up the subject of bone grafting. A modern dental procedure used to increase jawbone volume, a bone graft can make a dental implant possible even after years […]

Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Getting your wisdom teeth removed seems to be a rite of passage these days. Everyone knows a friend or a family member who has gotten them extracted or even have had them pulled themselves. Aside from enjoying the perks of getting these last set of molars extracted such as getting to miss school or even […]