Archive for 2022

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Why transition from dentures to implants

If you wear traditional dentures, you may have felt a mix of emotions over the years. At first, it was exciting to get your smile back and be able to eat more foods than before. But then, over time you may have realized that dentures aren’t the perfect tooth replacement solution. If you feel it’s […]

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Understanding the symptoms of TMJ

If you are concerned that you may be suffering with a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, here are the symptoms to look out for and what to do about it. More than just clicking or discomfort in your jaw The most common symptoms of TMJ disorder are ongoing discomfort in your jaw or a clicking sound […]

Leveraging promotions and discounts at your practice

How can you use price reductions and promotions to market your practice? Here are a few tips to get it right. Don’t discount regular treatments Treatments should be matched with set prices and then calculated based on these predetermined rates when presenting a dental treatment plan. Using discounts to persuade patients to accept treatment could […]

Ideas for community outreach

Community outreach is a great way to market your dental practice in a way that gives back to the local community while improving your image in the eyes of potential patients. Here are a few outreach ideas to get you started. Choose a cause and volunteer There’s a simple way to get every member of […]

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Answers to common questions about implants

Considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth but still need more information? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Are implants expensive? Contrary to popular belief, implants may be the most affordable treatment choice in the long run. Implants may often significantly outlast other restorations, whereas other options may require replacing […]

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Exercising after oral surgery

If you’re scheduled to have oral surgery, you might wonder how many workouts you’ll miss. Better safe than sorry Exercising immediately after any surgery is generally not a good idea. While you might think oral surgery is different because it’s located in your mouth, the reality is that strenuous exercise slows your body’s ability to […]

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Helping parents to get kids to floss

Most parents do a good job of teaching their children how to brush properly, but flossing is more challenging. Here are a few tips you can give parents to help them raise a flosser. Start the learning process early Children can typically begin flossing their own teeth from the age of seven, but the time […]

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Minimizing the effects of inflation on your practice

With the upheaval of the pandemic now largely in the rearview mirror, dental practice owners have a new challenge to deal with–higher than average inflation. Here are some tips for navigating this tricky economic situation. Increase production to offset the cost of staffing The labor supply is tight across all healthcare industries, including dentistry. This […]

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What is socket preservation?

Socket preservation is a small bone graft that is placed in the socket of an extracted tooth to enhance bone growth and prepare the socket for a future dental implant. Preparing an extracted tooth for implant placement The best practice for replacing an extracted tooth with a dental implant is typically to place the implant […]

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Why are implants so reliable?

Dental implants are successful in more than 95% of cases. The success rate is even higher for healthy patients who don’t have any major risk factors. So why are dental implants so reliable? They function just like your natural teeth Unlike other tooth replacement options that only replace part of your damaged or missing natural […]