Archive for September, 2023

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Understanding TMJ disorder diagnosis

Responsible for speaking, eating, and swallowing, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a complex joint in the human body. When damaged or diseased, the TMJ can lead to chronic discomfort or other oral health problems and conditions, including grinding, jaw clenching and muscle fatigue. In this post, we will cover the common symptoms of TMJ disorders, […]

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The power of 3D imaging for improving oral surgery

The integration of three-dimensional imaging systems into oral and maxillofacial surgery practices has elevated patient care. With the ability to diagnose oral health conditions with greater accuracy than ever before, oral surgeons can now more easily identify issues and create precise surgical plans. What is a CBCT digital imaging system? CBCT, which stands for cone […]

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Practice marketing videos worth having

If you’re new to video marketing, here are some ideas to get you started. How-tos Think about all the different oral health skills you teach patients every day. How to brush and floss properly. How to clean dentures. How to care for Invisalign or other dental appliances. How to brush your baby’s teeth. These are […]

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Writing an effective “about us” page

Did you know the about us page is one of the most visited pages on a practice’s website? Here is a simple guide to writing an “about us” page that converts website visitors into appointments. Be yourself The tone of your “about us” page should portray who you are as a person. Your “about us” […]

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Five signs you have a cracked tooth

A cracked or chipped tooth should always be fixed as soon as possible; otherwise, you risk infection or causing additional damage to the tooth. Here are five symptoms to look out for if you suspect you might have a cracked tooth. 1. Discomfort when eating The most common sign of a cracked tooth is consistent […]

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What to expect when getting dental implants

While the process of getting dental implants will be a little different for every patient, here is a basic overview of what to expect. Initial evaluation Before your oral surgeon can determine the best strategy for your dental implant procedure, a comprehensive examination will be completed. Depending on your oral health, you may be a […]

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Reasons for tooth extraction

Losing a tooth is a very common occurrence in the United States. In fact, approximately 50% of all Americans are missing at least one tooth. Here are the most common reasons why extraction may be necessary: Substantial Decay: A severely decayed tooth that has been left untreated may not have sufficient remaining tooth structure to […]

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How to speed healing following implant surgery

Advancements in dental implant diagnostics and placement have made recovery from surgery faster, easier, and more comfortable than ever. Most patients experience very little downtime. Follow these quick healing tips to reduce discomfort and be back to your normal self as soon as possible. Control bleeding with gauze and rest Bleeding is normal and expected […]

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Putting together a practice transition team

Whether you are buying or selling a practice, having a talented transition team to guide you through the process is valuable. Here are some key professionals to consider having on that team. Transition team for sellers Dental practice broker: An experienced practice broker will know your local market and be able to accurately value your […]

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Leveraging team building exercises

Delivering the best dental care possible starts with building a team that works well together every single day. Team building exercises are an effective strategy for helping to get this done. Teams just want to have fun While team building activities certainly elicit some light grumbling from more introverted staff in the beginning, it does […]