Restorative Dentistry Blog

How to convince patients to wear a mouthguard

Avulsed teeth and other oral injuries caused by collision sports can be painful and costly to treat but are often preventable by using a properly fitting mouthguard. So why is it that so many patients forego wearing this simple safety device? In this post, we’ll look at three reasons why patients are reluctant to use […]

The best vitamins and supplements for oral health

Part of being a great dentist is helping your patients make the right lifestyle decisions for strong oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy takes more than just a toothbrush and a spool of floss. Here are some food and supplement suggestions to consider recommending to your patients. Vitamin A for healthy saliva production […]

Crohn’s disease and oral health

In this post, we’ll talk about the effects of Crohn’s disease on oral health and point out potential symptoms. Early detection of Crohn’s disease can often lead to more successful treatment, a healthier body in general and stronger oral health. Likelihood of oral manifestations In adults with Crohn’s, typically one-third can experience oral manifestations. However, […]

7 YouTube channels for dentists to follow

From industry news to clinical tips, marketing, practice management and even dentistry-related humor, there’s a lot on YouTube for dental professionals. If you’re not using YouTube to keep your finger on the pulse, you could be missing out. Here are 7 YouTube channels you may want to consider following. American Dental Association The ADA channel […]

Give your practice an organizational checkup

Just as a routine dental checkup is vital for overall oral health, an organizational checkup can offer benefits to your practice. Taking the time to do a periodic overview of your systems, operations and practices can help your practice run like a well-oiled machine. Discover challenges lurking under the surface Not all problems affecting your […]

Tips for cutting costs on dental supplies

It’s no secret that the rising cost of dental supplies can hurt profits. Here are some practical strategies you can use to cut dental supply costs without taking a hit on quality. Figure out how much you’re spending If you’re not currently tracking dental supply expenditure, you should be. How will you know if you’ve […]

A SWOT analysis for your marketing strategy

One of the first things you learn in business school is how to do a SWOT analysis. It’s a simple strategy for organizing a business’s position in the market in a single document. A SWOT analysis is a great tool to have at your disposal and helps to find ways to improve your business. In […]

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 […]

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 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 […]