In the dental office, we know that a robust dental hygiene department is vital for a profitable practice. We encourage our patients to make the most of their dental insurance benefits and to keep their regular hygiene appointments both for […]
How does periodontal disease affect systemic health? A simple answer to a complex question.
Most dental health professionals know that periodontal disease can affect their patient’s overall health. But if your patient asks you to explain how, exactly, does gum disease cause systemic illness, do you have an answer? I’m offering a very simplified […]
Elevating Dental Care to Whole Health Care
One hundred million Americans are infected with periodontal disease. It is recognized to increase risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other systemic diseases. Current scientific evidence links periodontal disease, in various ways, to a myriad of health problems, such […]
Alignment – Not Just For Tires
Most multiple hygienist practices know that the hygienists need to calibrate their probe measurement techniques in order to be consistent for those patients who see more than one hygienist. But have you taken the time to calibrate the other aspects […]