Category Archives: Periodontal Management

The One Thing Every Dental Patient Really Wants to Hear

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Recare, Total Health

Are you frustrated by patients who skip or postpone recommended treatment? Are you tired of patients lying to you about flossing, while you watch their gums bleed? Have you ever wondered why your patients don’t seem to care about their … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Retire Your Manual Toothbrush Today

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Periodontal Management, Recare

                    If you visit the dentist regularly, you probably have a few extra toothbrushes under your bathroom sink, just waiting for your current bristles to fray, a case of the flu … Continue reading

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Do your patients understand the importance of regular dental care?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Periodontal Management, Total Health

According to the ADA, the primary determining factor in whether a patient visits the dentist is access to dental insurance. Patients without insurance, half of all adults in the US, are much more likely to skip routine dental care. In … Continue reading

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Think like a Patient, not like a Dentist

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Total Health

When you go to the doctor, do you want to get half a check-up, or a complete check-up? Do you want only the good news, or the whole picture of what’s going on in your body? It probably comes as … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Talk to Your Patients about Tobacco Use

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Periodontal Management, Total Health

Smokers, raise your hands. Wait, no one is willing to admit to smoking? According to the CDC, an estimated 45.3 million people, or 19.3% of all adults (aged 18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. And I’m … Continue reading

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Motivating Periodontal Patients to Accept Treatment

Posted on by Jim Philhower | Category Periodontal Management

It can be frustrating when periodontal patients reject your treatment recommendations. Don’t let past rejections control your current patient conversations. Periodontal disease is dangerously undertreated and you can increase patient acceptance by communicating a few key facts. Key Fact: Delaying … Continue reading

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