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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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Why Patients Cancel Their Dental Appointments (and how to stop them)

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

As your afternoon schedule slowly falls to pieces, have you ever wondered “why”? Why are patients (who would never dream of skipping a pap smear or other health screening) perfectly comfortable delaying or cancelling their scheduled dental care? There are … Continue reading

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3 Definitions of Oral Health: Which one is right for your practice?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The FDI Dental World Federation recently published a new definition of oral health that was quickly adopted by more than 200 dental organizations, including the American Dental Association. According to Dr. Michael Glick and other ADA representatives, “A common definition … Continue reading

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Dentists Take on the Soda Industry

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

While the dental community has long understood the impact sugar plays in the development of tooth decay, we have only recently begun to recognize the pervasiveness of sugar in our food supply. Added sugar is present in virtually all processed … Continue reading

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Flossgate 2016

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

By Wendy Briggs, RDH What in the world is happening in our society? The AP publishes an article saying that science doesn’t support flossing as beneficial, and our world goes crazy! Here are a few headlines: Dentists Say You Need … Continue reading

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Cavity fact or myth: do your patients know the difference?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP) released the results of their survey of over 1,000 US adults and found most were misinformed and confused about the prevention and transmission of caries. This confusion contributes to the continuing prevalence of tooth … Continue reading

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How to Get Patients to Do What’s Best for Them

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Recare, Team Harmony

How many times have you presented treatment, knowing the patient was not going to accept? How many times have you run behind schedule because a chronically-late patient is once again… late? Would you like patients that show up on time, … Continue reading

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Are you missing sealant opportunities in your practice?

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

How many of your patients under age 18 would benefit from caries-prevention treatment? According to a recent Delta Dental review of 97 million dental claims, two-thirds of children at elevated risk for caries are not receiving the ADA recommended preventive … Continue reading

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Secrets to a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

Healthy teeth start before we’re even born. Babies are not born with the particular strains of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, these bacteria are quickly transmitted to the baby thru the saliva of family members by sharing food, utensils, … 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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