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8 Questions Every Patient Should Answer Correctly

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

In a recent report from the ADA Health Policy Institute, half of surveyed adults could not answer eight basic oral health questions. Would your patients be able to answer these correctly? Although patients have a number of places they can, … Continue reading

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Shake off the Sugar Coma and Celebrate National Brush Day

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Total Health

National Brush Day is celebrated November 1st, the day after Halloween, to reinforce the importance of oral health and promote brushing habits. While kids may still be plowing through their bag of goodies, parents are encouraged to make sure they brush … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 American Academy for Oral Systemic Health Meeting: Part 3 – Inflammatory Burden

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Controlling the Inflammatory Burden thru Oral Health Dr. Doug Thompson spoke about the how skeptical patients can be about the need for oral care, especially related to periodontal disease, despite the fact that periodontal disease is the most common chronic … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 AAOSH Meeting: Part 2 – Nutrition

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) recently gathered dental and medical professionals for their 2015 meeting which focused considerable attention on the power of diet and nutrition in chronic disease prevention. Dentists learned about diet changes that can help … Continue reading

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News from the 2015 AAOSH Meeting: Part 1 – Exercise

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health once again gathered together top speakers for their largest conference to date, held in Dallas September 17 – 19. The meeting, which included a tour of the nearby Cooper Clinic, focused considerable attention … 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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Fluoride is Not Just for Kids Any More

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Recare, Total Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. According to the American Dental Association, scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in … Continue reading

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DDS Meets MD: A Love Story

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Marketing, Total Health

Would you like to generate more referrals from the medical professionals in your community? Building this network can take time, but there are a few relatively simple things you can do to start connecting with area physicians. 1. Provide physicians … Continue reading

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Bacteria: Friend or Foe?

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Bacteria is everywhere. On me. On you. On your car steering wheel. In hospitals. In fact, as Dr. Tom Nabors reported at the recent AAOSH 2014 Meeting, the human body has more than 1,000,000,000 bacterial genes. And those bacterial genes … 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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