Tag Archives: hygiene

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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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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Need for Gingivitis Treatment Recognized with New CDT Code

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Over the last few years, new research has broadened our understanding of the implications of gum disease. As the connection between oral bacteria and inflammation, and overall health has become clear, there has been an increased emphasis on treating gingivitis … 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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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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