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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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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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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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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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Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Obesity was one of the top topics at the AAOSH (oral systemic) Scientific Session again this year. Speakers discussed the cumulative cost of obesity in America, the relationship between food, nutrition, and dentistry, the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and … 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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Primary Care Moves into the Dental Office

Posted on by Jen McGuire | Category Total Health

Primary care is commonly defined as the first point of contact with the healthcare system for a person with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern. In the past, primary care has been considered the realm of the physician, with … Continue reading

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