Whether your planning a relaxing or adventurous vacation your well-being is important while on holidays, but it's easy to overlook some of your daily routines when you're busy or distracted. Your oral care never gets time off, and although a dental emergency can occur unexpectedly, a little preplanning can give you some peace of mind when travelling.… Continue reading Dental Vacation Tips for your Teeth
As the drill turns... It's a well-known dental phrase. In restaurants it may be, "As the grill turns" and in retail, "As the till turns" etc... There can be a lot of drama in our spit and polish world. The sugar enemy is everywhere and we are always wrestling with our patients to blush and floss… Continue reading Top Unrealistic Expectations of Dentistry
Most times they are Ah, to have x-ray vision - another of the Superpowers we mentioned earlier in this series. Expecting a medical practitioner to diagnosis and perform surgery without the aid of diagnostic tools is so impractical. The portion of the tooth that you see in your mouth is just one part of a much larger… Continue reading 8. X-rays aren’t necessary
Most have limitations You can build a beautiful, solid home, but without regular maintenance and repair and a solid foundation, it will eventually begin show signs of wear and breakdown. A new knee can give you a new outlook on life, but if you do not follow doctor's orders, gain excess weight, injure the area, develop an… Continue reading 3. All dental work should be guaranteed
It creates different problems... Pain is a great motivator! It's immediate impact can distract us from making clear, well thought out decisions and sometimes, for the sake of relief, we choose an easy way out. Understanding the disease process and the relationship of teeth to one another is key to appreciating why the loss of even just a single… Continue reading 5. Pulling the tooth will fix the problem once and for all!
It may not be that simple... Sometimes a patient comes in with a problem and wants it solved within a specific time and money frame. Often their condition is the result of their own neglect or a series of previous patchwork jobs. I think most dentists do amazing work, but we are not miracle workers.… Continue reading 6. Just Fix It
Non Compliance You may wonder how does a person even walk through our doors without the intention if following through with treatment. Sometimes they are here for their regular check-up exam and cleaning and we see a problem that they were unaware of. Other times, they visit us for a particular problem and the diagnosis… Continue reading 11. I don’t want any treatment