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April 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Bad Dental Habits To Chat With Patients About – Part 1

Addressing Bad Dental Habits

I’m always on the lookout for dental health info to share with dental professionals. I came across an article on MedicineNet.com on bad dental habits to avoid.

The article got me thinking of conversations I’ve had with patients over the years and what dental hygienists may be advising patients regarding prevention of dental problems. What may seem…

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on April 29, 2016 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Antibiotics and Periodontal Therapy

Is There A Place For Antibiotics In Periodontal Therapy?

The answer is yes but not early in treatment. What I mean is that antibiotics are not a solution for incomplete or inappropriate treatment. Antibiotics are more of, for lack of a better term, a last resort.

There are no short cuts to an appropriate treatment protocol. Thorough scaling and root planing, along with plaque control instructions, should be the foundation of our treatment approach. When I say thorough, I’m…

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on April 5, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments

Is Using a Waterpik Beneficial?

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Added by Ashlea Drakeford on April 4, 2016 at 10:13pm — No Comments

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