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June 2016 Blog Posts (2)

Bad Dental Habits To Chat With Patients About – Part 2

Addressing Bad Dental Habits

This blog is a follow up to Part 1, which is based on an article on MedicineNet.com that discusses bad dental habits to avoid. 

We’re in the heart of the summer season when barbecuing and snacking are enjoyed by many. These activities present challenges to maintaining dental health and we should all make our patients aware of them.

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on June 29, 2016 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Dental Instrument Sharpener Properties – Part 3

How Coarse Should Your Dental Instrument Sharpener Be?

Last time we discussed how the hardness of the dental instrument sharpener affects its performance. Now let’s discuss the grit. The coarser the grit, the faster the stone sharpens. The coarser the grit, the more imperfect the sharpened edge is, in other words, the rougher the edge. So, is there a happy medium? I think there is.

Most of us were taught to use a fine grit sharpening stone in order to end up with a fine edge.…

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Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on June 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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