Most dental practices assess the dental history of their patients at intake. Some go a step further and take a complete medical history for each patient. However, if your practice is truly concerned with the health and wellness of your patients, you should also be conducting dental risk assessments.
The dental team is in a position to make a difference to those affected by cancer. Prehabilitation is comprehensive, anticipatory care for oral issues surrounding cancer before debilitating side effects of the disease or treatment develop.
Have you ever had a tough time convincing your patient to brush and floss? After this week’s recent debacle about no flossing, I think we can all agree, improving oral hygiene is a challenge for most patients. With anti-flossing ads stringing across every media site, let’s review seven ways you can increase oral hygiene in your orthodontic patients.