Using Killer Visual Aids Can Help You Gain Case Acceptance

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Seeing is believing. You can talk all day about all the great things you’d like to do for your patients, but for many of them, your words go in one ear and out the other without killer visual aids. Giving them something to look at or hold onto—a study model,… Read More

Easy Interventions That Can Help Fight Forward Head Posture

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Dentistry involves a high level of finesse, precision and control in situations that require enormous amounts of concentration. In an effort to keep patients comfortable, practitioners often compromise their own comfort and posture. As a result, musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain are common among dental clinicians. Text… Read More

How to Keep Your Family Healthy During Summer Vacation

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Taking a summer vacation disrupts your family’s established eating and sleeping habits. It also takes time to adjust to the food, water and air quality in an unfamiliar environment. With some thoughtful preparation, you can help keep your family healthy during the big summer escape. Vaccinate Some vaccines require… Read More

Get Better Sleep With This Secret Tooth Brushing Technique

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 19, 2018

Don’t let the light bulb ruin your slumber. The secret to a good night’s snooze could be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark. “What’s the last thing that most of us do before we go to bed? We stand in a massively lit bathroom, looking into the… Read More

The Science Behind Your Dental Fear and What To Do About It

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 7, 2018

It’s estimated that 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid dental visits because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million scared people. Odontophobics choose to take flight rather than fight their fears. They tolerate gum infections, pain, bad breath and uncomely teeth… Read More

10 Tips for Getting Your Manly Self to the Dentist

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on June 7, 2018

This is Men’s Health Week, and a big part of good overall health is having a clean mouth and getting regular oral cancer screenings. But while they might not want to admit it, some men are afraid of the dentist. Rather than be embarrassed by your fears—and… Read More

Poor Dental Habits Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on May 22, 2018

If you don’t take good care of your teeth, it can lead to infection and degrade your health and quality of life, not to mention your breath. When you have a low-grade infection in your mouth, you swallow plaque and other toxins. Dental infections are serious and come with an… Read More

Brace Your Kids for Summer

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on May 22, 2018

June is just around the corner, and with it comes an exciting season filled with warm weather activities, day camps, and good old-fashioned family vacations. Summer is also the best time to get your little camper into heavy metal. Orthodontics (braces) and summer go together like sun and surf. Here’s… Read More

The Best Ways to Whiten Your Teeth This Summer

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on May 22, 2018

Looking your best is a high priority for the summer and that includes having white teeth. But before you buy those whitening strips to make your teeth as bright and lustrous as they can be, check out these facts. There are a gazillion lightening systems available that promise whiter… Read More

9 Useful Tips for Dental School Grads

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on May 1, 2018

You worked hard to get to this point, and now it’s time to make an impact on the world with your mad dental skills. If you’re ready to take a bite out of life and explore the endless possibilities available to you, check out these tips for making the most… Read More