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

How to Take Compelling Intra-Oral Photographs

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

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a dark, blurry photograph isn’t worth much. Photographs that accompany cases are meant to shed light on the procedure at hand, essentially telling a story about the patient’s situation for clinical and insurance purposes. They can be full arch images taken… Read More

Dental Clinician Stress: 8 Ways to Manage It Everyday

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 18, 2018

It’s easy to get overwhelmed in a busy, demanding environment. Regardless of how much you love dentistry, the stress of daily activities can have a detrimental effect on your overall health and well-being. Here are a few burnout-busting tips to help you manage stress at your dental practice. Slow… Read More

Oral Cancer and Early Detection: What You Need to Know

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 5, 2018

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness about the importance of catching oral cancer early. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year, and 9,750 will die of the disease. The mortality rate for this type of cancer… Read More

Patients with Autism: Reducing Anxiety for Increased Cooperation

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on April 3, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the United States is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a general term describing a group of complex developmental brain disorders such as Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder. When it comes… Read More

10 Dental Health Tips for Springtime Holidays

Posted by Therese Vannier, RDA/OMSA on March 26, 2018

Nothing says spring has sprung like chocolate eggs, brightly colored jellybeans, and chewy macaroons, but these sweet holiday treats could mean summertime blues for your pearly whites if you aren’t careful. The best way to avoid cavities is to practice good oral hygiene and limit sugary treats. Here’s a basketful… Read More