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Tell Your Patients to Stop Flossing and Your Hygienist to Stop Checking Pocketing

January 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in For Doctors | Implant Dentistry - (Comments Off on Tell Your Patients to Stop Flossing and Your Hygienist to Stop Checking Pocketing)

I have been a dentist for over 26 years and my present practice has over 10,000 patients. Recently I have decided to change the instructions I give to my patients that have fixed prosthetics supported by dental implants. This includes NO Flossing. This decision originated through empirical observations and biological facts. Dental implants are not …
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In Office Monitoring and Maintenance of Dental Implants

January 5th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Dental Practice | For Doctors | Implant Dentistry - (Comments Off on In Office Monitoring and Maintenance of Dental Implants)

As more and more patients are opting for dental implant treatment, it is essential that both the general dentist and hygienist understand how to properly monitor and maintain the health of the peri-implant tissue. Natural teeth and dental implants differ not only in surrounding anatomy, but also in surrounding disease; the traits of which require …
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