Educate Your Patients: Not All Mouth Guards Are Created Equal

Posted by Kate Ranta on Apr 28, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A concerned parent of a young soccer star is with his child at your office with damage to his teeth. “But he was wearing a mouth guard…” the father explains. Despite the good intentions of this dad, and many parents and guardians with like thinking, what they don't know is that not all mouthguards are created equal.

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Child Abuse Awareness Month: Know the Signs

Posted by Kate Ranta on Apr 22, 2016 11:19:12 AM

April marks Child Abuse Awareness Month. As professionals who typically have frequent contact with children, dentists are obligated to document and report suspected cases of abuse in all states. They are not obligated to prove abuse or neglect, but just to report what is suspected. Dental hygienists may be similarly obligated, depending on the state in which they work.

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Connection between Dentistry and Sleep-Breathing Problems

Posted by Kate Ranta on Apr 7, 2016 11:40:49 AM

It is estimated that 100 million or more Americans snore and about a quarter of them suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA causes both physical and emotional issues that go beyond just the patient, but impact the entire family. Symptoms that are experienced as a result of OSA and Sleep Disordered Breathing Syndromes (SDB) include:

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Topics: dentistry, sleep apnea, dentistry and sleeping

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