• Perio Protect: Periodontal Exam
    When you come in for your periodic hygiene appointment (notice we didn’t call it a cleaning), a lot happens before we even pick up “the scraper.”  The exams begin the moment we call you back to the chair.  We are […]
  • The Value of Prevention
    The Value of Prevention We’ve all heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But aside from remembering an old cliché, not much more thought is given to the meaning behind those words. Yet there are many things in our lives […]
  • Alzheimer’s and Oral Health
    If you aren’t caring for someone with cognitive impairment, chances are you know someone who this debilitating disease has touched. An estimated 6.7 million Americans 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s, according to the most recent […]
  • Think Twice Before Requesting Antibiotics
    Antibiotics save lives. They have increased our life expectancy and helped us recover from major and minor infections. But just like reaching for that fifth slice of pizza, too much of a good thing can be bad. We are proud that our office stays on […]
  • A Letter to Patients from the Dental Office
    Dear Patients, Dentistry has come a long way in the last thirty years.  It’s a profession that requires constant learning because science and technology keep evolving.  To think it wasn’t that long ago that we performed […]
  • There’s an Easy Way to Treat Gum Disease…and It’s Not Antibiotics
    Periodontal disease can be treated easily and effectively at home without the downsides of antibiotics If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re among the 80% of American adults living with gum disease. In its earliest […]
  • A Better Way to Battle Biofilm
    Successful treatment of periodontal disease requires effectively managing the root of the problem: biofilm. However, by exploring the nature of oral biofilm, it becomes clear that this is no easy task. Dental plaque is a type of biofilm, a […]
  • Dental Practice Hero – Dr. Shalini Sethi
    Why do you believe it is important to proactively diagnose periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is extremely important to diagnose since it can have detrimental effects on your dental health and body. The gums and bone are the “basic […]
  • Exploring the Link Between Halitosis and Gum Disease
    Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, is something that most people go to great lengths to avoid. It’s not hard to see why: persistent bad breath comes with significant social stigma and can cause anxiety, low self-esteem, and otherwise […]
  • Reduce the Need for Periodontal Surgery and Scaling with Non-Invasive Perio Tray Therapy
    For many patients struggling with periodontal health, the road to relief can seem never-ending. This is, in part, due to the hyper-resilient nature of oral biofilm, the core cause of gum disease. Because oral biofilm features a protective slime […]
  • Non-Invasive Treatment for Healthier Gums
    Revolutionizing how doctors treat periodontal disease, the Perio Protect Method targets bacteria at the source while delivering whiter teeth, fresher breath, and a healthier mouth Some of my most challenging cases involve patients with active gum […]
  • Direct Medication Delivery System Offers Relief for Patients with Peri-Implant Disease
    Direct Medication Delivery System Offers Relief for Patients with Peri-Implant Disease Periodontal disease presents an ongoing problem for patients of every dental practice, but the challenge of disease management increases exponentially when dental […]
  • Gum Disease & the Oral-Systemic Link: What Your Patients Should Know
    Most patients would agree with you that good oral health is a worthy goal in and of itself. But what many of them may not know is that the benefits of taking care of their teeth and gums extends well beyond the oral cavity. This notion is not new-in […]
    It’s the same as 1 + 1 = 2: If patients floss daily plus brush after meals, it will equal a healthy mouth for years to come. Or will it? While the simple math equation is always correct, the same equation doesn’t always hold true in […]
  • There’s an Easy Way to Treat Gum Disease…and It’s Not Antibiotics
    Periodontal disease can be treated easily and effectively at home without the downsides of antibiotics If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re among the 80% of American adults living with gum disease. In its earliest […]
  • Dental Practice Hero – Rebecca Owens Boyer, RDH
    Bio: Rebecca Owens Boyer, RDH. She works with Barb McClatchie DDS and Eric Goulder MD at Complete Health Dentistry of Columbus, Ohio This team is doing very innovative work, integrating dentistry and medicine in everyday practice. Complete health […]
  • Dental Practice Hero – Dr. Michelle Hucke
    Bio: Dr. Michelle Hucke’s passion for dentistry came from growing up in a dental office founded by her Dad in New York decades ago. After graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, she returned to […]
  • Dental Practice Hero – Charissa Wood, RDH
    Bio: Charissa Wood has been a practicing hygienist in private practice for 24 years. She is passionate about the oral-systemic connection and educating both her patients and fellow hygienists on the links and innovative ways to approach it. She is […]
  • Dental Practice Hero – Dr. Amanpreet Gill 
    Bio: Dr. Amanpreet Gill, Regional Clinical Director for InterDent, participated in the evaluation of Perio Tray therapy by the InterDent Clinical Advisory Board. He talks here about those initial efforts and the steps taken with his team to […]
  • Patient FSA and HSA Letter
    Preview and download your own HSA and FSA letter to send your patients! This is a great service you can offer, and most patients don’t realize that they can use these funds for Perio Trays. DOWNLOAD THIS TEMPLATE HERE […]
  • Perio Protect Saves Patients Money In this video, a certified Perio Protect Hygienist discusses whether Perio Protect therapy can save a patient money or not. When considering a new homecare treatment a patient should consider all aspects […]
  • They Put Up A Plaque For National Dentists Day. But The Dentists Removed It.
    If you’ve never heard of National Dentist Day on March 6th, don’t feel bad. It’s not exactly a time where people exchange dentistry-related gifts, browse the dental section of the greeting card aisle or sit down for a feast that includes […]
  • Making Gum Health a Matter of the Heart
    Ask pretty much anybody, and they’ll tell you that it’s extremely important to have a healthy heart. But despite this, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. And even though more and more people […]
  • Healthy Gums And A Sound Mind
    The connection between your brain and your mouth is not something we often think about, unless maybe you catch yourself saying something without thinking. But the health of our mouth is also important to our brain. Recent studies have shown the […]
  • Gum Health Affects Diabetes And Vice Versa
    There is a strong correlation between gum health and your general wellness. Pathogens that enter the bloodstream are likely to enter through the busiest port in the body—your mouth. In fact, specific strains of harmful bacteria present in infected […]
  • An Insider’s Look at Perio Protect with Dr. Jim McCreight
    The connection between oral health the overall health of your body, known as the oral-systemic link, is widely understood by dentists and doctors. But for many patients, this correlation is a relatively new concept. The mouth is the busiest port of […]
  • Back-To-Routine
    The end of Summer is bittersweet at best. The pool gets covered. Your sandals shuffle their way to the back of the closet. And the smell of sunscreen is slowly replaced by pumpkin spice. But on the upside, there’s a little less chaos and a little […]
  • Get Your Mouth Beach-Ready
    Sunglasses. Swimsuit. Towel. Book. Phone charger. Perio Protect. Every travel magazine and blog out there offers up their list of summer travel “essentials.” While they may promote the latest gadget or newest inflatable neck pillow, our travel […]
  • For Men, Perio Protect Certainly Can’t Hurt Your Love Life
    Beyond the benefits of whiter teeth and fresher breath, treating gum disease may also enhance romantic pursuits in another crucial area. In fact, we have seen several recent studies suggesting an association between periodontal disease and erectile […]
  • Before You Sell Your Sports Car
    There are a lot of treatment considerations when you have gum disease. If you ask Mike Miller, he’ll tell you treating gum disease surgically doesn’t just require recovery for your mouth. It also takes a toll on your bank account. Listen to Mike […]
  • Hy-Five Your Hygienist
    April is Oral Health Month. And, fittingly, an entire week of Oral Health Month is National Hygienists Week. Hygienists do so much more than clean teeth. They are usually the first person a patient sees when they come in for routine checkups. The […]
  • Smile, It’s National Dentists Day
    It can be hard to tell your dentist how much you appreciate him or her, especially when your mouth is full of mirrors and those plastic gum stretcher things. But don’t worry, there’s more than one way to say thanks without having to spit out any […]
  • Your Heart Hearts Healthy Gums
    February was both Heart Health Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month. (It also happened to be National Grapefruit Month, but that’s a tad off topic for our purposes.) That meant it was the perfect time of year to check in with one of the leading […]
  • An Alternative To Your New Year’s Resolution
    Making a New Year’s resolution is widely recognized as an exercise in futility especially when the resolution involves changing health habits. So, what if we took the pressure off the whole resolution thing? What if we could improve our health […]
  • It’s All About The Bubbles
    Bacteria are survivors. They live in seemingly uninhabitable places, and they reproduce like jack rabbits. Actually, it would be more appropriate to say jack rabbits reproduce like bacteria. They adapt to their surroundings as they morph, mutate and […]
  • Looking Diabetes In The Mouth
    For those suffering with diabetes, every month is diabetes awareness month. The disease requires constant attention and alters the way sufferers think about what they eat, where they go and, generally, how they function. Yet not until recently have […]
  • Pregnancy & Periodontal Disease
    We’ve long known that oral health habits are passed down from generation to generation. But we’re only starting to see the impact of oral health on the next generation, even before birth. Dr. Yiping Han of Columbia University explains the link […]
  • A woman using a Perio Tray® by Perio ProtectYou Can Never Floss Enough
    If you’ve ever been to the dentist, there’s a good chance that the hygienist encouraged you to floss more regularly. That’s not abnormal. Hygienists do this for good reason. Flossing helps secure tooth and gum health by cleaning the areas between […]
  • The Perio Trays® by Perio ProtectDifferent Treatments For Different Wounds: The Uncommon, Commonsense Way To Treat Gum Disease
    You wouldn’t apply a tourniquet to a bruise. Or put an ice pack on an ulcer. Those would be the wrong treatment protocols for those particular conditions. Yet, when it comes to care for chronically infected gums and loss of bone—the markers of […]
  • The No-Longer Missing Link Between Oral Health and Systemic Health with Dr. Chip Whitney
    The hipbone is connected to the leg bone. Any doctor or kindergartner can tell you that. But it’s taken years of research and a fundamental shift in our approach to medicine to both uncover and address the connection between oral health and […]
  • What’s Wrong with Your Toothbrush?
    Chances are you have a solid routine when it comes to oral hygiene. Brush, maybe floss, gargle, repeat. And you should continue to do all of those things. You may even schedule regular, six-month dental cleanings. That’s great. Keep it up. But […]