With the retention of natural teeth in older adults, dental professionals need to continue to progress to meet the demands that an older population presents. Sonya Dunbar, also known as the “Geriatric Toothfairy,” addresses the issue of periodontal disease within the senior community and how to best prevent and treat it.
A big part of identifying and ultimately treating periodontitis is explaining to patients just how serious the implications can be, not only for their oral health, but also for their overall health. Here are some key talking points.
The fundamentals of brushing and flossing are nothing new. So when educating children about the importance of good oral hygiene, the challenge is to find a new way of providing familiar information. In this post, we list some common causes and types of pediatric periodontal disease.