As clinicians, we all want to offer our patients the best treatment and technology available, and there are a variety of tools on the market to make that possible. The laser is one of them. It’s been used in dentistry since the early 90s, but today’s lasers have evolved into one of the most useful tools for the dentist and hygienist alike.
Earlier this year, researchers published findings of a study that links the bacteria associated with periodontal, or gum, disease to Alzheimer’s. For periodontists, dentists, and hygienists, it’s yet another reason to maintain good gum health. Here’s what to understand about Alzheimer’s disease and its association with gum disease.
The legal recreational and medical cannabis markets are still new in Nevada, which means a lot of gray area for consumers and businesses alike. Understanding cannabis law as it pertains to individual professions, employers, and employees is a good place to begin, and Ms. Lane and Ms Honey’s professional insight can help. Here’s what to expect.
Periodontal disease affects over half of all American adults, with a number of causes that include poor oral health, chronic illnesses, smoking, certain medications, and genetic predispositions. While periodontal disease is historically treated with scaling or root planing, laser treatments offers an appealing alternative. Here are five reasons dental lasers effectively treat periodontal disease.