Month: July 2016

Don’t Try This At Home – Dental Treatments To Leave In The Hands Of Your Dentist

While there are things your dentist will advise you to do at home to keep your teeth healthy (i.e. brushing & flossing) some procedures and tools are best left to the hands of a trained professional. Miss-using dental devices can cause more harm than good. So before you pick up those dental forceps, read on! …

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What You Need To Know About Antibiotics OR The Truth About The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are widely overprescribed today with very few people understanding what’s at risk. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “Approximately 30% of all oral antibiotics prescribed in US outpatient settings are unnecessary.” Within the dental community this is especially evident as we see patients requesting antibiotic prescriptions before dental procedures without any medical …

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Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures, An Updated Recommendation

Taking a precautionary antibiotic before a trip to the dentist isn’t necessary for most people and, in fact, might do more harm than good, according to updated recommendations from the American Heart Association. The new guidelines The AHA’s updated guidelines say that many patients who have taken preventive antibiotics regularly in the past no longer …

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