Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Periodontal Disease Incidence And Dr. Nagelberg's Article

I found an interesting article by Doctor Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS on the Dental Economics website.    Here is the full article

In this article Dr. Nagelberg discusses how high the incidence of periodontal disease is and how it is under addressed and under served across the nation.   I suspect that won't be surprising news to most dentists and hygienists.

One thing he did mention though is that many patients are only receiving regular cleanings when they should be receiving special periodontal treatments.   That's a tough one, I agree.

On the one hand, I do believe that many doctors can guide and educate their patients to do a better job at home and reduce their periodontal pockets.  I personally believe the Hydro Floss is a great tool to help patients obtain those results.

I just wish more dentists and hygienist were aware of this device  and what it can do for the dental health of their patients.   But, so far, even after 25 years, too many remain unaware. 

Maybe that can change?  


And don't forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.   



PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath  

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool. 

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