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By Dr. Charles Bohle
July 29, 2014
Category: Oral Health

video testimonials   Patient Video Testimonials

During the last couple of months, the office has started doing one of the most fun things.  We are doing in-house, low tech, patient video testimonials of some of our patients.  These are real patients, not actors and they talk about our practice in their own words.  We ask some questions to get them started then let them tell their own story.  We never get tired of hearing about our patient experience.  It lets us know where we are good and where we can improve.  It helps us get better.

Asking people what they liked and what they didn't gives them a mechanism for positive feedback.  If the person answering the phone was friendly, then they tell us.  If they were not friendly, they tell us that also.  You never know what small act made the most impression.  A simple act of compassion or kindness to someone who is stressed, many times goes a long way.

You are probably asking yourself what we hear the most.  Time after time we hear just how friendly our staff is and how personal the experience was.  That is great to hear.  If you get asked or want to do a video testimonial, don't worry it is easy.  We sit down in a comfortable room and just chat.  A small video camera is already set up and captures the conversation.  We edit it down so you look as good as possible.

We are extremely thankful for the people who have done our video testimonials and look forward to making many more.  If you want to see some of them:  Video Testimonial


By Dr. Charles Bohle
July 22, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures

We just finished a very excited case involving a nice lady named Linda and some dental implants.  She is a 54 year old with a nice job but has had her dental issues.  Years ago she broke a tooth while chewing a nut and lost a lower right premolar.  After healing she had a standard bridge made.

More recently, Linda found out that she had high blood pressure and put on a new medication.  This new medicine cause her to have a dry mouth because of reduced salivary flow.  This chemistry change cause the teeth holding her bridge to become decayed and they were lost.  Now Linda has three teeth missing on the lower right.

Linda came to us looking for options on how to replace her missing teeth.  I reveiwed her options pointing out the pro's and con's of each option.  Linda did not want a partial denture because it wasn't permanent and came in and out.  She was afraid of getting a new longer bridge because the same thing might happen again.  Also the teeth on each side of her missing teeth were in perfert shape.  She didn't want us touching perfectly healthly teeth.  I didn't blame her one bit.

dental implantsLinda decided to get dental implants to replace her missing teeth.  The plan was to put two implants in to act as bridge abutements then put a 3 tooth bridge on top of the dental implants.  Because of some anxiety, Linda made it easy by using sedation for her surgery.  After some healing of the dental implants a bridge was made and the missing teeth were replace.

Linda was completely thrilled by her result.  She says the dental implants look and feel like her natural teeth.  She is glad she made the decision to get dental implants instead of her other options. 

If you are interested in Dental Implants, here is more information.


By Dr. Charles Bohle
July 15, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: facebook   Google Plus   YouTube  

I get asked several times a week what is the best way to keep up what is happening at Bohle Family Dentistry.  The answer is to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Google Plus.   Another way is to view our videos on YouTube.  There we post all the lastest and greatest things at Bohle Dental.  We routinely run contests with prizes and post videos of our patients experiences.  See what is happening and have fun with the contests.  Feel free to comment or review on the things you see.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask whatever you want.  Thanks for participating in what we do.  Here are the links to those pages.

  Facebook Page 

 YouTube Page

Google Plus Page

 


By Bohle Family Dentistry
July 15, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   oral health  
AnOralIrrigatorisanEffectiveAlternativetoFlossing

The main strategy in fighting dental disease is to try to prevent it in the first place. The success of this strategy depends largely on effective oral hygiene with three essential elements: daily brushing, daily flossing, and semi-annual checkups with professional cleaning.

Many people have little trouble incorporating brushing into their daily routine; flossing, though, is a different matter for some. They may feel it’s too time-consuming or too hard to perform. Patients with orthodontic appliances especially may encounter difficulty navigating the floss around the appliance hardware.

Flossing, though, is extremely important for removing bacterial plaque, the primary aim of oral hygiene. This thin film of food remnant that builds up and sticks to the teeth is the breeding ground for bacteria that cause both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s important that as much plaque as possible is removed from the teeth and gum surfaces every day. While brushing removes plaque from the open surfaces of the teeth, flossing removes plaque clinging between teeth and around the gums that can’t be accessed with a toothbrush.

If traditional flossing is too difficult, there’s a viable alternative using an oral irrigator. Also known as a water flosser, an oral irrigator directs a stream of pressurized, pulsating water inside the mouth to blast away plaque in these hard to reach places. The hand applicator comes with a variety of tips that can be used for a number of dental situations, such as cleaning around braces or implants. In home use since the early 1960s, the latest versions of oral irrigators have proven to be very effective, especially for orthodontic patients — research shows an oral irrigator used in conjunction with brushing can remove up to five times more plaque than just brushing alone.

That being said, traditional flossing is also effective at plaque removal when performed properly. Sometimes, resistance to flossing can be remedied with a little training during dental checkups. We can work with you on techniques to improve your flossing activity, as well as train you to use an oral irrigator.

Whichever method you choose, it’s important for you to incorporate flossing (or irrigation) into your daily routine. Removing plaque, especially in those hard to reach places, is essential for reducing your risk of developing destructive dental disease.

If you would like more information on flossing or oral irrigation, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cleaning Between Your Teeth.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle
July 10, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: facebook  

See our FaceBook page!

If you haven't already, you should like the Bohle Family Dentistry FaceBook page.  https://www.facebook.com/BestDentalOfficeinPaducah 

Following the page gives you access to all the latest and greatest information from Bohle Family Dentistry.  We are constantly running great contest with prizes awarded to people who participate.  Some of our prizes have been whitening kits, gas cards and tickets to local events.  You will also see photos and articles of interest from staff members of the office.  You will also see interesting links to this website and our sister website http://www.mypaducahdentist.com/ 

There is a contest running right now that youi can enter with a gas card as a prize!  Check us out and join the fun.