Did you hear about the latest research in mouthwash? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Well I wouldn’t have heard either if it had not been for one of our hygienists. After years of telling anyone who would listen that Listerine is the only mouthwash that really kills germs and should be used in about every situation (including a fuel substitute for when you run out of gas on the freeway), I am finding out that opinions are changing.
I have a few moments this morning to add to my blog because the Power went down and we had to cancel a few patients until the problem was fixed. Dentistry, like so many things in today’s world doesn’t happen without electricity. I remember the first time we lost power I thought, well, I can still remove a tooth, all I need is a forceps ( pliers ) and a little daylight through the window. Then it dawned on me that I can’t even suction out the spit (sorry about using spit, but saying “saliva” just doesn’t have the same impact). All the cosmetic training and zoom lights, and veneers are worthless without electricity.