9 in 10

By Ross Perry | Jul 16, 2020

That’s what community surveys show to be the recognition by Americans that good oral health is essential for overall health — as reported by the Delta Dental Institute. So if there is this consensus, why don’t Canadian insurance companies, benefit advisors and Canadian Ministers of Health embrace the integration of preventive oral healthcare into the…

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Laying on of hands

By Ross Perry | Jul 14, 2020

In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, a prominent physician put the rush to telemedicine (and teledentistry) into context. Here are his key points: well-trained clinicians use all their senses — not just hearing and vision. They appraise the whole patient: Is there a new limp, a shift in posture, a new pallor?…

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New models are needed

By Ross Perry | Jul 9, 2020

“A patient with heart disease who is also food insecure costs $5,144 more per year to care for on average than a patient who is not food insecure.” An adult with poor oral health spends 17% more on medical and hospital services than a peer with good oral health (Aetna). COVID-19 has destabilized the finances…

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COVID and chronic oral inflammation

By Ross Perry | Jul 7, 2020

Months into the pandemic, new theories are emerging about the nature of this disease. Many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are traced to an impairment in blood circulation. Given 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, this disease may be a vascular infection as well as a respiratory one. A new report…

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Tele-dentistry at the prodromal phase of poor oral health

By Ross Perry | Jul 2, 2020

Several models of tele-dentistry are emerging. It seems they are commonly based on getting the patient to come to the dental practice where the cumbersome conventions of tapping the tooth to check for decay, and measuring pocket depth and bleeding-on-probing to evaluate gum disease, can be performed. But is there a way of identifying the…

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What doesn’t work in long-term care

By Ross Perry | Jun 30, 2020

A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to the futility of supervised brushing and flossing to improve the oral health and to lower the incidence of pneumonia among residents in long-term care. In a randomized trial over 2 years, residents with nurse-supervised oral hygiene routines experienced no reduction in pneumonia…

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Special Needs adults

By Ross Perry | Jun 25, 2020

Special Needs adults comprise 15% of our adult community. In a Canadian adult population of about 30 million, Special Needs adults would constitute the largest city in the country. A new report by the UK government found that this group has significant needs for oral healthcare because of: higher levels of gum (periodontal) disease greater…

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The forgotten service in long-term care

By Ross Perry | Jun 23, 2020

“To date, Canada has the highest reported national proportion of COVID-19 deaths for LTC residents in the world, with 85 per cent of total COVID-19 deaths; the majority are women. Other comparable countries report percentages ranging from 29 (Australia) to 35 (U.S.) to 54 (England and Wales. Globally, the fatality rate for people with COVID-19…

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Bad feet, bad eyes, early death

By Ross Perry | Jun 18, 2020

The odds for nerve damage, eye problems and a shorter life for diabetics with poor oral health, versus those with good oral health, are significant (see table). For example, a diabetic with gum disease has a 2.8 to 8.7 greater chance of bad eyes than a diabetic with healthy gums. There can be no better…

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“I have enjoyed better gums and teeth with Prevora – for years.”

- Nellie E.


“Prevora has improved my gums and protected my teeth. This is very important to me”.

- Judith G.


“I couldn’t brush my teeth for 6 weeks after surgery for oral cancer. But with Prevora treatment before my surgery, my teeth were fine".  

- Richard J.


“I am a stroke survivor and brushing my teeth is difficult. With Prevora over the past few years, my teeth are healthy and so are my gums.”

- Thomas B.


“After years of several fillings each year, Prevora has made me cavity free for 10 years.”

- Bruce B.


“No cavities for years. Painless. Affordable. What more do you need to know?”

- John P.


“Mom’s oral health has really improved with Prevora. This gives me peace of mind”.

- Lori T.

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For years I have had troubles with my teeth and gums. Since Prevora, it is the first time I feel like my teeth and gums are healthy.

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