As dental patients, how much do we really know about what it takes to be a dentist? Not a whole lot, I'm betting. If you have a friend or relative who went through dental school you might have a better idea, but most of us are clueless. However, learning a little about dentistry can help alleviate some of the fear and apprehension that many people feel when it comes to visiting … [Read more...] about Breaking the patient-dentist barrier
Most articles and dentists will tell you to get a dental check-up every six months, but that's an average. Some people can get away with going longer, and others should be seen more frequently. If you're young, brush and floss daily, and avoid sweets you can probably safely go a year between visits. However, most of us will need the tartar cleaned from our teeth every 6 … [Read more...] about How many times a year do you really need to see a dentist?
It's New Year's Eve! Have you made your resolutions yet? Most of us will make plans to be healthier next year (while we're gorging on tasty food and drink the last two weeks of this one), and taking steps toward personal happiness is a grand goal too. You can do it, and these tips and ideas will get you started. If you don't already have a solid brushing and flossing … [Read more...] about Ways to be happier and healthier in 2015
Looking for a way to get the word out that you're awesome and worth knowing (and hiring) without sounding full of yourself? This is the article for you. When you understand the value of self-promotion, you realize that it's not necessarily all about you, it's about what you can bring to the team. Focus on the facts, rather than communicate in generalities (such as calling … [Read more...] about Self promotion for success
Right now you are older than you've ever been before. You're aging as you read this, and if you're like most of the population, you're concerned about how you look and you want to appear as young as you can to keep that edge. One of the biggest keys to looking younger is a beautiful smile, and there are a few things you can do besides the usual brushing and flossing to keep … [Read more...] about Look younger with a healthy smile!
"Quick fix" teeth whitening procedures can do great harm when not carried out by dental professionals. Some beauty salons and home treatment kits from the Internet may contain harmful chemicals, and if used improperly can permanently damage teeth. Some unqualified practitioners are offering bleaching and laser procedures illegally. Ask your dentist what whitening options … [Read more...] about The risks of “quick fix” whitening
Think of yourself as if you're a business. You want people to look at you and recognize your brand. You provide certain skills and services, and you have values. You want people to understand who you are and what you do. This is your personal brand, and it's a key to personal success. The Internet helps you create your personal brand in a big way. Every profile you set up is … [Read more...] about Companies have brands, and so do you
Some Internet reports have led people to believe activated charcoal can be used to whiten teeth, but is it true (or even safe)? The idea is that activated charcoal can bind with toxins and absorb pigments that stain teeth while also killing harmful bacteria. The verdict is that if done sparingly (once or twice a year) like any other whitening treatment, there may be … [Read more...] about Activated charcoal as a whitening treatment?
Poor oral health as a child left me with many cavities, and there have been times where I thought it would be easier to replace all my teeth with nice looking fake ones. My dentist always told me it's best to try and keep as many of your natural teeth as possible, and as an adult I've taken much better care of them. Now studies are coming out that link tooth loss with a mental … [Read more...] about Losing your teeth could mean you’re losing your marbles
On December 2nd the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report concerning Relief ACP Oral Care Gel. The manufacturer has recalled the product because of an error that rendered it ineffective, and it may also cause an increase sensitivity. The products were manufactured between March 24 and May 2, 2014. There is no serious risk associated with the error. Read the … [Read more...] about Recall alert – Relief ACP Oral Care Gel