Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome back to all of our roundup readers, old and new! This week we have three articles for you to read while you try and beat the heat. Our first article has some great tips on how you can make sure patients schedule their cleaning appointments. The second article has some interesting findings from a Japanese study on how skipping breakfast can cause bad breath. Our final article from the week reviews a new television called “Smile,” which takes an in-depth look into 12 individuals’ smile makeovers.

How to Get Patients to Schedule (and Show Up) for Bi-Annual Check-Ups
It is estimated that one-third of Americans do not visit a dentist on a regular basis and another ten percent of patients miss appointments and do not call to reschedule. In order to combat this, The Dental Geek has provided a few ways to encourage a greater turnout for appointments including reminder phone calls, communicate better, change your language and be open with your clients.

Breakfast People Have Better Breath
Tongue coating and insufficient oral hygiene, such as irregular tongue scraping, are among the primary reasons for oral malodour. Now, a new study of 665 adolescents in Japan, have found that skipping breakfast equally contributes to the development of bad breath. The researchers found that those who skipped breakfast were 1.7 times more likely to have oral maldour than those who had breakfast.

Lifetime Channel’s “Smile” Worth Smiling About
A new television series called “Smile,” airing on Lifetime, gives 12 individuals from around the country the opportunity to makeover their smiles. During each episode viewers receive an in-depth look into each person’s history, the treatment planning and the final result.

Do you have a personal case worth “smiling” about? Share your story with us below. We would love to hear from you.

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