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4 Steps to Improve Your Waiting Room Magazine Selection

It’s a common problem in many dental waiting rooms: bad, outdated and just plain boring magazines. Sometimes it seems like dental offices have forgotten that the magazines are really there to keep patients entertained…

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Seven Steps to Move From Scarcity to Plenty

Why do some doctors thrive while others struggle? For years I have observed that doctors who thrive are different – not just operationally, logistically, clinically, or in other professional areas. They think differently. They talk differently. They are different…

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How to save time and money on your waiting room magazine subscriptions

There’s a cheap and easy way to make your waiting room much more pleasant for your patients. Furnishing your waiting space with current..

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How to Alleviate Your Patient’s Fear

While some may find it empowering to strike fear into the hearts of people they have never even met, most dentists wish people would understand that their office is nothing to be afraid of..

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How to Find Free or Low Cost Dental Care

Let’s face it, the economy stinks right now. Unemployment levels are the highest we’ve seen in years, people are losing their homes, and many people are forced to forgo important medical or dental procedures. In fact, nearly 100 million Americans are living without some form of dental insurance. For those 100 million Americans these tough […]

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7 Fresh Tips for Preventing Bad Breath

What’s that smell? I’d like to start this post with a little exercise. Begin by holding you hand(palm facing you) approximately 3 inches in front of your mouth. Now blow a full breath into your hand. While keeping your hand in place, take a whiff of the air in front of your hand. What do […]

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10 Tips for Treating Toothaches

Toothaches are nothing new. We’ve all experienced it in one form or another over the course of our lives. Thankfully, we are experiencing it less and less than our ancestors with advancements in dental care, and regular checkups. But, should you be so unfortunate to get a toothache, there are some simple steps you can take to minimize or possibly eliminate your tooth pain…

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Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion

You may want to reconsider reaching for a soft drink or sugar-laden fruit drink the next time you’re in the mood for a beverage. Other than the high caloric content of such drinks, these drinks can have a profoundly damaging effect on your tooth enamel. The culprits – citric acid and sugar. The average soft drink currently contains approximately 17 grams of sugar. That’s a tad more sugar than is found in 4 sugar cubes! Yuck. What’s even more alarming as far as I’m concerned is that many soft drinks and fruit drinks contain citric acid. Citric acid is more erosive than hydrochloric and sulfuric acid – that’s battery acid for those of you who didn’t know…

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