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Put Your Patients at Ease about Dental X-Rays

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Radiation exposure is a concern for many. When it comes to dental x-rays, the fear of undergoing unnecessary exposure may cause your patients to resist having their x-rays taken. But the benefits of x-rays, when properly administered, outweigh the costs to your patients’ health by far. Make sure you accurately inform patients about how dental x-rays serve them. You can also address any patient concerns with the tips below.

Patient concern #1: Will dental x-rays give me cancer?
According to the National Academies’ National Research Council, radiation does pose a risk for cancer—but only a small one. The American Dental Association adds: “Radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all sources.”

Patient concern #2: Are x-r...

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Children’s Dental Health Month: Top Tips for Healthier Kids

During the month of February, do your part to support Children’s Dental Health Month. Let kids and parents know that it’s never too early for dental care. The American Dental Association (ADA) advises parents that “starting your child off with good dental care can help protect their teeth for decades to come.” And while 83% of children aged 2-17 have had a dental visit scheduled in the past year, 17.5% of 5-19 year olds have untreated caries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It’s crucial that families are on board with proper dental health habits at every stage of childhood to keep disease at bay. Further the cause of children’s dental health, this month and beyond, by leveraging these top tips for parents:

No teeth doesn’t mean no care. ...

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Clear Braces: More than Just Cosmetic Dentistry

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It’s well-noted that the cosmetic benefits of using Clear Braces create a profound positive impact. Straighter teeth lead to increased self-esteem, heightened confidence in social settings, better chances for career advancement, and an overall improved outlook on life. And straightening discretely makes Clear Braces treatments like Arise Dental’s six month smiles all the more appealing to adults and teens alike. Still, let’s not forget the role that well-aligned teeth play in oral-systemic health.

Are you leveraging the following value points when discussing Clear Braces with your patients?

  1. Clear Braces lead to a stronger oral foundation: Braces straighten not just the teeth, but also the supporting bone structures of the mouth, called bone architecture...
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