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Say goodbye to yesterday's iffy dental implants
Chicago Tribune
An apple a day may keep the doctor away for most people, but for Jolanta Garbarz, one bite of an apple used to send her straight to her dentist's chair. "My teeth would break," Garbarz said. So a few years ago, the Schaumburg, Illinois, resident forked over more than $30,000 and asked her dentist to replace the top teeth in her mouth with implants, so she could finally eat apples, pears — all the fruit she desired.
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE


Teenagers who skip breakfast more likely to have bad breath
Dentistry Today
Teenagers should make sure to eat breakfast based on information from a new study. Teens who don't eat breakfast are nearly twice as likely to suffer from bad breath when compared to other teenagers who eat breakfast. The study appeared in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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FDA updates painkiller warning labels
American Dental Association
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is strengthening painkiller warning labels to include information about the risk of heart attack and stroke. Based on the FDA's comprehensive review of new safety information, the FDA is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the agency advised health professionals and patients in a July 9 safety announcement.
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US senator wants action on Medicaid fraud
DrBicuspid.com
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has sent letters to key government agencies, asking how many criminal and civil cases have been brought against dentists suspected of fraudulent treatment and billing practices involving Medicaid patients. The letters expressed frustration that little has been done to stem apparent widespread Medicaid fraud despite federal investigations and extensive media attention into the issue.
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WHAT YOUR PATIENTS ARE READING


Brush before breakfast for stronger, healthier teeth
Lifehacker
Common sense would tell you that brushing your teeth after eating breakfast is good, because you clean off all the gunk from your meal, right? However, you might be better off brushing your teeth before you eat or 30 minutes after. Here's why.
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The truth about bad breath
ConsumerReports.org
We're not really very good at detecting halitosis, or bad odors in our own breath. As many as 1 in 4 people who complains of bad breath doesn't actually have it. Although the exact prevalence of the condition is unknown, it is thought to range from 15 to 30 percent based on studies done in several countries, and men have the dubious distinction of outscoring women.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Communicating trust — The key to dental case acceptance
DentistryiQ
Patients' perceptions, and oral health in general, have changed radically in just a few generations. The success of a modern dental practice depends entirely on how effectively it can influence patients to say "yes" to optimal dental health.
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Do's and don'ts for customer service: Patients are people, too
DrBicuspid.com
No one wants to be treated like a number — especially when it comes to healthcare. You can make your practice stand out from competitors by getting to know your patients as individuals and honoring their personal preferences on everything from appointment times to tooth polish flavor.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    ADA: Nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis (American Dental Association)
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Difficult questions — Honest answers about periodontal disease (DentistryiQ)
Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions (University of Florida via Medical Xpress)
Case Western Reserve University's dental school gets $3 million gift (Crain's Cleveland Business)

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