Archive for 2019

What are impacted canines?

While many patients have heard of impacted wisdom teeth, they’re not the only teeth that can become impacted. Other teeth can also remain stuck under the surface of your gums due to crowding or having a small mouth. Upper cuspid teeth, or canines, are the “I” teeth on the corners of the mouth. They are […]

Tips for hiring a digital marketing agency

Marketing a dental practice these days requires quite a different skill set than it used to. While traditional marketing techniques still have a place in your marketing plan, digital approaches are quickly becoming key to driving new patients through your doors. For many practices, hiring a digital marketing agency is a quick and easy way […]

5 Facebook tips for dental practices

Love it or hate it, Facebook is an important marketing tool in today’s connected world. Approximately two-thirds of all Americans are on Facebook, including many of your patients. Here are five tips to help your practice connect with patients on Facebook. 1.  Fill out your business page thoroughly There are two big reasons to fill […]

Simple tips for happy gums

Taking care of your gums is an important part of proper oral hygiene. Healthy gums protect your teeth from decay and bone loss around your teeth. Learn the right way to floss Flossing daily is a way to clear the hard-to-reach areas in-between your teeth of food debris and bacteria. Follow these easy steps to […]

Elements of a good practice website

A dental practice’s website should not be looked at as an afterthought. From banking to shopping to booking airline tickets, your patients are accustomed to getting things done online and they expect to communicate with their dentist in the same way. Here are some tips for having a website that your patients will value. Clear […]

Dental Implants: Aftercare

Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts! The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the individual […]

Making your website a great user experience

In a world where people expect to be able to do everything online, optimizing your practice’s website for a great user experience is a good way to delight your patients and help differentiate your practice from the competition. Here are a few simple things you can do. Make your website easy to find Most internet […]

If you need to let a member of staff go

A downside to running your own practice is that sometimes you’re forced to let one of your team members go. Here are some tips to make this challenging aspect of owning a business a little easier. Document everything in advance As soon as a team member enters your practice’s disciplinary protocol, begin to document every […]

Texting best practices

Struggling to reduce no-shows at your dental practice? Maybe you need to send reminder messages through text. Texting is cheap, easy and it is many patients’ preferred method of contact. Take advantage of the smartphone craze Did you know that the average American checks their phone every twelve minutes? While this might not be good […]

How does local anesthetic work?

One of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry is the use of local anesthetic to keep patients comfortable and treatment painless. If you’re curious about how it works, here’s a short explanation of the science behind local anesthetic and how it keeps dental procedures and oral surgery safe and pain-free. Blocking the signal from nerve […]