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Reddit CEO got LASIK Eye Surgery to Prepare for Apocalypse

According to the Stein Eye Institute Laser Refractive Center at UCLA, doctors perform about 700,000 LASIK procedures each year. Most nearsighted people get LASIK because they want to improve their appearances or they want to avoid the inconvenience of carrying glasses.   Some extremely wealthy people have a different reason for undergoing LASIK surgery: They…

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Is the Keto Diet Causing Bad Breath?

Ketogenic diets have become popular because several studies show that they can help people lose weight and lower their blood sugar. Some evidence even suggests that a keto diet can help protect people from illnesses like cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.   People who follow a ketogenic diet consume as few carbohydrates as possible. Diets…

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How to Get Free Magazines for Your Waiting Room

In today’s on-demand culture, patients who have to spend just a few minutes in your waiting room may get frustrated. Providing free magazines gives them a distraction that helps the time pass quickly at your office. You don’t, however, want to spend a lot of money on magazine subscriptions.   Follow these three tips to…

Michigan Shuts Down Illegal Dental Business

  Without insurance, getting braces typically costs about $5,000. A woman in the Detroit area, however, claims that she can put braces on top and bottom teeth for just $150 each. A report from investigative journalists in Detroit shows that the woman would tighten braces for $50, fix braces for about $20 and whiten teeth…

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The History of Bad Breath

Bad breath carries a stigma that transcends time. What is known about today from the causes of bad breath might be more than eating a sandwich loaded with a bad combination of food. Bad breath is linked to bacteria and persistent bad breath can even mean a person may have gum or periodontal disease. To…

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Dentists Apologize for Teeth Whitening Ad

When Renaissance Dental Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, launched its “Everyone Smiles in the Same Language” ad, it hoped to attract people from a diverse range of backgrounds to come to the dental practice for teeth whitening. However, the reaction was much more negative. This story carries some important lessons for dentists who are looking for new…

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you are expecting a baby, it is important to take care of your oral health. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can increase your risk of certain conditions, so dental checkups become even more important than usual. Here is a summary of everything you need to know about caring for your oral health…

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Dental Care for Pets

Responsible pet parents know that keeping their pet’s teeth clean is part of good pet hygiene. Yet, it’s not uncommon for some pet parents to skip out on routine dental care for their pets. But regular dental care for pets is just as essential as annual pet examinations and core vaccinations. Here are some important…

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Dental Practice Management Software Market Worth $1.59 Billion by 2024

Dental practice management software has made it significantly easier for dentists and their employees to manage patient files, appointments, payments and insurance information. Recent market predictions show that dental practice management software will become even more important in upcoming years.   According to the latest projections, the industry value for dental practice management software will reach…

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Do You Grind Your Teeth at Night? Botox May Provide Relief

Grinding your teeth, a condition called bruxism, affects about 10 percent of adults, according to the American Sleep Association. Bruxism even troubles up to 15 percent of children. Bruxism can create serious disturbances in your life. Because of this, more dentists are now recommending a treatment that may surprise you: Botox!     Problems Caused By…