Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome back to all of our roundup readers! This week we have some great articles for you to read while you endure this snowy weather! First, we have a trending news article on a dentist’s inability to regulate teeth whitening. Second, we also have a helpful article on how to attract mew patients to your practice. Our last article is a dentist’s opinion on gluten-free toothpaste. Join us in our comments section and get the conversation started. We would love to hear what you have to say.

U.S. Supreme Court rules dentists cannot regulate who offers teeth whitening services
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina state board cannot exclude non-dentists from offering teeth whitening services. Justices said that the board violated anti-trust laws by pushing out their competition, which often provides the same service at a lower cost at malls and spas.

How to use social media’s most shared words to attract new patients to your dental practice
Many dentists struggle with how to effectively use social media to generate new patient traffic. If you are one of these dentists use content that people want to read. Don’t posts about dental implants or teeth whitening. Broaden your scope and post about things other than dental-related content!

A Dentist’s Opinion about Gluten-Free Toothpaste
Despite being one the most popular diet trends on the market, a gluten-free lifestyle isn’t as effective as one may think, especially when it comes to toothpaste. Experts agree that unless you are gluten-intolerant, there is no reason to spend extra money on cellulose gum-based alternatives. A regular xylitol, baking soda and calcium phosphate based toothpaste with a gluten based thickening agent will do the same work without the extra cost and hassle of using a gluten-free toothpaste.

What is your opinion on gluten-free toothpaste? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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