Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome back to the Friday Dental News Roundup, we hope you had a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday. We are starting off the week with an article on the epidemic of Americans and their distaste for flossing. Our second article of the week has five easy search engine optimization secrets for dental practices. Finally, we have an intriguing read about the effect of alcohol consumption on gum health. Take some time outside, read the roundup this week and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what is trending in the world of oral health.

More Than a Quarter Of`U.S. Adults Are Dishonest With Dentists About How Often They Floss Their Teeth
On behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology, a national survey has found that 27 percent of U.S. adults admit they lie to their dentist about how often they floss their teeth. Also, 36 percent would rather do an unpleasant activity like clean the toilet, do the dishes, wait in a long check-out line or sit in traffic instead of daily flossing. Read more about the rocky relationship between Americans and their gums in this informative article.

5 Easy SEO Secrets for Dental Practices
Running a dentist office is a full-time job. From the day-to-day operations to scheduling and serving patients, the marketing of the practice often times takes a back seat. However, with the evolving importance of online marketing, dental practices shouldn’t disregard it. Read on for five fundamental tips to help your dental practice’s online presence.

Study: Alcohol Consumption Can Have a Negative Impact on Gum Health
According to a recent study conducted by the Journal of Periodontology, researchers have found that the consumption of alcoholic beverages can have adverse effects on the health of a person’s gums. Research indicates that poor oral hygiene is a common trait in alcohol users, therefore increasing drinkers’ susceptibility for developing periodontal disease.

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