Friday Dental News Roundup

Happy Friday roundup readers! It is getting close to back to school for many families around the country. In light of this, we have some great stories to help you soak up that last bit of summer and get you back in the learning mood. Our first article is a great piece about the benefits of drinking beer. Our second article has five easy ways to get young patients to brush and floss. The final article for the week has an in-depth look at how spending in dental care will grow 60% in the next decade. Take a gander and let us know what you think.

Can Drinking Beer Enhance Your Smile?
Do you enjoy drinking a dark brew on a sunny afternoon? According to one study, you’re in luck;  it turns out these dark brews can be beneficial to your health! Drinking beer can help tooth calcification, decrease inflammation and serve as an antifungal. Read on for an in-depth look on the benefits of beer. Cheers!

Five Easy Ways to Get Young Patients to Brush and Floss
Getting kids to eat their vegetables is hard enough, but flossing? Don’t hold your breath. In order to make a child’s oral health a priority, you have to get a bit creative. Some different tactics to try are to make it a game, try an electronic toothbrush, explain in their words and even let them pick out their paste, floss and other supplies.

Spending on dental care will grow 60% in next decade
According to a new report in Health Affairs, spending for dental care will grow 60% during the next decade. It’s projected that the dental spending will grow from $114.5 billion in 2014 to $183.4 billion in 2024.

What method do you use to get your young patients to brush and floss? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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