Happy Halloween readers! On this spooky Halloween eve, we have some treats for you to read this Friday before you head out this weekend for some ghoulish events. We are starting off this week with new findings from the Journal of Dentistry that show fillings could do more harm than good. Next up, we have an article from the American Association of Orthodontists that includes some tip and tricks for safe Halloween recipes. Our final article for the week gives three ways to help eliminate staff drama in the dental office. Read up on these trending stories and let us what you think in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.
Fillings ‘could do more harm than good’ if technique not right, dentists warn
According to research conducted by the Journal of Dentistry, fillings could do more harm than good. Done poorly, the practice can increase decay and mean more fillings are needed in other teeth. The study found that six out of 10 teeth which were next to a filling had also decayed after five years.
Halloween Recipes Are Certified Safe for Orthodontia
The American Association of Orthodontists has released a series of Halloween recipes that are safe for consumption with braces. Along with the recipes, the AAO also has some practical advice for practitioners on how to advise their patients on taking care of their teeth during the Halloween season. The president of the AAO suggests encouraging patients to avoid any foods that are hard, sticky, chewy and crunchy, but to also be realistic and realize sugar is a part of Halloween.
3 Ways You Can Help Eliminate Staff Drama in the Dental Office
Is your practice struggling with catty behavior or main office drama? If so, don’t become a part of it. Lead by example and learn to walk away from it. Also, learn to replace the negative with the positive. Tell a coworker on how great she did with a procedure or how well she handled a patient. Read on to learn more ways to overcome office conflict.