Cosmetics
Are you pretty? A smile may be the determining factor
February 14, 2020 -- Try smiling if you want to gain the most attention this Valentine's Day. Men and women find the grin of a smiling person to be the feature that most affects attractiveness, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  Discuss
Zephyr partners with ProSomnus on sleep apnea products
February 13, 2020 -- Medical device company Zephyr Sleep Technologies and ProSomnus Sleep Technologies have partnered to market and sell each other's products for sleep apnea and snoring.
Illegal teeth-whitening cases rise 26% in U.K.
February 11, 2020 -- Reports of illegal teeth whitening, which can leave patients with burns, blisters, and tooth loss, soared by 26% in the U.K. in 2019. That percentage may be higher since the data are based on customers' reports, according to an article published on February 10 by the BBC.  Discuss
3 tips for marketing teeth whitening on social media
February 6, 2020 -- About 38 million adults used teeth whiteners in 2019, and the market is expected to grow annually. It's time you use patients' quest for bright smiles to grow your practice. Daniel Lewis, the public relations manager for Ultradent Products, shares tips for marketing teeth whitening on social media for your practice.  Discuss
Flea market dental grill ruins Texas woman's teeth
January 30, 2020 -- A dental grill purchased at a flea market in Texas caused severe tooth decay and rot for a woman who wore the decorative cover cemented on her front teeth for a year, according to a news report published on January 24.  Discuss
PhotoDynamic gets multimillion-dollar investment
January 30, 2020 -- Orthodontic oral hygiene company PhotoDynamic has announced a multimillion-dollar investment round, including funding from the American Association of Orthodontists.
U.S. lawmakers want SmileDirectClub investigated
January 29, 2020 -- Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SmileDirectClub to ensure that the clear-aligner company is not misleading consumers and harming patients.  Discuss
Leveling up on the oral-systemic link
January 28, 2020 -- Let's talk about the oral-systemic link. We've been working on it in dentistry for decades now, but we still have a tremendous and untapped opportunity happening in dental practices all over the world, writes Dr. David Rice. He explains what this opportunity is and what dentists need to do to help patients and the medical community.  Discuss
Tips to grow your Invisalign business
January 28, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Molis believes he has cracked the code for dental practices to become successful while offering Invisalign products. He has founded his coaching business on this premise and has gathered quite the following from Invisalign providers. He shares his tips on growing an Invisalign business with DrBicuspid.com.  Discuss
Western Dental debuts clear aligners
January 20, 2020 -- Western Dental has launched its own brand of clear orthodontic aligners, ClearArc.
Hot Topic
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.