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Google Domination and SEO

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When you are running a dental practice it is important to be visible on the internet, as a huge number of people use it, so there is always the opportunity to attract new patients. Google is the most used search engine, and a lot of people will instinctively go to it when they want to know something or find something. There are ways that you can boost your business on Google and push it to the top, so more people will see it when searching for various things.

SEO content

One of the ways that you can make yourself more visible on Google is by using dental SEO content on your websites. SEO means search engine optimisation, and the main way this is done is by using certain keywords within your content to link to searches that people make.

When people search for things on Google, they usually use simple terms with their local area included, as this usually brings relevant results. So within your SEO content, you would include terms such as ‘dentist in London’ or ‘dental implants in London’. Because these keywords are included in your content, this means that it will be boosted towards the top for the person’s  search. This can really help to increase the visibility of your website and can bring in more potential new customers. You will see a visible difference in your website traffic by using this kind of content.

Good marketing management will provide you with monthly dental SEO articles to help boost your visibility, as well as give you advice and tips on how to better manage your marketing methods.

Google domination

As mentioned above, Google is the most popular search engine that people use, which means there are many different websites available. This is why it is important to make sure that you use certain marketing methods to keep your website at the top.

One of the ways you can do this is by paying for your website to be put in the ad section, which is always at the top of a Google page when someone searches something. By doing this, it can pretty much guarantee that if someone searches something that is relevant to your website, they will see it. This can really help to boost your visibility and increase the traffic on your website.

Having multiple social media accounts for your business, as well as a website, can also help to increase visibility due to there being more results for it when people are searching.

Why is this all important?

It is important to focus on dental SEO content and Google domination if you want to keep your business growing and attracting new patients on a regular basis. There is a lot of competition these days, so it is vital to branch out in as many ways as possible to keep on top of your competitors.

If you keep up-to-date with things such as your social media accounts, with SEO content and other marketing methods, then … Read More..

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Searching for a New Dentist?

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What to look for in a family dental practice

When it comes to choosing a suitable dental practice for you and your family, it can be a bit more tricky than simply attending the nearest practice.

As more dental surgeries are now able to offer patients a wider range of treatments, it can make many dental patients feel a bit spoilt for choice. And while the location is an important factor when looking in Coorparoo for a family dental practice, there are a few other things that you may want to consider.

Child-friendly

It is a well-known fact that there are few children who actually like attending the dentist.

And while it is rarely fun for adults either, it is important to check that any potential dental practice has at least 1 dentist who has deep experience with children’s teeth.

In fact, when searching in Coorparoo for family dental practices, ask if they are able to accommodate children of different ages, in case you and your partner are thinking of expanding your family.

Emergency dentists are a must

Nobody thinks about it until it happens, but when you are looking near Coorparoo for family dental practices, you should aim to shortlist dental surgeries that offer emergency dental care.

Why? Because having a toothache is no fun and if you develop a more serious complication, like an abscess, you will need prompt dental treatment to resolve it.

Similarly, dental emergencies do not occur Monday to Friday between 9-5, so it is always reassuring to know that if you need your dental team, they will be there to get you out of pain.

Nervous patient care

Is your partner scared of visiting the dentist? Or does the idea make you break out in a sweat?

Always ask any potential dental surgeries about how they handle more anxious patients. Many will be able to offer sedatives but if you need something that is less surgical, it is worth asking if your shortlisted dental team is able to offer in-chair distractions, such as music or a television set above the dental chair.

High reviews

While it is important to choose a dental team which fits yours and your families needs, you will need to put any potential dental team surgery into an internet search engine to check their reviews.

Avoid using the surgeries website to read reviews, as many dental teams only display their top reviews on their site. So aim for an independent review page to see if the dental team is all that they claim to be.

Friendly team

Many people have experienced the grumpy dental practitioner at one time or another. To say it is off-putting is a serious understatement!

When you have children, it is important to ensure that the dentists at your chosen practice are friendly, chatty and compassionate. How can you check for this? Ask for a non-clinical meeting with each shortlisted practice to see if you gel with the dental team. Why not bring … Read More..

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Think the Only Benefits of a Straight Smile are Cosmetic? 5 Advantages You May not have Thought of

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As adults, it is often easier to see the negative or pessimistic side of life.

And, when it comes to straightening your teeth, it seems many older people either do not see the point or believe that there is no real advantage. Of course, there are many advantages to having a straighter smile which reaches far beyond getting that oh so desirable Hollywood grin!

But what about the brace that will be used to achieve this? Few people want to undertake a heavy, noticeable brace to straighten their teeth. Luckily, it is possible to gain all the advantages that accompany having a straighter smile, without worrying about attracting unwanted attention with Invisalign in Sheffield.

An invisible brace, Invisalign from Sheffield is made from clear plastic and is custom-fitted to fit perfectly over your teeth. Using a set of these custom-made aligners, Invisalign near Sheffield gently pushes your teeth into their new position, without using metal or tightening.

So, what are the advantages that follow having a straighter smile? Some of them may surprise you!

Better sleep

Having misaligned teeth can have an impact on far more than your confidence.

If your teeth are not straight, it can cause nocturnal grinding, also known as bruxism. While this may sound harmless, this can cause discomfort in your jaw, which can lead to disturbed sleep. Even worse, this can cause you to wake up with a sore neck, a headache or even a migraine. Yikes!

Better health

While straighter teeth will benefit your dental health, your overall health will improve too.

As there will be fewer places for plaque to hide and accumulate, it will be less likely to make it into your bloodstream. And so, you will bypass the majority of issues that can come with having misaligned teeth and higher plaque levels in your mouth, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even cancer.

Better mindset

OK, so it would be pointless to not mention how your confidence will improve.

And with higher levels of confidence comes an improvement in mental health and wellbeing. With straighter teeth, you are more likely to smile more and as a result, your brain will release more of a chemical called dopamine. This chemical is linked to improved mood and creativity, so who knows? Maybe having your teeth straightened will help you to get a promotion at work or help you with other creative endeavours.

Better nutrition

If your teeth are misaligned, it is unlikely that you are chewing your food correctly. This can lead to issues with nutritional absorption, as the stomach is unable to break down incorrectly chewed food.

Having straighter teeth puts your body in sync; better chewing equates to easier digestion of food, allowing you to reap the nutritional benefits.

Better life

Add all of these benefits together, and you will undoubtedly have a better life overall. More smiling, more creativity and better absorption of food, you will notice how much of an impact having a straight set of teeth can create.… Read More..

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Urgent Dental Care in the 2nd National Lockdown; What’s Going On?

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The phases we keep hearing on the news is these are uncertain times. The 1st national lockdown was unprecedented and it left dental care reeling, with some patients in a desperate place by the time local primary dentists were permitted to open following government guidelines at the time; from a dentist in Wimbledon to one in Aberdeen.

Aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s

The aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s is anything that may help a pathogen spread via the air. The unknown risk associated with aerosol-generating procedures or AGP’s led to the very cautious approach of suspending the majority of dental treatments.

All the details

For clarity’s sake, here are the official guidelines at the time of writing:

COVID-19 guidance and standard operating procedure. For the provision of urgent dental care in primary care dental settings and designated urgent dental care provider sites

It is a technical document for clinics, but what does it all mean?

  • In the 2nd national lockdown, primary dental staff are considered key workers and will not be mandated to stop practising.
  • UDC (urgent dental care) must be provided even to those with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  • an online prescription method has been implemented, allowing dentists to provide prescriptions electronically following an online consultation without coming in contact with patients.
  • as key workers, dental staff have preferential screening using track and trace.
  • a set of PPE (personal protective equipment) categories have been outlined for varying scenarios, based on the procedure being performed and the vulnerability of the patient.

The response from British Dental Assastion (BDA)

The BDA which represents surgeries across the UK has welcomed the guidelines but was very critical of the measures taken in the first lockdown. Arguing that the high hygiene standards implemented in the practice of dentistry would have allowed them to continue working safely. Also, that the decision to suspend so many dental procedures was undervaluing the role of the local dental service and left many people suffering unnecessarily.

It had been lobbying to have dental staff categorized as key workers and feels that they always should have been. As well as this, dental staff are pleased to now be covered by the governments frontline health and care workers life insurance scheme, providing £60,000 to those who die due to COVID-19 after being infected whilst providing essential health care.

A new method for a dental emergency

The new method of handling a dental emergency is to see urgent cases as soon as possible in local surgeries. Dental practitioners are therefore given greater leeway to refer cases on to specialists, without sending patients to accident and emergency departments.

The goal of this is to lower the burden on A and E, who during the first lockdown saw a substantial spike in dental patients with nowhere else to go.

The new guidelines seem to show that lessons have been learned. With a more moderate response to infection control, which balances the pressing need for dental services is now being observed.… Read More..

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Am I Suitable for Invisalign?

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Maybe? If you’re asking about Invisalign, you are probably hoping to straighten your teeth or otherwise restructure your smile. There are a few things that would make clear aligners unsuitable for you. Obviously, to get a definitive answer, you should see a local dentist like Clear Braces Direct but until then, this article will explore if clear aligners in general, or Invisalign to be specific, are appropriate for you.

What types of teeth can Invisalign help with?

Aligners are considered an effective treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic conditions. This has led to them being considered cosmetic, even though that is not strictly true. In turn, Invisalign and other clear aligners are not being used for more serious meshing problems or severe crowding/gaping, for instance, your molars (the big teeth at the back), are not meeting or you have a complex tooth arrangement. When some of your teeth are in front of the others you should seek a referral from your dentist to an orthodontic specialist or consultant if you are an adult.

What can aligners resolve?

  • Crooked front teeth/malocclusion
  • Rotated teeth
  • ‘Slanted’ or protruding teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Are there age restrictions?

No, and in orthodontics, there never has been. Contrary to public opinions and assumptions, there is no strong evidence supporting the idea that orthodontic treatments are less effective with age (they are less effective with poor tooth and gum condition, but not necessarily age). The teen-braces stereotype is slowly fading with people of all ages engaging in orthodontics in ways never seen before. This may be due to the subtlety and ease of use of these aligners over traditional braces, or the convenience of receiving clear aligners via the post. The newest fitting techniques don’t even involve taking a dental mould.

If your teeth and gums are in good condition and you have all your adult teeth present, your age shouldn’t be a problem. To use Invisalign in particular, you must be least 13 and have parental permission for legal reasons. There are no upper age limits but the bone density of the jaw will become a factor in much older patients.

What could stop me being able you use clear aligners?

  • Advanced gum disease (that causes discomfort while chewing)
  • Multiple missing teeth in a row
  • A dental bridge which is anchored to your teeth
  • Dental implants

What are the options if I can’t use clear aligners

There are multiple options for treatment if you can not use aligners; there’s always a traditional brace with its excellent track record. If you find the appearance of a regular brace unpleasant, you could use lingual braces. They are similar to a standard metal brace but are affixed to the back of the teeth.

The halfway point between the clear aligners and metal braces would be ceramic braces, which have the same mechanism as a standard but are transparent.

There are many more possibilities, and you should talk to your local dentist to make an informed decision about your care … Read More..