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Why do we recommend cleaning invisible aligners with liquid dish soap?

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On our newest On-The-Mirror Guide, Invisible Aligner Care & Cautions™, we recommend keeping aligners clean by "thoroughly brushing once a day with dish liquid" for several reasons: Dish soap is non-abrasive. Many toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients for stain removal and whitening that are too harsh for aligners. Just like with eyeglasses, scratches make the material opaque. Dish soap is inexpensive. Since it works just as well as products specifically meant for clear aligners, why not use it? A plus is that some versions have antimicrobial properties. Dish soap is convenient. Recommending a product that people already have around the house helps make compliance that much easier. ...

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Added Benefits of Providing Excellent Patient Education Materials

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We just came across this interesting article in the November 2015 issue of Dentaltown Magazine, "Internal Marketing Begets Referrals".   "Patient Education Leads to More Referrals" We couldn't agree more. O'Neil Practice Resources has been providing informative and detailed patient education materials for over 30 years. Exam Summaries, like our Preliminary Orthodontic Evaluation™ brochure, not only get persuasive treatment information to every decision maker, but also generate awareness of the types of services your practice provides. Our On-The-Mirror Guides™ help promote healthy compliance which garners better overall treatment results. Successful finished cases are the best advertisement for your practice. 

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Another successful speaking engagement for Dr. O'Neil!

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September, 2015:Our company founder and CEO, Dr. Joseph F. O'Neil, frequently speaks to dental and orthodontic groups throughout the world. Here is Dr. O'Neil at a recent conference where he addressed practice management issues in a lecture titled "Fine-Tuning the Established Practice".    

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Something sticky this way comes... and National Orthodontic Health Month is coming too!

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Boo! Have you seen it already on the grocery store shelves?  (It's been there since the middle of August in some places.) Bags and bags of sticky, gooey, sweetness waiting to tempt your patients. To celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month this October, your practice can help remind patients of the potential hazards from chewy and crunchy candies. Our Preventing Problems With Braces guide clearly illustrates the problems too many treats can cause for your patients. Order online or call us today at 800-332-0148.

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