Best Products to Cure Bad Breath

Few things are as gross or embarrassing as bad breath.  

Worrying about how your breath smells can wreck your self-esteem. You may even be among the millions who fear that their breath will negatively affect their relationships. 

You’re sick and tired of avoiding people or hiding your mouth behind your hand. No matter what you try, nothing seems to fix the problem. 

Whether you have occasional bouts or a persistent problem with halitosis, you want a cure that works. The right dental products will help you regain your confidence around others. 

Here are the products rated among the top 10 best bad breath remedies. 

 

  1. BreathRx Anti-Bacterial Mouth Rinse – 33 oz.

Don’t just mask over the stench of unpleasant breath – get rid of it at its source with this antibacterial alcohol-free rinse. 

  1. BreathRx Daily Tongue Care Kit

Take a two-step approach to getting rid of bad-breath germs. Knock them out with this powerful but pleasant-tasting spray and then scrape them right off your tongue. 

  1. BreathRx Gentle Tongue Scraper 3pk

This tongue scraper is the perfect addition to an oral hygiene routine focused on freshening breath.  

  1. BreathRx Purifying Toothpaste – Enhanced Whitening

Did you know that bad breath starts with the bacteria in dental plaque? Brushing regularly with this breath-purifying toothpaste will let you freshen up while brightening your teeth. 

  1. BreathRx Starter Kit (4 items)

After brushing your teeth, spray and scrape your tongue then follow up with a refreshing rinse for the deepest clean possible. This kit makes it easy to clean your tongue and fight off halitosis. 

  1. CloSYS Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste 7 oz

Use CloSYS for a holistic approach to neutralizing odor-causing bacteria. It’s also a great toothpaste for buffing away stain while remaining gentle on dental restorations. 

  1. drTungs Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner

Add a cleanable reusable tongue cleaner to your dental routine. Scraping your tongue is one of the best ways to physically remove bad breath germs. Make tongue-scraping a regular activity like tooth brushing, and you’ll keep your mouth healthy for years to come. 

  1. GUM Dual Action Tongue Cleaner

Clean your tongue just the way you like to with the help of this handy dual-headed tool. Alternately brush or scrape your tongue using just one device. 

  1. Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum – Spearmint – 30ct

Sometimes, you need fresh breath in a pinch. Chewing gum stimulates saliva flow which washes away bad breath-causing bacteria. The xylitol base in Spry Chewing Gum aids in killing off harmful germs. 

  1. Spry Xylitol Mints – Peppermint – 45ct

If you aren’t into chewing gum, some peppermints will also do the job. Spry Mints give your breath an instant icy blast of freshness and the xylitol will help out with keeping bacteria in check. 

Popping a sugar-free mint is just as good for encouraging saliva production as chewing gum is! 

 

Other Causes of Bad Breath to Think About 

What if despite your best efforts nothing seems to work? If a dental product isn’t doing the trick to enhance your breath, then it may be time to consider other possible causes. 

Chronic foul-smelling breath can be a symptom of health issues like: 

  • Respiratory trouble 
  • Gum disease 
  • Severe tooth decay or oral abscess 
  • Digestive problem such as GERD

Halitosis isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Bad breath can be offensive, but fixing it could mean more than just adjusting your personal hygiene. It may mean that it’s time to get a medical or dental checkup. 

Plan a visit to your dentist to find out what’s behind your frustrating cases of bad breath. You can also get more suggestions for the best bad breath products like those found right here at Dentalstores.com. 

Nanotech Replaces Fluoride

Nanotech Replaces Fluoride – Effective and Natural

Are you still on the hunt for a natural, fluoride-free, and effective method of preventing cavities? The dental market now has a solution for fighting decay with nanotechnology in place of fluoride.

 

What Is Hydroxyapatite?

Hydroxyapatite, also called hydroxylapatite, is a naturally-occurring substance. It’s a component of the phosphate and calcium minerals that make up your teeth.

When you think calcium, you may imagine a weak chalky substance that dissolves in water. But hydroxyapatite is the stuff you have to thank for making your teeth and bones strong.

Hydroxyapatite actually makes up 70% of your teeth’s dentin (inner layer) and 97% of the enamel (outer layer.) Its molecular nature causes it to diffuse light, giving teeth their natural whiteness.

Teeth undergo countless pH and temperature changes throughout the day. Acids are particularly bad for enamel. But hydroxyapatite is remarkable for resisting these attacks.

 

How Hydroxyapatite Helps Teeth

So how does this mineral component affect your dental care?

Synthetic versions of hydroxyapatite have many applications in dentistry including:

  • Restoring lost bone in the jaw
  • Coating implants to promote new bone growth (osseointegration)
  • Treating early cavities and reversing the decay process
  • Desensitizing teeth

But what may be perhaps the most interesting use is putting hydroxyapatite into toothpaste. Similar to fluoride, hydroxyapatite can remineralize teeth. We’ll get into how it’s different from fluoride in a moment.

Teeth naturally come with their own supply of hydroxyapatite, which gives them their shape. But reintroducing this material via a rinse or paste can completely restore damaged areas where minerals have been lost.

Hydroxyapatite nano-crystals are small enough that they can actually plug up opening to pores in the dentin (inner layer of tooth) thereby insulating sensitive nerves.

Once normal enamel is gone, it’s usually gone for good. But by filling up weak spots in enamel and dentin, hydroxyapatite essentially rebuilds a tooth’s outer surface.

 

Benefits of Hydroxyapatite vs. Fluoride

Dentists and families have been relying on fluoride for decades to keep teeth strong. But nanotechnology involving hydroxyapatite crystals could soon replace fluoride as the number one line of cavity defense.

Fluoride is a mineral, which strengthens existing hydroxyapatite particles in teeth. But hydroxyapatite restores lost particles.

It also holds out these advantages:

  • Biocompatible
  • Binds well to the tooth surface
  • Doesn’t depend on saliva to be effective as fluoride does
  • Fills in micro-abrasions in enamel to restore a smooth finish
  • Prevents bacterial growth including those responsible for gum disease
  • Can help reverse white spots in enamel
  • Extremely effective desensitizing agent for areas of dentin exposed by gum recession

Add to this the fact that you don’t have to worry about fluoride poisoning, and you’ve got the ultimate cavity defense weapon.

 

A Fluoride-Free Anticavity Toothpaste

Scientists have been playing around with hydroxyapatite for quite some time. But it’s only recently taken off as an effective and tested alternative to fluoride in oral health products.

For all the decay-preventing benefits minus the fluoride, try PrevDent Fluoride-Free Nano-Repair Whitening Toothpaste. It’s 100% safe and natural. The hydroxyapatite nanotech restores enamel back to its original state, resulting in a smoother, whiter, stronger smile.

Find more great oral health care products right here at Dentalstores.com.

5 Tips to Boost Sales and Help Patients

Here are 5 tips to help Patients find the products they need and increase sales.

1. Link to your Store Everywhere

Put a link to your Patient Store at the bottom of ALL your outbound emails, like notifications and appointment reminders.

Simply add the store url link to your notification templates. This will vary by provider – you can contact us and we’d be happy to help set it up. Alternatively, you can ask your webmaster or service provider and they should be able to easily do this for you.

If you don’t know the link to your store or forgot it, no worries, just drop us a note and we’ll send it to you.

Alternatively, if your service provider allows adding HTML to your templates, you can use the link generator in your Admin to create a button or text link and copy/paste into your notification template. NOTE: You cannot use the widget in emails.

2. Send monthly Emails to Patients

Feature your favorite products or a special offer.

Nothing works better than consistent emails with basic product information – it doesn’t matter whether you include discounts – it’s the consistency and value that counts. If you like a product or have specific tips for products that’s the most valuable type of information to share with patients.

If you want a special discount, just contact us and we’ll set one up for you. We can even help you send an email to your patients with a coupon or free gift card. It’s easy for you and great for them.

(If you haven’t sent Grand Opening Email, let us know and we’ll help you create one for your office. It will contain a special with an awesome offer (free $ gift card or coupon). Not only does it let your patients know how much you appreciate them, but it introduces them to the store in an easy-to-use way.)

3. Reward Patients

Hand out Gift Cards to reward patients – use the Discount Gift Card Program (beta) to save up to 90% on the value of cards ($100 for $10).

Did you know it can cost thousands of dollars to gain new patients? One office recently mentioned it cost them $500 to get just ONE new patient.

How can you reduce this cost? One way is to have your current patients encourage others to come to your office. Your patients think you’re great of course, so why not share this with others? Especially if there is a reward for them!

Using Patient Store Gift Cards to reward clients for referrals is an easy way to get started. Just buy a few gift cards and put up a note letting patients know that if they refer any new clients they will get a free gift card to use toward that shiny new electric toothbrush!

You can also use Gift Cards to reward patients for other behavior you want to encourage – so for example – coming to appointments on time or good attendance, etc.

Rewarding patients for their understanding can promote significant good will. For example, we had a practice give gift cards to patients that got their appointments cancelled one day, due to unforeseen circumstance that occurred at their office.

Our new Discount Gift Card Program (Beta) makes it a no-brainer – you can save up to 90%! You pick the amount and number of gift cards sent per month and pay just 10% of their total value. Then, when a gift card is used, you pay the remaining value on that card only. You only pay the full amount of the card when it’s used! This way you never waste money. Every year BILLIONS of dollars are wasted on unused, lost or forgotten gift cards. So why pay for something not used? Our new program eliminates this risk and the cost associated with it. Want to participate? Simply contact us for details.

4. Run a Facebook Contest

Create some buzz! Engage patients on Social Media.

Whether you have a huge social media following or are just starting out, a gift from your store is sure to make your office a fan favorite!

Contact us for contest ideas or help setting it up! Try our new FB Tool!

5. Give patients a business card

Business cards with a special offer can be given at every appointment.

Every goodie bag is an opportunity to let patients know about what items you carry in your store and the discount you are providing them in the bag.

Example conversation: “Hey Joe, here’s your goodie bag – I’ve also included a coupon for our patient store just in case you wanted to check into that flosser I mentioned during the appointment. See you in a few months – feel free to reach out on Facebook if you have any questions.”

We can send you a complimentary box of custom business cards with a discount coupon code unique to your store. If you need more, let us know.

How can you get yours? Just let us know you want them and send us a hi-res logo.

Beginner Tips:

Just getting started? Here are the most basic things you can do to set yourself up for success.

1. Link your site

Put a button link and/or widget on your website that connects to your store. In your Store Administrator, there is a “link button generator tool” that can create a code snippet for you to copy / paste into your site.

2. Create an easy to remember URL

Have your webmaster create a forwarding shortcut link to your store using your own domain.

For example: DrSmith.com/shop

This link is easy to remember for everyone and helps re-enforce your brand.

Just ask your webmaster to forward “[your-domain-name]/shop” to “[your-domain-name].DentalStores.com”. In the example above, “DrSmith.com/shop” would be a forward/shortcut to “DrSmith.DentalStores.com”

3. Introduce your patients and staff

Contact us to set up a webinar – we can help give you personalized instructions.

Talk to your staff about the store and make sure they know how to use it and recommend it to patients.

Introduce patients with a Grand Opening Email or Facebook Post. Contact us to set it up. We’ll create with an awesome offer with a free $ gift card or coupon. It shows your patients that you appreciate them and gives them an easy way to try your store.

Got an Idea?

Let us know what you have in mind and we’ll do our best to make it happen! We want to help you provide a great service for your patients – let us know how we can work together to achieve your goals. Contact us and let’s get started!

The Profit per Patient Metric: How it will change the way you think about your practice.

Using Profit per Patient to Plan a Realistic Path to Growth

If you want to grow your practice, but are only looking at production and new patients, you’re missing the bigger picture. You’re fighting the windmill on a daily basis and you’ll never truly get to realize the full potential of your business.

Improvement and growth starts with recognizing a basic, but critical, business metric: Profit per Patient. Looking at your business on these terms helps frame your goals in a different way: namely that you don’t always need more patients to grow or sustain your practice.

What’s more, is that this one metric gives you a way to measure your current performance against the past just by using your salary and your active patient count or number of appointments. Both values are readily available to you or you may already know them off the top of your head.

Profit per Patient represents how much you, as a dentist, will make on average from each of your patients. It is calculated by taking the total profit earned over a period of time (usually your net take home or salary for 1 year) and dividing it by the active patient count or more accurately, the number of patients you’ve seen during that period of time (i.e. number of patient visits / appointments including multiple visits per patient).

The average profit per patient visit is $56

What’s your profit per patient/visit?

If you’re like most dentists, then your average profit per patient visit is $56, according to the most recent ADA data available for General Dentists.

So now that we have a handle on our key metric, “Profit per Patient”, we can identify ways to improve it and achieve business objectives. This makes it easy to realistically measure and execute strategies that will help you grow and improve your practice.

For example, let’s say your goal is to increase income (profits) by 10%. You have two choices:

  1. Increase patient visits by 10% – so assuming 1500 patients, you need ~12 new per month.
  2. Increase profit per patient by 10% – so just $5 more profit per patient visit can achieve this goal (using ADA avg). Assuming each patient visits twice throughout the year means you need to earn ~$10 more per patient.

Let’s examine Option 1: Increase Patient Visits.

Growing a patient base is difficult and expensive. To increase patient visits, you can also work longer hours or work with other dentists, either through partnership, acquisition, or employment. All equally as difficult.

Now we’ll look at Option 2: Increase Profit per Patient.

You only need $10 more profit per patient to achieve your goal. So you can reduce overhead (salary, rent, supplies, etc), charge more for services, increase billings or expand treatment plans. But again, easier said than done, because expanding treatment may have a commensurate increase in overhead and the alternative, reducing costs, can take a lot of time and effort.

Re-frame the problem using Profit per Patient

Our ideal solution would generate 10%-20% more income without increasing your patient base, extending hours, changing procedure mix or billing more.

Once you realize that you only need to earn $10-$20 more profit per patient per year, you’ve framed the problem in such a way that it becomes easy to find new solutions.

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? $10 = 10% growth? But that’s all it takes.

Here’s a Simple Rule:
$10 profit per patient ≈ 10% growth

 

The Solution for Growth

With per patient goals, the solution becomes obvious: you can simply expand treatment options by providing products to your patients using a turn-key service like DentalStores. This way, you don’t have to invest in any inventory, deal with customer support or fulfill orders – DentalStores handles it all for you. Plus you earn money on all sales, just as you would selling them direct from your office.

Using DentalStores, you can make 10-20% more profit per patient. The average profit per patient returned ranges between $10-$30 – and some offices make more depending on what they sell.

1 Electric Brush ≈ $50 profit

For example, you can earn up to $50 on an electric toothbrush. So selling just one brush to one patient would literally DOUBLE the profit earned per visit for that client. Imagine selling a toothbrush to every patient – it means you could grow your income by 50% – and this doesn’t even include the replacement heads they will be buying in the future.

Patient Products offer Income & Continuity of Care

Product sales provides a new, continuous revenue stream back to the office – but what’s even better, is that you continue to be involved in your patient’s care.

What are you waiting for? Start selling today!

 

Selling Products to your Patients

Many offices must face the decision of whether or not carrying products for their patients will work for them. A dentist I recently spoke to told me that they felt adding a retail section to their office would just add another full time job to their current workload – who would buy all of the products? Where would they buy it from – the manufacture or a third party, like Amazon? How do they know they’re getting the best price for their patients? Will I even be able to make any profit off of this? Oh wait… and what if no one buys the products I sell? I’m sure you’ve had all of these thoughts… so know you’re not alone!

If you’re reading this right now, you must either be considering carrying products, or you’re trying to figure out to do it better. Luckily for you, I’ll address both!

Carrying products has a TON of benefits. Most importantly, by ensuring your patient gets the best care possible, both in and out of your office. We all know that 3 out of 4 patients don’t comply with your recommendations – by offering the products they need (for maintenance) they are more likely to follow your guidance and have better check ups.

Offering products like electric toothbrushes, specialty toothpastes and rinses also saves your patient time and money! Why make them go to the store when they can get it from you as they are leaving your office.

Speaking of stores – did you know the products that retailers are carrying are inferior to the products you can be carrying in your office? Let’s take Crest White Strips for example, retailers sell nearly a quarter of a billion dollars worth of these every single year! Your office can get a piece of the pie by offering these to your patients, too – but only you get to offer the professional grade version. They have nearly 3x as many strips, 3 times stronger, and cost just about the same. Which do you think your patients would buy?

Now, let’s talk money. Obviously, you’re not going to become a billionaire from selling products, but you will certainly increase your profits per patient. For simplicity sake, let’s say you see on average 10 patients per day and your average profit per sale of an electric toothbrush was $25. If one out of every ten patients bought this electric toothbrush that would be on average an additional $500 in profits every single month!

Now that we’ve covered all the great things about selling to your patients – let’s tackle the challenges. Starting with maintaining inventory – who will do this for you? It’s important to prevent inventory loss – whether it be monitoring expiration dates or counting inventory to keep track of lost and stolen products. You should consider having a dedicated person that takes on this duty. Another thing to consider is return policy – what if a patient just doesn’t like the product after they’ve already opened it? How will you handle this? How strict will you be? Most importantly, you must consider the initial investment and risk that goes into purchasing all these products upfront.

DentalStores provides an alternative to this. DentalStores is an e-commerce service for dental offices – providing all of the inventory, customer service and support and gives you commissions on everything you sell. You’ll never have to waste time and money buying products for your office – DentalStores carries over 500 professional grade products for you to sell to your patients with just a click of a button – literally.. Its super simple all you need to do tell your patients about your service And they take care of the rest; inventory, customer service, and returns.

 

To learn more you can visit DentalStores.com or call 1-800-SMILEOK-7.

New Product for January 30, 2018

Check out our new product, TheraSol Ready-To-Use Irrigation Solution – Mild Mint – 16oz.

Therasol is a professional strength, highly substantive oral antiseptic and bactericidal irrigation agent.

It has a low alcohol, highly substantive, non-staining formula that helps eliminate harmful oral bacteria and freshen breath.

Despite its strong antimicrobial properties, TheraSol mouthwash is extremely mild with none of the harsh, burning sensations associated with some everyday mouthwashes.

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New Product for December 29, 2017

Check out our new product, GumChucks Universal Loose Flossing Tips – 36ct.

For use with both Adult Pro Floss and Kids handles.

The disposable flossing tips include a 22-mm piece of lightly waxed, high quality dental floss.

Made with 250 strands of twisted fiber, the floss has a high shred tolerance to keep it gliding smoothly between teeth.

Click here to read more about this product.

New Product for November 11, 2017

Check out our new product, OraCoat XyliGel for Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay – 1.7 fl oz.

OraCoat XyliGel for dry mouth and tooth decay is an all-natural, great tasting, soothing gel that coats the mouth with 17% xylitol and lubricant to relieve dry mouth (xerostomia) day and night to reduce tooth decay.

XyliGel is the only dry mouth gel that is non-acidic and pH buffered to the best range for the mouth, pH 7.4.

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New Product for October 31, 2017

Check out our new product, TropiClean Fresh Breath Oral Care Kit.

Traditional teeth cleaning for a thorough clean!

The Fresh Breath Oral Care Kit includes the TripleFlex Toothbrush, Finger Brush and Brushing Gel for Dogs.

The Brushing Gel for Dogs is infused with green tea leaf extract that naturally defends against plaque and tartar and clings to their teeth for a superior clean.

The TripleFlex Toothbrush cleans 3x faster with its easy 360-degree bristles.

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New Product for September 22, 2017

Check out our new product, Revitin Natural Prebiotic Toothpaste – CitrusClean – 3.5oz.

Formulated with natural ingredients that actually support your overall health and wellness.

Revitin Natural Prebiotic Toothpaste is the world’s first and only prebiotic toothpaste designed to support healthy probiotic bacteria in the mouth and balance the oral microbiome to its naturally healthy state.

This balancing of the oral environment promotes improved oral health, immune function, and digestion.

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