Heads of clinics and doctors often complain: after consultation, many patients do not stay for treatment, partially implement the recommended plans, or even refuse to follow the specialist’s suggestions, they want to save on everything, but get high-quality treatment and great guarantees. The dentist sincerely wants to help the patient to the maximum extent possible, but the patient behaves strangely, resisting his intentions: “I came to put a seal, and you offer me to take a panoramic picture, to carry out a whole treatment plan.”
One of the reasons for this situation is that commercial dentistry is very behind the growing consumer competence of the recipient of services Continue reading
HALL, Germany: According to a study by scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in collaboration with the German company Biotechnology Research and Information Network (BRAIN), people around the world abuse sugar. The study, which covered 168 countries, used data from 2010 on the prevalence of caries, periodontitis and tooth loss, the burden of these diseases and the corresponding costs of their treatment, as well as sugar consumption.
The researchers took into account in their calculations both free and hidden sugars contained in many finished products, for example, drinks, ketchup, ice cream and frozen convenience foods, as well as bread, cakes and pasta. Continue reading