Is Your Dental Practice Drying Up?

Did you know that over 1800 drugs, both prescription and over the counter, can cause dry mouth in your patients, including 8 of the 10 most frequently used medications? The list seems to be endless, but includes:

Antacids such as Prilosec and Prevacid
Antianxiety medications such as Xanax and Valium
Antidepressants such as Zoloft and Celexa
Antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec
Anti-hypertensives such as Norvasc
Anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin and Naprosyn (Alleve)
Cholesterol reducing drugs such as Lipitor
Hormone replacement therapy (Premarin)

And the list goes on. Even diarrhea medication such as Immodium AD can cause dry mouth! (Guess it dries out everything!!) It seems that practically every prescription or OTC med has dry mouth as a side effect.

So, as part of your health history, be sure to ask about prescription AND non-prescription drugs. Many patients believe it is not necessary to inform you about over-the-counter medication they may be taking, but that simply isn’t true.

If your patients are taking any of these medications (or any of the over 1800 that list dry mouth as a side effect) it may be a good idea to make in-office fluoride a part of their hygiene visit. Besides protecting your patients’ dental health and saving you some headaches (root caries are a bitch to restore!!), you will also add to your production!

Recently we did an interview with Anastasia Turchetta, RDH, where she gave twenty productive and educational facts for your dental practice such as this one. Many of them had to do with tips for dealing with our aging population along with other things that will help your practice AND bottom line! It was a fantastic eye-opening session, and part of our monthly Madow Brothers Audio Series. Recent interviewees have included Dr. Roger Levin, Dr. Marty Goldstein, Dr. Ross Nash, Dr. Howard Farran, and many more! To check it out and get two CD interviews absolutely free, click here! It’s the best way to get fantastic continuing education without leaving home!

Brand New from The Madows – Last Night’s Test Already Proves This to be a Winner!

Sunday night we ran a small test blurb on several social media sites unveiling a new Madow product. We asked for feedback and what we received was so unbelievable, we didn’t want to wait any longer to introduce this to our Madow members and subscribers.

The product you are about to see is a result of twenty years of research on this very important topic. What we have come up with is designed to increase your profitability very quickly. We think you will be very happy!

To be among the first to review our exciting new product, please click here!

Talk to you soon.

The Greatest Dental “Event” For Docs and Team Members is in Three Weeks!

Attention Doctors and Team Members

The Special Fifteenth Anniversary celebration of TBSE (The Best Seminar EVER) is three weeks from now. Although it is getting very close, there is still time to sign up. We are expecting a record turnout, so this is not something you should put off any longer. It is being called the “2009 Love Dentistry Fest” because you will learn how to not only love dentistry, but become much more successful and profitable in your practice than you are now. Let’s face it, we have been through a tough couple of years. But we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The stock market has rebounded above 10,000. People are ready to start spending their money. We want to make absolutely certain that you and your team are poised to set all kinds of profit records next year. Besides, you and your fantastic team deserve a little break. Can you think of a better way to reward them than to take them to “The Best Seminar EVER” in Vegas?  Please click HERE if you would like to know more. If you are a team member, please show this to the doc! But please don’t wait as it is getting very close!