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2019: The Year of Dental Trends

Published on May 9th, 2019

We are almost midway through the year (crazy, we know), but it’s still important to stay aware of all the trends happening in dentistry. Your south loop dentist is here to keep you in the know. Check out how 2018 paved the way for 2019’s (mostly technologically based) improvements in the dental industry.

 

Trend 1: Social Media/SEO Influence

According to Sprout Social, “social media marketing for dentists is still in the early roots of adoption, but more dental practices are seeing the power of being active on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.” While everyone knows they need to get their teeth checked twice a year, it’s important to remind people to actually make the dentist appointment. Social media marketing helps build relationships with your audience and dentists need to rapport to let everyone know not to associate dentists with pain. What’s better than establishing good relationships and even attracting new clients?

 

Trend 2: Telehealth

Telemedicine has become pretty popular when it comes to immediate remedies for the mind and body. However, telehealth for dentists would be a massive step up. Those who have dabbled in telemedicine will notice that oral health is not that prominent. Since telemedicine has become widespread, it’s important to keep up to date on if dentists will be incorporated into the rising trends of traditional dental practice.

 

Trend 3: Dentistry Apps

Apps are constantly evolving. Looking for a pet? There’s an app for that. Need to track your food? There’s an app for that. How about dental education? Now, there are multiple apps for that. SocialDental allows you to capture your dental habits and post them online. Dental Expert explains dental hygiene problems and treatments, with facts sprinkled in. Mydentist helps you communicate openly and freely with your dentist. These are just some examples. Check out dentist apps today to discover all things dental.

 

Trend 4: 3D Printing & Laser Technology

Laser dentistry has been around for years, but today you can discover the two main procedures: laser for hard tissue and soft tissue. Your tissues absorb wavelengths of light in different ways and the laser helps with detecting cavities, dealing with restricted tongue movement, and more. 3D printing is newer in the dental world, but just as beneficial. Did you know that 3D printing is worth about $780 million in the dental market? The 3D capabilities are incredible and growing each year. Replacing or repairing a damaged tooth, creating an ortho model, and even producing crowns and bridges—3D printing has a range of capabilities.

 

We are looking forward to seeing where technological advancements lead us in the dentist industry. If you have questions or are ready to make an appointment at our South Loop dentist location, call us today!

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