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Why Would You Subscribe to Your Dentist’s Blog?

Posted on October 4, 2011 | in Dental Humor | by

Generally speaking, we walk around day to day totally clueless.

We’re not talking about impending doom from asteroids or even cataclysmic climate change, no. We have plenty of easy to define, tangible examples of complete ignorance to illustrate every day, right here in our own atmosphere.

OK, maybe we’re not clueless; maybe we’re just busy with life, family, work, and friends.

Despite the latest pair of digitally enhanced heads-up display earpiece GPS sunglasses, or other socially adept techno shamwow conectigizoink that comes our way, dental health care information doesn’t seem to blitz the airwaves like the latest incarnation to the toothbrush, courtesy of Justin Bieber.

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But why; are we not in need of some skinny along the dental health side of things?

Aren’t there beneficial advancements in dental care and systemic health technology, research, and application, our dentists hope to communicate?

Do we think because our attention spans are diminishing that our need to constantly learn more about personal health and wellness should be further satiated?

Enter Your Rockstar Dentist!

Not every dentist can have a blog these days.

OK, maybe any dentist can have a blog…but only the best dentists actually use their blog to communicate beneficial dental health related community news.

With the interest of exploring the question of why, we as dental patients, would subscribe to, or actually read regular blog posts from, our trusted neighborhood dentist, we’ll look to outline some major benefit points of adding our dentists to our ever expanding library of personal RSS feeds.

dental_practice_blogRSS basically stands for, Real Simple Syndication. The theory being, release the content in one place, and have it repeated and viewed over many different programs, platforms, media outlets…etc.

So, our dentist can release content on say Diabetes and Oral Health through their practice blog; we can then read and maybe even share that info at our convenience.

If we’re subscribed to our dentist’s blog, the valuable information they communicate will be there for us to access on-demand.

Dental newsletters certainly do a good job communicating this kind of info…but even though we may say we’re saving that info to read later on our Monday morning inbox blitz, we often never go back and do so.

Same goes for normal dental patient communications like appointment reminders and post treatment instructions.

The primary message of those vehicles isn’t to communicate beneficial dental health information, it’s to give us instructions or remind us of an upcoming appointment we wouldn’t even think of missing or rescheduling.

Whereas the dental practice blog acts as our personal dental-centric health and wellness news feed. dental_practice_blog_news_feed_personalAside from aimlessly searching online being so two thousand late, and instead of us, as dental patients, needing to go to our trusted neighborhood dental website, or add even more inconvenience to our trifling tasks of the day by aimlessly searching online, we can simply subscribe to our dentist’s blog.

It’s a win-win situation; our dentist can spoon feed us the important dental health and wellness info…and we can consume it on-demand.

We just need to remember to devote the same amount of attention to reading our dentist’s blog, as we do our daily say…our daily flossing regimen.

We all devote a solid 10-15 minutes a day to twice daily flossing, right?
 

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of DentalPatientNews.com, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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  1. […] What this means to us, as dental patients is this; the better our dentists understand the connection between oral health and physical health, the better they can communicate this information to the rest of us – but we do have to go see them on the regular…and make sure we befriend them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and bookmark their blog posts! […]

  2. […] give your dentist some social dental street cred; subscribe to their blog, leave them a review online, post a message to their Facebook wall, follow them on Twitter…you […]

  3. […] What this means to us, as dental patients is this; the better our dentists understand the connection between oral health and physical health, the better they can communicate this information to the rest of us – but we do have to go see them on the regular…and make sure we befriend them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and bookmark their blog posts! […]

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