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Here’s What to Expect at Reopened Dentist Offices

Have a dentist appointment coming up? You’ll likely encounter these post-pandemic changes during your visit.

Chances are, you either had to postpone a dentist visit due to the pandemic or put off making an appointment. Like most industries, the dental industry was impacted by coronavirus, and practices had to shut their doors for several weeks to months to ensure the safety of their staff and patients. While many offices are reopening now, don’t expect them to run the way they did pre-pandemic. The normally warm and welcoming environment of the dental office has transitioned into a more sterile one, explains Kyle Bogan, DDS, a dentist at North Orange Family Dentistry in Delaware, Ohio. “Small talk and getting to know our patients is more challenging as we balance personal relationships with the physical barriers of our increased PPE (personal protection equipment),” he says. And that’s just the beginning of the changes

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Secret ‘Medicine Ball’ Tea Added to Starbucks Menu: Here’s the Recipe

A secret Starbucks menu item became such a hit with cold sufferers that the company has made it part of the official beverage lineup!

The drink goes by the name Medicine Ball on social media because it can apparently help relieve cold symptoms.

AP Starbucks Adds Cold-Busting Drink to Its Menu

A Starbucks spokesperson told Clark.com in an email that the coffee chain noticed the beverage was gaining popularity in October 2016, particularly on Instagram.

There were so many requests for the tea-based drink that it earned a permanent spot on the menu in 2017.

Although people on social media refer to the beverage as the Medicine Ball or Cold Buster, you can order a Honey Citrus Mint Tea and your barista will know what you mean.

Here’s the recommended recipe:

UPDATE: Starbucks has a new drink that’s inspired by the Medicine Ball. It’s called Citrus Defender and the Vitamin

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