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Basic dental care for your child

Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. It is much simpler and more affordable to prevent tooth decay than to repair a decayed tooth.  Daily cleanings, healthy eating habits, and the right amount of decay-fighting fluoride can help your child's teeth.
 
 
Prevent Cavities
 
Cavities are caused by tooth decay, a disease that damages and breaks down teeth.  Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of confidence.  Children with tooth pain cannot eat or sleep properly and may miss days of school.

INSURANCE CORNER

We are involved with numerous dental insurance plans for our patients.  Often times an Insurer may change the terms of a plan without informing us. This can result in frustrating circumstances for you and ourselves when services are provided.
     Please be alert to any plan changes that may occur.  Let us know of these changes as soon as you can.  We'll help in any way we can.

ADA'S new dental symptom checker

ADA ANNOUNCES DENTAL SYMPTOM CHECKER:

To start the New Year off, the ADA is revealing its newest resource for the public, ADA® Dental Symptom Checkerâ„¢, which helps people make better-informed decisions about their oral health. With an intuitive interface, the application allows people to select:
 
Their gender and age
What part of their face or mouth symptoms are occurring
What type of symptoms they are experiencing
Any degree of pain that may be caused by their symptoms
After the various categories have been selected, the ADA Dental Symptom Checker provides a list of possible oral-health conditions.

ADA Dental x-rays important to detect and treat oral health problems

ADA:Dental x-rays important to detect and treat oral health problems

The ADA urges patients to continue to see their dentist regularly and to talk with their dentist about the importance of X-rays and what standard safety precautions are used in the dental office. While a recent study suggests that yearly or more frequent X-rays may increase the risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor, the ADA reiterates its professional opinion thatdentistsshould order X-rays when necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Dental Phobia



Recently our office received a copy of WebMD, while glancing through the articles I found a great one on dental phobia written by Lisa Zamosky.  I'd like to share some of her article here with you.

Does the thought of succumbing to the dentist's chair send a jot of anxiety through your body?  When it comes to triggering a fear response, few things can set people off like an upcoming trip to the dentist.
   That fear can set in early.  Threatening comments from a parent, such as "If you don't brush your teeth, you'll have to go to the dentist," can leave a lasting negative impression.

Toys for Tots 2011 Campaign

We have received our official Toys for Tots box from the Marines and it anxiously awaits our generous donations to the kids in this community.  This year they have requested no donations of stuffed animals.  We have until December 5th to over flow the box. thank you in advance for your generous giving spirit.

Invisalign

Today I was fitted with Invisalign attachments and am comfortably wearing my 1st set of aligners.  Initially they felt very tight, but after 15 minutes they were comfortable.  I won't be able to take them out for 8 hours so its a good thing I brought yogurt for lunch.  I will be wearing this set of aligners for 2 weeks then change to my next set.  Every 2 weeks I'll get a new set of aligners.  

New insurance year

If you're someone who's insurance renews in October and you have unused dental benefits left.  Now may be the time to get that dental treatment scheduled in order to maximize your 2011 benefits.  

Summer Vacations and Invisilign

Well here we are in the midst of vacation season.  Our fearless leader, Dr. Dionise has just returned from a beautiful vacation to his family's homeland of Italy.  His trip of a lifetime was enjoyed by his family and parents together as they explored Rome, Florence, Cosenza, and their family's historical farms and homes. 
 Now that we're back in the office it's time to announce our newest venture into Invisilign orthodontics.
We've recently completed courses in these clear plastic tooth repositioning devices and are excited to incorporate them into our practice. Ask about them at your next dental appointment.

Mi Paste & Mi Paste Plus

Mi Paste & Mi Paste Plus is a one-of-kind product.  The only dental product with RECALDENT, a special milk-derived protein that's a breakthrough in oral health care and completely safe, even if you're lactose intolerant.  It works by strengthening your teeth by replenishing calcium and phosphate to help maintain a normal pH level in saliva. You may benefit from using Mi Paste, ask your hygienist at your next visit.
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