Archives for the month of: January, 2013

Many people bring up the subject of whitening at their dental appointment, and we’re happy to share our wisdom and advice.

One of the best options for most patients is to whiten with custom molded whitening trays you wear at home. Plenty of our patients are a part of our free whitening for life program. As part of this program, you’ll receive custom trays and 2 tubes of whitening gel to get started. Then, each time you come in for your cleaning and checkup, we’ll provide you with more bleaching product to maintain and update your smile.

Ask us about our free whitening program as well as in-office whitening and other cosmetic treatment and we’ll see what we can do for you!

This cold weather feels a little bit unrelenting. After the new year starts, and the holidays die down, winter seems so long. These single digit temperatures, and sometimes even the teens really can do a number on you.

Maybe as you’re walking outdoors, you even notice how the cold feels as you breathe in. Cold sensitivity is a big issue for a lot of patients, and it’s something you should mention to us at your next appointment.

Our doctors and hygienists may be able to recommend a sensitivity toothpaste for you, or might look at your teeth and your brushing techniques and make other suggestions for you based on this information.

The American Dental Association has a site where you can check on sensitivity and other dental symptoms. Feel free to set up an appointment or give us a call if the cold, or anything else, is making your teeth feel too sensitive.

Oh boy, we all survived the holiday season and the end of the world!

So, where does that leave us? In January of course, getting 2013 off to a fantastic start.

If you have a new insurance plan, or new benefits like flex spending or HSA dollars, feel free to call us about how you can utilize it in our office. We’re happy to help with any questions you might have.

This is always a good time to get into new routines, to work on those pesky resolutions. What are yours? Planning on losing weight or eating better? Those resolutions will contribute to your future dental health. Maybe you’ve decided to stay away from those big ones. That’s OK! Something simple like flossing every day is a good resolution to make too! Habits only take a few weeks to become a part of your every day schedule, and at that point, you’ll know you’re doing something great for yourself!

Perhaps this year, you want to take some time for you, to take care of yourself. Talk to us about your cosmetic concerns, like whitening or orthodontics. We can give you more details about the implant process or veneers, if that’s the kind of thing you want to make your smile gorgeous.

Let us help you make 2013 a great year!