Dr. Hodous and his staff wish you happy holiday season filled with peace, love and joy!
It’s an exciting time in our office and as we wrap up 2015, we’re looking ahead to find new and innovative ways to provide you with even better service in the coming year. We’ve added new state-of-the-art equipment to the office and are offering new services and procedures. Keep reading to find all of this exciting news and information.
But with the Thanksgiving holiday just a few days away, there is much for which I am grateful. I am grateful for you and I thank you for your continued support and confidence in choosing me for your dental care needs. I look forward to the coming year and once again promise to provide the very best care available.
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your dental care. My direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
Wishing you happy holidays and big SMILES!
The Gift That Keeps on Giving!
‘Tis the season for giving, but remember to give yourself the most important gift of all this holiday season: a healthy smile! Maintaining good oral hygiene during the holiday season is more important than ever.
Holiday get-togethers tend to lead people to consume sugary treats and drink alcoholic beverages more than usual. And with their busy schedules and increased stress levels, many people’s oral hygiene suffers. They forget the most basic of oral hygiene tasks that can counteract the effects of sugary snacks and drinks.
If all you want this holiday season is to keep your two front teeth, or all of your teeth for that matter, then check out these tips on how to save your smile.
WINE Whether red or white, the high acidity levels in wine can eat away at a tooth’s enamel. Tooth enamel is critical in the protection against decay and cavities. To avoid damage, refrain from swishing the wine around in your mouth, and drink water in between beverages to rinse the teeth of the acid. Cheers!
SUGARY TREATS Bacteria in the mouth thrive on the sugars found in candy canes, chocolate, and gingerbread cookies, increasing the likelihood of developing cavities. If you are not able to brush and floss after munching on sweet treats, drink water or chew a piece of sugarless gum. This will boost saliva flow in the mouth and help wash away bacteria.
STRESS Holiday anxiety can cause people to grind or clench their teeth, causing jaw pain, headaches, and chipping. Try to find a way to alleviate your anxiety, but it’s also important to see your dentist, who can recommend solutions like a custom night guard. Wearing one at night will prevent you from taking out the holiday stress on your teeth while you sleep.
Remember that the gift of oral health is one that keeps on giving all year long! A healthy smile should always be at the top of your wish list. Brush and floss your teeth twice daily or after every meal and schedule an appointment to see Dr. Hodous at least twice a year.
*Excerpts from KnowYourTeeth.com
Super-Thin No-Prep Veneers!
We’re excited to announce that we now offer Super-Thin No-Prep Veneers! Just like traditional veneers, these no-prep Super-thin veneers are a custom-made layer of porcelain designed to change the teeth and enhance the smile just like regular porcelain veneers. The difference is that with these Super-thin veneers, none of your natural enamel is removed. Often patients are apprehensive about traditional cosmetic dentistry because of the need to drill or reduce their original teeth and the permanent change in the state of their original teeth. If you qualify, with Super-thin veneers, we will design the porcelain to go on top of your teeth with little or no drilling or reduction. This revolutionary technique removes some of the concerns you may have about removing healthy tooth enamel with traditional veneers.
The contact lens-like Super-thin veneers are bonded directly to the tooth to correct the size of the teeth if they have been worn, make them whiter or enhance a narrow arch width for a broader smile.
Call our office at 479-582-1100 to schedule your appointment to see if Super-Thin No-Prep Veneers are right for you!
We’ve Got Big News!
As always, we are committed to providing you with the very best dental care available with the most clinically advanced treatment and technology. We’re excited to announce that we now have the industry’s latest advancement in digital scanning, the Sirona Omnicam.
This state-of-the-art camera, provides fast capture images in 3D video that serve as the impression for a tooth that needs a crown. You guested it, we have virtually eliminated the traditional impressions and all that gooey rubber. We digitally scan the tooth that needs the restoration and e-mail the file to the lab. In keeping with our “Green” approach to dentistry we are reducing the use of petrochemicals and transportation of our lab cases. These images allow us to record and share with you extremely lifelike images of your natural tooth structure so that we can deliver a more accurate and comfortable dental product.
For more information about this new state-of-the-art technology or other services we offer, contact us at email@example.com or call our office at 479-587-1100.
Use It, Don’t Lose It!
Each year, patients miss out on scheduling the dental treatment they need, deserve and have insurance to cover. Unfortunately, dental insurance dollars don’t roll over into the next year, leading to a significant waste of your valuable insurance payments. Bottom line: when it comes to dental insurance, what you don’t use, you lose!
Have you taken full advantage of your dental dollars? Every year dental insurance companies make big bucks when you miss out on the full dollar amount of your coverage plan. Don’t let this be you!
Unlike medical insurance, dental insurance and dental plans provide you with an allotted amount of money to spend on your care each year. This means you may have extra left over that will disappear if your plan, like many, renews in January! It is always a good plan to try to maximize what your dental insurance will cover this year so that next year’s benefits can be used for any unexpected treatment that may come up. Have you been thinking about getting a whitening treatment? What about cosmetic veneers? Now is your chance to take full advantage of your dental insurance.
For many plans, as of January 1, 2016 (varies depending on plan), you will again be required to pay 100% of your annual insurance deductible before any dental benefits are paid by your insurance company. Now is the perfect time to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted and seize the dental dollars you deserve!
Call at our office today at 479-582-1100 or visit our website to schedule your appointment, and together let’s make sure you are in excellent dental health for the New Year and getting the full value of your insurance. We look forward to seeing you soon! Remember, if you don’t use it, you lose it!
Congratulations to Jacquie Froelich, our 3rd quarter Referral Rewards winner! Jacquie won a shopping spree at Cabela’s. Thanks for the referral Jacquie and happy shopping!
The holidays are a wonderful time to create memories. Recently our dental team shared their favorite holiday memories and we wanted to share them with you.
“Growing up in the Chicago area, fresh snow was a common occurrence on Christmas. Each Christmas morning we found sleigh tracks and footprints on the roof of our house leading to the chimney. It was comforting evidence that Santa Claus had indeed visited us! It wasn’t until years later that I found out my dad climbed on to the roof every Christmas Eve to make those tracks and footprints. Still one of my favorite memories!” ~Dr. Hodous
“As a little girl, one of the best holiday memories was sleeping every Christmas Eve night with my Granny. We would snuggle in and dream about the presents just on the other side of the bedroom door. Granny would set the alarm for early the next morning so that we could be the first ones to peek at the presents before anyone else got up.” ~Olivia
“As part of our family tradition growing up in Ohio, every other year we would drive to Canada on Christmas Eve. To us as kids, this meant lots of snow! One particular year, much to our dismay, we arrived to find no snow on the ground. I remember being so disappointed and was sure that Christmas was ruined! We went to church that Christmas Eve and when we walked out of the church, the ground was covered and the biggest snowflakes I had ever seen were coming down. Christmas was saved!” ~Kelly
We wish you many warm and happy memories this holiday season!