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May 12, 20150

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 042315“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”             ~ Dr. Suess

Recently our entire team attended the Arkansas State Dental Association Convention in Little Rock. Conferences are always a good investment in time and expense as they allow you to meet and reconnect with other professionals as well as learn about the new and exciting things happening in your field.

One of the highlights of this years seminar was a presentation by Gene St. Louis on “Building the Ideal Practice with Your Dream Team”.  Central to the body of information was the strategy of hiring the right people with the personality types to perform their duties in an efficient and kind manner.  Practice management training really has not changed much over the years.  We need to always remember that there is a unique person attached to that tooth!  We came away with an awesome quote that all of us need to embrace in life:

“The remarkable thing is that we have choice for every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for the day.  We cannot change our past.  We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude”.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% is how I react to it.  And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes. I’m so grateful that our entire team was able to hear this presentation. It made us grateful to be able to work in the wonderful world of dentistry and reminded us that every day when you enter our office, you will be treated with the best attitude of kindness and care possible!

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your dental care. My direct email is drhodous@drhodous.com I’d love to hear from you!

Dr. HodousWishing you big SMILES!

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PS – Not only did we learn a great deal but we had a little fun too!

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FEATURE ARTICLESix Tricks for Teaching Your Kids Better Dental Habits

Rather than pass on your fear of the dentist to your kids, teach them these important dental health habits instead.

Scared of the dentist? You could be passing that fear on to your children, according to a new study from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. Researchers found that the development of “dentophobia” is closely linked to parents’ behavior in the dentist’s chair. What’s more, the way Dad responds to the dentist may be particularly important in how both the child and the mother view their own dentist visits.

Kids live by their parents’ example, so remaining calm at the dentist’s office in front of your children is key to how they will behave during their own future cleanings and also affects whether or not they will stick with other good dental habits. From maintaining a relaxed demeanor during dentist visits to encouraging daily brushing, there are many ways to ensure your kids grow up with healthy teeth and mouths. Here are a few strategies you might try:

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Because we know the best way to teach is by your own example, your toddler should see you brushing your teeth every morning and evening. If you usually do this before they get up or after they go to bed, alter your routine so they can be present. You can even let your child help you brush your teeth just like you help them with theirs. It’s only fair! You can also find YouTube videos of children the same age as your child having a good time using a toothbrush. Kids love having a peer to relate to when they are learning a new skill.

Make It Story Time

While seeing you take care of your own teeth is a good start, there’s nothing like a little suspense to bribe your child into doing what you want. Use tooth brushing time to tell a story. If you’re creative, you can make up a story that incorporates mythical characters like the knight (the toothbrush) and the goblins (plaque) in an epic struggle in the dragon’s cave (their mouth). They have to keep their mouth open so you can see what’s going on with the characters in your story. Singing or listening to a special tooth brushing song is good too. Or, take the show into the living room and have them brush while they watch a favorite DVD.

Go High Tech

Why shouldn’t tooth-care tools be more like toys? The No. 1 item that parents – and pediatric dentists alike! – rave about in helping motivate their child to practice good dental hygiene habits is the electric toothbrush. It makes brushing fast, easy and fun while being gentle on delicate gums. Try a water flosser instead of floss. Add a whale or dolphin shaped “faucet fountain” to your bathroom tap to make rinsing fun.

Leverage the Gross-Out Factor

Visuals are your best friend when it comes to encouraging kids to keep their teeth clean. Even older children will be impressed with the sight of a mouth full of crud. Use plaque disclosing products (chewable tablets or mouth rinse) to highlight areas of buildup they may have missed. Consider joining in to show that everybody misses spots sometimes, not to mention finding out where you need to brush better, as well. Just be sure they know that brushing harder isn’t the answer. They need to brush gently using circular motions along the gum line and chewing surfaces and follow up with proper flossing technique to get rid of the plaque. If it has hardened into tartar, they need a visit to the dentist for a thorough cleaning.

Mommy’s Little Helper

If your child is too young to do a good job of brushing her own teeth and doesn’t want you to do it, that’s OK. You can always bring in a third party to perform this odious task. That would be your trusty sock puppet. Decorate a sock to be a dentist character (e.g. Donald the Doggie Dentist) and have him do the brushing and flossing. Your dentist puppet can also go along with your child to her first real dentist appointment to make the experience less scary.

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What about older children? There comes a time when you have to pass the torch and let your child take over more of their own dental care. By about 5 or 6, kids have sufficient dexterity and motor control to brush properly (although they probably still need to be reminded to brush and floss and should still be supervised until 7 or 8, according to the ADA). At this age, they may appreciate tools that help them structure their oral hygiene routine. That could be setting an alarm that goes off when it’s tooth-brushing time or brushing along with you. Or, it could be using a timer that beeps every 30 seconds to let them know to move on to the next “quadrant” of their mouth. Over time, the more responsibility they can take for maintaining their good dental hygiene.

*Everyday Health – Daisy McCarty and Sarah McNaughton

REFERRAL REWARDS

Your referrals are our biggest compliment! Have you heard about our program to reward you for referring your friends and family to our practice? Simply refer your friends and family members and have them mention your name when making an appointment. Refer as many people as you like. You will be entered once for every referral that keeps their first appointment. Drawings will be held at the end of each quarter. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Referral Rewards program.

Referral Rewards WinnerThe first quarter winner for 2015 was Patti Tetu! Patti won a $150 gift package from the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team. Thanks Patti for referring us to your friends and family and enjoy the baseball game!

The next drawing will be held the end of June and we’ve put together another amazing prize – two first class tickets aboard the Arkansas Missouri Railroad!  This special passenger train services offer you ‘A Window Seat to History’ — an opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. You can still enjoy the leisurely elegance of real train travel through the mountains and valleys of Northwest Arkansas.frt13

 

 

 

 


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April 28, 20150

office 2WELCOME TO OUR OFFICE!

It’s very important to me that you feel at home and relaxed when you visit my office and sit in my dental chair. Let’s face it, dental visits are not usually up there on the FUN lists! But when you step into my office I want you to feel welcome, confident and at ease. That’s why I offer so many patient comforts to the wonderful people who come to see me for their oral health care.

New patients are often surprised by all the little details. They never imagined that they would be so carefully looked after in a medical environment. And patients who have been coming to us for years love to brag about the pampering extras

You’ll notice the difference as soon as you walk in the door. Kelly, my Patient Care Coordinator, will be there to greet you and make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the cozy waiting area or to make you comfortable in the tranquil relaxation room.

office 3Continue your experience with comfy memory foam chairs, warm blankets and neck pillows, soothing music or entertaining movies, all while we take the best care of your dental health! And don’t miss out on the relaxation room, where you can enjoy the amazing benefits of the BioMat. Just a few minutes on the BioMat and you’ll be less stressed, with increased blood circulation and all over relaxed!

I think you deserve the very best and want you to feel welcome and relaxed when you visit. To find out more about our special little extras, call my office at 479-582-1100. We want you to leave with a SMILE!


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March 7, 20150

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 springIf you’re anything like me then you’re thrilled to see the sun shine after the rain, sleet, snow and ice! I love the Spring as it brings new energy and growth all around. And for me it re-ignites my passion for dentistry. I love being a dentist and I’m honored to be yours!

I’m always excited about the current promotions we have running in the office and this month is no different. Check out all the exciting news below about our April special pricing on Night Guards and our Referral Rewards Program and so much more.

I understand that a dental visit may not be first on your list of fun things to do in life. It might not even be in the top five for many of you. Yet it remains a necessary part of maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth and gums. My goal has always been to build a comfortable environment where you can relax, enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and reduce some of the anxiety that may be attached to a dental visit. I strive every day to provide the most advanced dentistry possible in a setting that is actually fun.

I hope you are as excited about the Spring season as I am. I’ll be taking the week of Spring Break to enjoy time with family in Hot Springs so the office will be closed March 23 – 27. What are your big plans for Spring Break? Email me to let me know or feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your dental care. My direct email is drhodous@drhodous.com I’d love to hear from you!

Dr. Hodous

Wishing you a wonderful Spring season and as always – Big SMILES!

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FEATURE ARTICLE Food Your Teeth Will LOVE!

We all know the benefits to our bodies that healthy food choices can make. But do you know how your food choices will affect your teeth and oral health? What you eat affects your mouth not only by building healthier teeth and gums, but also by helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and unsaturated fats will benefit your overall oral health, there are a few standout foods and nutrients that can really boost it

milkTeeth and Calcium

We’re taught from a young age that drinking milk builds strong bones and teeth. Calcium is vital in childhood and through your teens, when teeth are formed, but the value of this nutrient doesn’t stop when you become an adult. When a diet is low in calcium, as a majority of Americans’ diets are, the body leeches the mineral from teeth and bones, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and the incidence of cavities.

The jawbone is particularly susceptible to the effects of low calcium. It can weaken because of low calcium intake, which in turn causes teeth to loosen, leaving you at greater risk for gum disease.

Calcium is found in dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt; in fish, including sardines with bones and salmon; and in some vegetables, including kale and broccoli.

Teeth and Vitamin C

The body needs vitamin C to help the body fight off infection. Recent studies show that people who eat less than the recommended amount of vitamin C per day are 25 percent more likely to have gingivitis than those who eat three times the recommended daily allowance. Gingivitis is the mildest form of periodontal diseases, and it causes the gums to become red from inflammation, swelling and bleeding easily.

Eating one piece of citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines) or a kiwi daily will help you meet the RDA for vitamin C.

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Crunchy fruits and veggies — like apples, pears, celery, and carrots — are good choices for healthy teeth. The crisp texture acts as a cleanser on teeth, wiping away bacteria that can cause plaque. Plus these foods require a lot of chewing, which increases the production of bacteria-neutralizing saliva.

Watch Out for These!

Sugary snacks, especially gummy candies and hard candies that stick in your teeth, are at the top of every dentist’s list of foods to avoid. Regular soda provides a double hit to teeth, combining sugar with acids.

Even foods and drinks that are good for your teeth, like milk, contain sugars. No matter what you eat, it’s important to brush and floss afterward — or at least to rinse your mouth with water and remember that regular dental checkups are a must!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Special Pricing for the Month of April on Custom Night Guards!

Sore_Teeth_WakeDo I need a Night Guard?

Maybe you’ve woken up with sore teeth, a temporarily uncomfortable jaw, even a possible dull to piercing morning headache. If you’ve experienced any of these signs, you may be suffering from a condition called bruxism, or teeth grinding. According to the American Dental Association, teeth grinding affects around 10-15% of Americans today. There are many ways to alleviate the effects of teeth grinding, the most common being a night guard. .

Why Do I Grind My Teeth? Teeth grinding can occur for many reasons. Some include high stress levels and anxiety in your everyday life. More commonly, teeth grinding can be attributed to an irregular bite or from crooked or missing teeth.

I’m Not Sure if I Grind My Teeth. How Do I Know For Sure? It’s impossible to notice if you’re grinding your teeth at night since you’re fast asleep. The key indicators happen just as you are waking up and starting your day. Symptoms include: morning headaches, a sore, stiff or tender jaw, or painful/sensitive teeth.

What Happens to Untreated Bruxism? In serious cases, continual grinding of teeth can result in breaking or even loss of teeth. Untreated grinding will continue to wear the teeth down and will inevitably require treatment such as bridges, crowns, implants, etc..

mouthguardHow Does a Night Guard Help? We can fit you for a custom night guard that will protect you from grinding your teeth at night. You’ll put the night guard in before bed at night and it will act as a shield between your teeth, saving you from straining your jaw or destroying your precious pearly whites!

adIs it Expensive? For the month of April, you can get your custom fitted mouth guard for a special price of $232. That’s a savings of 50%! And what a perfect time to take advantage of this offer. So if you’re tired of waking up in the morning with a sore jaw and want to prevent that stress from causing harm to your oral health then call our office today to schedule your appointment. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make!

REFERRAL REWARDS

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Your referrals are our biggest compliment! Because we want to say ‘thank you’ we’ve developed a new program to reward you for referring your friends and family to our practice. Simply refer your friends and family members and have them mention your name when making an appointment. Refer as many people as you like. You will be entered once for every referral that keeps their first appointment. Drawings will be held at the end of each quarter.

The next drawing will be held the end of March and we’ve put together an amazing prize – a night of baseball with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals! Enjoy an evening of baseball, food and souvenirs, just for telling your friends about us!

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Referral Rewards Program!

 KUDOS

kudos amy gibsonCongratulations to Amy Gibson, our January KUDOS Winner! Amy won a $50 gift card to the Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville.

Our KUDOS Award

We love to ‘accentuate the positive’ so whether you come in for your appointment with great oral hygiene, have a great check-up, or just a positive attitude, we will enter you into our monthly drawing.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation for you, our patients and the efforts and lasting impressions you leave on us.

So for January, we say “Congratulations Amy Gibson and KUDOS to you!”

For your chance to win a free gift card, schedule an appointment today and share your beautiful smile and happy outlook with us!

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February 25, 20150

kudos amy gibsonCongratulations to Amy Gibson, our January KUDOS Winner! Amy won a $50 gift card to the Greenhouse Grille in Fayetteville.

Our KUDOS Award

We love to ‘accentuate the positive’ so whether you come in for your appointment with great oral hygiene, have a great check-up, or just a positive attitude, we will enter you into our monthly drawing.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation for you, our patients and the efforts and lasting impressions you leave on us.

So for January, we say “Congratulations Amy Gibson and KUDOS to you!”

For your chance to win a free gift card, schedule an appointment today and share your beautiful smile and happy outlook with us!


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January 20, 20150

jan banner 2With so many of us hitting the gym after the new year, remember that good oral health and hygiene play a big part of the overall state of your entire body .

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The Mouth-Body Connection:
6 Ways Oral Hygiene Helps Keep You Well

Taking good care of your mouth — teeth and gums — does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile.

A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. Good oral hygiene and oral health can improve your overall health, reducing the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving your memory in your golden years. The phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true — and backed by growing scientific evidence.

It’s never too early to start teaching your children to take care of their teeth and gums: Healthy habits learned in childhood can pay off in adulthood. And, if you’re tempted to shrug off your good oral hygiene habits — brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly — remember that you’re a role model for your kids. Keep in mind these six ways having healthy teeth and gums helps boost overall health.

Boosts Your Self-esteem and Confidence

Decayed teeth and gum disease are often associated not only with an unsightly mouth but very bad breath — so bad it can affect your confidence, self-image, and self-esteem. With a healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and cavities, your quality of life is also bound to be better — you can eat properly, sleep better, and concentrate with no aching teeth or mouth infections to distract you.

May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Chronic inflammation from gum disease has been associated with the development of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, blockages of blood vessels, and strokes.

Experts stop short of saying there is a cause-and-effect between gum disease and these other serious health problems, but the link has shown up in numerous studies. The findings of these studies may suggest that maintaining oral health can help protect overall health.

Preserves Your Memory

Adults with gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums) performed worse on tests of memory and other cognitive skills than did those with healthier gums and mouths, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Those with gingivitis were more likely to perform poorly on two tests: delayed verbal recall and subtraction — both skills used in everyday life.

Using an antibacterial mouthwash or toothpaste can help reduce bacteria in the mouth that can cause gingivitis.

Reduces Risks of Infection and Inflammation in Your Body

Poor oral health has been linked with the development of infection in other parts of the body.

Research has found an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints. Experts say the mechanism of the destruction of connective tissues in both gum disease and RA is similar. Eating a balanced diet, seeing your dentist regularly, and good oral hygiene helps reduce your risks of tooth decay and gum disease. Make sure you brush twice a day and floss once a day.

Helps Keep Blood Sugar Stable if You Have Diabetes

People with uncontrolled diabetes often have gum disease. Having diabetes can make you less able to fight off infection, including gum infections that can lead to serious gum disease.

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FROM DR. HODOUS

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The most important long-term relationships are those that bolster our health and infuse a sense of confident well-being. And because of the critical relationship between your dental health to your overall health, my team is more committed than ever to providing an exceptional, well thought out and thorough dental experience.

We do not take your loyalty to our practice for granted. That you
continue to be our patient is a constant and genuine inspiration for us to reassess our performance, to seek technologies that are state-of-the-art, and to create an environment that inspires your confidence and ease.

We are dedicated to building upon your trust, and working hard
to provide the most comfortable environment. Thank you for being a part of our practice family!

Big SMILES!

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COMMUNITY

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In case you aren’t aware, January 1st for most of us, marks the time when your

dental insurance is “renewed”. So, along with all of your good resolutions for 2015, you will also have a full basket of dental benefits that are available for use over the course of the year.

If there is work you had put off last year that needs to be done, this would be a good time to schedule. Here’s looking toward a bright new year filled with lots of beautiful SMILES!

 

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REFERRAL REWARDS

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We are pleased to announce the winner of our fourth quarter Referral Rewards drawing. Nicole DeBriyn won dinner at Powerhouse Seafood and a night at the Dickson Street Inn. Congratulations Nicole!

If you haven’t heard about our Rewards Program then you’re missing out. Simply refer your friends and family members and on March 31st you could  be a WINNER!  To learn more about how you could win just visit our website and start referring your friends and family now!

KUDOS TO YOU!

 …to You Bryant Morales!

Congratulations to Bryant Morales, our November KUDOS Winner! Bryant won a $50 gift card to HogHaus Brewing Company/The Common Grounds in Fayetteville.

Our KUDOS Award

We love to ‘accentuate the positive’ so whether you come in for your appointment with great oral hygiene, have a great check-up, or just a positive attitude, we will enter you into our monthly drawing.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation for you, our patients and the efforts and lasting impressions you leave on us.

So for November, we say “Congratulations Bryant Morales and KUDOS to you!”

For your chance to win a free gift card, schedule an appointment today and share your beautiful smile and happy outlook with us!

SMILE NEWS

Chocolates-in-heart-box-chocolate-34691376-300-357Valentine’s is just around the corner and here’s some good news for chocolate lovers!

You know that guilty feeling that creeps in every time you bite into a piece of chocolate? Well it turns out that it may not be that bad. (Well, sort of) Recent Studies show that chocolate is actually good for your teeth – and your overall health.

Chocolate contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and flavonols. Polyphenols prevent bacteria from turning the sugar and starches contained in chocolate into acids that cause decay. They can help reduce the chances of hypertension and stroke and may even help protect the heart. Dark chocolate is particularly high in flavonols and has more antioxidant power that green tea.

The cocoa butte contained in chocolate also packs a healthy punch. When you eat a piece of chocolate, the cocoa butter in it coats your teeth, preventing plaque from sticking to your teeth. And what about the ‘butter’ part of the cocoa butter – should you worry about fat? Nope. This kind does not raise cholesterol.

Now for the bad news. Chocolate is high in calories. One 1-ounce piece of dark chocolate can contain 150 calories or more. So if you’re watching your waistline, you’ll have to control yourself. Have a Happy Valentines Day and enjoy that piece of chocolate – it’s not that bad!

FUN FACTS

citrusessentialoilsGet Your Vitamin C! Do you enjoy the idea of belonging to an elite group? Well. along with a fruit-eating bat, a species of trout, apes, guinea pigs and the red-vented bulbul bird, humans are among the few species that cannot synthesize their own vitamin C. Your gums need vitamin C to stay pink and healthy and to give you nice smelling breath and a youthful appearance.

How do you get enough Vitamin C? Well, you could eat two grapefruits a day like the participants of one study. The increased Vitamin C helped both smokers and non-smokers to improve their periodontal health. Thankfully though, the vitamin is abundantly available in foods as diverse as oranges, lemons, spinach, potatoes, guava and papaya.

Now get ready to SMILE – because humans are special in another way! Only we humans can cook. So you can get your Vitamin C whether you’re dining vegetarian or nouvelle cuisine, Chinese, Kosher, Italian, Mexican or Indian curry takeout!


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December 8, 20140

091913bCongratulations to Bryant Morales, our November KUDOS Winner! Bryant won a $50 gift card to HogHaus Brewing Company/The Common Grounds in Fayetteville.

Our KUDOS Award

We love to ‘accentuate the positive’ so whether you come in for your appointment with great oral hygiene, have a great check-up, or just a positive attitude, we will enter you into our monthly drawing.  It’s our way of showing our appreciation for you, our patients and the efforts and lasting impressions you leave on us.

So for November, we say “Congratulations Bryant Morales and KUDOS to you!”

For your chance to win a free gift card, schedule an appointment today and share your beautiful smile and happy outlook with us!


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December 2, 20140

santa smiles 2This holiday season what better gift can you give than the gift of a beautiful and healthy smile? As a special favor to Santa, I am offering gift certificates at a very special price of 10% off. That’s right! 10% off of any amount you choose for dental services in our office. Whether you’re shopping for that special person or just to treat yourself, here’s perfect gift!

Just think – you can purchase a Gift Certificate of $1000 for only $900! You choose the amount, we do the work and you get the thank you! Gift certificates are available at this special rate until December 31 and are redeemable for 12 months upon the date of purchase. Gift Certificates may not be purchased for same day services.

So this year make your shopping easy. Call our office today at 479-582-1100 or email us at drhodous@drhodous.com and give the gift of a SMILE!

Wishing you a joyous holiday season full of big and bright SMILES!

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November 26, 20140

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Two tips for healthy holiday teeth!

Thanksgiving is a holiday in which we celebrate by gathering with family and friends. But on Thanksgiving, another way we celebrate is by eating, eating, and more eating. We want to be sure that you also brush… and brush… and brush some more!  Here are two tips that will make your Thanksgiving festivities easy on your teeth.

 1 No Soda

On everyone’s Thanksgiving table, there is plenty of foods being passed that already have ample amounts of sugar. Even on this day of thanks, it is important to not forget your dental health. On top of the given sugars, don’t add drinking soda to the mix. Instead of drinking soda, drink milk and water with your meal. Doing so will spare your teeth the stains and decay caused by soda. Water will rinse away any sugar or bacteria in your mouth. The cleaner you keep your mouth in between meals, means the less likely you have a chance of developing a cavity.

2 Be prepared

Since the majority of your day will be spent eating, make sure to brush in between meals so that the things that bring harm to your teeth don’t sit for too long and begin to build up. Whether you are spending the holiday at home or traveling to be with family and friends, don’t forget to bring your toothbrush and floss with you.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to apply these tips during your holiday! Also don’t forget to schedule your appointment for your dental check up and cleaning. 2015 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lose those benefits that expire. Here’s to a great holiday season of family, fun and lots of healthy SMILES!

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November 13, 20140

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, 2015 (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!

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October 22, 20140

winner 2014 third quarterCongratulations to Jeannie Ozlanski, the winner of this quarter’s Referral Rewards drawing! Jeannie won a $200 Spa Package to Tramps Day Salon and Spa. Congratulations and THANK YOU Jeannie. Your referrals are our biggest compliment!

Winning is easy! Simply refer your friends and family members and have them mention your name when making an appointment. Refer as many people as you like. You will be entered once for every referral that keeps their first appointment. Drawings will be held at the end of each quarter. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program and how you too can win.

Our next drawing will be held on December 31, 2014.

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Big SMILES!

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