February 14 , 2019

Fun Fall Facts 264pxValentine's Day Fun Facts

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. We exchange candy, flowers and gifts with our loved ones – all in the name of St. Valentine. But there is plenty more to this amorous day than just that. We've put together a list of Valentine's Day Fun Facts for your enjoyment.

February  07 , 2019

Protect Your Heart With Your Toothbrush - And More!

Chances are you've seen the headlines about numerous studies that have found a relationship between gum disease and heart problems. Well, the problem is far more widespread – affecting almost 75% of Americans and putting them at serious risk of debilitating disease and even death. The good news is that your toothbrush may be your first and easiest line of defense.

Researchers have identified links between poor oral health and stroke, atherosclerosis, diabetes, dementia - including Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, premature births and low birth weights. And, poor oral health makes your teeth fall out!

February  01 , 2019

February is Oral Cancer Screening Month

When you're in for your next appointment, ask about an oral cancer screening. It's simple, quick, painless, and it saves lives.  Oral cancer goes by several names. It's called mouth cancer, lip cancer, tongue cancer, or oral cancer.

Every year, approximately 36,000 Americans are diagnosed with some form of oral cancer. And, surprisingly, while other cancers are on the decrease, oral cancer is on the rise. That figures out to about 100 new cases per day.

So, being informed is the best way you can protect yourself.

October 5 , 2018

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Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Get Away!

Don't lose the benefits you deserve. Call the office today and make your appointment to get those dental issues you've been putting off fixed. Don't wait. Last year we ended up telling some people there weren’t any appointments left before the end of the year.

In fact, any benefits you have left at the end of the year will simply disappear into thin air – or, more accurately, back into the pockets of your insurance company.

October 1 , 2018

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental Hygiene Month is when we recognize and thank our dental hygienist team members and welcome our newest team member, Maggie Huang for their ongoing efforts in helping you maintain good oral health.

Good dental hygiene is important and we especially want to celebrate the good work our hygienist team does educating our patients and promoting good oral health  all year round.

Good Oral Health = Good Overall Health!

September 22 , 2018

Fun Fall Facts 264pxFun Facts about Autumn

Here are some fun facts you may not know about the arrival of Fall..

 

Fall Equinox Facts:

  • Meteorological Fall begins 09/01/18 and ends on 11/30/18.
  • Fall officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on 09/22/18 at 9:45 p.m.

September 15 , 2018

TeamSmile Update 264pxTeamSmile Update: So, how did the event really shape up?

Anytime you volunteer for a charity event, it's always important to know how you did. What difference was really made on behalf of the individual's who otherwise would not have access to important dental care?

I think we did good!

Here are some facts about the TeamSmile event that was held with the Chicago Bears at their training camp in Bourbonais, Illinois on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University.

TeamSmile facts:

  • 61 volunteers provided dental care to approximately 167, K-12, students.
  • Total Care and Education provided: $68,437.00.
  • Dental and Preventative Services provided: $60,922.00.