Thursday, December 8, 2011

Deck the Halls with Holiday Highlights!

Are you ready for all of the holiday parties?  We put a lot of emphasis and work into our social gatherings this time of year because we want to create lasting memories with loved ones and friends.  Wouldn't you love to give yourself that bright white smile that you've always wanted?


This month we will be focusing on teeth whitening and answering some common questions.  In an article by the American Dental Association called Tooth Whitening.  They share great information about the different techniques on whitening your smile.


Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.
  Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at your dentist’s office. If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options."

There are basically three options you have for whitening your teeth:
  1. In Office Bleaching
  2. At Home Bleaching
  3. Whitening Toothpastes
Click here to read more about these options, and how to make the best decision for your own dazzling smile!


We are offering a great discount on In Office Bleaching for the month of December.  You have probably received this offer via email if you are subscribed to our Newsletter, or through the mail if you are not.  


We would love to discuss your teeth whitening options with you.  Please contact us to set up an appointment today!  If at any time you have concerns about teeth whitening, please don't hesitate to let us know and we will be happy to answer your questions.


We love referrals!  What better gift can you give than a gift certificate for our caring, dental services.  Contact our office for details and options.


Enjoy the festivities!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Take the Bite Test Now!

State of the Art Technology is what sets Dr. Clark and his Staff apart from the rest of the dental practices. 


The revolutionary T-scan is a diagnostic device that allows Dr. Clark to better analyze and adjust your bite (occlusion) and prevent problems.  Dr. Clark can administer the easy and painless exam and immediately visualize problem areas and help you decide on the best treatment plan to prevent any future problems.


Call us today to schedule your Bite Test! 

(541) 451-1440

You can also text us at 5416DCDDS2

We LOVE referrals!



Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Favorites from our Staff

It seems that Thanksgiving spurs on the desire to try something new.  We have just the recipes for you to try! Best wishes in all of your Thanksgiving meal planning!  Enjoy!

Edible Pumpkin Mousse Baskets
from Mr. Food.com

Serves: 6
Cooking Time: 10 min
Ingredients
·         Cooking spray
·         6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
·         1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
·         1 (15-ounce) can 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
·         1 (6-serving) package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
·         1/4 cup milk
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
     
  2. Spray tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sugar on each side and place each in the cup of a large muffin tin, forming 6 baskets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden; allow to cool.
     
  3. In a medium bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat pumpkin, pudding mix, milk, and cinnamon until well blended. Fold in whipped topping until thoroughly blended then spoon mousse into tortilla baskets. Cover loosely and chill until ready to serve.


Crescent Surprise!

INGREDIENTS
2 (8 oz.) cans refrigerated quick crescent dinner rolls
16 lg. marshmallows
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 tsp. milk
1/4 c. finely chopped nuts, optional

For the glaze: Combine powdered sugar and vanilla with enough milk until thin enough to drizzle.

DIRECTIONS
  1. Separate crescent dough into 16 triangles.  Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip a marshmallow in melted butter; roll in sugar mixture.
  2. Wrap a dough triangle around each marshmallow; completely cover marshmallow and squeezing edges to form a tight seal. (I usually start at the wide end and pinch as I roll up the marshmallow covering it completely.)
  3. Dip in melted butter and place buttered side down in deep muffin cups.  Repeat with remaining marshmallows. 

Place tins on a cookie sheet to guard against spills in oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Immediately remove from pans and drizzle with glaze. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve warm or cold.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Regular Dental Checkups and Cleanings Can Save Your Life!

Did you know that poor oral hygiene can lead to medical problems such as gum disease, infection, heart disease, stroke, and even bone loss?  The easiest way to prevent these problems is to have regular checkups and cleanings. 

Sometimes it’s the simple things that we know we should do, that we seem to put last on our list, or simply ignore.  But regular checkups and dental cleanings can give you peace of mind knowing that you are taking charge of your health.  It’s like giving a gift to yourself!

Here is a great article entitled, “Top 10 Reasons to Have a Dental Cleaning” by Tammy Davenport at Ask.com, that I think you will find informative and helpful.  If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a checkup call us now to schedule an appointment.  If you are up to date, make sure that your next dental cleaning is on your calendar for the upcoming year.  These checkups provide a great way to stay abreast of what is happening inside your mouth and to help you know what you can do to stay healthy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Can It Really Be That Simple?

Do you find yourself as the saying goes “running like a chicken with your head cut off?”  In your quest to “get it all done” do feel like you are coming up short at the end of the day?  If you answered yes, you are not alone.  In fact, the majority of people feel like they will never get to the end of their “to do” lists.  Unfortunately exposing ourselves and our families to this harried pace of life leaves many of us feeling tired, depressed, sick or simply empty.
             
Who wants to feel like that day after day?  As a matter of fact, if we allow ourselves to live in this type of a environment continually it will take it’s toll one way or another.  We have a great suggestion that could be the “Pick Me Up” you need.  It’s Gratitude.  Yes, you read it correctly, GRATITUDE.  Many studies have shown that taking the time to list, ponder upon and express gratitude for your daily blessings can greatly increase your mood, health and overall wellbeing.

Elizabeth Heubeck, from WebMD, poses the question, “What would happen if we extended the tradition of giving thanks, typically celebrated just once a year during the holiday season, throughout the entire year? Such gratitude would be rewarded with better health, say researchers.”  She goes on to further explore and suggest the impact that gratitude can have in your life.  We encourage you to take a minute to read her insightful article.  You can access the article by clicking on this link:  http://women.webmd.com/features/gratitute-health-boost

Find the GRATITUDE and the HAPPINESS will follow!

Friday, October 28, 2011

                Halloween is right around the corner, and it goes without saying that kids everywhere are already dreaming of those heavy, candy laden trick-or-treat buckets!  To help your child stay cavity free this Halloween, make sure that he brushes and flosses after eating those sweet treats.
                 If you are concerned about the amount of candy your child will be receiving you can follow some simple guidelines or suggestions offered by Tammy Davenport, at About.com in an article entitled, “10 Fun Alternatives to Halloween Candy.”
She suggests that as parents we can become part of the solution by offering sugar free alternatives for your trick-or-treaters. 
Here are the some of the alternatives she offers:
1. Sugar free gum
2. Vampire teeth
3. Halloween stickers
4. Party favor sunglasses
5. Small cans of playdoh
6. Noisemakers
7. Pencils with Halloween erasers
8. Halloween bouncy balls
9. Small bottles of bubbles


Happy Halloween to one and all and may you
 enjoy a “decay” free holiday!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

October 2011 Newsletter

Each month we will bring you the latest trends in the Dental Industry as well as other great articles full of information and tips.  Continuing education is an important pursuit that we want to assist you with.  The more knowledgeable you can be, the more informed decision you can make and the more confident you can feel with your decision.  We all want to feel like we are making the best decisions for ourselves and our families.

Click here to be taken to our current Newsletter for October 2011:
http://www.laserdennist.com/currentnewsletter.html

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dr. Clark Can Help You!

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There are many reasons why we don't like to go to the Dentist such as feeling nervous, negative past experiences, lack of confidence in the Dentist or plain old fear.  Finding the right Dentist can ease your fears and help you to get the results you are wanting.


In our office, we pride ourselves in caring for our patients on an individual basis.  We promise to be kind and gentle at all times.  We will customize your total care to suit your specific needs, making your visit with us truly unique.


Our office uses the latest technology, investing in state-of-the-art equipment, education, and training.  You can be assured of a comprehensive and pleasant experience.