Friday, July 27, 2018

July Marks the Half-way Point of the Year

July marks the half-way point of the year. This is a great time to review your dental benefits. Some procedures take time to be completed and often our patients review their benefits too late in the year, delaying treatment that could have been done. Using your full benefits package is always to your advantage. Afterall, you are paying for it!

If you would like us to review your dental insurance coverage with you, please contact us at your convenience. Let's work together to make the most out of your coverages.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

38.5 Days Are Spent Brushing Our Teeth in a Lifetime

Market Research shows that on an average Americans spend annually $885 Million on oral antiseptics/rinses, $775 Million on toothbrushes, $1.8 Billion dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothpaste but at the same time Americans spent $21 billion on candy in 2001. That is more than the gross national products of Lituania, Costa Rica and Mozambique combined.

Do you see a problem with these statistics? We, as Americans, like our sweets. Unfortunately, not everyone maintains strict oral health care habits to counteract our fascination with all of the sweet temptations that surround us.

Healthy eating and avoiding an excess of sweet treats is the best defense against tooth decay. Staying up on your semi-annual cleanings and adopting a daily routine of brushing and flossing will help your teeth stay healthy and strong.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Your Smile is Recognized First!

As a society, we try to teach ourselves, and our family members to not judge others. However, we are indelibly susceptible to making impressions of those people we meet. See if you agree or disagree with the people surveyed below.

A new survey is out that says that 37% of people notice your smile first, while 33% notice your eyes, 15% judge your weight, 9% your hair, and 2% judge your nose. If you are surprised that weight or hair ranked so low, consider this: the biggest dating turn-off among men and women is bad teeth. 

According to PR Newswire, 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline, and 22% of Americans think they would have a better love life if they had better teeth. On a professional level, 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful, while 14% feel they might be missing out on a better job than if they got their teeth fixed.

So don’t spend your money on expensive makeup or hair products, don’t give extreme workouts too much though, and stop wondering if you need to get a nose job! All you really need to do is invest in good dental care.