“OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW,” as they say. 2012 is almost here!
How will you be celebrating the beginning of the new year? What are your resolutions for 2012?
WITH THE END OF 2011 FAST APPROACHING, our practice would like to remind you to take advantage of any unused dental benefits you might have. Each year your dental insurance company gives you a maximum amount that you can use, and those benefits don’t typically roll over into the next year—so make sure you schedule those end-of-the-year appointments before it’s too late!
REGARDLESS OF HOW WELL YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEETH, something as common as an overly aggressive flag football game, or something as unexpected as tripping over a curb can result in a knocked-out tooth. If that happens, don’t just sit there and fret about it! If you act quickly, there’s no need to have an unatractive smile for the rest of your life!
DO YOU HEAR THE WORDS “ROOT CANAL” AND CRINGE? For some crazy reason, a root canal seems to be the default treatment used in just about every tired joke that revolves around dentistry. Somehow, root canals have established an infamous reputation for being painful, causing people to do all they can to avoid them.
DO YOU LOVE CHEWING GUM? Do you like to chew gum because it helps keep your breath fresh? Do you chew gum to relieve stress? Is it just a long-standing habit? If you’re like many of us here at our practice, gum is a “necessity” that some of us have a hard time going without! Dr. Brei says, “In fact, ever since Thomas Adams invented chewing gum back in 1870, it’s been one of the most common breath stabilizers around.”