Congratulations, Jackie!

Published on July 29, 2014 by

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Many of you know Jackie as a dedicated oral health care professional and one of our hygienists……..but did you know she is a gifted quilter?
One of Jackie’s quilts has been chosen to be part of the Juried Quilt Challenge “EVOLUTIONS” in Golden, Colorado, from July 31 through October 28, 2014.

To have a quilt accepted as part of the challenge, a photo must be submitted. From the photos, Judge Dr. Sandra Sider, selected the quilts
she wanted to actually view. From those quilts, Dr. Sider, made her selection of the quilts to be entered into the Challenge…….AND
We couldn’t be prouder of “our” Jackie!!!!!!!!!!

Crooked Teeth

Published on May 20, 2013 by

Are you concerned about crooked teeth? You should be!

Crooked teeth keep us from being able to present to others a smile we can “smile” about.

But did you know…….

Left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which leads to premature wear?

Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life.

Ask us about straightening your teeth using Invisalign@, a set of clear aligners that are custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth.

Start on the road to a healthy mouth today. Inquire about Invisalign@ treatment.

Are you regularly drinking energy or sports drinks?

Published on April 17, 2012 by

According to a study in the journal “Dentistry”, teeth soaked in energy drinks for 14days fared worse than teeth soaked in fitness water and soft drinks.

Energy drinks have higher levels of acidity.  The acids alter the pH level in the mouth and dissolve enamel, which allows decay to begin.

The drinks in the study that caused the most destruction of enamel included KMX sports drink, Snapple lemonade, Red Bull, Gatorade lemon-line and PowerAde Arctic Shatter.

Besides elimination or significantly decreasing the use of energy beverages, the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry has put forth these guidelines:

  • Increase your water intake as a substitute for the energy drink.
  • Swallow quickly when you drink highly acidic beverages.
  • Do not swish the beverage around in your mouth.
  • Use a straw to push the drink to the back of your mouth.
  • Rinse or swish with plain water to reduce the acidity of your mouth.
  • Chew sugarless gum to increase saliva output.
  • Do not brush your teeth for a least one hour after drinking high acid drinks.  The brush abrades your weakened enamel.
  • Use a soft toothbrush and low abrasive fluoridated toothpaste.

Don’t become a victim of dental pain, infection and potential loss of teeth, because of the energy drink.

Refer a Friend

Published on January 26, 2012 by

As a courtesy to our patients and their families we offer WI-FI internet access while they are in our Reception Area.

DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT WOULD ENJOY AND BENEFIT FROM QUALITY DENTAL CARE?

Refer your friends and co-workers to us for their dental needs and receive 2 movie tickets!

Oral and General Health

Published on January 5, 2012 by

The “Health” section of The Wall Street Journal on December 27, 2011 had an article about the effect our oral health has on our general health.

Early signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug issues show up in the gums, teeth and tongue.

Oral health problems, particularly gum disease, raise the patients risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and pregnancy complications.

Keep us up to date with all medications, supplements and over-the -counter drugs you are taking.  They can have an effect on your dental care.

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth provides an even better view of the body as a whole!

We are so excited around here… This month we are going to have some construction taking place in our office.  We will be installing new equipment and cosmetic updating in two of our patient treatment rooms.  Can’t wait for you to see it!

Happy Holidays

Published on December 14, 2011 by

At this busy time of year remember your smile needs to last forever!

Don’t let “plaque” take a “bite” out of your dental health. If you have been told that there is dental treatment that you should schedule, there is no better time than now. Many of you have money left in you Health Savings Accounts or in your dental insurance plans. Also, we offer CareCredit, which is a great way that you can get your treatment scheduled now and make easy payments later.

If you would like to know more, please call our office at 913-491-3353 and we can help you. There are two weeks left in the year and it would be a shame if you did not take advantage of your benefits!

Hope your Holiday is all you wish for!

Dr. Long and Staff

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Dental Cleaning!

Published on November 2, 2011 by

2011 will soon be coming to a close. Do not forget to schedule your dental cleaning and exam and any other dental procedures as soon as possible in order to fully utilize your 2011 insurance benefits. These benefits, as well as healthcare flexible spending accounts may expire at the end of December.

Unlike medical insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts and most dental insurance plans do not roll over to the following year. As such, any unused benefit dollars for 2011 will be lost.

Last year many of our patients took advantage of their unused insurance benefits, as well as, their flex spending accounts to get started on needed crowns and bridges, as well as, replacing old and deteriorating silver fillings with tooth colored restorations.

Call us today to schedule your dental appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Dr. Long and Staff