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End of Year Benefits - Use Them, or Lose Them

September 15th, 2016

We are almost to the last quarter of 2016. Did you know that you could actually save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits before the end of the year? Your yearly maximum renews every year on January 1st, when your plan is based on a calendar year.

If you have unused benefits, or money on an HSA/Flex/Benefit card, they will not rollover. Your deductible also starts over.

Why would you want to give up hundreds of dollars in benefits when you have already paid your monthly premiums?

When you are paying your dental plan premiums every month, you should be using your benefits. Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, you should always have your regular dental cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems. By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.

We are here to help you maximize your dental benefits. Call us at (903)465-4055 with any questions, and don’t forget to ask about qualified financing! The best part is, you don’t lose any of your benefits that you have already paid for. What may be a cavity now, could turn into a root canal later.

So call today and make an appointment to use those benefits that you’ve already paid for.

Don't forget to ask about qualified financing!

Just remember, what may be a cavity now, could turn into a root canal later.

Thirteenth Semi-Annual FREE DENTAL DAY

August 15th, 2016

Join us on September 23, 2016 for our 13th Semi-Annual FREE DENTAL DAY.

The team of dental professionals at Lake Texoma Dental Care & Wellness will provide adult patients with a free extraction or cleaning.  Along with Dr. Stephen McAnaney, there will be two Hygienist, a team of dental assistants, and others donating their time and resources, in order to provide free dental care to as many people as possible. This event will donate thousands of dollars in free dental care and provide a much needed relief for people throughout the community. Texoma Regional Blood Center will also be on hand for blood donations. With the help of You, and Texoma Regional Blood Center this event will continue to save lives in our community.  We urge everybody to stop by and donate a pint of blood.

Patients are asked to arrive early as the event is a first come, first serve basis. Event registration will begin at 7:00am and patients will be seen through 5:00pm. Patients are also encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and to bring chairs, blankets, water, snacks, etc.

From 11:00am - 2:00 there will be free hot dogs and live music. Even if your not getting dental work done, you can still stop by, give blood, enjoy some live music, and have lunch with us.

Previous events have helped more than 250 people while providing approximately $60,000 in donated dental care. This outreach comes complete with improved smiles, relief from suffering and a warm sense of gratitude. The services provided not only help patients teeth and overall health; it gives them a renewed reason to smile.

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Back to School with a Healthy Smile

August 5th, 2016

It's Back to School time, are your kids starting the school year off with a clean bill of health? According to the American Dental Association, a dental examination is as important as immunizations and booster shots and should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that tooth decay affects U.S. children more than any other chronic infectious disease and 19% of children ages 2 to 19 years old have untreated tooth decay. Dental pain or disease can lead to difficulty in learning as well as hours of missed school.

Here are some things you can do to Keep your child's teeth and gums healthy.

1. Regular dental examinations are recommended to diagnose, and treat or prevent dental problems. Fluoride treatment and Sealants are an inexpensive way to help prevent that nasty tooth decay.

2. Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing is a must.

3. Eat healthy lunches and snacks, including grains, milk, cheese, raw vegetables, yogurt or fruit. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks.

4. Wearing a properly fitted mouth guard while participating in organized sports is a must if you want to avoid costly tooth repairs.

Follow these steps and you will instill, in you child, the importance of teeth and gum care. Your child's dental habits in the early years will set the pace for their dental health all the way in to adulthood.

Elizabeth Lopez - Lewis
Chief Operating Officer at Lake Texoma Dental Care & Wellness

Save Your Pearly Whites During National Candy Month

June 16th, 2016

Jamye Lott
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lake Texoma Dental Care & Wellness

June is National Candy Month! Dental professionals cringe at the thought of a whole month dedicated to those, sugar laden, cavity causing, confectionary delights. Now don’t get me wrong, It’s OK to have candy now and then. Just choose your candy wisely, and don’t gorge.

High quality chocolate is a good place to start. The chocolate typically found contains very little cacao, which is the basic ingredient in chocolate. The mass marketed chocolate is usually high in sugar and saturated fats. It’s not good for your body, or your teeth. High quality chocolate is made from cacao beans, which have tannins, and polyphoneols which can stop the development of bacteria in the mouth and plaque. Always choose dark chocolate without too much sugar. Now you can enjoy your Chocolate.

You can also choose sugar free candies. Xylitol is a popular sweetener used in sugar free candy. Xylitol has been shown to inhibit the growth of the oral bacteria that causes cavities.

If you don’t want to buy in to the hype of National Candy Month, choose other snacks and goodies like, nuts, string cheese, pretzels, or chips. Although, these can still be considered junk food, it’s still better than candy loaded with sugar.

No matter what you choose to snack on, you should always follow good dental hygiene. Prevention is still the #1 way to avoid cavities.

The American Dental Association recommended tooth decay prevention techniques for adults and children are,

• Bruch at least twice daily with toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss teeth.
• Eat well-balanced meals with limited sugar and starch intake.
• Visit you r dentist twice a year for cleanings and oral examinations.
• Consider having your dentist apply dental sealants. Sealants are a coating that protects the enamel, to the chewing surfaces of your teeth.

Now take these suggestions, schedule your tooth cleaning, and enjoy National Candy Month!!!!!

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