Finally, after months of prep and anticipation, we are happy to announce that the move is complete and we are seeing patients in our new office. This has been quiet the journey, and now that it’s over, we can enjoy all of the benefits of having much more room to serve you better. Come in and look around, make an appointment or just say hi, we would love to see what you think of our new digs! We are very happy to be in our new location at 2014 E. 5th. Ave. (In Mission Square, near the DMV), and hope that with this move, you will be happy too.
Tell us about her and why you think your mom is the best! Just in time for Mother’s Day!
Submit a story about your mom and why she deserves this prize package.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and phone number and use “Best Mom” in the subject line) OR drop off your entry at our office during regular business hours.
Submit your story by May 6th, 2013. Winner will be chosen on May 9th, 2013.
Have fun, be creative, show love to your mom and good luck to you all!
You should follow these guidelines for good oral hygiene:
• Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
• Replace your toothbrush every three or four months.
• Use a toothpaste with fluoride.
Proper brushing technique:
• Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
• Move the brush back and forth gently in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
• Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
• To clean the inside of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and brush up-and-down.
• Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Brushing your teeth is only a part of a complete oral care routine.
You should also make sure to:
• Clean between teeth daily with floss. Tooth decay-causing bacteria linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. By flossing, it will help remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
• Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
• Visit Oroville Gentle Dentistry regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
So, you’ve got your new spring outfit all picked out, including the matching bonnet, the eggs are hard boiled and ready to be colored…now to fill the Easter baskets!! We all love a big Easter basket filled with fuzzy pink bunnies and little yellow chicks, but the best part of the entire package is the yummy sweet goodies. Who doesn’t love to bite off the ears of a big chocolate bunny…I do!
Here at Oroville Gentle Dentistry we know how important good eating habits and daily brushing are to a healthy mouth and body, but sometimes a little dark chocolate will do a body good!!
Here are a few health benefits we would like to share about dark chocolate and why eating it in moderation is not all that bad.
- Dark Chocolate can help prevent heart disease. It contains flavonoids which protect cells from harmful molecules – called free radicals. Free radicals can cause cell damage that leads to heart disease. Flavonoids can also lower blood pressure and reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) by up to 10 percent.
- Think happy thoughts with Dark Chocolate! It stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that bring on feelings of pleasure and improve your mood. It also contains the chemical serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.
- Your skin can benefit! German researchers found that the flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin, and improve skin’s hydration and complexion.
- Dark chocolate contains vitamins and minerals! Dark chocolate contains some of the following vitamins and minerals in high concentrations that can support your health:
So go ahead, fill that Easter basket with all the treats you love to enjoy and bite off a piece of that dark chocolate. Have a wonderful time with family and friends. Happy Easter to you all!
OROVILLE GENTLE DENTISTRY $1,000 SWEEPSTAKES
1. Prize Description: $1,000 (one thousand) United States dollars sweepstakes. ODDS OF WINNING IN THIS PARTICULAR DRAWING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR THE DRAWING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. No other substitution, assignment or transfer of prizes permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute another prize of greater or equal value. Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and other fees associated with prize receipt and use. Winner will need to provide photo identification in person.
2. Eligibility: $1,000 (one thousand) United States dollars (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to current patients of Oroville Gentle Dentistry who are legal residents of the United States of America. All employees and immediate family and household members of each are excluded from eligibility. To be eligible one must be eighteen years of age or older, and a current patient of Oroville Gentle Dentistry with account in good status, with all patient copays and payments paid in full and have not missed or rescheduled any appointments with less than 48 hours notice between October 3, 2011 and December 16, 2011. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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5. Timing: October 3, 2011 at 12:01 am to December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm.
6. How to Enter: When Presenting on the day of a scheduled appointment at or before the scheduled appointment time at Oroville Gentle Dentistry each patient eighteen years of age or older will be given the opportunity to enter their own name into the drawing by filling out a provided form and placing it in the designated box.
7. Drawings and Prize Notification: The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted in accordance with these Official Rules on or about December 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm. One Bonus Prize will be awarded at the end of the $1,000 (one thousand) United States dollars sweepstakes. All drawings will be conducted by Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the winner are final. One winner will be selected from eligible entrants for the Grand Prize. Entrants selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The winner will be sent notification of winning at the address given at the time of entry. An attempt will also be made to contact the winner via telephone if a number is available. Winner will be required to respond as required in the notification of winning within thirty (30) days. If winner does not respond within thirty (30) days as required, then Sponsor will select a new winner and the original winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize.
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Learn which red flags mean it might be time for a second opinion
Settling into the dentist’s chair probably doesn’t top anyone’s list of favorite activities, but it’s vital to maintaining good oral health. However, even though you may be diligent about ensuring your continued tooth and gum health, the same can’t always be said about your dentist. We spoke to dental experts to find out which warning signs might signal it’s time to find a new oral healthcare provider.
“One of the first things we do with our patients, before assessing theirdental problems, is take a full medical history. We need to know what’s going on with the patient in terms of his or her entire body,” says Jeffrey Gross, DDS, who practices at The Healthy Smile in Ohio. Certain medications or conditions may affect the way your teeth react to treatment, so it’s essential for your dentist to know what’s going on with your body. For example, bacteria from the mouth can affect the heart of someone who suffers from heart disease, pregnancy may cause gum disease, and bleeding gums and arthritis can make it difficult for patients to maintain a clean mouth. It’s also essential for you to keep up with your own medical care—for example, people with untreated diabetes may have delayed healing of the gums, which can make performing root canals difficult. “If we don’t know what the underlying problems are, we will just be spinning our wheels and performing unsuccessful treatments.”
2. Your dentist says you need to replace all of your silver fillings with white ones.
If your dentist recommends that you replace all of your silver fillings with tooth-colored versions, you may want to get a second opinion. While there are some theories that the mercury content in silver fillings can be harmful to your health, none of them has been proven to be true, says Dr. Gross. According to Shelley Seidel, DDS, MD, who practices at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston and is the director of the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, as long as you don’t have cavities below your fillings—which can be detected by examination or x-ray—or the fillings aren’t broken or fractured, there is no need to replace them. “If your dentist wants to take them out simply because silver fillings are passé, you’re asking for trouble because you don’t know how your teeth will react,” explains Dr. Gross. “They may react in an unfavorable way, becoming more sensitive or in need of a root canal or crown.”
3. Your dentist tells you that you don’t need to see a dental surgeon for your implants.
“Having your dentist perform procedures like orthodontics and replacing your implants would be like going to your internist for cardiac surgery,” says Dr. Seidel. “Generally, these specialists have gone through a minimum of three years of school (after dental school) where they focus on their particular specialty.” Additionally, some patients benefit from going under anesthesia during certain procedures—if they’re prone to nervousness or have high blood pressure which can lead to heart attack or stroke, for example––and your dentist can’t do that.
However, there are dentists who do get the necessary training for implants, so if your dentist wants to do it herself, just make sure she’s been properly trained. “Ask what training your dentist has had and ask where she had her training,” says Ada S. Cooper, DDS, a New York City-based dentist and consumer advisor for the American Dental Association. “Ask how many implants she has placed, how many have been successful and how many have failed.”
4. Your dentist doesn’t give you alternative treatment options.
“Options are so important when a dentist presents a treatment plan,” says Dr. Gross. “Your dentist needs to be well-versed enough to give you different ways of fixing your dental problems. She needs to figure out what fits the patient best: Is the patient dental-phobic? What can she afford? The last thing you want is for a patient to walk out the door without any treatment because she couldn’t find an option that worked for her.”
Most dental problems have several treatment options and, according to Dr. Cooper, you and your doctor should be discussing each one before you decide on a course of treatment. “Whether it’s a small cavity, a large cavity or an infection, your dentist should be telling you what the options are, what the advantages and disadvantages are of each, and then together you should be able to make your way through all those options to figure out what is best for you,” she says.
5. Your dentist doesn’t address the specific problem you’re having.
If you go to your dentist with tooth pain and she simply sends you on your way with a tube of desensitizing toothpaste—without performing a thorough exam—you may want to consider finding new doctor. Another complaint that should never be overlooked, according to Irwin Smigel, DDS, founder and president of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics, is bleeding gums. “If you have bleeding gums and he doesn’t get to the cause, that’s a problem.” But whatever your complaint or concern, you should never leave with unanswered questions. “You should understand the problem your dentist has diagnosed and the treatment she has recommended so that you’re leaving with an understanding of how much each alternative will cost so you can make sound, educated judgments as to what is best for you.”
6. Your dentist bristles at the fact that you want a second opinion.
“Many patients are reluctant to tell their dentist that they’re getting a second opinion,” says Dr. Smigel. “But if it’s a doctor who’s new to the patient, and you’re told that you need to have procedures done, you absolutely should get an exam from another dentist.” That applies to anything you’re uncertain about. “If you leave your dentist’s office and your dentist is recommending a procedure you’re unsure about or if you’ve gotten a diagnosis that you don’t understand, you should get a second opinion,” Dr. Cooper says. “You shouldn’t have treatment that you don’t understand the need for.”