Your Dental Benefits Expire December 31st!

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This year has flown right by, and 2020 is right around the corner. And in the bustle of election season and the holidays, you may have forgotten to get that last dental appointment of the year on the books.

With the new year approaching, you’re probably wondering how the new calendar will affect your dental benefits. How do dental benefits work, when do dental benefits reset – these are questions you’ve probably been asking yourself lately.

Most Dental Benefits Will Expire

The short answer to these questions is no, benefits for most dental coverage plans will not carry over into the new year.

At this point of the calendar, many patients will have reached their deductible, which is how much they will need to pay out of pocket before dental benefits kick in. For most coverage plans, once the new year begins, that deductible will reset, putting you back to square one in terms of what you must pay for dental procedures before insurance covers the rest.

In other words, if you don’t use it, you lose it!

Avoid Potential Painful & Worsening Issues

Another reason to consider getting your appointments in before the new year is the threat of delayed treatment leading to more painful issues and worsening diagnoses.

If you’re experiencing an oral-related issue—even if it seems small now—it could develop into something more serious down the road. The last thing you’ll want to do is spend the holidays away from home with a bad toothache, or worse.

In addition to issues developing into more serious, painful problems that physically hurt you, the cost of treatment for said issues can rise as well. If we catch a problem early on, chances are you will avoid having to spend more money on a costly procedure or multiple return visits.

The time remaining to take advantage of your 2019 dental benefits is growing short, but there is still time to make an appointment. Our staff at Center For Advanced Dentistry will do whatever we can to get you onto the calendar – so schedule online or call us today at 770-623-8750.

Help Us Support #TeamTrees

We need your help!
Our office has partnered with #teamtrees, an initiative that was started to plant 20,000,000 trees by January 2020.
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Help Us Support #teamtrees on
December 14th-15th, 2019 right here in Atlanta!
Team Trees, also known as #TeamTrees, is a 2019 collaborative fundraising challenge aiming to plant 20 million trees by 2020. The initiative was started by American YouTubers MrBeast and Mark Rober, and is mostly supported by YouTubers. All donations will go to the Arbor Day Foundation, a tree-planting organization that pledges to plant one tree for every U.S. dollar donated. The trees are planned to be planted starting in January 2020 and ending “no later than December 2022”. It has been estimated that 20 million trees would take up 180 km2 (69 sq mi) of land.
On December 14-15th (date subject to change), we will be coming together with other locals to start making the pucks that hold the seedlings that drones will be dropping over green space right here in Atlanta.
If you and your families are interested in joining us, please let us know as soon as you can! Details will be announced in the days to come.
We need as many people helping as possible! If you cannot stay the entire day, no worries! They will be capturing footage of volunteers earlier in the day.
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Donate @ : teamtrees.org

Zoom In For A Whiter Smile This Holiday Season!

Zoom in for Whiter Teeth

 

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I am  here to address a topic that I think is timely for the upcoming Holiday Season and that’s brought up frequently by my patients.

There are many grooming habits that have become mainstays in our population. From deodorant to hair removal, we operate in a society that incorporates hygiene and appearance into our daily routines. Now that achieving a whiter, brighter smile has become the new norm, many people ask me, “Which is the best method to achieve and maintain a fresh, clean smile?”

I’ve researched various options and of course, as a dentist, many companies try to engage me in offering their products. But the one I feel is not only the safest, but the most effective and beneficial to my patients is the Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening System. The process is painless and occurs in one visit, generally in less than 90 minutes. Teeth appear six to ten shades whiter (and sometimes more), and patients notice the results instantly. Even if you have highly sensitive teeth, ask me about products that are formulated to minimize sensitivity so you, too, can enjoy the benefits of a whiter brighter smile.

The color of our teeth dull over time due to age, staining foods and drinks such as berries, wine, tea, and coffee, and the natural life cycle of our teeth. Zoom! ™ is the perfect choice to instantly restore a brighter smile, essentially reversing those effects through one quick and comfortable appointment. We also offer special products and tips to help you maintain your newly restored smile.

The Zoom™ whitening process is safe and effective, but I want to caution you about one thing—and that’s the drive home. Patients who have Zoom! are so astounded by their instant and noticeable results that they can’t resist admiring their smile in their car’s rear view mirror after they leave the office. I know you won’t be able to help yourself, but save those pearly whites for your smile after you arrive home safely! You’ll have a killer smile, but I can’t guarantee it’ll get you out of a traffic ticket for inattentive driving.

As always, happiness is spread with a smile, make yours one you are proud to share! Take advantage of our Smile Special! We are now offering $50 Off In Office Zoom Whitening! Offer expires 11/30/19! We also have other take home whitening options available! Make sure to ask us about them!

For more information about how we can make you brighter, visit our website at HiTechSmiles.com or call 770-623-8750.

P.S- The end of the year is fast approaching. Use your dental benefits before they expire December 31st– If you don’t use them, you lose them! Call now to schedule your appointment while we have appointments available at your convenience!

 

 

Get $50-$100 Off Dental Treatment!

That’s right! For a limited time, we are offering our Fall Savings Special! When you spend up to $500 on your dental treatment, you will get $50 Off! Anything over $500, you will get $100 off until 11/30/19!

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Fall is the perfect time to work on your smile before the holiday season! Not only that, you can walk into 2020 with the smile you have always wanted!

So maybe you just need to get that pesky cavity filled that you have been putting off…getting your smile in shape is a step in the right direction towards optimal oral health!

Remember, dental benefits expire at the end of the year and do not roll over, so NOW is the perfect time to schedule your dental check up, cleaning, and treatment!

Call 70-623-8750 to schedule!

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October Is National Dental Hygiene Month!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and to help raise awareness on the importance of good oral health.

This year, the awareness month is focusing on four routines that can help people maintain healthy smiles: brush, floss, rinse and chew. According to MouthHealthy.org, the ADA’s consumer website, the ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes, with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of the brush should fit the mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.

The proper brushing technique is to:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.

  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

Although recent news reports have questioned its benefits of cleaning between your teeth, it is still an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums, according to MouthHealthy.org. The ADA recommends cleaning between your teeth once a day to remove plaque that is not removed by brushing. Plaque can eventually harden into calculus or tartar.

Because teeth alone account for less than half of the mouth, rinsing can help eliminate biofilm and bacteria that brushing and flossing cannot. Rinsing often, along with brushing and flossing, may help reduce the chance of dental decay and infection. However, avoid rinses that have alcohol in them, according to MouthHealthy.org.

Lastly, clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay. The chewing of sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth, according to MouthHealthy.org.

We Are Donating Candy For Our Troops!

Every year, our office partners with Operation Gratitude to send unwrapped and unwanted candy overseas to our troops.

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Yes, we know, we are a dental office and we do our very best to let everyone know that candy is not good for your smile, however, sometimes a piece of candy is needed!

Not only that, we are dedicated to giving back to our community and helping as many people as we can! That is why it is important to us that we offer our patients the same opportunity to do so as well 🙂

Drop off new and unwrapped candy at our office from now until November 5th and we will ship the bucket overseas to our troops!

 

Get A $50 Visa Card At Your Next Botox Appointment!

Yes, THAT’S RIGHT!

When you come in now through 9/30/19, you will get a $50 Visa Gift Card while they last!

These gift cards will go fast, so make sure you call today to schedule!

The holidays are fast approaching… so look and feel your best in those holiday pictures. Botox erases fine lines and wrinkles! Not only that, it relieves painful TMJ headaches!

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One treatment can last up to 3 months!

Call 770-623-8750 to schedule your Botox appointment with Dr. Patel!