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In my practice 97% of patients enrolled wished for a better smile. More and more
people are realizing that your smile is tied to your self confidence and quality of life. A
great smile gives you opportunities socially, higher paying jobs and peace of mind that
you like the way you look.

I have found there are multiple reasons people have that have kept them from the
smile they really want.

Here are some of the top ones:

Consistent, regular dental teeth cleanings have a multitude of benefits. How often is regular? That’s a specific conversation with your dental hygienist.

Reading more below will give insight on why it isn’t just about teeth!

  1. Regular teeth cleanings keep your smile brighter – Get those stains removed that are so embarrassing!
    Coffee, tea, wine, sodas and tobacco are all common culprits. Stains can look like cavities!
  2. Regular teeth cleanings can ensure early detection of dental problems – Dental problems become
    extensive and increasingly expensive if they worsen. For patients on a budget it Is the way to go!

Absolutely Comfortable Dentistry- Is it Possible?

My 35 year career in dentistry has constantly been a search for the MOST comfortable ways to have dental procedures.

Here are some of the MOST important:

    1. First of all, prepare yourself, as the patient, to be as relaxed as possible. Do the following:
      • A. Wear comfortable clothing
      • No caffeine intake 6 hours prior the appointment. This helps tremendously with the efficiency of any numbing medications you may need.
      • Bring an iPod or personal music player with relaxing music with headphones for use during your appointment.
    2. Be aware of the various ways you can have your dentistry done to be the most comfortable. It is important that the dentist be trained, experienced and most of all qualified by the dental board to administer the various ways to be comfortable.
      • Use of the local numbing agent only
      • Use of the local numbing agent and the relaxation gas, called nitrous oxide/oxygen
      • Use of the local numbing agent, relaxation gas and sedation medications. The sedation medications are given at lowest, most efficient dose to give a comfortable effect. Many patients describe it as a “great nap during my dental appointment”

Even though it has been years since you have seen a dentist, even 15 to 20 years or more, I know you want to regain your healthy smile. Yes, I know you want to put it off – you will use any excuse you can think of! You may even hang up the phone before you finish dialing the numbers and try to forget about it.

What if there were a way to have a caring dentist and team help you decide if your hopes of having health and happiness with your mouth and smile could be comfortable accomplished? A relaxed conversation about your concerns would be in order to give you the hope you have been looking for.

Concerned about comfort? Concerned about costs? Other concerns? All of these areas can be addressed. Imagine a peaceful, comfortable visit that answers your many questions. It’s what you have been looking for! For years!

Ask for Lindsay or Marilyn when you call. The number is 214-771-3130. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lepard

P.S. Embarassed? Don’t be! Everyone has a story! We have seen and heard it before. You are NOT alone! We want to help – plain and simple.