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Gum-DiseaseAlthough gum disease is terribly pervasive, it's also preventable. Conservative estimates report that up to 85% of people unknowingly have some amount of chronic gum disease. What's worse is that this disease is responsible for up to 70% of adult tooth loss. Part of the problem is that the early signs of gum disease are both silent and serious, requiring a dentist's trained eye to detect, treat, and arrest the tell-tale gum inflammation and infection. However, once arrested, you can prevent gum disease from recurring…simply by developing healthy hygiene habits.

Important message from Dr. Richard L Lepard

If you don't act soon, you will lose remaining 2010 Insurance Benefits! Your flex benefits may vanish too! Here's what to do: Plus how you can save on your dental care.

individual-dental-insurance-plansBelieve it or not, our very own patients lost over $500,000 in dental insurance benefits last year. Add FLEX benefits (flexible health care spending accounts) and that number almost doubles! How could it be that honest, hard-working people could lose about one million dollars that were meant for them?

Well, it's actually fairly simple. Dental benefit plans and flex plans do NOT allow you to "roll over" any unused benefit dollars beyond December 31st of the current year. For example, if you have $500 of benefits left, and you don't use them to help pay for your dental treatment by the end of this year, you will lose $500 that you could have applied toward your dental care--just by getting it done in 2010.

You've got to "use it or lose it" ...Call by Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 and receive $100 credit to use towards dental treatment completed by December 30th. (call for exact details to see if you qualify) Your appointment can be anytime between now and December 30th!

baby-teethDo your teeth and gums need a Spring Cleaning? Grass is growing, flowers blooming and the hint of spring is in the air. The garage needs cleaning and the shrubs need trimming. But what about your dental health- it is time to freshen up your smile as well.

Dr. Richard L. Lepard is offering a special exam, cleaning, necessary x-rays along with a complimentary smile analysis for $109 for a limited time, normally a $299 value.

As a special incentive, for the 1st 50 to call in an image of your new smile is available for $49. A preview of your new smile is a great way to decide what you want to do with the changes in the image. This is a $197 value- for only $49. Offer expires 4/30/11 and is limited to the 1st 50 who call in.

Call today 214-771-3130!

Loss of teeth and learning to wear dentures can be a very difficult process for patients.  Loss of taste, learning to chew again, and simply living with conventional dentures is a challenge.

Technological advances in dental implant therapy now can give you a second chance to be able to chew, function, and taste without loose dentures.  The denture on the upper jaw can be made without the roof of your mouth being covered.  This helps you enjoy the taste and texture of food like you used to!  The lower denture is literally locked into position giving the feel of real teeth.  Imagine chewing again without your denture moving, and no more sore spots!

In summary, locked in dentures, also known as “All on 4” dentures, is the best way to go from loose or bulky dentures to ones that are literally locked into place with no denture glue necessary.  A consultation to see if you are a candidate is your next step.  Having the ability to enjoy your food and not be embarrassed by your dentures is like a new lease on life. 

Let us help you get what you want with your teeth!  Call my office today at 214-771-3130!