If a group of people were polled on the street corner in any town, USA about why they put off going to the dentist typically 3 reasons for the absenteeism surfaces:
- COST - Many people use the excuse of “I don’t have any dental insurance.” The facts are many payment plans are available, some with zero interest, which give you financial options to stay within your budget. Everyone is concerned about the budgets-these programs allow you to proceed with your dentistry without breaking the bank.
- FEAR – Today with sedation dentistry, the use of medications specifically used in conjunction with your individual medical history and conditions takes fear out of the equation. It is common to hear patients say they never knew it could be done so comfortably-the apprehension is gone. Patients who formerly avoided the dentist now actually look forward to going.
- TIME – Let’s face it; everyone is busy- so busy that their dental health gets shoved to the back burner. Next thing you know a dental emergency occurs. With a complete examination and thoughtful planning, sequencing dental needs easily can be contained to fewer appointments. A case in point, root canals use to involve 2, 3, 4 or even 5 appointments. Now they can be done in one appointment! It is common for even cosmetic procedures like veneers to only need 2 appointments.
So the 3 reasons for procrastination have been solved! Enjoying great dental health and a super smile to boot has never been easier.
Although 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.
Believe 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!
Do 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.