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Dr. Hugh W. Oser’s

          DENTAL NEWS
Produced to improve your dental health and awareness                            ...
Just In Time
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Prime Attraction

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  1. 1. Dr. Hugh W. Oser’s DENTAL NEWS Produced to improve your dental health and awareness Fall 2009 fromthedentist We’re Here For You! Keep smiling Smiles… The Best Gift Helping restore If we haven’t told you lately – Violence is, unfortunately, a big part of many lives. In fact, every year you are valued, you are important in North America, more than five million people are victims of domestic to us, and as smile experts, our goal violence. There’s support available to help these victims and now, Dr. Oser is to make sure your smile is bright, has found his way to help by joining the Give Back A Smile (GBAS) program. healthy, and happy! That’s why we The GBAS program, made up of members of the American Academy of encourage you to come in for your Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), provides free consultations and dental treatment exams and to follow through with to those who have endured domestic violence. The dedicated dentists donate treatment plans – even in this very their time and services to this cause. They use their abilities of providing difficult economy. quality cosmetic dental care to restore smiles that have been damaged as the Actually, keeping up with your result of an abusive partnership. appointments is an excellent money- Those who are interested in receiving care must contact GBAS through saving strategy. The longer small email or by phone. They will receive an application, a section of which problems are left untreated, the must be completed by a trained counselor, social worker, or therapist. This more serious the consequences to application will then be reviewed by GBAS, although the dental provider your oral health, appearance, and will make the ultimate decision of the applicant’s eligibility. This program wallet. earned the AACD Award of Excellence and the Association Advance No one is more aware than we America Summit Award, in 2001. are that to you, the oral health care of your family is a necessity – not a luxury. We will do everything we can to provide as many treatment For more information plan, scheduling, and payment about the program options as possible for you. visit the website at Please call with any questions. And if you, or someone Yours in good dental health, you know, could benefit Dr. Hugh W. Oser from the services of GBAS please call 800.773.4227, email turnthepage at, or ask Rejuvenate your smile! Dr. Oser for more information. What’s your flossophy? Watch for updates on this cause and our Smiles For Life patient! Defeating diabetes! Thank you for all your referrals. We appreciate them!
  2. 2. Just In Time You get to decide! Are you an adherent of the Before Flossophy or the After Flossophy? People can be surprisingly passionate about when to floss … before or after they brush. Even dentists can’t always agree. In a poll conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, 40% recommend before, 36% after, and 25% don’t think it matters. Truthfully, as long as you remember your You Can Do It home care routines and maintain your recare schedule, we will be happy! Discover your inner balance So, in no particular order…  Floss once – to clean between your It’s all about the balance. Really. A Tartar is the conspicuous, cement- teeth and below the gumline. lifestyle that balances work with stress- like substance that plaque hardens into  Brush gently at least twice a day – relieving play and that pays attention when you allow it to build up. Tartar to nutrition and diet is a healthy one. can break the natural protective seal to remove food and bacteria from your That’s the macro level. At the micro that your gums provide, allowing oral teeth, gums, and tongue. level, small imbalances in the pH of bacteria into your bloodstream. Experts  Rinse often throughout the day – your blood, for example, can create believe that toxic bacteria from your Y plain water can keep bacteria at bay changes in the pH of your saliva, gum infection can trigger your immune altering your mouth’s environment. system into a constant state of alert. when there’s no time to brush. In other words, your oral health can Gum disease has been linked to impact and be impacted by your overall systemic and inflammatory health and here’s how… diseases including heart and Plaque, the thin film on your teeth, stroke, osteoarthritis, diabetes, is a biofilm and a bacterial ecosystem cancers, and lung diseases. our oral health within the larger bionetwork of your These complex interactions mouth and body. When the scale tips mean that a one size fits all so that good bacteria are overtaken approach to life, health, and by those that are harmful, red swollen your oral health care is no gums that bleed easily, gum and bone longer sufficient. recession, and tooth loss can occur. Weighing In Fight diabetes! Did you know that diabetics are more likely to have gum disease than others and that those with gum disease find it more difficult to control blood sugar levels? Or that 90% of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are overweight? Weight loss and exercise could go a long way to preventing or managing diabetes – and your oral health! A regular routine of physical activity is ideal, but still, you can find inventive ways to burn calories!  Take the stairs instead of the elevator.  Try hiding the remote. Research shows that thin people get up and move around more, tend to fidget more, and sit less.  Do some eco-exercise – instead of driving, ride your bicycle when you can. It’s important for everyone to maintain healthy routines for oral and overall health. 2
  3. 3. Prime Attraction Before Get what you need Is 50 really the new 40? It seems so. Men and women today feel and act ten years younger than their biological age. Midlife is a strong, powerful time of life in every way and you can see the influence you command in the number of products tailored just for you. A prime example is the number of esthetic innovations created to enhance your smile, like beautiful natural-looking crown and implant restorations. You’ll like them because… You’re an experienced and savvy consumer  Long-lasting natural-looking materials resist chipping, staining, and cracks. After  Improvements in options and technology have made procedures more time-efficient and patient-friendly. You’re health conscious  Your damaged or discolored tooth can be covered, protected, and strengthened with a single crown.  Bone loss can be prevented by anchoring a permanent new tooth into the jawbone by combining a single crown with a dental implant.  Missing teeth can be replaced with several replacement teeth attached to a secure crown or implant bridge restoration to prevent your other teeth from drifting and altering your ability to eat, speak, and socialize. You love to look great  Crowns made of natural-looking translucent porcelain are beautiful and designed to blend in so well with neighboring teeth that no one can tell that you have them. Don’t let your smile give away your age. Let us give you a midlife smile with style! Call us to schedule a consultation. 7 Tips For A Tiptop Smile Which would you choose? Improving the color, shape, or position of your teeth can improve the way you feel about yourself. Here at a glance are seven tips for a tiptop smile that looks completely natural. Teeth Whitening Instantly brighten your smile White Fillings of Make tell-tale dark fillings a thing of the past Composite or Porcelain Tooth-Colored Bonding Cover deep-rooted stains, repair small cracks or chips, fill in gaps, and recontour teeth Cosmetic Veneers Conceal spaces, crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth Crown Restorations Restore severely damaged or broken teeth Dental Implants Restore appearance and function Crown/Implant Replace missing teeth and prevent further & Bridge Restorations damage to your smile ML09-1 3
  4. 4. Recommended Relief Brighter, Sedation dentistry: comfort, Whiter relaxation, & control For Life! Sparkle! Dentists have worked long and hard to diminish or eliminate patient pain. Anxious and even phobic patients often discover Say goodbye that sedation dentistry can offer the perfect, to stained, relaxing solution for maintaining good dental We understand how busy life can be so to help you discolored health. In one study, 90% of the patients who experienced fearfulness about dentistry felt get back on track and avoid teeth. more comfortable with sedation ... and you preventable health problems © Ivoclar North America Inc. are no different. We can make your next visit and expenses, we are extending a special invitation for you to join our a lot more comfortable. And of course, prior to exclusive Whitening for Life™ program at your next hygiene visit. administering any anesthesia, we’ll discuss your When you come in for your professional cleaning and exam, we will needs, your medical history, and your current custom fit whitening trays for you and whiten your smile for a one-time low health with you. fee of $99. As long as you maintain your preventive visits in our office, you Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as will be entitled to one complimentary refill per year, by our professional team laughing gas, is an effective anesthetic with at no additional cost. If this sounds good to you, give us a call and we will many benefits. This type of sedation dentistry is reserve a convenient appointment time for you to see our hygienists and start appropriate for those individuals who are dental enjoying a beautiful brighter smile. phobic, people with a sensitive gag reflex, and Thank you for your trust in the past. We care about your feelings and your people who require surgery, or who require health so let us know how we are doing. If we can improve our service we extended and complex treatments. want to hear from you. If it’s about your dental health, we are here to help! Oral sedation (pills) are used for many of our patients who are needle-phobic. Since with oral $1000 off Invisalign® Teeth Straightening sedation patients can often undergo treatment for longer at one sitting, multiple procedures can Offer available for all existing patients be completed in fewer visits. Like Nitrous oxide, Expires December 1, 2009 oral sedation is also very safe, but it lasts for several hours after the appointment. You will need an escort home. officeinformation Dental sedation is a safe and effective way to reduce the stress and The Smile Center anxiety associated with your Dr. Hugh W. Oser dental appointment. If you’re 1135 Keller Parkway apprehensive about dental Keller, TX 76248-3614 visits, the first step is to call. Office Hours We will work with you to Mon-Thu 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm eliminate this barrier to *Special Appointments Only better oral health. Contact Information Office Fax Email (817) 431-5514 (817) 431-8048 Referral Bonus! Web site Team Members Hugh W. Oser, DDS ................... Dentist Pam ......................... Office Coordinator Joyce ....................Business Coordinator $50 CREDIT Joanie, Jana, Brenda ........................... ................. Registered Dental Hygienists for each friend or family Nance, Sue, Diane .............................. member you send our way ................. Registered Dental Assistants who becomes a patient! Dale ........................ Business Assistant Mike ................... Marketing Coordinator Bonnie ................ Treatment Coordinator Thank you for your support! Information included is not dental or medical advice. For your Contents may not be reproduced without permission from the publisher. specific information be sure to consult our office. If you do not © PATIENT NEWS PUBLISHING (800) 667-0268 wish to receive this newsletter, please contact us directly. 29766-50038 ML09-1