Holiday Oral Hygiene

December 20, 2017

Filed under: Blog — puredental @ 3:49 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For many people across Chicago, the holidays are a time for getting together with friends and family, giving gifts, and eating lots of delicious food! A lot of the food that comes with the holidays may taste great, but it can do some serious damage to your teeth. Here are some treats to beware of this holiday season!
Candy Canes
Candy canes and other hard candy pose a problem for your teeth because of how long the sugar can stay in your mouth. The longer that sugar is on your teeth, the more damage it can do. So next time you’re thinking about sucking on a peppermint, remember that tooth decay isn’t on your wish list this year!
Cookies
Sugar cookies are definitely delicious and a staple of of the holiday season. But, be careful! Too many cookies can be disastrous for your oral health! Make sure to eat them in moderation and brush your teeth afterwards to avoid plaque buildup!
Chocolate
There never seems to be more chocolate available than during the holiday season. Even though it’s tempting, make sure you’re mindful of how much you’re eating, and whether you’re brushing your teeth afterwards. Chocolate can get stuck on your teeth and cause plaque buildup, so it’s important to brush and floss it off ASAP.
Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa and other holiday beverages can coat your teeth in sugar that can sit and start eating away at tooth enamel. Limit your hot cocoa intake this winter and always remember to brush frequently!
The important thing about holiday treats is that you eat them in moderation and always remember good oral hygiene! Have a fun & safe holiday season!

Dental Insurance Benefits

December 8, 2017

Filed under: Blog — puredental @ 3:49 pm

It’s that time of year! Once again, you are due for an end-of-year dental appointment with Pure Dental Spa! Why is now the perfect time to squeeze in a reservation with us? Dental insurance, flex and healthcare spending accounts typically don’t roll over to the next calendar year. If you don’t use your benefits, you’ll lose them! The good news is there is still time!
Using your 2017 insurance benefits could actually end up saving you hundreds in dental bills down the road! Odds are, you’ve been paying premiums on your dental insurance every month. Well if you don’t schedule a dental appointment, all of that money will go to nothing! What’s more, your deductible will likely reset when the new year rolls around.
Below are a few ways to make sure you don’t lose the dental benefits you’re entitled to by the end of 2017:

Cleaning & Exam

You should get a dental cleaning and exam at least twice every year. If you haven’t met your quota for 2017, it’s time! Schedule a reservation with Pure Dental Spa today and have our team of hygienists professionally clean your teeth and have our dentist give you a thorough exam. Dental exams can prevent major oral health problems by catching signs and symptoms early. You’ll save money and a lot of headaches in the long run if you regularly visit the dentist for exams. In fact, several insurance plans cover preventative treatment such as exams and cleanings at 100%. Our Patient Coordinators will provide you with a complimentary benefit check to find out if you have a zero copayment!

Root Canals

Root canal treatments—also called endodontic treatments—are extremely common procedures. Often times, the root of a tooth may become infected, and an endodontist will have to remove infected tissue. Insurance generally covers endodontic procedures, so it’s important that if you need one, you get it scheduled by year end!

Crowns

At Pure Dental Spa, getting crowns is easier than ever. With our CEREC technology, we can produce crowns the same day you come in for your appointment! Traditionally, crowns required multiple visits, but our highly equipped offices offer the most advanced dental technology to cut that time in half! This is especially beneficial for anyone trying to squeeze in a dentist reservation for dental crowns before the year end, since the procedure can get done without having to schedule follow-up reservations!

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extractions are an outpatient oral surgery. Any time surgery is involved in a procedure, costs for that procedure tend to increase. If you’re looking to save money when getting your wisdom teeth taken out, have it done by the end of the year to use whatever insurance benefits you have left! We also offer payment plans to help eliminate the burden of any financial restrictions.
December 31st will get here before you notice! Reservations slots are quickly running out. Don’t hesitate to call. Because if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!

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