Having a hard time influencing the man in your life to receive routine dental care? We understand. Many men avoid the dentist, and later have extensive treatment needs and even more anxiety. We suggest starting out these men with small appointments, so they can meet the staff and feel more relaxed. We have created hand signals for many patients, so they have complete control over how their appointment is proceeding. And of course, personal music players, Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) or more extensive sedatives are available for patients that request these relaxation procedures. If the patient is unsure how to relax Dr. Petrusha and his staff will customize a plan for the patient. Please call Cindy or Ann today for more information.
Two minutes…it might seem like a short time, but have you ever monitored the time you actually spend brushing? Did you know? The average person vigorously scrubs their teeth for 60 to 90 seconds – not nearly long enough. Brushing your teeth properly is the best thing you can do for your overall health. To start, set aside a full two minutes. Try brushing through an entire song. During that time, angle your toothbrush toward the gums and gently brush in a circular motion. Be sure to brush the insides surfaces of your teeth, the chewing surfaces and your tongue. Brushing correctly will reduce bacteria and ultimately prolong both the life of your teeth, and your life itself. We think that’s worth smiling about! Our hygienists, Cindy, Cheryl and Laurie, will be happy to discuss any concerns you have regarding the proper brushing techniques.
There’s nothing like a New Year to bring everyone’s attention to their health. If you’ve made resolutions about your weight, quitting smoking or getting more exercise, 2018 is a great time add getting regular check-ups to your list of healthy activities. Parents, caring for your own health is imperative, especially when so many others count on you. Don’t put yourself last when it comes to preventive care! Did you know we offer family appointments in our office? Provided you have good attendance, we can arrange for your entire family to be seen at once. Get healthy! It’s easy with our help.
Start your new year with a smile! Call the office to schedule your 2018 appointments.
A New Year is the perfect opportunity to focus on health and wellness. If you’ve made New Years’ Resolutions, you’re not alone. The smart resolution is to take better care of your teeth in 2018. Parents, if you’ve faithfully brought your children to the dentist for their cleanings and check-ups, but have put your own off; now is the time to care for yourself. Don’t assume that you’re at peak health simply because you’re not experiencing pain. Be sure with a thorough exam of all your teeth, a meticulous cleaning and diagnostic X-Rays. Dental problems are always progressive; let us help you prevent or eliminate them by being proactive. Plus, you’ll feel better! It’s definitely a call worth making.
We’d like to wish you all a Happy Hanukah, a Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanzaa and a very happy and prosperous New Year. Also, we’d like to extend our deepest thanks to our patients. Our team is so grateful for the privilege of caring for you during 2016. You have a lot of choice in the area for dental care, and we’re thrilled to be the office you turn to for advice, prevention and healing. You’re the reason we learn new techniques, implement technology and ask for feedback on how we are doing. As we close the year, we can earnestly say you are our inspiration. Thank you for the pleasure and honor of being your dental team, and for your continued confidence. Have a great holiday season!
We know that experience matters! At Petrusha Family Dentistry, we have over 75 combined years of experience. You can count on us to be here for all of your dental health needs. Whether you need us for general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, we strive to give each of our patients a healthy smile that he or she is proud to show. We value our patients’ trust in our team’s professional training and experience. Please contact Cindy or Ann to schedule your next appointment!
Dr. Petrusha attended a Sleep Apnea and snore guard appliance seminar this week, and our entire office is excited about putting new knowledge and techniques to work. Sleep Apnea causes its sufferers to get poor rest, because they sporadically cease breathing while asleep. They might also snore loudly, toss and turn and wake feeling out of sorts and tired. If you or your significant other has any of these symptoms, please call our office. Dr. Petrusha will be glad to discuss your options and deliver a proper referral for a medical evaluation to see if you are a candidate for an oral appliance. A snore guard or other appliance could change the way you face your mornings all through 2018. Everyone deserves a restful, calming sleep.
Have your ever considered how much it would cost you to visit the Emergency Room for a toothache? We checked – and it’s a lot! To make one visit to the ER today, expect to pay upwards of $600, and potentially a lot more. Plus, hospital staff may only give you an antibiotic or pain medicine and still tell you to visit a dentist. What if we could potentially save you that money, plus the time you’d spend in the waiting area? It’s easy; just visit our office every six months for routine care, so we can detect gum disease, catch early tooth decay, screen for oral cancer and clean your teeth. We know emergencies do occur, but by visiting our office on a regular basis you can save money, anxiety, time and frustration. We pride ourselves on seeing our patients without waits! Please call Cheryl or Cindy to schedule your professional cleaning – we do not want to have you in the ER!
Don’t like to floss? Join the club; most people aren’t rigorous about it. But what if flossing would provide you the opportunity to live longer; wouldn’t that fact alone change your idea of flossing? Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic confirmed that bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream, contributing to the inflammation and clogging of your arteries. Dr. Michael F. Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic not only supports these findings, but also found that flossing regularly can increase your life expectancy by 6.4 years. Even if you don’t like flossing, do it at least once a day to remove food and plaque from your teeth and gums. Who wouldn’t want to have a healthy smile plus add a few years along the way? If you ever have any questions regarding flossing, please ask one of our hygienists, Cindy or Laurie, at your next professional cleaning.
Denture Wearers Can Now Have Comfortable, Confident and Pain-Free Smiles!
We are excited to announce that we now offer the Atlas Denture Comfort procedure which gives our patients a reliable and affordable way for wearing lower dentures. The procedure is without a costly or debilitating surgery. The Atlas® Denture Comfort™ procedure allows our patients who are suffering with the pain, embarrassment, and disabilities that come from dentures that don’t fit properly can receive state-of-the-art Atlas narrow dimension implants at a fraction of the cost for traditional implants, right in our office.
Our office is using the new technology that offers denture wearers secure smiles, enhanced lifestyles and a greater choice of foods. The entire procedure is completed with local anesthesia in one short visit with minimal healing discomfort. When you leave our office you will be able to eat hard-to-chew foods without the fear of your denture becoming dislodged. The Atlas Implants offers a more affordable procedure to a larger variety of patients regardless of their age and medical and dental histories.
If you, your family members, or friends experience discomfort with dentures, call Cheryl or Cindy to schedule an appointment to see these wonderful implants can change your smile for a lifetime.