Do Not Let the End of the Year Sneak up on You!

If your holidays are typical, then you will be busy in these next few months! The sooner you contact us for your appointment, the more we can do for you to help you take advantage of your dental benefits plan. When you utilize your plan, you can be confident that you are taking excellent care of your teeth and helping... read more »

The Best for You!

Our office believes in the best oral health care and products. We use titanium dental implants which are the newest and most effective way to replace teeth or support your bridge, partial or complete denture. An implant, or mini dental implant, is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal. Your healthy-looking smile is then restored in the manner that... read more »

What Are the Potential Risks and Complications With a Dental Implant?

There are always risks and potential complications associated with any oral surgery. Rest assured that Dr. Petrusha will check not only your oral health in preparation for the procedure, but your medical health as well. He wants to be sure you are healthy enough for the surgery and that you will heal properly as well. The success rate for dental... read more »

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Dental implants not only look great in your smile but there are many other benefits to having them as well. Dental implants are designed to be permanent, which means they have the potential to last for your entire lifetime! You will not have to worry about having to replace or redo the dental implants again and again. Best of all,... read more »

Single Tooth Dental Implants

If you are missing a single tooth, or if you have a removable partial, you could be a great candidate for a dental implant. A dental implant has many advantages including a natural-looking and functioning tooth while, not risking the health of the surrounding teeth. Your bone will be better preserved since dental implants are integrated with your jawbone, which... read more »

Planning for Halloween

As you plan for Halloween, we suggest looking for a treat to give the children such as a small and inexpensive goody like pencils or novelty erasers instead of candy. The toy items can be just as fun as candy and are not harmful to teeth. However, if your children will receive a lot of candy, we recommend limiting the... read more »

Use Your Dental Benefits!

Some of the plans offered to employees by their employers vary in both covered services and frequency of care. Most basic dental plans provide regular check-ups which include a general exam by your dentist, x-rays on an annual basis, and a thorough cleaning every six months to remove tartar build-up. Other services that may be offered include fluoride treatments, tooth... read more »

What Is a Sealant?

Your child’s daily routine involves brushing and flossing, hopefully twice a day; but if the word cavity continues to be a part of your dental office visit, then dental sealants might be a great option for your child. Even when brushing and flossing regularly, complete removal of plaque from the deep grooves of back teeth, molars and bicuspids is extremely... read more »

Healthy Beautiful Smiles!

We love our patients and enjoy helping them achieve their healthiest and most beautiful smiles. We also love to help our patients get the most from their dental plans. Especially with a family, we know that dental costs can add up, which is why our patients trust us to help them utilize the services their dental plan provides. Have you... read more »

Maintain Your Healthy Smile!

Routine exams are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile. During a regular checkup, a thorough and professional cleaning is given to the patient and may include fluoride treatment and X-rays. This is important because these procedures can prevent or identify problems early, which are future costs that can be avoided. If your employer offers a dental plan, it... read more »

You and Your Dental Benefits

Dental benefits are offered by many companies to their employees and their families either as part of a compensation package or available through payroll deduction. Typical dental benefit plans cover services received within a calendar year and are outlined the benefits for patients to be treated within a specified time period. For example, plans provide for a professional dental cleaning... read more »

Youth Sport Safety!

Is your young athlete ready for the fall sports season to begin? Along with the proper sporting equipment, make sure their teeth are protected, too, especially if your child has braces. Mouthguards can be custom-fitted in our office, or you can buy one at a sporting goods store. Wearing a mouthguard significantly reduces the risk of chipping, breaking or knocking... read more »

Are You Purchasing School Supplies?

When you are purchasing the new pens and pencils, let your child pick out a new toothbrush. You and your child should be changing toothbrushes every 3 months; now’s a great time to make the switch. Frayed bristles are inefficient in cleaning teeth and gums. When your child has the flu or a cold, change the toothbrush to be sure... read more »

We Have Time for You!

Our team is focused on caring for our patients’ dental health, and we hope that we can help save you time by providing the best care possible. We realize our patients live busy lives, and taking the time to make an appointment for a routine exam may not always be easy. But, oral health is important to our general health.... read more »

Do All My Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

Summer is the perfect time to schedule wisdom teeth evaluation and removal since school is not in session. You may find this hard to believe, but not everyone needs to have wisdom teeth extracted. The necessity for having the teeth removed is often created when a person’s mouth is too small to accommodate four more teeth. Often your dental health... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Petrusha Family Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.... read more »