Archive for December, 2015
No matter what you celebrate, I hope you are sharing it with loved ones. I am so happy and grateful to have a few days to decompress and catch up with friends and family.
Today, I don’t feel like talking teeth, instead I want to take in the feeling of the season which is filled with happiness and excitement. There is a “buzz” that cannot be fully put into words, but if you sit back and watch, it is one of the few times during the year when people actually seem happy and neighbourly. Ok, ok, maybe you won’t see that today, Christmas eve at the mall, but if you have a moment to sit in a park or at a neighbourhood Starbucks hopefully you will notice this feeling all around you.
If this time of year puts you in a happy place, be sure to share it with the world, smile more, lend a helping hand, or maybe even buy a stranger a cup of coffee. Pay it forward; because you never know what a kind gesture may mean to someone else.
So on this day and every day may you find yourself at peace and surrounded by love. I wish you all the merriest of days…..xxoo
It’s everywhere, people with beautifully perfect white teeth, so you ask yourself, how do I get my teeth to look like that??
First of all, don’t be fooled, much of what you see on T.V. and in magazines has been photoshopped, and most of the movie stars and models have what are called veneers (basically a half crown that is placed over the natural teeth, invasive & expensive, a topic for another day). So keep your expectation of teeth whitening products earthbound.
Secondly, don’t be using “whitening” toothpastes. If you can crunch it, you shouldn’t be using it on any regular basis. Some of the pastes that are marketed for teeth whitening are just abrasive, so while they may remove some of the external, granular staining on your teeth in the long run you are doing more harm than good. In fact, these pastes may thin your enamel and over time the next layer of tooth will reflect through more causing your teeth to actually appear more yellow!
Lastly, use a peroxide, gel based product. I of course am not a fan of unsupervised at home teeth whitening to the likes of whitestrips or pre-fabricated trays, but I am a realist and am well aware of their popularity. So, if you are going to use over the counter whiteners, please follows the directions; do not over do it; and listen to your body! If your tissue starts to tingle or burn or your teeth become super sensitive, stop using it!!
If you really want results talk to us, we can customize in-office whitening treatments that is not only effective but is safe.
I called my doctor today and hung up feeling frustrated, so I felt the need to vent a bit. I cannot be the only one that is annoyed and angered by the hassle attached to booking appointments!
I hate to admit it, but it prevents me from booking appointments that I need to because the thought of calling the office, being put on hold, and then trying to be nice to a receptionist that is obviously annoyed that I need to work around my schedule as well, come on “work with me lady!” is all I can think. I do not wake up in the morning wanting to do this, or quite frankly have time for this in my day! More often than not I just hang up while on hold listening to the ridiculous classical music they pump through the phone, to what, try to keep me calm?
Why can’t all places that work with appointments offer online scheduling? This is the biggest reason I chose to offer this to all my patients. I realize the hassle of trying to call during business hours, and since our office is not open on Tuesdays or Wednesdays I thought it best to allow people to do their own bookings. I mean, we’re all adults; it’s not that hard to navigate the system, and if you book something that doesn’t quite make sense, I’ll contact you to clarify. It’s not rocket science; I just wish other places would get on board!
Thanks for listening; I’m feeling better, maybe good enough to try booking my appointment again, on second thought. I’ll wait until tomorrow!
If you want to access our easy online booking system it is available 24/7 at http://dentalhygienegroup.fullslate.com/
My apologies for not posting for so long, but I am back and will try to keep it short and sweet….and more regular from now on. I’m going to try a new approach to this blogging thing, I think it could be a great way for you all to get to know me and the Dental Hygiene Group a bit better, and know what’s going on in the office, also to get my opinion on everyday “stuff”. If there is anything specific you want me to touch on please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate! I hope you enjoy the new format. Stay tuned for regular rants.
We have a visitor this holiday season!
Stay tuned to see what kind of mischief she gets into over the next few weeks