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There is nothing as beautiful as a smile. No single expression can convey so much emotion and warmth. That’s why it is important to share a smile! If you have a story that makes you smile, send it to us at manager@primedentalgroup.com and we will post it here, or you can post it on our Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/venturadentist  We look forward to what you have to share with others, and remember to SMILE! 🙂

 

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Oral health from Eight to Eighty!

Whether you are 80 years old or eight, we have the oral health information you are searching for. Find answers to your questions about insurance, legislation and policies, mouthguards, root canal treatment and more.

Cleaning Your Teeth & Gums

Taking care of your mouth is simple. The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
  • Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Tooth decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove the sticky film on teeth called plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.

Learn more, visit the ADA’s Oral Health Topics pages.

Have You Heard about Direct Reimbursement?

Direct Reimbursement (DR) is a self-funded dental benefits plan that reimburses patients according to dollars spent on dental care, not type of treatment received. It allows the patient complete freedom to choose any dentist. Instead of paying monthly insurance premiums, even for employees who don’t use the dentist, employers pay a percentage of actual treatments received up to a cap amount set by the employer. Moreover, employers are removed from the potential responsibility of influencing treatment decisions due to plan selection or sponsorship. DR is the ADA’s preferred method of financing dental treatment.

A quality dental benefits plan can aid in the recruitment and retention of employees. Dental benefits are consistently cited as one of the most sought after employee benefits.

From The ADA http://www.ada.org/364.aspx

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Oral Health: The Mouth-Body Connection

Years ago, a physician who suspected heart disease would probably not refer the patient to a gum specialist. The same went for diabetes, pregnancy, or just about any other medical condition. Times have changed. The past 5 to 10 years have seen ballooning interest in possible links between mouth health and body health.

“Physicians are taking a more holistic approach to their patients’ overall health,” says Sally Cram, DDS, PC, consumer advisor for the American Dental Association. And for good reason. In one recent study, people with serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have a chronic condition on top of it…

WEB-MD http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/features/oral-health-the-mouth-body-connection

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Give Kids a Smile!

How to Care For Your Child’s Teeth

A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called “baby teeth,” are as important as the permanent adult teeth.

  • Primary teeth typically begin to appear when a baby is between age six months and one year.
  • Primary teeth help children chew and speak.
  • Primary teeth hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing under the gums.

The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months of the eruption of the first tooth and no later than the first birthday.

  • A dental visit at an early age is a “well baby checkup” for the teeth.
  • Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, the dentist can demonstrate how to clean the child’s teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumbsucking.

http://www.ada.org/1586.aspx

Contact us if you, or your family meed dental help!

http://www.primedentalgroup.com/

You could WIN $2000 – Vote for Prime Dental Group in the Ventura County Star Readers Choice Awards 2012 (Ends Feb. 12th)

YOU COULD WIN $2000 in cash prizes from The Ventura County Star just for voting for PRIME DENTAL GROUP! Vote for your ten (10) favorite places, or businesses in the Ventura County Star 2012 READERS CHOICE AWARDS!
http://cfapps.venturacount…ystar.com/readerschoice/
Simply click on the above link to The Ventura County Star Readers Choice Awards website, fill out your information then vote in at least 10 categories and you’ll be entered to win one of the CASH PRIZES! PRIZES:
One (1) First Prize –
winner will receive $1,000 (ARV: $1,000);
One (1) Second Prize
– winner willreceive $750 (ARV: $750);
One (1) Third Prize –
winner will receive $250 (ARV: $250). No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older. Limit one entry per household. ( OFFICAL RULES – http://cfapps.venturacountystar.com/readerschoice/#rca_2 )
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU COULD WIN $2000 in cash prizes from The Ventura County Star just for voting for PRIME DENTAL GROUP!

YOU COULD WIN $2000 in cash prizes from The Ventura County Star just for voting for PRIME DENTAL GROUP! Vote for your ten (10) favorite places, or businesses in the Ventura County Star 2012 READERS CHOICE AWARDS!
http://cfapps.venturacountystar.com/readerschoice/
Simply click on the above link to The Ventura County Star Readers Choice Awards website, fill out your information then vote in at least 10 categories and you’ll be entered to win one of the CASH PRIZES! PRIZES:
One… (1) First Prize –
winner will receive $1,000 (ARV: $1,000);
One (1) Second Prize
– winner willreceive $750 (ARV: $750);
One (1) Third Prize –
winner will receive $250 (ARV: $250). No purchase necessary. Must be 18 years or older. Limit one entry per household. ( OFFICAL RULES – http://cfapps.venturacountystar.com/readerschoice/#rca_2 )
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! GOOD LUCK!

YOU COULD WIN $2000 in cash prizes from The Ventura County Star just for voting for PRIME DENTAL GROUP!

THE SMILE STORY (By Lexi)

 

 

 

LEXI, an unhappy woman of substance, sits impatiently on a bus stop bench. MICHAEL, a (great looking, well built, bald) homeless guy, sits down next to her with a big smile on his face.

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LEXI: What are you smiling for?

MICHAEL: It’s what I do.

LEXI: I won’t ask.

MICHAEL: I sell smiles for a living.

LEXI: I’m not interested.

MICHAEL: Here, have a free one – on me. (He smiles at her.)

LEXI: No thank you.

MICHAEL: Sorry, can’t take it back. You’ll have to give it to someone else.

LEXI: What?

MICHAEL: The smile. You’ll have to give it away if you don’t want it. Or sell it if you like – apparently it hasn’t been used much.

LEXI: What do you mean by that?

MICHAEL: You don’t smile very often, do you?

LEXI: So what if I don’t?

MICHAEL: Shouldn’t waste your smile…there’s plenty of people who could use one.

LEXI: Well they can have mine.

MICHAEL: Your what?

LEXI: My smile.

MICHAEL: I don’t see one.

LEXI: I thought you just gave me one.

MICHAEL: I tried, but it didn’t stick. I think it bounced right off.

LEXI: Fine. What’s there to smile about anyway?

MICHAEL: Well–

LEXI: You don’t have to answer that.

MICHAEL: There’s lots of things to smile about. It’s a beautiful day outside; the buses are running on time–

LEXI: I don’t want to hear about it.

MICHAEL: –and look at that flower over there, now that would make anybody smile–

LEXI: Would you leave me alone!(a long moment of silence. Finally, she gives in.)

LEXI: So what’s the going rate on smiles these days?

MICHAEL: Pardon me?

LEXI: Your smiles…how much are they?

MICHAEL: Oh, they’re very expensive.

LEXI: So’s my taste.

MICHAEL: You probably couldn’t afford one.

LEXI: Try me.

MICHAEL: I’m warning…it’ll cost you.

LEXI: Yes, I know, HOW MUCH?

MICHAEL: One smile.

LEXI: One smile?

MICHAEL: That’s how much they cost.

LEXI: What?

MICHAEL: The price for a smile is exactly one smile. That’s the going rate. (She thinks about it)

LEXI: Alright. (smiles) I’ll take one.

MICHAEL: It was a pleasure doing business with you.(he leaves)(Daisy, a streetwalker, sits down next to her.)

DAISY: What’s with the smile?

LEXI: I sell smiles for a living.

This Story is to remind you to always smile and be cheerful! It makes people happy! Keep on smiling!

http://www.lexibridges.com/smile.html


http://www.primedentalgroup.com/

 

Lexi

VENTURA DENTIST – PRIME DENTAL GROUP

Ventura Dentist – Prime Dental Group, Affordable Family, Implant, Cosmetic, General and Care-Credit Dentistry caring for Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, and Fillmore, CA (California). – Dr. Lee is your family dentist, offering cosmetic, implant, and comprehensive restorative dental care for children, teens, and adults.A healthy, attractive smile is important for people in all stages of life. At Prime Dental Group, we strive to create an environment where our patients feel comfortable.

Here at Prime Dental Group, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest dental care available in a state-of-the-art facility. We always strive to exceed our patient’s expectations and encourage them to be involved in their treatment planning process. We provide basic preventative dental care for individuals and families as well as comprehensive implant and cosmetic treatment, such as zoom whitening, veneers and no metal ceramic crowns.

CONTACT US to RECEIVE your COMPLIMENTARY INITIAL CONSULTATION.
We offer convenient office hours to fit your busy schedule. We look forward to meeting you and your family to fulfill your dental needs and desires.