April 25, 2011
For better overall health you need to take care of and pay attention to our mouth. You need to reduce acid exposure such as sports drinks, sodas, citrus fruits, and fruit juices. These things can erode tooth enamel and dissolve the tooth’s protective covering. The sugars from these drinks are like fuel for the bacteria in the mouth which can cause gum disease as well. One should consume these in moderation and always drink lots of water to neutralize the acid. Other important steps to reducing acid and bacteria in the mouth include thoroughly flossing at least once a day, brushing at least twice a day and rinsing with oral antibacterial rinses.
April 21, 2011
Did you know that every hour of every day in the U.S. someone loses their life to oral cancer? When diagnosed early (before or at Stage 1) survival rate is greater than 90%. Even though March was oral cancer detection month, we at Remmers Dental Group are always diligent about our oral exams and use an adjunctive instrument called the Velscope. The Velscope is a revolutionary and painless method of screening for oral cancer. The Velscope has proven to detect cancerous lesions that cannot be detected with the naked eye and is used regularly at your annual exam at no charge.
February 15, 2011
Our hygienist Angie blogs:
Do you have dentures? If you think you no longer have natural teeth and you no longer need to see a dentist, think again!
It is very important to see your dentist at least once a year for an oral cancer screening. The two most common sites to detect oral cancer are the sides of the tongue and the floor of the mouth. How often do you look?
At our office, in addition to the visual exam with the overhead light, we also like to view your mouth through our Velscope. This instrument provides us with the highest level of technology to detect oral cancer. The Velscope allows the clinicians to see the tissue in more depth than the naked eye. So always remember to make a trip to your dentist for your oral cancer exam and routine check-up.
February 8, 2011
One of our hygienists, Sandy, found these interesting stats:
-73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
-80% of Americans are not happy with their smile.
-The Average woman smiles about 62 times a day. A man only 8.
-Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown ups just 15
-Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than their poker faced peers.
This past Friday (February 4th) our office participated in the Smile KY! program. A program designed to find and treat area children with limited access to dental care. We saw 14 children from Newcastle Elementary and provided all of their dental services at no charge. These services included cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, fillings and extractions! Our team donated their time and talents to make this happen. Several other dental offices in town did the same thing on this day. Check out the photos of our day….we had fun and felt like we made a difference!
February 1, 2011
This Friday (February 4th) our office will be participating in Smile KY! This is a nationally recognized community partnership providing dental education, screenings and treatment to school children in Louisville Metro and surrounding counties. It is coordinated by the Louisville Dental Society and the Louisville Water Company. Dr. Ken and Dr. Steve screened children at several of the schools targeted this year. From the screening, at risk children with limited access to care are invited for treatment.
This is an annual event in which our team participates. The ADA has called the program a model for community service. The campaign hopes to bring attention to what has been called the most common disease affecting U.S. children, “tooth decay”. Over 300 children receive free treatment the first Friday in February thanks to many volunteers.
Our office will be one of the sites for treatment. Our staff volunteers their time and talent to provide free services for these at risk children and their dental needs. We’ll all be busy this Friday with Smile KY!
January 24, 2011
Infected gums can destroy tissues around the teeth which can lead to this thing called “periodontal disease”. If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth this is probably a sign of gum infection. Your dentist or hygienist can examine the mouth for gum disease and take early measures to prevent the infection from getting worse. Early diagnosis is the key to keeping a beautiful smile and maintaining overall good dental health!
January 19, 2011
From our great Expanded Duty Assistant Holly:
This is my fourth year as a dental assistant. I”m so happy to be a part of a practice that offers such great care and technology to patients. The Cerec is one of my favorite things here. It allows patients to have a crown done in one visit. Unlike the traditional way, patients enjoy the fact that they don’t have to wear a temporary for two weeks and come back for the permanent crown. It’s very rewarding for me to see the patient smile after they’ve had treatment done. I know then that we did a good job providing the patient with a comfortable and painless appointment.
For more information on the amazing Cerec technology, go to https://www.remmersdental.com/cerec-one-visit-dentistry.html
December 30, 2010
It’s been a busy week here at Remmers Dental Group. Chris (assistant) was stranded in Boston with 20 inches of snow! Angela (hygienist) and Rebecca (treatment coordinator) were busy housebreaking new puppies that came for Christmas, and Amy (hygienist) has been in Florida for a soccer tournament with her son. But now it’s time to get back to business.
Let’s make 2011 a year for health….especially oral health. Research now shows gum disease (affecting 80% of the population in some form) is a potential risk factor for a number of general diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and now even a link to Alzheimers! Instead of a new year’s resolution of losing weight, let’s make one for finding floss!!
Happy New Year!
December 29, 2010
Remmers Dental Group gathered Saturday 12/18/2010 for our Christmas Party. We always have a great time when we get together. We would like to wish everyone a great holiday season.
It is hard for us to believe that we will be in our new office 11 years in January. We are very fortunate to be a part of the Remmers Dental family. It has been a pleasure caring for all of our patients. We look forward to seeing all of you in the upcoming year. God bless and have a safe New Year.
We all had a great time Saturday night at our office Christmas party. We were treated to a great meal at the Wildwood Country Club.
There were many laughs as we exchanged our White Elephant gifts. You would not believe some of the unique gifts that were brought. It is an understatement when I say many of my fellow employees are very creative in their gift selections. This was my first experience at the office party so I will be prepared next year to also bring a unique gift of my own.
Another way we celebrated the holiday season was to make donations to a needy family from Fern Creek-Highview Ministries. We all enjoyed shopping for the children knowing they would be so excited to receive their presents on Christmas day. It was a fulfilling experience knowing that we could share something with those less fortunate.
Our wonderful team for Christmas at Wildwood Country Club