Wait! Don’t Toss That Cash!

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You would never just toss a wad of cash into a wastebasket. That would be irresponsible and reckless. Well, the end of the year is coming… make sure that you are taking full advantage of your Flexible Spending Account. Otherwise, that hard-earned money that you’ve been saving for a rainy day may be lost. Take a few minutes TODAY to check on your Flexible Spending Account balance. And, if you have funds in the account, you still have time to use them before they are lost. Scheduling that dental appointment you’ve been putting off is a great use of those funds. Your oral health is the gateway to overall health. There can be dangerous bacteria lurking that is making its way throughout your system. Your dentist can ensure that you approach the holidays (and new year) with a clean bill of oral health. Don’t toss that cash! For more information …

Postponing Dental Care

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Are you aware you need dental treatment but still haven’t visited a dentist? It may be time for you to start thinking about the outcomes of postponing dental care. Many Americans put off taking care of their teeth for many reasons. What is your reason? You may suffer from dental anxiety and afraid to get your teeth checked out because of your overall fear of drills, pain, etc. You might avoid the dentist because you are too embarrassed of your teeth, thinking that your overall lifestyle will be judged just by looking at the condition of your oral health. Maybe you have tooth decay but since you are not experiencing pain you ignore the problem and wait for it to get even worse. One of the biggest reasons people postpone dentist visits is because they are concerned about how much it is going to cost them in the end. Even …

This Ain’t Yo Momma’s Parenting Tip

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There are certain basic parenting truths that we pass along to our kids. For the sake of this blog post, let’s call them “Rules For Surviving Childhood 101.” For the most part, the rules contain obvious statements that have been passed along from generation to generation. The list might look something like this… Rules for Surviving Childhood 101 Look both ways before crossing the street Don’t talk to strangers It’s not polite to whisper (or point, or pick your nose) If on fire, stop! drop! roll! Don’t swim for 20 minutes after eating Brush your teeth to avoid cavities (and bad breath) While our list looks pretty complete, there is a big rule that is missing. Children today are likely involved with more activities than we were. As our awareness of team and full-contact sports has increased, it’s become apparent that mouth guards are a smart way to reduce the …

Make a Statement at Summer Weddings with a Sparkling Smile

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Summer is wedding season and you definitely want to put your best tooth forward when you’re dressed to the nines at a garden wedding. Or maybe you’re in the wedding party and you’ll be in the spotlight (and the camera flash) in front of friends and family. Make sure your yellow teeth are not the conspicuous blemish in all of the wedding photos! There are many different options for teeth whitening treatments nowadays, from over-the-counter strips to extensive sessions at a clinic or salon. If done incorrectly, some teeth-whitening methods can leave painful and unsightly chemical burns on your lips and gums. There are lots of amateur teeth whiteners out there, so make sure you put your trust in a professional. At Paragon Dental, we use a tried-and-true method that really works, so you can relax knowing that you’re in capable hands. Our patients are always thrilled and grateful that …