Saturday, December 20, 2008

Holiday Specials for You and Your Family - Dr. Trushar Patel

The holidays have arrived at 19th Street Dental; to help you celebrate, we have some great holiday specials that we would like share with you!

Take your pick from any of these wonderful winter gift ideas and stocking stuffers:

• New Zoom! Teeth Whitening Pens; $30 each - OR - 2 pens for $50

Getting a whiter, brighter smile is now as simple as coloring inside the lines thanks to the NEW Zoom! Teeth Whitening Pens. Zoom! Whitening Pens let you "color in" your teeth with a special pen that is filled with a whitening agent made to give you a whiter, brighter smile without any mess.

• Zoom! Teeth Whitening Gift Certificates – give your friends and family the gift of a whiter smile!

Save an extra $50 by purchasing a Zoom! Gift Card for $300 before December 23rd, 2008.

Or you can purchase a Zoom! Treatment Holiday Special for $350 – regularly $550

• Nite White take home whitening kits – $199 – regularly $350

Happy Holidays from 19th Street Dental!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy November Birthdays!

November gave us a month full of birthdays here at 19th Street Dental!

First, we would like to say “congratulations” to our front desk coordinator, Stephanie! On November 11th, 2008 she gave birth to a bouncing baby girl!

I must say that November 11th couldn’t have been a better day to be born, as it is also my very own birthday too! Then, this got me thinking, I wonder who else celebrates a special birthday in November?

Happy “November” Birthday to you:

• Dr. Patel – November 11th

• Barbi – November 16th

• Stephanie – November 27th

If you have an upcoming birthday please let us know so that we can help you celebrate your special day!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What Do Patients Have to Say About 19th Street Dental?

Everybody loves a little positive feedback! Thank you to all of our great patients - seeing all of your great smiles makes everyday rewarding for all of us at 19th Street Dental!

Here’s what some of our patients had to say about their dental experience with Dr. Trushar Patel and our wonderful team:

“Great and comfortable experience! I had an amazing experience as a first time patient at 19th Street Dental. Dr. Patel is a very experienced physician with a talent to not only create a great confident smile but to also ensure a comfortable and fun experience overall. His staff is also superb at making the visit as smooth and convenient as possible. I honestly cannot wait until my next visit!”

“Great dentist! 19th St Dental has great customer service and an extremely relaxing environment. They have flat panel TV's in each room. Dr. Patel does an incredible job of communicating with you about what's going on with your teeth.”

“Fabulous! ‎ This dental office is beautiful, the staffs are so courteous and Dr. Patel is so easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and we are working together to fix my smile! I am excited to finally find a dentist who I can trust! I thought being in Atlantic Station, it would be expensive, but it is reasonable and so worth the extra because it is a great experience!”

“Dr. Patel's office in Atlantic Station is awesome! Beyond being super convenient (free 2 hour parking and plenty of it) the office is completely digital--no endless forms to fill out. Instead there's an efficient little computer station for your info that takes maybe 3 minutes to complete. The office is decorated in a hip, youthful way with great abstract paintings everywhere...and guess what? Dr. Patel did them himself!”

If you have had an experience at 19th Street Dental that you would like to share with others, please leave us a comment! We would love to know how you feel about your time spent with us and the treatments you’ve received.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Good Breath Gone Bad!

Bad breath can be a real downer, especially when you are out on a date with that girl or boy you’ve had a crush on all semester! However, bad breath can be prevented!

Bad breath, or as your doctor may call it “halitosis,” is caused by odor-producing bacteria that grows in your mouth. This bacteria gathers on bits of food in your mouth and between your teeth and release sulfur compounds making your breath smell. Some foods, like garlic and onions, may contribute more to bad breath because of oils the food the food releases, and smoking is also a major cause of bad breath.

There are several myths around bad breath. Here are some common myths and the truth behind it all:

Myth #1: Mouthwash will make my breath smell better

Mouthwash will make your breath smell better, but it is only a temporary fix. If you use mouthwash, just know that you will still need to brush and floss when you get the chance as mouthwash alone will not kill all of the bacteria producing germs in your mouth. When choosing a mouthwash, pick an antiseptic with plaque-reducing compounds. Also make sure any dental products you choose comes with the American Dental Association’s (ADA) seal of approval!

Myth #2: I brush my teeth; I will never have bad breath

Brushing your teeth will save you from having breath, but the truth is most people only brush their teeth for about 30-45 seconds! You need to brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day to give your teeth a thorough cleansing. It’s also important to brush your tongue, which is where a majority of odor causing bacteria like to hang out. Lastly, flossing to remove food and plaque between the teeth will also help reduce your chances of having bad breath!

Myth #3: If I don’t smell it, then my breath is fresh

This is a false assumption in every sense of the word! The truth is that the breath you breathe out is not the same breath coming out when you talk to someone. When you breathe you are not using your throat as you do when you are talking; and when you talk more breath moves over the back of your mouth where bacteria is causing bad breath.

#1 TRUTH: Brush your teeth twice a day (for at least 2 minutes), floss at least once and visit your dentist every six months…this way your breath will always be fresh!

Not letting your nerves get the best of you on your date? That’s up to you!!!