Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dr. Patel and 19th Street Dental, supporting National Children's Dental Health Month

Last week, we blogged about the need to screen for gum and heart disease during the month of February, which is designated "America's Heart Month." Well, February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Dr. Trushar Patel is here to tell you about the need for preventative oral care in kids. For 60 Februaries, the American Dental Association, or ADA, has sponsored National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. National Children's Dental Health Month began as a one-day event in 1941 in a Cleveland clinic. In 1981, however, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Each February, Dr. Patel and thousands of dental professionals focus on the preventive oral care of America's children. Dr. Patel and our staff want you to remember developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Has your child visited 19th Street Dental the past six months? If not, it’s time to give us a call and schedule an appointment!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February is Heart Month, from Dr. Trushar Patel

Did you know February is Heart Month? It’s a great time to take notice of the health of your heart, says Dr. Patel. Cardiovascular disease remains American's No.1 killer, claiming more lives than the rest of major causes of death, according to the American Heart Association. Studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care.

Visiting our office regularly can help prevent gum disease or at least catch it in its early stages. And because people with dental insurance are more likely to visit their dentist when they should, a healthy mouth begins with a visit to 19th Street Dental. In observance of Heart Month, Dr. Patel says it’s also important to know your numbers: blood pressure (less than 120/80), cholesterol (less than 200) and BMI (less than 25). If you have any questions about heart health, or about your treatment at 19th Street Dental, please give us a call today.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Connect with Dr. Patel on Facebook and Twitter!

Happy Friday, 19th Street Dental patients! Did you know Dr. Patel, in addition to having a Facebook fan page, has a Twitter account? That's right, news about specials at our office, personal updates from Dr. Patel and so much more! Head over to our fan page and become a "fan," or feel free to follow Dr. Patel on Twitter (@IMakeSmiles).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day whitening at 19th Street Dental!

We're only days away from Valentine's Day, and people are getting caught up in the excitement and anticipation. This year, 19th Street Dental is offering you an opportunity to make the most of Valentine’s Day:

Zoom! 1 Hour Whitening is now $399
(originally $550!)

Nite White Take Home Whitening is now $199! (originally $350!)

Give us a call to make your appointment today! Dr. Patel and our team look forward to seeing you!