Dental insurance can be confusing to navigate. Most people get frustrated and flustered with all the fine print and paperwork, but with the right dental professional by your side, the process can be a breeze. For your benefits, the “use it or lose it” rule applies, so you’ll want to schedule your routine checkup and cleaning before the end of the year, when your plan renews. Here’s a complete guide to dental insurance.
Can you believe it’s almost Halloween again?! Do you plan to dress up and trick or treat or stay in and pass out Halloween candy? Whatever fun activities you have planned, this Halloween is more than just a time to play dress up. It’s also a chance to do some good and save your smile (and waistline) in the process.
This Halloween, local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the country when they donate their extra Halloween candy to Operation Gratitude at Advanced Dental Care, 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. The sweet treats will be included along with handwritten thank you letters in Care Packages sent to U.S. Service Members deployed overseas, and hand delivered to Veterans and First Responders serving in their local communities.
Operation Gratitude is a local organization in Chatsworth, CA that works year-round to make our troops overseas feel special and loved. “Operation Gratitude’s mission is to thank all who serve, forging strong bonds between grateful Americans and the Heroes who serve and protect them,” according to Kevin Schmiegel, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.) and CEO of Operation Gratitude. “The Halloween Candy Give-Back Program provides every American child the opportunity to learn about service, sacrifice and generosity.”
Donate and Win
Donate your unwrapped leftover Halloween candy, personal toiletries, and handwritten letters and you could win!
For each pound of candy donated to Operation Gratitude you will be entered to win our Halloween gift basket ($500 value), with the following items:
Oral-B Electric Toothbrush
Be Smile Smart Dental Plan
Custom Teeth Whitening Trays
Large donations made by organizations (schools, churches, etc.) will be entered to win a $250 cash donation to their organization from Advanced Dental Care.
Have you ever worn a mouthguard during physical activity before?
If not, you’re not being as safe as you could be. This plastic tray worn over
the teeth is designed to protect against harmful contact with another person or
hard object during sports. But do you need a mouthguard for all sports? Let’s
take a closer look to answer that question and more you may have about mouthguards.
For some people, going to the dentist is right up there with getting a colonoscopy, a prostate exam, a Pap smear (need I go on?). If you hate going to the dentist, take a deep breath, we’re here to help.
According to the Colgate website, “Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people. In a survey by the British Dental Health Foundation, 36% of those who didn’t see a dentist regularly said that fear was the main reason.”
Common Dental Fears:
Sound of Dental Tools
Lack of Control
Sometimes patients hate going to the dentist as a result of one bad experience and sometimes it’s just a general fear. The fear becomes a problem when patients avoid the dentist because of their fear. Patients with dental phobia or dental fear who avoid the dentist often end up with painful, urgent dental conditions that require more serious treatment like fillings, dental crowns, root canals, extractions, etc.
Overcoming your Dental Fears
If you’re reading this and thinking, “I still hate going to the dentist”, than you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have a fear of needles or just the thought of a dental drill makes your skin crawl, we understand that the fear is real and we want you to know that we are here to help!
There’s no need to be ashamed or worried, we totally get it. We’ve heard it all and have been told how much dentists are disliked more times than we’d like to recount. That’s why we strive to make each and every visit to our Costa Mesa dental office as enjoyable as possible.
Gentle Dentistry in Costa Mesa
Great News! You no longer have to dread going to the dentist. At Advanced Dental Care, we go the extra mile to ensure you have a positive, successful experience every time you visit us. We pride ourselves on continual improvement to provide you with:
No matter how old your child is, an important part of being
a parent is helping them get ready for the new school year. From buying all the
right school supplies to making sure their vaccinations are up to date, it’s
crucial that they’re prepared for the coming year. One way to be sure they’re
ready is by helping them keep their teeth in tip-top shape. Read on as a children’s
dentist in Costa Mesa offers 5 things to add to your kid’s back-to-school
checklist for healthy teeth.
It’s that time of year where parents and students transition from summer vacation mode to back to school mode. While you’re busy gathering the items on your school supply list, shopping for new clothes, and getting your hair cut, don’t forget one of the most important visits you need to schedule: the dentist!
Seeing your dentist before school starts is the best way to ensure your child’s smile is in spectacular shape. This could be especially important if summer vacay mode included lots of carbonated beverages, sugary snacks like popsicles, or staying up late and forgetting to brush your teeth before bed.
Book your child’s dental visit now: https://www.mycostamesadentist.com/childrens-dentistry.html
So, picture this: you’re on vacation, maybe soaking up the
sun in a tropical location, and that’s when it hits you. The feeling of a
throbbing pain in your tooth that turns your wonderful day into an
uncomfortable experience. It’s hard to enjoy your vacation with pain in your
mouth, which is why you may need a root canal. But what can you do if you’re
away from your dentist? Keep reading to learn more about the most common signs
of needing a root canal in Costa Mesa and what you can do during your vacation
to stay healthy.
We are so honored and blessed to announce that this July we are celebrating 5 years in service as your Costa Mesa dentist! Wow! We really can’t believe how quickly time has flown by. We are so amazed and honored by your trust and loyalty in us.
What you mean to us
Beyond the business of dental care – we have met such wonderful people who let us become a part of their lives. From our patients, to our friends at the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, to our family and friends – it’s really been an unbelievable experience. These personal connections over the last 5 years are truly the most memorable. The time spent laughing, crying, and making life-long relationships with all of you, it’s something we don’t certainly don’t take lightly.
Our growing family
Another amazing feat is the growth of our dental team. As a dental team, we’ve grown from one doctor and 3 staff members to two doctors, two front office staff, three dental assistants, and four dental hygienists! Growing our team has allowed us to see more patients and provide the highest quality of care possible. On a personal level, we’ve had three marriages, two babies, and one on the way this August (Dr. Jorgenson)! We are truly a family and we hope you love our dental family as much as we do.
It’s very important to us to always be improving and being the best dental care team we can for you. We will continue acquiring the latest dental technology and attending Continuing Education courses. We plan to continue offer evening and weekend dental appointments, as well as, emergency dental care. Looking to the future, we hope we can continue growing (and who knows, maybe even one day open a second location)!
Being your Costa Mesa dentist inspires us to continue learning, exploring, and demonstrating the highest levels of dental care possible. It inspires us to teach more people about the importance of dental care, wellness, and leading healthy lifestyles. It inspires us to continue to be involved in our community and give back however we can. Being your Costa Mesa dentist inspires us to just be better!
Celebrate with us
Please join us for a 5th Anniversary – Party in the Park on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at Wakeham Park in Costa Mesa, CA from 12:00-3:00pm.
Roughly 85% of
Americans eventually have their wisdom teeth removed, according to the American
Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; odds are that you’ve already had
yours taken out at some point. If you have a teenager or young adult, they
could have their extra teeth coming in soon – and most likely, you’ll want them
as soon as possible! Here are X reasons why you should schedule an appointment
to remove your teen’s wisdom teeth in Costa Mesa this summer.