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March 23, 2018

We can now bill your medical insurance to help with costs for treating Sleep Apnea!!

So much about sleep apnea and airway issues is frustrating, and it’s an easy issue to ignore or postpone, however the worst thing you can do is put it off!  This is such an important issue that we are now filing with your medical insurance company to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.  More about how terrible it is to ignore it in a minute, but to start we want to announce this exciting news about making this more affordable!  If snoring or sleep apnea pertains you, or your bed partner is keeping you up at night with their snoring or choking on their tongue, this is an excellent opportunity to get this serious and lif... Read More

December 31, 2017

Listening to the fireworks outside reminds me of my daughter's senior year trip to Times Square for the New Year a couple years ago...  It was on her bucket list - and it should have been on mine!  If you have a minute and are curious - here's what happened...

 

 

 

That picture is so awesome!  I loved the experience - and for those who aren't aware, it is a flat-out mess!!  For anyone interested... here's our tale of Times Square New Year's Eve.

 

No alcohol allowed - and it is not a good idea anyway with the length of time outside like that...  not really a horrible thing but the first NYE since I was in High School that didn't include it!

 

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December 20, 2017

Introducing OraCare, our best new weapon to fight gum and tooth infections and disease!

 

What would it be worth to you if…

We had a simple daily rinse that fights periodontal disease on multiple fronts?

We had a simple daily rinse that fights decay and kills the bacteria that causes it?

We had a simple daily rinse that fights fungal infections in the mouth?

We had a simple daily rinse that inhibits mouth sores?

We had a simple daily rinse that destroys bad breath?

We had a simple daily rinse that eliminates VSCs and biofilm that makes you sick?

 

What if this was all the same product, and only takes one single minute out of your day?  The... Read More

November 28, 2017

It’s hard to believe another Thanksgiving is behind us, and this year is almost over!  We are on the countdown to Christmas and the holiday season and it has finally gotten cold.  Well, cool.  Sorta.  Texas cold anyway so it isn't 90 degrees out!

 

This is one of our favorite times of the year with holiday cheer everywhere you look!  Mistletoe and sparkling lights and the smell of cinnamon and spice wafting through the air makes lugging a coat and gloves seem like a treat!  If you haven’t already tried it, Starbucks has a Caramel Apple Spice that is worth the daily dose of sugar!!

 

The other thing that always happens this time of the year is the close of the annual insurance bene... Read More

October 17, 2017
Trick or Treat? Insurance Companies Dictate, Delay, and Deny… It’s a Trick for sure!

 

 

More about this trick below, but the main thing is every year hundreds of thousands of dollars of insurance money available to help people is kept by the insurance company as it goes unused and the ‘benefit’ lapses.  Like cell phone companies used to get away with stealing when they charged you for minutes, insurance companies do a money grab at the end of every year and that time is coming up again!  Make sure that any dental care you might benefit from is completed before the end of the year so you can utilize the money you are due – there’s still time, so use it or lose it!!

 

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September 27, 2017

          ‘…UGH!!! Another night of laying awake… listening to him snore… wishing the poke in the ribs would still work… wishing he would roll over so I could sleep!!  I hate that feeling of being both mad and scared at night.  Mad because he makes so much noise all night long, and scared because sometimes it sounds like he stops breathing completely!!’ 

 

If this sounds like a night at your house, there is so much more to the story, and so much you can do to enjoy a better and healthier life!!  In terms of the science on snoring, not everyone who is snoring is dealing with anything beyond snoring, but for those who snore loudly, the VAST majority of them have an airway problem as well as a f... Read More

August 02, 2017

It’s that time again - the summer is coming to an end and mad rush to get the kids pencils and the right backpacks and new school clothes is in full force!  Then we get used to the busy morning traffic again as we all take a collective sigh of relief the kids get started on their next year of school! 

In the midst of all that, we wanted to remind you that it’s the perfect time to make sure you reserve some time to take care of momma!  Something as simple as taking an hour to do the in-office Zoom! Whitening can make your smile sparkle again can make you feel like a new woman!  Of course, traditionally we see that mom comes last – after the kids and after the house and after the dogs and after the groc... Read More

June 07, 2017

June is Headache Awareness Month and the perfect time to take a few minutes to explore how and why dentistry can help to eliminate headaches and migraines!  A Whole Health approach to your dental care is likely the perfect solution to chronic pain in the head and neck.

Unfortunately, headache is poorly understood and poorly treated with most approaches being minimally beneficial or very temporary.  The symptoms are sort of managed with medication like Imitrex for migraines or Excedrin for a ‘regular headaches’ and the suggestion is always to minimize stress and it will get better.  While a stress-free life sounds like a great thing, it’s also nearly impossible and stress isn’t really the cause anyway!... Read More

May 08, 2017
breathe better, sleep better, live better!

The key to success with anything is knowing which metrics to watch – and it is no different when we are talking about your health…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a silent killer and has taken way too many people during their sleep.  Heart attacks or simply stopping breathing during the night are claiming way too many people and health care is only just now beginning to take notice.   In addition, every night that you survive poor sleep is another day of your body being starved for oxygen and having to operate in a panic or scramble mode.  This wreaks havoc with the rest of the body and Sleep and Airway issues are seen as a root cause for many disease processes su... Read More

April 06, 2017

In the US, there is a new case every 8.5 minutes!

The numbers are staggering – and scary!  The first step to beating cancer is to not have it – so common sense things like not smoking and not using tobacco are a great start.  Unfortunately, the reality is that oral cancer is also common without behavioral risk factors.  The key to staying healthy is finding the issue as early as possible.

It turns out that with early detection, the 5-year survival rate is over 80% - and this is fantastic news because if it isn’t caught early, the 5-year survival rate is a frightening 38%.  Obviously the key is to find those lesions as early as you possibly can.  At Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown, your Head a... Read More

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