Elmbrook Family Dental Blog
November 21, 2017
October 26, 2017
Are you finding it difficult to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or a bowl of ice cream because you experience a sharp pain in your teeth? You could be among the 3 million people per year who suffer from tooth sensitivity. This is a common problem that can significantly decrease your quality of life. However, with certain changes at home and with help from your dentist, you can reduce the discomfort and get back to enjoying your favorite foods.
October 18, 2017
We are thankful to have so many fantastic patients in our practice. The month of September was dedicated to raising money for the relief efforts that the J.J. Watt fund is providing to the Hurricane Harvey victims. Many citizens lost their homes, their cars, their pets and their belongings. They are being assisted by many great organizations that are helping them to get back on their feet. During September, our doctors raised money to be donated from those who paid for custom whitening trays. The money is being given directly to the J.J. Watt Hurricane Fundraiser. The total donated amount is $750!
Thank you to everyone who made the choice to whiten and brighten your smile. You have made a difference and we are glad to be donating to those in need because of you.
October 15, 2017
Early this fall, our front desk team member Kari got married. She and her husband Alan had a beautiful outdoor ceremony in her parents back yard followed by a reception and dancing at the Frame Park Rotary building. She was a beautiful bride and had the perfect day! They spent their honeymoon in the Northwoods of Wisconsin near Minocqua. Congratulations Kari and Allen!
October 13, 2017
Our team member Corey and her husband Greg welcomed their daughter Kiera Millie into the world in early October. She weighed 8lbs 5oz and was 20.5 inches long. Baby and momma are doing well. Congratulations Corey! Enjoy that beautiful baby!
September 30, 2017
Eating well is an important aspect of feeling good and looking your best. Some foods that are marketed as “healthy,” though, may be affecting your teeth in ways you don’t realize. Keep reading to learn how these 4 foods and beverages may be impacting your oral health — and what to do about it now.
September 8, 2017
After tragedy hit Texas with Hurricane Harvey, people reached out nation wide to provide support. We are proud to say we are joining the movement and will be providing financial support to the hurricane relief as well. Here is how it works:
Do you want to help out after Hurricane Harvey? Looking for brighter, whiter teeth? For the entire month of September for every in-home whitening kit purchased for $300, Elmbrook Family Dental will donate half of the cost of the kit to the J.J. Watt Houston Flood Relief Fund. So call today for your chance to help Houston just by getting brighter, whiter teeth!
On behalf of Elmbrook Family Dental Partners S.C., we Thank You for your support!
September 6, 2017
It just might! If you’re unhappy with a smile that looks yellow, teeth that look short, or enamel that appears gray, your smile may be aging you. However, there are many ways to prevent dental damage, improve the look of your smile and maintain a healthy, youthful appearance. In fact, it may be a lot easier than you think to look as much as ten years younger. Most importantly, you’ll feel the confidence to smile and speak in any personal or professional situation.
September 4, 2017
Typically September and October are the months that your employer will present your dental insurance options to you for the upcoming calendar year. Reviewing and making sense of these options can often be overwhelming. We are here to help you make the best decision more clear for you and your family.
Here is the most important thing to be aware of when getting your insurance information: Is this a PPO or an HMO/DMO policy? A PPO policy allows you to visit any office and receive benefits there. However, attending an in-network dentist will provide you with an insurance coverage that allows LESS out of pocket expense to you as the patient. An HMO/DMO policy means you will be assigned to a specific dentist or office an can only receive coverage there for the entire benefit year. This second option would sadly mean you could not come to see us at Elmbrook Family Dental unless paying out of pocket. The good news? We are in network with almost all major PPO companies in order to allow you to receive the best benefits for your services with us!
Coverage details beyond this can vary so greatly. Things you may need to consider are your yearly maximum and deductible, and the percentage that each service will be covered at. Some insurance plans also have waiting periods in which you will not have your full benefits available for a designated amount of time. Because the details are so different for every insurance company and every employer, we would encourage you to call or stop in and talk with our educated front desk staff. They are happy to help you determine the best benefits to cover your dental needs.
August 31, 2017
Too many people let dental emergencies slide, not seeking the care they need until they just can’t bear the pain anymore. Unfortunately, delaying prompt dental treatment is the reason why the University of California San Francisco recently found hospitals are having to treat more and more issues that could have been easily fixed or even prevented with routine attention. If you’ve broken a dental filling, you need to make seeing an emergency dentist in Brookfield a priority — even if it doesn’t hurt.