Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Living Social: The Dental Connection!

Staying connected seems to be the "name of the game" for most people living in the 21st Century!  Whether you're young or old, a student or graduate, staying home or on-the-go, there's never a lack of means to be connected.  Unfortunately, it seems like "living social" has now become a 24/7 proposition for most people!  Just as one becomes familiar with one "type" of social media, another new and improved "connection" is introduced.  From Facebook, twitter, texting, to linked in, the days of "YOU'VE GOT MAIL" are long gone.

We at Thomas Family Dentistry have also embraced the ability to connect with our patients as well.  We are on Facebook, Twitter and maintain a BLOG! Although all of the different ways to stay connected with our patient family have enhanced our ability to keep everyone informed on a wide range of topics from the latest advances in dentistry, special offers, celebrations and office milestones, we encourage everyone to take a deep breath and live life with balance.  Otherwise, "living social" can truly make life feel like the old saying "No rest for the weary."

If you have any questions about our office, check out our social media connections or call us at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend, a time to remember and honor the men and women lost while serving our great country.  Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of Summer! For many, getting out of town for three days after being cooped up in the classroom or the office, spells sweet relief.

What about you?  What are your plans for this Memorial Day weekend?  Whether you are headed to a barbecue, one of Oklahoma's area lakes, a camping trip, hitting the great American open road, or simply kicking back and relaxing, our team at Thomas Family Dentistry would like to hear all about it!

Have a happy, safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend no matter what your plans may be!

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lattes: The Dental Connection!

Today's lifestyle finds many people working many hours behind a computer sipping on a variety of specialty coffee drinks.  Whether it's the morning stop by Starbucks or by the QuikTrip Coffee Bar, many of the specialty coffee drinks are full of sugar!  Over the past five to seven years, there has been a definite rise in adult tooth decay in patients who have not previously had a high rate for cavities.  The common denominator seems to be that more and more patients find themselves sipping on lattes or other milk-laden beverages at their desks throughout the day.  The constant exposure to the lactose or milk sugar gives the bacteria in the mouth a flood of raw fuel or "food" to metabolize.

Drinking a latte in 15 minutes seems to be less harmful than nursing it all day long, which appears to be able to cause the same damage as that seen in baby bottle tooth decay.  Lattes should be considered snacks because of their high milk sugar content.  "Sippers" should take appropriate steps to protect their teeth.  Drinking water or chewing sugar-free gum can help neutralize the bacterial acid content.

If you have any questions concerning your dental health, call us at 918-455-0123.

God Bless,

Friday, May 18, 2012

2012 Customer Satisfaction Award

Formal Acknowledgement:
May it be hereby known:
Dr. Thomas was the recent recipient of the 2012 CMUS 
Talk Of The Town Customer Satisfaction Award!
A Five Star Rating was awarded with Honors to Dr. Thomas, which is reserved for companies that have provided excellent customer care over the past 12 months as rated by their customers.  In the category of Health Care Providers, Dr. Thomas and Thomas Family Dentistry's excellent rating was based on a host of resources including online customer reviews and surveys, blogs, social networks, business rating services, and other honors and accolades!

"Congratulations for making a difference in your community and providing the services, products, management, leadership and staff that have earned your award and star rating"--Celebration Media U.S. Ratings Division.

We are truly humbled and blessed to have be recognized! To God Be The Glory!

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

National Smile Month: The Dental Connection!

May is National Smile Month!  During the entire month of May, dentists around the world focus on the power of a "SMILE". Did you know...

  • Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better
  • Humans are the only species that use a smile as an emotional response
  • 99.7% of people believe that a smile is the most important social asset
  • 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice

To keep your all important "SMILE" looking its best, remember to brush for two minutes twice daily, floss, and have a dental exam and cleaning every 6 months.  Call us at 918-455-0123 for an appointment. Our entire team at Thomas Family Dentistry look forward to seeing you soon.

Remember,  200,000 frowns make one permanent wrinkle! So smile!

God Bless,

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fun Facts: The Dental Connection!

Check out these dental tidbits that we recently ran across.

  • $2 billion dollars--Amount Americans spend on dental products per year
  • 9,000--the number of accidental pockings and piercings from toothpicks per year
  • 20--the number of baby teeth a child has by the age of two
  • 38--the number of days an American spends brushing his or her teeth over a lifetime
  • 1600AD--earliest recorded toothbrush found in Chinese literature
  • 94--percent of Americans who brush nightly

Have a great weekend!

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Teen Self-Esteem: The Dental Connection!

At Thomas Family Dentistry, we know that many people feel that "image" is everything. May happens to be National Teen Self-Esteem Month. During this time, parents are encouraged to act as positive role models, help stop negative self-images, and improve confidence and security among teenagers.

Of course, one of the best ways to improve your confidence is to improve your smile, which can start with a visit to our office.  Have you or your teenager visited our office in the past six months for a regular check-up and cleaning?  Call us at 918-455-0123 for an appointment!

See you soon!

God Bless,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hidden Problems: The Dental Connection!

Visiting your dentist on a regular basis is essential to keeping your smile in tip-top shape.  At Thomas Family Dentistry, we offer many preventive services to ensure the health of your mouth and the beauty of your teeth.  We like to think that your smile is just as important to us as it is to you!

Another good reason to visit our office every six months is to check for "hidden" problems that you may not even realize that you have. Tiny cavities can form in the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth and may only be found through a professional exam.  If left untreated, these cavities can get worse, needing more extensive treatment, and costing you even more time and money.  During your regular exam, our entire team will also check to make sure that your existing fillings and other dental restorations are in good shape.

If it has been more that six months since your last visit to our Broken Arrow office, please give us a call at 918-455-0123.  We look forward to your next visit!

God Bless,