Friday, November 30, 2012

Use Or Lose: The Dental Connection!

The year is quickly coming to an end and with the busyness of the Holidays, we at Thomas Family Dentistry would like to give those patients with flex spending, health savings, or insurance benefits, a friendly end of the year reminder that it's time to schedule your last dental visit of 2012 so that you can optimize your benefits!

We attempt to accommodate all of our valued patient's busy schedules, but space is limited!  So don't wait, give us a call today at 918-455-0123 for an appointment!
Happy Holidays!

God Bless,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We at Thomas Family Dentistry want to extend each and every one of our patients a heartfelt note of thanks for being a part of our dental family.  We truly have the greatest patients!  May you enjoy a day that is filled with friends, family and great food.

We always love to stay connected with our patients through Facebook and our entire team are interested in your Thanksgiving Day stories, traditions, photos or recipes! Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

God Bless,

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Season Of Thanks!

Fall is here and as the leaves are changing colors, the air is becoming crisper, and families head off to celebrate Thanksgiving, I was reminded that the Pilgrims first celebrated Thanksgiving in 1621!  Although it wasn't until 1863 that President Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official day of thanks, our American ancestors have always paused each year to give thanks!

May we also continue to follow in their footsteps and be grateful and thankful for all of our blessings, not just because of a national holiday, but because God has truly bestowed His favor upon our great country!

God Bless,

Monday, November 12, 2012

Press Release: 2012 IAD Award Recipient

Dr. Thomas was selected by the International Association of Dentists as a Top Dentist In Broken Arrow!  The IAD highlights and profiles the world's Top Dentists!  The Association selects health care providers that have demonstrated success and leadership in their profession!

Our goal and commitment at Thomas Family Dentistry is to provide each of our valued patients with excellent dental care! "I am very honored and blessed to be selected".  If you have any dental questions or are in need of a dental appointment, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Friday, November 9, 2012

Holidays: Not The Same Ole' Grind: The Dental Connection!

Did you know that there is an increase in clenching and grinding during the Holiday Season!  Teeth grinding is not just a bad habit but it is a dental concern.  Many people are completely unaware that they are grinding their teeth while they sleep. Sleep studies have shown that 90% of participates that were actively clenching their teeth while asleep, had NO conscience recollection of the event.

According to the American Dental Association, at least 10% of Americans actively grind their teeth nightly.  From young children to the elderly, teeth grinding, known in the dental community as "bruxism", can be a serious dental concern.  Although many patients do not have any dental discomfort from bruxism, others report pain in their jaw, neck, shoulders and head.  Tender teeth, receding gums and unexplained chips, cracks or breaks in teeth or fillings are other commonly reported problems related to clenching and grinding.

Contributing Factors
  • Childhood Habit
  • Gastro-esophageal Issues
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

  • Protective Nightguard
  • Stress Management
  • Medications And Muscle Relaxers

During your examination at our office, we evaluate each patient for the signs of clenching and grinding and can determine what course of treatment is best for you!  As the Holiday Season quickly approaches, remember to take time and enjoy this special time of the year and don't let "busyness and stress" damage your teeth and smile!  If you have any questions about your dental health, call our office at 918-455-0123!

God Bless,

Monday, November 5, 2012

November & Diabetes Awareness Month: The Dental Connection!

With November, comes the start of the much anticipated 2012 Holiday Season, but November also marks Diabetes Awareness Month, and a great time to learn about how keeping your mouth healthy is vital to your overall health, too. If you are one of the nearly 26 million Americans currently living with diabetes, there is some good news: you can protect your gums and teeth from the effects of diabetes by visiting our Broken Arrow office for regular check-ups and cleanings.  Most people should have at least two dental appointments per year, but patients living with diabetes may require additional visits to make sure that their dental health remains in top shape.  Many insurance plans provide expanded benefits for diabetic patients.  In order to maintain your dental health, We can recommend how often you need to come in for your dental visits.

For more information on how we can help, please give our office a call at 918-455-0123 or ask us on Facebook!

God Bless,

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkins: Fun Facts!

Since Fall is one of the most fun times of the year, the entire team at Thomas Family Dentistry decided to share some fun facts about an iconic part of the Fall season.  Read on to learn something new about the pumpkin!

  • Pumpkins are a fruit that originated in Central America.
  • The name "pumpkin" comes from a Greek word meaning a large melon.
  • 90% of the pumpkin is water.
  • Pumpkin vine flowers are edible.
  • Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other state.
  • The world's heaviest pumpkin weighed 1,810.5 lbs.

From trimming the house to the delicious pumpkin pie, may you enjoy this year's Fall Harvest time as the "pumpkin" takes center stage!

God Bless,