Happy fall! We would like to share some dental health tips with you in light of Dr. Chadwell’s favorite holiday, Halloween! Did you know that the average american chows down on 1.2 lbs of candy each halloween? That’s a lot of cavities! Here’s how you can prevent them.

Time it right

Eat Halloween candy (or any sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime.

Choose candy carefully

Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. The length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay.

Avoid sticky situations

Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.

If you have any questions or want to get in for a regular cleaning or previously recommended dental work please don’t hesitate to give our office a call, text, or e-mail.

 

We hope you have a happy and healthy halloween,

Chadwell Family Dentistry

 

Use your dental benefits before they disappear!

According to the National Association of Dental Plans, only 2.8% of people with PPO dental plan participants reached or exceeded their plans annual maximum.

Dental Benefit Plans

Many people with dental benefits get them through their employers, though individual plans are also available through Health Insurance Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act. Remember, when you buy a plan you and your employer are paying some premium – upfront dollars – that are wasted if you don’t see your dentist.

When You Need to Use Them By

Many insurance companies have a benefit deadline of December 31, and this means that any of your unused benefits don’t roll over into the New Year for most dental plans.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Plan

The key with this type of coverage is to take advantage of any benefits before they expire for the year.

  • Prevention is better than cure both for your health as well as your pocketbook. Most plans typically pay 100% for preventive visits, so if you have not had one yet, this may be a good time to schedule one.
  • Start thinking about using your coverage early. During a dental appointment that’s over the summer or in the fall, talk to your dentist about what your dental needs are and what treatment you might need before the end of the year.
  • Once you’ve determined what your dental needs are, work with your dentist and benefits provider to figure out what is covered.

 

Testimonials

"Chadwell Family Dentistry was the best dental visit we've ever had, not counting Shannon's cavity! Sara, the hygienist was knowledgeable and helpful, and the entire team was more thorough than any dentist we'd ever use. If you ever need a recommendation, you can have them call us."

- Don and Shannon

"Words cannot describe how pleased and thankful my family is to have Chadwell Family Dentistry for our dental caregivers. Their concern for every detail and constant support during routine exams to emergency situations is outstanding. I would not trust my families dental needs to anyone else! Thanks for all you do!"

- Eva Schnell

"I have found Chadwell Family Dentistry professional, friendly and kind. I've appreciated their concern in the health of my teeth and gums. I've had many dental problems and Dr. Chadwell is always up to the challenge."

- Carolyn McCormick