Rock River Dental News October 2021

Rock River Dental News October 2021

Nov 01, 2021

What is Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene month is the practice of keeping your teeth free from decay and your other mouth structures free from infection. This includes regular brushing and flossing. It is also recommended that you get a dental exam and cleaning at least two times a year.

4 Reasons Why Oral Hygiene is Important

The primary goal of good oral hygiene is to prevent plaque buildup that may cause tooth decay or gum infection.

#1 – It Affects Your Overall Health

Your mouth serves as the door to the internal parts of your body. The mouth also can show signs of other systemic diseases. Diseases such as Diabetes can sometimes be detected by the presence of mouth lesions or gum infections. Diseases such as periodontal disease can increase the risk of heart disease. Chronic inflammation in the mouth may affect many parts of the body including artery inflammation.

Other health complications caused by poor oral hygiene can include:

  • Bacterial Pneumonia
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Cancer
  • Sepsis

Keeping your teeth and mouth clean can help prevent the risks of some health complications. The best way to do this is to brush twice a day, floss and schedule regular dental checkups every six months.

#2 Early Detection of Oral Diseases

Regular cleanings and dental examinations can help detect early signs of oral conditions or health complications caused by oral disease.

#3 Prevents Tooth Loss

Tooth loss is the most common problem for children and adults. One of the most common reasons for tooth loss is poor dental hygiene. Regular and proper brushing can help prevent tooth loss but it is not enough to ensure that your oral health and hygiene are in top shape, it is best to schedule a professional dental cleaning two times a year.

#4 To Have A Whiter and Brighter Smile

For a healthy and white smile, you must practice good oral hygiene every day! Practicing good and proper hygiene is a good investment not just for your teeth but for your overall well-being!

Here are some tips to ensure and maintain good oral hygiene:

  • Eat healthy food and avoid sugary snacks.
  • Avoid the use of tobacco products.
  • Rinse your mouth with water after meals or chew sugarless gum.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day or after every meal.
  • Protect your teeth with a mouthguard when playing contact sports
  • Use a night guard when you tend to grind your teeth during your sleep.
  • Schedule a preventative dental care appointment for your family every 6 months.

Invest in your oral health and hygiene. Contact us to book your appointment today! Your health depends on it!

What’s Been Happening at RRD?

Back to school! We were excited to help the Fort Atkinson Chamber welcome the new teachers in our district with some classroom supplies. We were also excited to help contribute to the event for a very special young lady! #emmysrun

Proud sponsors of:

Natalie and Brooke had fun celebrating Natalie’s birthday and both of their work anniversaries!

Team bonding and learning at a seminar this fall!

Treating the bosses for Boss’s Day!

Summer Fun!

We hope you had a wonderful summer! We know we sure did!

Candy Buy Back

A big thank you goes out to the little goblins who generously donated some of their “loot” from trick or treating! The candy has been shipped to Operation Gratitude who will deliver it to our troops overseas!

Upcoming Events

Invisalign Event – Save $500 on Invisalign during the month of November.

Coat Drive – Our coat drive is happening NOW through November 5th. Please drop off new or gently used coats and winter gear at our office during regular business hours. Coats will be delivered to the Jefferson Co. Foster Care Program and The Community Space in Whitewater. Be sure to drop your name in the raffle for a Professional Series Sonicare! Thank you for your support!

Give Veterans A Smile Month – If you are a veteran or know of a veteran in need of dental care who otherwise could not afford it, Rock River Dental will be providing comprehensive exams, x-rays, and dental cleanings free of charge for veterans during the month of November. Dr. Showalter, Dr. Trimbell, and their team will also provide treatment for each veteran’s most urgent needs. Advance appointments are required and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call to reserve your spot.

Food Drive – We will be hosting our annual Food Drive starting November 15th – December 3rd. Please drop off your non-perishable food items at our office during normal business hours. Food items will be distributed to local food pantries to stock their shelves before the holidays. Rock River Dental will match donated items pound for pound! Be sure to drop your name in our drawing to win a Professional Series Sonicare! Together we can make a difference!

Fort Atkinson Lighted Holiday Parade – Save the date! Your Rock River Dental Rockstars will be participating in the parade on November 13th at 5:30 pm. Come out and enjoy the kick-off to the holiday season with us!

Black Friday Sale – 3 days only! – November 22nd – 24th make an appointment for Botox, Juvederm, or Custom Whitening and save 20% off Botox, $100 off Juvederm fillers, and 25% off Opalescent Custom Whitening trays. Refresh your look for the holidays and the new year!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway – We had so much fun last year with our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways that we are doing it again this year! If you haven’t “liked” our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rockriverdentalwi yet now is the time to do it! Every day from December 6th -21st, we will post a video with the question of the day and you will have a chance to win some great prizes! Watch Facebook and your emails for more details to come!

Did You Know?

Did you know that Rock River Dental offers not only cosmetic dentistry, but facial aesthetics as well? Ask us if these treatments might help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of!

  • Invisalign
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Implants
  • Veneers
  • Bonding
  • Botox
  • Juvederm Fillers

*USE OR LOSE IT! – Your insurance benefits don’t hold over into the next year. If you don’t use up your 2021 benefits, they are GONE! We have very limited appointment times left before the end of the year – don’t wait until it is too late! Call TODAY to reserve a spot!

Tell Us How We Did!

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What Our Patients Are Saying

“Friendly staff, very nice building, excellent work. I just had a crown done – all in one visit! Fit perfectly on the very first try. Didn’t even require any adjustments. The staff took extra care to make sure I was comfortable during the entire process. The business office was able to resolve an issue with my insurance. Feels like they were really advocating for me to help me pay as little as possible. One of the best dental visits I’ve ever experienced.” – SJ

Don’t Forget!

  • No Insurance, No Problem! Ask us about our Dental Savings Plan!
  • You can use your Flex and HSA money on Invisalign!
  • Save time with SAME DAY CROWNS!
  • Sleep Apnea testing and Oral Appliances available
  • Save 20% on your next Botox visit when you book the same day!

HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!