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April 15th is Around the Corner – Happy Tax Season!

Happy Tax Season!

 

Tax season is not known to bring many smiles. Just Google “Tax Season” and view the image results! But did you know that many times, dental and medical expenses can be deducted when it meets Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criteria? Below are a few common dental expenses that may be deductible and tips to keep you smiling while filing:

Whose health expenses can you claim? Your spouse, dependent(s), or decedent. You can only claim the medical and dental costs you paid this year, regardless of when the services were rendered. There may be exceptions for decedents (someone who has passed away).

 

What health expenses can you include? Almost always, any preventive care is a prospective write-off. Preventive dental treatments such as cleanings, …

It’s Time to Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Begins March 12th

Daylight Savings Has Arrived. Time to “Spring Forward”!

It’s that time of year again. Daylight Savings begins at 2:00AM on Sunday, March 12th. But outside of the promise of Spring and longer days, does anybody really love experiencing this bi-annual jet lag? Most of the United States (Arizona excepted) abides by the practice of setting our clocks forward an hour during the “Saving Time” period and then back an hour in the Autumn when we return to “Standard Time.”

Changing time zones during daylight savings or travel can be difficult. Some would even argue that the 1-hour change this weekend brings is more difficult than a 3-hour coast-to-coast change, or even a 9-hour international change! did you know that there is a reason this change is so hard? Our …

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

 

Advances in dental science have led to dental implants becoming the best treatment option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Whether teeth have been lost to accident, gum disease, or decay, fixed bridges or removable dentures are no longer the only (or best) solutions to restore your smile. When surgically placed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), dental implants can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. In fact, dental implant treatment is the tooth replacement option with the highest documented success rates.

Clinical studies over the past 40 to 50 years indicate that dental implant treatment has a success rate well over 95%. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the success rate …

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Does Dental Health Affect Heart Health?

 

Valentines Day, a day filled with love and hearts has come and gone, but did you know that you can keep your heart healthy with better oral care? Though the link between dental health and heart health is not completely clear, experts say it’s important to take care of both.

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, claiming around 610,000 lives each year. Nearly 1 in 3 lives are lost to heart disease and stroke each year. But research has found a link between this deadly disease and the health of your gums. According to a 2016 study by the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden, having gum disease increases the risk …

Are You Ready for the Big Game? Super Snacks for Super Bowl Sunday!

Super Bowl Sunday Has Arrived! Super Bowl! Super Bowl! SUPER BOWL!

 

Almost everyone has February 5th circled on the calendar. It’s Super Bowl Sunday – often the most-watched American television broadcast of the year and among the most watched sporting events worldwide. Getting together with friends to watch the Super Bowl is an American tradition.

However, lost in the tradition of overeating, complaining about the referees and admiring the advertisements is oral health. In fact, oral health is most likely the last thing on the minds of those watching the big game on Sunday.

Even if you’re not a football fan or your team is not in the Big Game, you may still host or attend a party. For several hours on Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll be among …

February is American Heart Month – Facts About Heart Disease

Did You Know? Taking care of your teeth can impact heart health by reducing your chances of having a heart attack or a stroke by 50%

 

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke – equal to 2,200 deaths per day. But heart disease is preventable and controllable.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

 

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