dental

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

  Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we […]

The Unofficial End of Summer – Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! Labor Day, observed the first Monday of September, is a holiday devoted to the celebrating the social and economic achievements of the American working community. The purpose of the holiday is to honor our country’s workers and their contributions to the strength and well-being of our country. While this year has been […]

First, Do No Harm ~ Patient Safety ALWAYS Comes First

With everyday and increasing news about the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to take this opportunity again to remind you that at McGann Facial Design, patient safety always comes first. We follow all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations applicable to our practice. We perform weekly spore checks on our sterilizer and […]

First, Do No Harm ~ Patient Safety ALWAYS Comes First

Healthcare providers are taught that patient safety always comes first. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about a story that first surfaced back in 2013. The story involved a Tulsa, Oklahoma oral surgeon who exposed thousands of patients to HIV and Hepatitis C because of poor sterilization practices. In 2016, this oral […]

5 Tips On How To Be A Good Patient

  We All Deserve to Have Good Doctors, but Doctors Deserve to Have Good Patients! Are YOU A Good Patient? Any time we visit a healthcare professional, we are most often concerned about staying healthy or getting better from the condition that plagues us at the time. As part of that process, many of us […]

When Talking Toothbrushes, Softer is Better

Brushing Hard Is Not the Same As Brushing Thoroughly   You cannot overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene – not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. From the time we are […]

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 […]

Dentists are Trained to Spot More than Just Cavities

Going “Gluten-Free” Isn’t a Fad, it’s Your Life. Celiac Disease Affects More than Your Diet.   Did you know that your dentist can sometimes be the first to spot the signs of an underlying disease? Dentists are trained to spot more than just cavities. Over the past few years, celiac disease has gotten a lot […]