Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together. We hope that the year 2018 will bring you happiness and success.
Thank you again for your warm wishes, thoughtful gifts and stopping by to say hello. All so sweet. :D We cannot thank you enough nor express with words how grateful we truly are...
We will continuously do our best to provide you the quality dental care to maintain optimal oral health.
Thank you very much!!!
Brian Dental Care Team
In observance of Thanksgiving, our offices will be closed from Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 27th.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria. After you eat a meal or snack that contains sugar, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can break down tooth enamel and lead to cavities. Plaque that isn't removed can also harden into tartar, making it harder to keep teeth clean.
In choosing when to brush your teeth, you might also consider your diet. If you've eaten an acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth right away. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel. If you know you're going to eat or drink something acidic, brush your teeth beforehand.
In addition to brushing your teeth, the American Dental Association recommends that you:
Certain foods and drinks - especially those high in carbohydrates and sugars - spur the creation of certain bacteria in your mouth that attack your tooth enamel for at least twenty minutes after you eat a meal or have a snack. By brushing right after you eat, you will get rid of bacteria before they attack your tooth enamel.
For the best results, you should use an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste which contains fluoride to prevent tooth decay and triclosan to reduce plaque and gingivitis. It works double duty - getting rid of plaque and preventing tooth decay - to ensure that your teeth stay squeaky clean after you eat.
You should know, however, that brushing your teeth after eating can sometimes affect your tooth enamel. If you've consumed anything acidic, you should avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. Foods containing citric acid, like oranges, grapefruits and lemons, weaken tooth enamel. Brushing too soon after eating them can damage the enamel in its weakened state.
Consequently, it's a good idea to brush your teeth before eating an acidic food and to drink a glass of water when you are finished to wash away the acids. As an alternative to waiting to brush your teeth, try eating nutritious foods that are low in carbohydrates and sugar after eating something acidic. This will help reduce the harmful acids that such foods can create.
In addition, according to the American Dental Association, prolonged exposure to phosphoric acid, which can be found in soft drinks like soda and diet soda, can erode hard tissues from the tooth surface. Acid erosion causes permanent damage to your teeth. To keep acid erosion to a minimum, limit snacking between meals and be mindful of consumption of soft drinks and sugary snack foods.
Did you know that you could actually save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits before the end of the year? While some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year, most run on a calendar year. If your dental insurance plan is on a calendar year, these 5 reasons will show you why you should make a dental appointment now.
1. Yearly Maximum
The yearly maximum is the most money that the dental insurance plan will pay for your dental work within one full year. This amount varies by insurance company, but the average is around $1500 per year, per person. The yearly maximum usually renews every year (on January 1 if your plan is on a calendar year). If you have unused benefits, these will not rollover.
The deductible is the amount of money that you must pay to your dentist out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan to another and could be higher if you choose an out-of-network dentist. However, the average deductible for a dental insurance plan is usually around $50 per year. Your deductible also starts again when your plan rolls over.
If you are paying your dental insurance premiums every month, you should be using your benefits. Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, you should always have your regular dental cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems.
4. Fee Increases
Another reason to use your benefits before the end of the year are possible fee increases. Most insurance plans and dental offices raise their rates at the beginning of the year due to the increased cost of living, materials and equipment. A fee increase can also make your copay higher.
5. Dental Problems Can Worsen
By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. What may be a simple cavity now, could turn into a root canal later.
Use your dental benefits and Let us help you to maintain your oral health
and reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.
Don't forget to use your Dental Insurance Benefits before Dec 31st
or you LOSE them!
Call us NOW at
714-730-8070 [Tustin Location]
949-680-4707 [Laguna Hills Location]
We hope to see you soon! :)
We are pleased to honor Mike as the
“Employee of the Quarter” for his
Enjoy 1-day Getaway Package at a Luxury
Hotel with your family.
Our team member had a wonderful family time at the Irvine Park on 4/29/2017.
Lots of laughs and memories were shared. We love Brian Dental Care Team!
We are pleased to honor Cliff as the
“Employee of the Quarter” for his
Enjoy 1-day Getaway at Luxury
Hotel with meals.
Our beautifully renovated office offers a clean, modern, and comfortable place to undergo treatment. In addition, our dedicated, well trained, and in-depth knowledgeable professionals are ready to give you the priority service you deserve. We look forward to serving your dental care needs, now and in the future! :)
Brian Dental Care
12721 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730 - 8070
(Laguna Hills Location)
25211 Paseo De Alicia.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 680 - 4707