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Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Happy New Year from Oyster Point Dentistry. We would like to thank our patients, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in providers, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Oyster Point Dentistry we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

“We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens


Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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If a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.


Preventative Dental Care Can Combat Heart Diseases

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 18, 2017
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Did you ever wonder why some drugs for hypertension are activated by putting them under your tongue to dissolve instead of swallowing with water? It's because your mouth and gums are made up of thin tissues which has an abundant blood supply. It can easily absorb the drug and delivers it directly to the bloodstream quickly taking effect to lower blood pressure. Bacteria thrives in your mouth and multiplies. These bacteria can penetrate your mouth lining and penetrate your blood stream, spreading infection to your entire body, particularly affecting the heart.

A simple cavity can be the bacteria's portal of entry to the blood stream. And since blood is moved through the heart; the bacteria can live there and proliferate, eventually causing infection and damage. Thus, preventative dental care shouldn't be taken for granted.

Maintaining oral hygiene wards off dental caries and prevents bacteria from accumulating in your mouth. Being mindful with your diet is another way to avoid cavities because sugar-rich foods also promotes bacteria growth. A regular visit to the dentist in Newport News, VA is advisable to keep your oral health in check.

If you are having issues with dental health or just want a check-up, don't hesitate to contact Oyster Point Dentistry, immediately. Early treatment of dental problems is advised to prevent further damage to your teeth to fend off more severe diseases.


Dental Health Care Tips for the Holidays

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 08, 2017
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Tis' the season of ceaseless feasting. Constant eating of hard candy candies, sweet pastries, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages pose threats to teeth. But at this time of year, it is hard to get away from these holiday treats. So rather than giving yourself a hard time trying to avoid these delicacies, follow these preventative dental care tips so you can indulge in your favorite holiday treats without compromising your teeth.

Moderation is the Key - Depriving yourself from eating may cause you to overeat later on. So instead of getting a whole slice of your favorite pie or cake, limit yourself with a quarter or half. Limit your alcohol intake as well because it can dry up your mouth creating a favorable environment for bacteria to breed and multiply.

Eat your full meal first - Delay your visit to the dessert table. Work your way to the main course. Fill your plate with calcium-rich food like cheese, salads, whole grains and lean meat that can strengthen your teeth. That way you’ll be full before dessert. It is actually advisable to consume sugar-filled food with meals because this helps with saliva production. This helps eliminate acid that is generated by bacteria that causes cavities.

Don’t skip your oral hygiene habits - Your daily preventative dental care which includes teeth brushing and flossing is your everyday protection from cavities and tooth decay. Meanwhile, visiting a dentist in Newport News, VA for examination and cleaning can help maintain your dental health.

Don’t take your dental health for granted this season. Cavities don’t take a break even on holidays, instead they take advantage of it. For more dental health care tips, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Invisibility of Invisalign Means Less Disruption to Everyday Life

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 04, 2017
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Invisalign clear aligners are making noise in the world of orthodontics. This newer technique appeals to many fans of conventional braces due to the the ease of use and improved aesthetics they offer with the same effect in alignment as the metallic and other counterparts. Though metallic braces are still the most common, the nature of metallic braces intrudes in the lifestyle of the user.

Invisalign by Oyster Point Dentistry in Hampton, VA allows wearers to temporaily remove the aligners during eating and brushing therefore users have the luxury to eat what they want. For some users with very busy schedules, eating fast is a non-issue with Invisalign. Moreover, since removable aligners make brushing or flossing easier as well, users are able to maintain oral hygiene in the most comfortable way.

The design matches uniquely with the user’s teeth. The clear color of aligners allows blending to the natural teeth’s color, which is why they are called invisible aligners. The teeth are moved little by little in a span of 9-15 months, and treatment involves 18-30 sets of aligners which may vary from case to case.

Invisalign treats the same dental issues like crowding, space closure, anteroir intrusion, narrow arches etc, more effectively. As far as Oyster Point Dentistry is concerned, 80% of the severe cases over the age of 15 are ensured treatable by this method. For details on Invisalign, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.