St. Patrick’s Day | Wearing Of The Green

St. Patrick’s Day | Wearing Of The Green

As the old saying goes, “There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.” On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish or not, we find reason to celebrate with everything from parades and parties to hearty corned beef and cabbage meals, to all things green. With Mother Nature ensuring the Ides of March are in full swing, the Boston Celtics crushing it in the NBA championships and more daylight by which to party, there are sure to be all sorts of shenanigans this year! Do join in the festivities, but play it safe,...

Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health month, a time each year focused on spreading awareness about the importance of good oral health for our youth. While it is important to focus on everyone’s oral health all year round, the statistics suggest that an entire month of awareness dedicated to children is warranted. While recent industry studies suggest that cavities in young people are trending down (great job!), we know there is still work to be done: An estimated 51 million hours of school are missed by children each year due to dental issues 44% of US children will suffer from...

Make A Dental Health Resolution For The New Year

Make A Dental Health Resolution For The New Year

The New Year is a popular time to make new commitments to a healthier lifestyle. We’re here to help you make a dental health resolution that will contribute to your overall wellness. Statistics suggest that 40% of Americans will make New Year’s resolutions, yet only 8% will keep them. Adopting better dental habits is an easy resolution to keep and adding these 3 simple steps to your routine will not only improve your smile, but will also support your total health: Brush 2x Day Floss 1xDay Rinse Often Between work, family, serving the community and fitness routines, we’re busier than...

Mouth Healthy Holiday Snacks

Mouth Healthy Holiday Snacks

It’s the holiday season and that means lots of meals, parties and celebrations filled with tempting food choices that may damage or stain teeth. We’ve got a nice list of some mouth healthy holiday snack tips to avoid an unnecessary trip to the dentist and to keep your teeth shining bright! Most people worry about watching their diet during the holidays to avoid weight gain. And with dishes and treats made from grandma’s good old fashioned recipes, the struggle is real, but keep in mind that too much of a good thing can also be harmful to your teeth. Forage...

PAWSitive Patients CRUSH Floss Like A Boss Campaign Goal!

PAWSitive Patients CRUSH Floss Like A Boss Campaign Goal!

Flossing is an essential practice in taking care of your teeth and gums, and The American Dental Association (ADA) has long recommended cleaning between your teeth once a day.  As we all know, life is busy, and some aspects of our oral health routine can take a back seat to the demands of daily life. Most people won’t skip brushing, but we find when something’s got to give, flossing may be skipped to save time. While a day without flossing won’t hurt, it can disrupt the routine of habit and people may have a hard time returning to it. When...

Committed to Advanced Technology Because We’re Committed To Patient Experience

Committed to Patient Experience blog featured image iTero Element digital scanner

Keystone Dental Arts is now the proud owner of an iTero® Element™ Scanner. We are invested in your patient care and your patient experience, so we’ve introduced advanced technology that allows us to better deliver on both fronts! Q. What Does This Mean For Our Patients? A.  We’ll Make a Great First Impression! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PRONE TO GAGGING TO HATE THE OLD GOOP-FILLED DENTAL IMPRESSION TRAYS. The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our new iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of...

Benefits of Implant-Retained Removable Dentures

Benefits of Implant-Retained Removable Dentures

Implant-Retained Removable Dentures are a common solution to a common problem, but each patient’s needs are unique and there are a number of approaches to this treatment that Dr. Christian may recommend to address your case. This article discusses the benefits of this treatment option for patients currently living with unnecessary discomfort. Loose, Painful or Ill-Fitting Dentures Affect Quality of Life Patients with loose or ill fitting dentures often experience pain, as well as difficulty with speech and chewing food. What begins as an inconvenience can affect overall health and quality of life over time. These problems require the denture wearer...