Start Prepping For Fall With Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger Essential Oil

It’s the middle of August which means September is almost here with the fall season! Even though fall doesn’t come into the ends of September, getting ready for the season is the best part of decorating and creating a festive house, room, or office. Changing the flowers for the pumpkins and green leaves for the warm brown hues and vibrant reds and oranges is a start to prepping for the season and holidays to come.

But we can’t forget the aroma of fall; the smell is such a big part of our senses which affects our mind. With scent, we can replay memories, change our moods, and enhance the taste. One of the ways you can start preparing for the fall is adding flavor to the air. How? By diffusing essential oils together or one at a time. One is always better to get started which is why we’ve chosen to highlight ginger essential oil.

Ginger is commonly grown in warmer climates found in India, China, and other similar weather. The root of the plant known as ginger root or ginger is a widely used spice and often used as a traditional remedy to reduce inflammation and pain. Ginger essential oil is derived from the ginger root which is gaining popularity in usage.

Benefits of Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger on its own adds flavor to our foods and helps reduce inflammation when we intake it in small quantities so imagine what the essential can do! There are 3 perks to using ginger essential oil in your surrounding spaces.

#1 Boost Mood

Ginger, even though it is a spice, does not have a smell that’s irritating to our eyes, nose, or throat. On the contrary, it has a sweet aroma waking warm emotions and empowering confidence. We’re not guaranteed a fantastic every day, but sometimes it’s nice to come into a room a feel a change of air.

#2 Reduces Inflammation And Pain  

Inflammation, severe inflammation, in our bodies can be caused by an injury or medical condition, whatever the case it isn’t always the best situation to be in especially if you’re in pain. Ginger oil can be applied onto the skin with a carrier oil to help reduce the inflammation and pain. Maybe you don’t like taking pills or accustoming your body to painkillers if that’s the case, then try something natural for external use.

#3 Nourishes Hair

Our hair is a very delicate thing, and if we don’t provide it with nutrients, it can begin to lose its shine, moisture, and healthy look. Ginger is an excellent way of promoting hair growth while restoring your hair to its smooth, lustrous glow. A few drops in your shampoo will give you back the shine you need and even get rid of dandruff.

Start prepping for the fall season with the sweet, spicy aroma of the ginger oil. You’ll feel a confidence and mood booster when you smell the ginger in the air whether it’s in your office or home. Get the benefits of the ginger root besides adding flavor to your food but giving back some nutrient to your hair and alleviate any pain caused from the soreness in your body. If you’re interested in buying ginger essential oil, check out DoTerra ginger oil. What are some of your favorite essential oils to use and why?

How Stress Affects Our Oral Health

Stress Affects Our Oral Health

You’ve probably heard stress affects our body in many different ways and sometimes it’s hard to identify how. It’s not always apparent as other times but our overall health is usually the one that suffers and yes, that means your oral health as well.

How Stress Affects Our Oral Health Stress in today’s world is no surprise as we deal with stress on a daily basis, however, coping with the stress can be hard and start to take a toll on your body if it becomes negative where you experience little to no relief or relaxation. We highly recommend finding ways you can take time to ease some of the stress whether it’s for 30 minutes to an hour, you need to make the time to avoid complicating your health especially your oral health.

How can stress affect our oral health? There are a couple of ways it does, and we’ve listed them below.

Teeth Clenching – most often than not we do this when we least expect it and goes unnoticed. Stress can cause us to clench our teeth while in thought or when we’re working on something. It’s hard to realize when you’re clenching until you notice your jaw hurting which causes more tension on your jaw muscles than there needs to be.

Teeth Grinding – grinding your teeth can happen when you sleep when you’re feeling stressed out. Since it is most likely to occur at night, it’s difficult to notice it at the moment. If you’re waiting up with headaches, chances are you went to sleep feeling stressed and grinding your teeth at night. Teeth grinding can damage your teeth and enamel which leads to headaches and soreness in the jaw.

Nail Biting – although it’s not always a stress habit but a nervous habit, it can still cause damage to our teeth. Whether your stress is causing you to worry or feel frustrated and overwhelmed, biting your nails is not the answer. When you bit down on your nails, you can crack, break, chip or wear out your front teeth, not to mention you can show signs of worn gum tissue caused by the nail edges. You can also cause infection, remember our tongue carries a lot more bacteria than you think which can enter your bloodstream if you bite more of the nail.

Stress Eating – we’ve all been here at some point, think back to when you were in school or college. Making a poor diet decision can lead to a lack of the nutrition we need such as vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants. Most of the time, we choose foods that carry more sugar and sodium that linger in our mouth feeding the bacteria which cause tooth decay.

Dry Mouth – now, I know this isn’t exactly something we do, but it is a result of what we feed our bodies and of stress. When we’re stress, there are probably sleepless nights on the horizon and more coffee intake or energy drinks for the boost of energy we need. These drinks along with a few others cause our mouth to dry. Having a dry mouth leaves our teeth vulnerable, we need to have saliva flow to wash away food particles from our teeth and gums. It’s a defense towards the bacteria found in our mouth.

If we don’t find ways to cope with our stress levels, it can soon be taking a toll on our bodies and oral health. Stress can be useful when it keeps us alert and energized but, it can also prevent us from relaxing and easing some of the tension we carry. Before heading to bed, ask yourself if you’re stressed out if you are, try some light exercise, medications, yoga or whatever relaxes you to help you go to bed feeling less stress and calmer. It will improve your sleep and avoid any teeth grinding at night. Share with us what are some of the ways stress affects you in the comments below.  

Learn More About The Alternatives to Traditional Braces

One-low Orthodontic Fee: Braces

Braces are the least appealing of all dental treatment because it isn’t a temporary dental procedure. It usually means having them for a year or three years to get our teeth aligned. If you have an overbite, underbite, or crowding, braces are the best form of treatment to correct your teeth and avoid any future complications.

When we think of braces, our mind goes to traditional braces with the colorful rubber bands and their reputation for being painful and visible. We know as a growing child that’s not the most appealing aspect of getting braces, but you don’t have to worry about that anymore. With new technologies in the dental industry, straightening your teeth has become less painful and discomforting as providers provide you with more orthodontic options.  

Our dental offices are dedicated to equipping our dental facility with innovating technologies for the best and effective dental treatment our patients deserve. At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer more optional and affordable orthodontic treatment requiring less time, adjustments, dental visits, and less discomfort. Who doesn’t want to experience less soreness and pain while in treatment? I know I would. So, what kind of alternatives can you have from traditional braces?

In our dental offices, we offer three different alternatives from traditional braces. They are:

Damon System

Damon System is a self-aligning brace allowing you experience ortho treatment without the soreness of tightening your braces since elastic bands are eliminated. They have a slide mechanism to hold the wire which enables your teeth to move freely, quickly and comfortably. They were designed to be discrete and easy to clean, reducing bacteria and plaque buildup. Treatment with the Damon System is shorter than the conventional braces and comfortable.

Fastbraces

Fastbraces is a non-extraction system that uses innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of the root from the beginning of treatment. It is done through realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to correcting teeth and jaw. There is no need for a two-step treatment and no need to have a lengthy treatment process. With Fastbraces, you’ll experience less dental visits, comfortability and reduced pain caused by friction. Duration for treatment can range from three months to a year depending on your individual needs.

Invisalign

Are a series of removable aligners you have to switch out every two weeks that gradually shift your teeth. The aligners are made of flexible plastic that is thin, clear and fits securely over your teeth to align your teeth without the wires and brackets. Invisalign are meant to be removable making it easier to eat, drink and keep teeth clean and healthy. They’re great if you’re looking to hide brace treatment and getting treatment which doesn’t affect your lifestyle. Treatment time for most adults is completed in a year. Plus it’s great for young teens!

If you need braces, we are offering a one-low fee of $3,999 for traditional braces with a monthly payment of $97 a month. We always strive to give our patients the best dental treatment they deserve while making it affordable. Learn more about our one-low fee by clicking on our learn more.

 

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Beverages We Drink To Boost Our Energy But Are Unhealthy

Beverages Boost Our Energy

When you find yourself tired, sleepy, or busy, we usually have the tendency of drinking beverages that will help alleviate some of the symptoms we are experiencing in the day. They are a quick way of “boosting our energy” to help us feel awake and to make us productive in some way or another. Even though the beverages we drink give us the wake-up call we need, they aren’t the healthiest to have and to treat our bodies to.

Some of the beverages we choose to fuel our bodies aren’t the best to serve our body for various reason since they can affect our overall health in some way or aspect. Below we’ve listed beverages we turn to give us the boost we need in the day.

Flavored Coffee

An obvious choice in the morning, however, I’m not referring to regular coffee but flavored coffee. Regular coffee on its own can be less damaging than flavored coffee because you aren’t adding all the sugary substances which add to the flavor of your coffee. The intake of too much sugar can start to affect our bodies such as our mood, sugar levels, and heart. When we have flavored coffee, we are adding more sugar than we should be taking in for the day. The sugar drives are energy up and quickly brings it down also known as a sugar crash which can be followed with jitteriness. If you are looking to boost your energy, it should come without the side effects of feeling shaky and a bit anxious. It can also cause stress on your heart as your blood pressure can be elevated with an excessive amount of sugar in your bloodstream. If you get headaches after drinking flavored coffee consider the possibility it might be time for a change of “coffee”.  

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are popular among younger people. There are many brands we mostly hear about such as Rockstar, Monster, and Redbull to name a few. They are quick to kick up your energy that lasts at least half the day but at what cost? As you know, energy drinks have an excessive amount of sugar along with caffeine which causes your energy to level rise and then fall gradually to where you crash. However, energy drinks can disrupt your sleep, make you gain weight, and raise your blood pressure.

Soft Drinks

Soda, we can’t forget about soft drinks. If coffee and energy drinks don’t fancy your taste maybe soda is what gives you the flavor and boost you need. Soda is good to have with a meal and to keep you awake when you feel the drowse creeping up on you. You’ve probably heard soda is bad for you which is true but for the way it can affect your health. Soda has a lot of sugar and just because it’s diet does not mean that it is better for you. So, what can soda cause? It dehydrates you, can decline kidney function, increases diabetes risk, diminishes your minerals, and can increase heart disease risk. The amount of sugar in a soda exceeds the amount you need in a day not to mention the level of acidity that can cause discomfort to the stomach and erode the enamel of the tooth.

Sports Drinks

Sports drinks are another drink we look for to get the energy. Even though they do provide us with energy, they don’t give us the power we need to do daily tasks. Sports drinks can be beneficial to you if you are doing exercise that’s intense or exercising and doing a sports activity for more than 2 hours, however, if you need it to boost energy to get you through the day, then it is harmful to our body. By drinking a sports drink, you are intaking carbohydrates where the energy is coming from. The potassium and sodium you gain from the sports drink are quickly released in your sweat, and the sugar from the drink is left in your body to break down and can often become unnecessary body weight.   

We know there are some days we wake up to only to feel exhausted and drained from energy, we get it. Sometimes we need to get a little boost of energy from our go-to drinks but, it’s not the best choice for our health. Apart from giving us the rush we need for the day or brief moment, the effects it has on our bodies can be more prolonged and damaging. The drinks we mention all affect our body in some way or another, but they do have a common factor, they can lead to tooth decay. Sugar is food for the bacteria found in our mouth particularly our teeth.

Next time you are feeling drained of energy or tired, try different alternatives to gain some energy such as eggs, fruits, trail mix, coconut water or a power nap. These are some the ways you can earn some of your energy to carry on with the day that involves no to less sugar. Give it a try and let us know which one works for you.

One Low Orthodontic Fee For Braces

One Low Orthodontic Fee

Are you in need of braces but worried about the expense? We get it.

We know orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but it’s necessary to prevent further complication to our dental health in the future. Braces are the most common form of treatment to correct misalignment in the teeth and jaw and to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We know they aren’t the most appealing for a child and adult since they are noticeable and painful, however, if your dentist or orthodontist recommends getting braces then it is best you get them soon. There are different types of braces you can choose from, but today we’re going to talk about traditional braces and what they are.  

Traditional Braces

When we experience a misalignment in our teeth and jaw, one the most common orthodontic treatment is traditional braces. Realigning your teeth requires the braces to apply pressure on the teeth by tightening the wire. Traditional braces have small brackets which are cemented to your teeth and connected by a wire. The dentist or orthodontist will tighten the wire from time to time to gradually shift your teeth and jaw into place. With traditional braces, you can add colored bands to your metal braces.

When Do You Need Braces?

You need braces to fix misaligned teeth and jaw. You want to get your braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment to prevent further dental problems. If you have any of the following conditions, you will need braces.

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite   

You don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated. The longer you wait to treat your misalignment, you can start to experience some of the following complications:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Plaque
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw problems
  • Chew
  • Speech problems

Our teeth and jaw play an essential role in digesting our foods since it breaks down our food. Our oral health plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.

Who Can Get Braces And For How Long?

Anyone can get braces adults and kids. Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 8 and 14, even though, you can still get brace treatment when your an adult. Depending on the type of braces you choose, treatment can last up to one and three years.

We know orthodontic treatment is expensive but what if we could tell you, at our dental offices we are offering ONE LOW FEE for Orthodontics?

For $3,999, you can get traditional braces for a monthly payment as low as $97, free consultation, and a braces survival kit. At our dental offices, we make orthodontic treatment affordable for you and your family. If you’re interested in our ONE LOW FEE, contact our offices today.

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Our In-House Discount Dental Program

Discount Dental Program

Take control of your oral health with our exclusive discount dental program.

You can only find this discount dental plan in our dental offices located Downtown and South of Salt Lake City. We’re dedicated to bringing our patients affordable prices to receive the dental care they deserve and seek for a healthy smile. With our plan, you’ll be able to afford the dental treatment you need and deserve. Don’t let the cost of treatment determine whether you get the dental care you need or not.

We’ve designed our program with our patients in mind and to save you money. It offers you an affordable alternative for you and your family to visit your dentist without worrying about high expenses. Here is what you can expect from our Discount Dental Program.

Discount Dental Program

Provider Spotlight: Dr. Hyrum Cannon

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Meet one of our family providers, Dr. Hyrum Cannon who strives to make every patients’ visit a comfortable and less stressful.

Dr. Cannon is a general dentist that works closely with both adults and children as their primary dental provider. He diagnoses, treats, manages the overall oral health of his patients by meeting their dental needs with preventative methods.

One of the most common dental problems Dr. Cannon sees in his patients is dental caries (tooth decay). If the decay is small he can fix it with a filling; however if it has been left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss. He takes great pride in delivering quality treatment which is why he gives an overall, comprehensive treatment so current and future treatment needs can be addressed.

One of the joys Dr. Cannon enjoys is helping his patients feel at ease when it’s time for their visit. He works hard and diligently to make every patient feel comfortable and leave feeling better off than when they came in. One of his favorite things his patients’ can say to his is “I didn’t feel that at all” after he has applied local anesthesia. When it comes to his patients, Dr. Cannon is concerned with helping them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile along with their safety and comfort.

He graduated from Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah then, shortly afterward began his dental career at the University of Iowa. Dr. Cannon has been to a fair part of the U.S. practicing dentistry such as the Bay Area of California. He eventually moved back to his home state, Utah, where he is now working for The Center of Dental Professionals.

He likes anything sports related and food and when he is out of the office, you can see him working out in his garden and most importantly, spending time with his family.

Dental Insurance Denied Claim? What to Do and Know

Dental Claims Denied

Have you gotten a dental treatment done that your insurance has denied covering? Don’t worry; we are here to help. Keep in mind dental practices don’t work for insurance nor are they obliged to send appeals on behalf of patients. Most dental practices offer assistance in sending appeals as a service so if they do, use their services to get your dental claim appealed and processed soon.  

Become familiarized with your policy and coverage will be advantageous everytime you go to your dentist for a routine check-up or treatment procedures. It will help you avoid dental claims being denied and any worry you might have of how your dental benefits work. Below you will find three ways which can help prevent claims being rejected.

Review Information

We highly recommend you review your information at least every year with your employer or insurance company for your records and our own. You always want to verify with your employer or insurance company your information such as group and coverage number and to avoid delays in processes and to get dental claims denied. Most common reasons they deny claims are incomplete and inaccurate claims. When you are filling out a dental claim provide all the information it requires.

Legible Documentations

Legibility is a must! When filling a claim ensure your handwriting is legible to understand. This can include other documentation you might have to provide to process the application. The most common documentation that needs clarification is x-rays and charts! X-rays and charts are difficult to read which is why if these documents are required ensure you send in a form narrating the reason for treatment. Sending documents without a clear interpretation or narration that explains why you need dental treatment.

Beware of Limitations

We always say this, and we mean it for emphasis, review and understand your policies. Always ask for a copy of your plan, dental contract, and a list what your insurance covers. Having all these documentations with you can help you better understand how much the insurance will pay and how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket. Dental policies have many restrictions based on age and frequency.

Age limit restriction can prevent you from getting a dental procedure because of your age often being younger. Frequency limitations usually restrict the number of dental services you’re allowed to exercise in a year. For example, you can have restrictions on how many times you can have cleanings and x-rays. Knowing the specifics of your policy to see what is included and excluded will help you understand what will be denied by your insurance.

Even if you have looked over your dental contracts and coverage and still get a dental treatment denied, we are here to assist you! We will help you with the proper documentation your claim needs and send appeals on your behalf. Our account managers are here to answer questions and concerns you might have. Don’t hesitate to ask our managers.

If you don’t understand why your claim got denied call your insurance to inquire about the reason(s) your claim got rejected and what you might need to get the application processed. Remember the more you’re aware of your insurance, what it covers for your and the eligibility for your family, the smoother the process of getting the dental treatment you need will be.

If you need some assists with appealing a denied claim or require medical documentation along with a narration of why we are more than happy to provide you with the information you need. Please don’t hesitate to call our account managers at 801-505-7125.   

Uplift Your Mood and Refresh Yourself With Lemon Oil

Lemon oil

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is here! Well by the end of the day it will be and what better day to kick off the weekend then by telling you about an essential oil that can ease you into a relaxing weekend.

Do you find yourself stressed, tired, and ready for a boost? Lemon oil is an excellent essential oil to have around. Essential lemon oil has many benefits to you and your possessions. Check out some of the reasons you might want to have a bottle of lemon oil in your drawer.

Relieves Stress

Who wouldn’t want to smell something to help you calm down and relax? Nowadays, we are busy with more things than we have minutes in the day to complete things which can bring on some of the stress we experience in the day. Lemon oil has been known to have a calming nature making it the perfect aroma to have around your room, office, or in the house. It can help you relieve some of the tension and fatigues you experience from stress.

Nourishes Skin

Lemon oil has detoxifying and antioxidant properties that are a good remedy for restoring your skin and skin problems you might be experiencing. It helps treat acne problems, reduce excess oil, and nourish your skin if it is dry by hydrating it. But before you start placing the oil on your skin, you might want to dilute it and try it on a small section of your skin to ensure you don’t have an allergic reaction.

Relieves Nausea

If you ever find yourself feeling a bit queasy, get a small whiff of lemon! It is the best way of getting rid of nausea. It’s effective, natural and can be easily taken everywhere.

Boost Immune System

Need a boost in your immune system? Try lemon oil which is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which is perfect for boosting your immune system, coughs, and sore throats. If you feel a cold coming on, have lemon tea. It’s excellent for your throat and sleeping soundly, the best way to relax and ease into a sound sleep at night.

Natural Disinfectant

Ever noticed cleaners have lemon properties and scents, well there is a reason for it. It’s a natural disinfectant which is perfect for cleaning surfaces and clothes. You can polish and clean your wood furnishes with the oil.

Lemon oil is excellent to have around the house to use whether it’s for your health or as a cleaning product. If you’re interested in buying some lemon oil, you can purchase doTerra’s oil. We’ve been buying their oils for years and enjoy using them to create a calming environment in our dental offices. Tell us in the comments below what you like using lemon oil for or what your favorite essential oil is?

 

What to Know About Your End of the Year Dental Benefits

End of the Year Dental Benefits

We’re in the middle of the year! It’s fascinating to see how quickly time comes by when we’re in other seasons and how it elongate itself towards the summer. But as you know, once summer is over the end of the year comes quickly along with the festive holidays, giving us little time to think about minor details.

This year we decided to let you know ahead of time to think about your dental insurance, which is dental benefits. Every year your benefits expire and reset so take advantage of them now before the end of the year. Did you know there is an average of 2.5% of people who reach and exceed their annual maximum for their plans? Be part of the percentage who uses what is paid for whether by you or your employer.

I like to think of dental insurances as a cycle of benefits; they repeat themselves yearly. Below find a cycle graph of the five reasons why you should be using your dental benefits now.  

Get a jump start in continuing to use your benefits before the year ends. If you need to see a dentist, contact The Center of Dental Professionals by filling out this form here.   

End of Year Dental Benefits