Discover 5 DIY Essential Oils Diffuser Blends for Spring

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Enjoy the aromatic of DIY Spring oil diffuser blends this season. Diffusing oils into the air can help create a relaxing atmosphere throughout your home, room, or business. It’s the quickest way of having the essential oils affect a person’s mindset and mood.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we love using and diffusing essential oils. They help us create a welcoming and calming environment for our patients to relieving some of the stress and anxiety that comes from visiting the dentist.

During this season the most common ingredients you can find in spring blends are peppermint, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, grapefruit, and bergamot. Most of these ingredients have calming and uplifting properties to help relieve stress and anxiety while the others have an outdoor and spring sense of smell.

Here are 5 spring oil blends you can do yourself!

  1.  Springtime is allergy season, one of worst times if you have allergies that have you all over the place, I know. There’s a blend of allergy relief you can use to help clear the air and help you breathe with ease. All you need to blend is:

2 drops of lavender essential oil

2 drops of lemon essential oil

2 drops of peppermint essential oil

  1. Are you looking to kick up your feet and relax for spring? This blend has oils used to uplift and refreshen the body, making it an excellent diffuser blend to relax your body and revive it. Just use:

3 drops of grapefruit essential oil

3 drops of orange essential oil

2 drops of lemon essential oil

1 drop of bergamot essential oil

  1. If you can’t go to Hawaii, bring Hawaii to you! Our mind connects with scents and what better way to connect the Hawaiian, warm beach than in the comfort of your home. It’s perfect when you have a staycation. All you need is two ingredients.

2 drops of lime essential oil

3 drops of sacred sandalwood essential oil   

  1. During the fall and winter holidays, we like to smell the holiday season whether it’s in our food, drink or house. Well, the same can be done for the spring! Say hello to the smell of spring every time you come in through the doors by blending:

2 drops of lemon essential oil

2 drops of geranium essential oil

2 drops of grapefruit essential oil

  1. Have you done your spring cleaning, or at least in the process of your annual overhaul cleaning? There is nothing more satisfying than cleaning up a mess in efforts to reorganize our belongings. Sometimes having the house or room smell of cleaning products lets others know you cleaned but, instead of cleaning products have the house smell fresh and clean of lemons. Get rid of the chemical smells and replace it with this blend. Just mix:

2 drops of lavender essential oil

2 drops of rosemary essential oil

3 drops of lemon essential oil   

Try out these DIY spring diffuser blends to get the relaxation you need or recreate an uplifting atmosphere you can always enjoy. Essential oils are excellent for many things and diffusing them into the air is perfect to make connects with your mind to change your mindset and mood. If you want to try using essential oils, go to DoTerra Oils and purchase your oils to start blending.

What are some of your favorite oil diffuser blends to use for Spring? Share with us in the comments below.   

Family, Fun Activities to Do This Spring Season

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Summer is almost here but let us enjoy the spring weather and season as it marks the pre-vacation for the summer vacation to come. Spring is a great season to enjoy the outdoors without the scorching heat and to enjoy family time. Compiled below are 5 activities you can do to enjoy this season and prepare for summer vacations with your family.

Visit a Botanical Garden

Botanical gardens contain the most beautiful collection of plant species that are either lost in nature or have been safeguarded. Yes, there are flowers and trees everywhere we go, however, these plant species are conserved and maintained not just for research but for us to enjoy the various plants that are beginning to diminish. They provide a nice leisurely walk and way for us to connect with your family and nature.

Visit a National Park

If you are looking to escape technology and provide your children with a learning experience while getting them to be more present and active with the world, visiting a national park is the thing to do! National parks are affordable, convenient and have something for everyone to enjoy. It’s a place for adrenaline junkies and adventurers, where you can go climbing, zip line, snorkel, or dive to discover the depths underwater. There is room for adventure and to learn more about nature, the background story of the park, and even the state alone, not to mention it is excellent for our health. What a better way to spend spring than with nature.

Plan a Spring Party/Gathering

Connect with people beyond your family such as friends and neighbors. Open the doors to human connection, where you can bond or reconnect through food, drinks, and party activities. Make a day out of it and enjoy the company and the delicious foods!

Go to an Amusement Park

Channel your inner child by going to an amusement park to go for a ride with your kids. There is no better way of getting whisked away into a new world of imagination. The normalities of life and stress are lifted off to enjoy your time. You have an outlet to release tension on the rides that rush your adrenaline not to mention you can create memorable childhood moments with your kids.

Volunteer at a Shelter or Charity Organization

For those who are Samaritans, giving your time and service to shelters, whether it be an animal shelter or homeless shelter, or a charity, it can be rewarding for you and the people or animals you are helping. Many shelter and charities often look for people to volunteer and help out in their organization. You’ll get the first-hand experience of what it is like helping others, the work and dedication it takes.       

Trying new adventures and activities encourages growth, curiosity, and connections with others. This spring, try something new and explore nature or reconnect with others and yourself. What spring activities do you like to do with your family or yourself? Let us know.   

 

Provider Spotlight: Dr. Robert Gay

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We’re excited to be highlighting each month one of our talented and professionally committed providers whose care and safety for our patients’ dental health has preceded their reputation.

Dr. Robert Gay, a general dentist with a practice limited to oral surgery, enjoys treating wisdom teeth. The most gratifying area of dentistry he finds pleasure in is the ability to help resolve pain and dental problems associated with infected, fractured, and impacted teeth and help patients return to a state of optimal oral health.

He completed advanced education in general dentistry residency with training in IV sedation and advanced surgical techniques during his five years of service in the United States Air Force. He was a provider known and most called upon to repair lip lacerations and referred to for the most complex surgical cases.

In a successful private practice in Eugene, Oregon, Dr. Gay practiced for 12 years, after serving the U.S. Air Force, providing most of the oral surgery care for the clinic. He has been practicing dentistry for the past 17 years and continued at The Center of Dental Professionals.

At our dental office, Dr. Gay can be seen treating our patients in need of wisdom teeth removal. His reputation for gentle dental health care has allowed him and us to provide the best dental care our patients deserve while ensuring their safety and comfort.

Outside of the office, you can catch Dr. Gay spending time with his wife, Jackie, and their two boys; hiking, biking, canoeing, reading, and traveling. His travels have taken him all over the world. He has had the opportunity to live in Argentina, Japan, and Italy. He’s a fluent Spanish speaker, knows a little bit of Japanese, and is currently working on improving his Italian.

Healthy Spring Treats to Kick Off Spring Parties

Spring is among us, and the warm, sunny parties are just beginning. Planning and getting everything sorted is a challenge in itself but selecting foods for a get together can be difficult too. We are left to think about what the weather will be like, what foods our guests might like, is anyone allergic to certain types of foods, and what is easy but delicious to make. Depending on how many guests are going to be attending you want to be able to cook something that is quick to make.

Having a light snack or appetizer before the main course is always good to have in mind. They are a way of keeping guests happy as they wait for everyone to arrive and for the lunch or dinner to be served. Here are some recipes we’ve found that is quick to make and great for your health!

Fruit and Yogurt Salad Consider a light snack with a natural sweetness that comes from the fruit rather than artificial sugars. Fruits are less damaging to the teeth and provide nutrients we need. It’s a great salad for an appetizer or dessert.

Fruit Mint Salad   Yes, another salad! You can never go wrong with salads. They are easy to make, come in many varieties, and are delicious. This salad mainly has no yogurt in it. It’s all fruit with a hint of mint. Mint is good to have an appetizer since it’s a palate cleanser and helps soothe your stomach and indigestion. A food plate for your teeth and overall health.

When it comes main courses, what is a better way to treat your guests to something different and small to eat?

Fajitas A cuisine we are familiar with, however, this a completely different plate. It’s a meatless plate with black beans and pineapple! You read right, meatless. No need to worry about the pieces of meat getting trapped between your teeth and if you’re vegetarian or vegan this the plate for you. You get all the protein you need without having meat stuck in your teeth.

Zucchini Boats and Spring Pizzas Are fun plates to have if children are present. They both contain vegetables but are in the form of a pizza. Pizza is good, but it’s not always the best choice to have if it’s oily and full of tomato sauce. These two plates are both small and have less acidic food ingredients that damage our teeth’s enamel.

We can’t forget the drinks! Spring is a warm season which means it’s all about the refreshing beverages. Instead of choosing soft sodas, artificial juices, and alcoholic drinks, opt-out for a beverage that’s better for your teeth and overall health.

There are additional drinks we can serve which are kinder to our teeth and help with our overall health but still offer a good taste. Keep in mind when making juices from fruits and vegetables, it is always better to make them yourself without using or buying artificial sweeteners and imitation fruit or vegetable flavors. There’s nothing more tasty and better than homemade foods and drinks. What are some of the homemade spring treats you like to make when you get ready for a spring party? Tell us in the comments below.        

 

Our Top Priority Is Patient Care and Comfort

At our dental offices, you are our top priority!  We’re dedicated to your comfort and dental care when you become our patient. We focus on 3 pivotal points that establishes comfort and safety in our dental offices with our patients. Our 3 pivotal points are:  

Relaxing and Tranquil Atmosphere

We pride ourselves in designing our dental offices with family in mind. Each room from our waiting room, playroom, to treatment room have all been created for family comfort. We want you and your children to feel confident and at ease before, during, and after treatment. Providing you and your child with entertainment, toys, and pieces of nature like our live plants and fish, we want to create a relaxing and tranquil environment.  

Developing Lifelong Relationships

Our dental and administration team are focused on building long lasting relationships with you and your family. Built on the foundation blocks of trust, integrity, and an emphasis of on your individual dental needs, we strive to provide you with a safe environment where you can openly express your concerns, needs, and wants.

Personalized Dental Care

We ensure our patients are knowledgeable and understand their dental treatment options and their condition before beginning treatment. Our patients meet with our treatment coordinator to ensure they’re receiving the dental care they deserve and are confident the decision they’re making.

Our patients safety and comfort are important to our dental and administration team. We take measures to assure you’re comfortable and at ease when you receive treatment from one of our two offices. We focus on building lasting relationships and establishing a relaxing atmosphere you can find your ease and express your dental concerns with us. In addition to caring for your safety, we provide our offices with the state-of-the-art equipment to better improve treatment process and your dental health.  

 

Check out 7 ways to Maximize Your Dental Benefits!

Dental Benefits

We say goodbye to 2017 and Hello 2018! You know what that means? New Year, NEW DENTAL BENEFITS from your Insurance Company!

Start your year off by knowing how to maximize your dental insurance benefits by using them as a resource tool for optimal oral health. Keep your smile, bright, healthy and youthful looking by practicing good oral health habits!

Every year most dental insurances reset, allowing you a specific dollar amount to use towards dental work this year. These amounts typically range from $1000-$2000. We are here to help you find out how you can start making use of them as soon as possible!

We know dental treatments are expensive and can be discouraging if you need treatment with limited funds to pay for it and you’ve hit your dental insurance max. Lack of insurance benefits and costly treatment, if not planned out can lead to needed dental work left incomplete.

Not anymore! We’re here with some helpful tips to give you to make the best out of your dental benefits. Don’t sacrifice your smile or dental health, take advantage of planning for your future dental needs while utilizing all of your insurance benefits.

Here are 7 Tips for you this year:

1. Review Dental Benefits

We highly recommend our patients know what is covered by their dental insurance package. Asking for more information on your insurance plan from your insurance carrier can help determine what it’s included in your benefits. It keeps you informed about what your insurance will cover and what you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket. It is beneficial to know what covered services you do have, and what non-covered services you might elect to have. When you see these two things, you can financially prepare for and filter your dental benefits to those specific procedures that are covered.

2. Find A Dentist
Looking for a dentist to care for you and your family can be difficult to choose and picking a dentist that accepts your insurance can play a role in your decision. Not all dentist take or are participating providers with insurances so we recommend finding a dentist you can trust and that your insurance will reimburse. Finding a preferred provider, meaning a dentist who is contracted and accepts your insurance companies fees within your insurance will save you time and money as you won’t have to pay more money out-of-pocket expenses.

3. Ensure Your Family Is Active
Often, insurance companies systems are not updated promptly. Untimely processing and system updates can sometimes leave gaps in your coverage or show no coverage for you or your family. It’s essential that you are keeping your records as up to date as possible to avoid any prolonging of necessary dental treatment.

4. Use Benefits Early
Plan to use your benefits early in the year! This is important to consider as some insurance companies have limitations when you can visit a dentist for something as simple as teeth cleanings and exams. Using your benefits early in the year will help you save money and make the most out of your dental benefits. Don’t let money go to waste and lose out on your benefits that’ll keep your smile healthy. Many times, people waited until the end of the year to complete and recommended dental treatment. In a mad rush to utilize all your benefits, you end up losing them due to procrastination. The end of the year is one of the busiest times in a dental office, with reduced hours for holiday time, many people miss out on the opportunity to complete their dental treatment and end up paying more the following year.

5. Regular Dental Check-ups
Not only will you be able to prevent further dental conditions from worsening but you’ll maintain a healthy smile. Keeping regular check-ups will ensure you are making the most out of your dental benefits and using them. You won’t miss out on treatment or dental coverage!

6. Splitting Treatment
If the end of the year is coming and you’re in need of significant treatment, break your treatment between this year and the new year. Reduce your out-of-pocket money by maximizing your dental benefits towards the end of the year and finishing treatment in the new year. Take advantage of your benefits the best way possible with the help of your dentist and care coordinator to find you better financial options.

7. Use Coverage Before They Expire
Don’t wait until last minute to use your dental benefits! Use them throughout the year to get the most out of them and to maintain a healthy smile. Most dental insurance have restrictions on when and how many times you can get yearly exams. We want to make sure you are using all your benefits. Don’t waste money and lose out on a healthy smile!

We want you to familiarize yourself with your dental insurance, so you’re better aware of how to use your dental benefits as a resource tool. Knowing what your dental insurance will pay for will allow you to plan dental treatments and find better financial options to continue treatment or proceed with the treatment you need.

Remember every year your dental benefits expire and reset. Don’t miss out this year! Get ready to use your dental insurance to continue treatment or get the treatment you need. Maintaining a healthy smile is vital to your overall health, and we want you to receive the best dental care you deserve without having to be a burden on the financial side of treatment. Start getting the treatment you deserve by calling our offices for more information, questions or concerns you might have.

Call one of our Dental Insurance Specialists today at 801-747-8015!

A Holiday Message From Our CEO!

Dear  Patients,

On behalf of myself and my team, we wanted to thank you for being a patient at The Center of Dental Professionals. We would like to extend our appreciation for the chance to provide exceptional dental care to you and your family.

We hope your experience with us has surpassed your expectations and have been pleased with the services we provide. As you know, our top priorities in our dental clinics are to ensure your safety and comfort while providing you with the best dental care you deserve at affordable fees. We hope you will agree that we’re continually strive in meeting this goal as we find ways to serve you and your family better.

As your dental health care provider, we appreciate the vote of confidence you’ve shown in us by selecting us as your provider and for coming to us for all your dental needs. We’ll continue to be committed to providing you with the best quality services in all our clinics. Our number one goal is to provide you with a family-friendly environment, highly-trained dental team, and knowledgeable staff to assist you with concerns or questions you may have.

As we close the year, we thank you again for choosing us as your dental health care provider. It’s been a pleasure serving you and your family this year, and we look forward to helping you and your family in the years to come. If there’s anything we can do for you don’t hesitate to let us know, we are more than happy to assist you.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Warm Regards,

Christine Marie

FREE Whitening with New Patient Exam

Just in time for Christmas, a Bright, SNOW-WHITE Smile!

No, we are not talking about the Disney Snow White character, we are talking about Teeth Whitening and how you can get it for FREE right now!

The number one thing our patients say they wish they could improve with their smile is having white teeth and removing all the staining their teeth have acquired over the years. Be a show-off this year at your holiday parties with a beautiful, white, and radiant smile!

It’s Christmas, and we are offering FREE Teeth Whitening to all our New Patients who come in and see us now through December 31st, 2017! Yes, that’s right, FREE Teeth Whitening, a $499 Value, our Gift to you this Holiday Season!

In addition to this exclusive offer, FREE Teeth Whitening, we want to make sure your oral health is A-OK! Often, self-care is the last thing on our minds during the holiday season, and those pesky toothaches, when disregarded off can lead to further damage and costly dental treatments. So, make sure you take the time to get in and see us for a routine dental check-up, needed x-rays, oral cancer screening and detailed cleaning from one of our fabulous hygienists.

Our gift to you isn’t, just FREE Teeth Whitening, it’s also looking out for your future oral health wellness. A good cleaning and knowing your cavity free and your gums and gingiva are in optimal health give you peace of mind. If you come in and we happen to find any cavities on the rise or needed dental treatment, you will have your very own personal assistant there to guide you in completing your dental treatment, explaining any procedure necessary, an overview of your dental benefits and treatment plan. Our team will present you with all your treatment options and answer any lingering questions you have.

Lastly, we know it can be nerve-racking coming in and seeing the dentist, don’t even worry! Our office has interior distractions, such as TV’s in the ceiling, and we offer doTERRA Essential Oils with hot, warm towels to soothe and calm your nerves. Often patients say how relaxing it was, or how fun, YES, FUN it was to be seen with us. Whatever concerns you have for not coming in and having your routine dental exam, we are here to walk you through it.

We will be here, waiting to hear from you and ready to book your next Routine Dental Check-up and Cleaning, oh, and let’s remember that FREE Teeth Whitening as an added bonus!

Santa’s Gift…Braces just $2997!

Christmas has come early this year my friends! We are now offering Full Orthodontic (Braces) Treatment for only $2997!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!!

We have never offered this phenomenal price before, and it is a saving of thousands of dollars to our patients. It’s a never heard of before price for Orthodontics too, and you can get it if you act NOW! Our offer expires on December 31st, 2017 and appointments are booking up fast!

The Center of Dental Professionals makes getting braces easy, affordable and convenient.

We offer services that are designed with patients in mind. When it comes to braces, we know teens and even adults are reluctant to get them. There are always reasons not to get braces; we hear them all the time. However, we believe you deserve to have and show your beautiful smile, and we are here to encourage you to do so!

So what can we offer you that other dental clinics can’t? We can save you money, time and give you peace of mind, just consider the following:

Personal Treatment Coordinator: Before you get your braces on, discuss your dental needs with our treatment coordinator. Our coordinator will work with you one-on-one to create a payment plan that best fits your budget. They’ll help you understand and discuss the costs of your treatment and the available payment plan options so, you can progress with braces without financial concern. No surprises when it comes to treatment procedures and expenses.

More Treatment Options: Learn about our treatment options when it comes to braces. We know some of our patients don’t want to be seen with braces and want braces that are low maintenance. We have a solution! With more than one treatment option, you can now learn and choose which treatment best fits your needs, both of which are less noticeable and low in maintenance than traditional braces.

Earn Patient Rewards: Earn points with every visit when you come in with good oral hygiene (yes, you still gotta brush with braces!). You can quickly earn points for simple tasks, like flossing daily, keeping your appointments, and fun things like tagging us in your social media posts! We’re here to encourage you through your treatment while you earn points to exchange for gift cards you can select through your personal online portal we will assign to you.

Exclusive Activities: We offer private activities to our Orthodontic patients, with things like adventure park tickets, premier movie nights and other fun events with our Ortho Team. Our games are limited and only provided at our dental clinic. We create a memorable experience for our patients and families!

Convenience: Are you a parent who hates for their child to miss school, no problem, we got you covered. We offer early morning and late evening appointments so you can come in at a time that works best for you. No more missing school, and for working parents, no more lost work.

So, there are really no reasons not to choose The Center of Dental Professionals for your Orthodontic needs, we made it easy, convenient, and most of all uber affordable. Take advantage today, call and schedule your FREE consultation and save thousands!

Going…Going…GONE!

Save money…..read this!

We discovered, according to the National Association Of Dental Plans that an astounding 97.8% of PPO plan participants never reach or exceed their dental plan maximums. The consequences of not utilizing yearly dental benefits are costly, and we are here to help to maximize your plan.

Here are just a few reasons why you want to complete any necessary dental treatment before the new year.

  • Yearly Maximums Reset: Insurances give an annual dollar maximum of what you can spend on dental care. Every year insurances reset your individual and possibly family maximums. Sadly, these benefits are not like cell phone minutes and roll over. If you do not use them, they are gone!  
  • Annual Deductibles Reset: Like most Medical Insurance, Dental Insurances have Deductibles which are a specific amount of out-of-pocket money you have to pay before your benefits begin to cover any services. Typically an individual and family deductible ranges between $25-$150 per year. Unfortunately, this money must be paid each year newly before coverage comes into play. Yearly Deductibles usually do not apply to routine dental check-ups and cleanings and come due when dental treatment is needed.  Maximize your dollars and complete any required dental treatment you have this year.
  • Premiums Remain Active: As long as you or your employer has paid your Dental Insurance Premium, you have benefits, why not use them? Take advantage of the FREE dental services which are provided per your plan and use the percentages of coverage to facilitate completing any needed dental procedure. Look at your dental insurance as a bank of money set aside for your dental well being. A specific amount of money is deposited into your account typically at the beginning of the year (calendar year plans) and is yours to use until it is gone or expires, which is usually January 1 each new year.
  • Dental Fees Increase: Dental fees charged by dental offices, and allowed by Dental Insurances tend to rise at the beginning of each year to accommodate for cost of living and materials. These increases could lead to a higher co-pay. You can divert some of those increased costs by maintaining your regular six-month check-ups, dental cleanings and completing your dental treatment at the time of diagnosis.
  • Avoid Exacerbated Dental Problems: Waiting to complete simple dental treatment, such as a cavity can turn into extensive dental treatment. Through proper oral care, following the dental hygiene instructions of your hygienist and completing necessary dental treatment, you can avoid future costly procedures.

The best approach to maximizing and utilizing your Dental Insurance benefits is to work with your dental office’s Treatment Coordinator. Through establishing some simple treatment plan goals and financial planning, you can maximize your current and future dental plan benefits.

As a Special Gift to you, we are giving FREE Teeth Whitening to all our dental patients who complete their dental treatment now through December 31st, 2017, this is a $300 savings!

Don’t miss out on using your Dental Benefits, and FREE Teeth Whitening! Contact us today to see how we can help you save money while maintaining good oral health!