Teeth Whitening is a GREAT Graduation Present!

Teeth Whitening is a GREAT Graduation Present!

Looking for the perfect gift for your special graduate? Gift Certificates for Teeth Whitening are available at Oakwood Family Dentists!

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Teeth Whitening for FREE for all Oakwood Hospital and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees

FREE Teeth Whitening!

Dearborn Michigan Oakwood Employees

Here at Oakwood Family Dentists we are celebrating Spring during the entire month of May by offering FREE Teeth Whitening to all Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center -Dearborn and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees.

What:  FREE Teeth Whitening (Absolutely No Purchase Necessary)

Who: Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center Dearborn and Oakwood Midwest Medical Center Employees

Where: Oakwood Family Dentists – 4700 Schaefer, Suite 190. Dearborn

When:  May 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013 

How:  Simply call 313-945-8900 to schedule your 15 minute appointment.

Spring into a Beautiful, White Smile!!

Your Partners for Better Dental Health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

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Free Teeth Whitening for Oakwood Hospital Employees

Is Your Dental Health Plan Confusing? We Can help!

Hello Friends,

If you have dental insurance – Congratulations! Dental insurance is a fantastic way for you to get assistance in paying for your dental health care.

Your dental insurance was chosen for you by your employer based on many factors. While all dental insurance plans differ, one thing that most have in common is that they stress prevention – keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible through regular dental examinations, necessary x-rays, and dental cleanings.

When it comes to covering other services such as dental fillings, crowns, gum disease treatment, the replacement of missing teeth and more – insurance programs vary widely. The good thing is that even a little bit of help in paying for your dental care is better than nothing at all.

At Oakwood Family Dentists, we know that you may have questions about your dental insurance, and we’re here to help. We take pleasure in working with you to maximize your benefits so that you get the best coverage possible. Please give us a call at 313-945-8900 to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Most importantly, whether you have dental insurance or not, we will team up with you to get your teeth and gums in the healthiest condition possible and give you the smile of your dreams!! Please don’t hesitate to call or stop by.

Your partners for better dental Health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

Drs.Jaffe, Goldstein & Aboona

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Do you Suffer from Dry Mouth?

why do I have a dry mouth

Do you suffer from dry mouth?

Do you ever feel like your mouth and the Sahara Desert have something in common?

If so, you are not alone. Over 25 million Americans suffer from dry mouth. And it’s not just the discomfort of dry mouth (called “xerostomia” by dentists) that is the problem; it is often accompanied by trouble chewing and swallowing, difficulty in speaking, a rise in dental cavities and gum disease, and most noticeably to some, bad breath.

So why do so many of us have what is referred to as “cottonmouth?”

According to The Food and Drug Administration, over 400 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, can lead to dry mouth. It’s also caused by mouth breathing, dehydration (drink your water!), and lack of salivary flow due to aging. In rare instances, dry mouth may be caused by an underlying serious disease – so it is not something to take lightly.

Of course our good old friends (actually enemies) – excessive alcohol consumption and smoking are among the leading causes of dry mouth, so if you need another reason to put away the cigarettes for good and cut down on the booze, now is a great time!

There are several things you can do to help reduce the symptoms of dry mouth, including:

  •  Chewing a sugar free gum containing Xylitol
  • Drinking plenty of water.
  • Breathing through your nose instead of your mouth.
  • Frequent brushing and rinsing with a fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse.
  • Using a room vaporizer /humidify in your home.
  • Using an over -the -counter saliva substitute.

Since dry mouth can also be a sign of a serious illness AND cause and increase cavities and gum disease, excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are a must.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us at 313-945-8900 for an appointment.

Your health is important to us and we’re here to help.

Your partners for better dental health,

Oakwood Family Dentists

Drs. Goldstein, Jaffe & Aboona

www.oakwoodfamilydentists.com

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Is There A Killer Hiding Under Your Nose?

Oral cancer awareness - Dearborn Dentists

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month?  

Sadly,  Oral Cancer KILLS One American Every Hour of Every Day!!

Close to 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Oral cancer (cancer of the head, neck & mouth) can go completely undetected and kills. Early development of oral cancer doesn’t always produce physical symptoms that you would be aware of. However, if detected early enough survival rate increases 80-90%. We urge you to visit your dentist for your oral cancer screening!

In years past, oral cancer was a disease most often associated with older ones who were long time tobacco users.  Not anymore! A serious change has taken place, a common sexually transmitted virus has replaced tobacco as the number one cause, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in persons ages 25-50.

Additional risk factors include high alcohol consumption, the use of conventional smokeless (chewing/spit) tobacco, as well as prolonged exposure to the sun (for lip cancers).

Symptoms Include:

Persistent mouth sore

Difficulty swallowing & chewing

White or Red Patches in the Mouth or Lips

A lump or thickening of the skin or lining of your mouth

Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or change in voice

Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck.

Non tender lump in neck

Earache

Feeling that something is caught in your throat

Loose Teeth

Loose Dentures

Bleeding from the mouth

Unexplained Weight Loss

The good news is, Oral Cancer is easier than ever to detect. The screening is quick and painless.

Knowing all the risk factors and seeing your dentist regularly can help prevent this deadly disease.

Oakwood Family Dentists are pleased to offer FREE (No-Obligation) Oral Cancer Screenings by appointment  now thru April 30, 2013

-Call us today to schedule your complimentary Oral Cancer Screening at

313-945-8900.

You do not have to be a patient of record to take advantage of this free, no obligation offer.

Please Visit us at  www.oakwoodfamilydentists.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oakwood-Family-Dentists/350573238380573?ref=hl

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have about your dental health. 313-945-8900

Your partners for better dental health,

Oakwood Family Dentists –

Drs.Goldstein, Jaffe & Aboona