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How to take good care of your braces image

  • Feb 19, 2013

Mt. Vernon dentist, Alpine Dental is providing braces, and here’s how you take good care of your brace during orthodontics. More care needed during orthodonticsHave a look in the mirror at your new braces. As you see, the brackets and wires have many nooks and crannies that can trap food and plaque. This means your risk of tooth decay and gum problems may be higher while you are wearing braces. You need to pay special attention to cleaning your teeth everyday and to your diet. Permanent damage to tooth enamel can occur if the teeth and brackets are not kept clean. Areas on the enamel surface may begin to lose minerals (the early stage of tooth decay), leaving unsightly white spots. You may also develop inflamed, bleeding gums (gingivitis). Gingivitis and the early stages of tooth decay can be reversed by taking extra care with your cleaning and diet. If left untreated, they can lead to bigger problems that will require treatment and have life-long effects. While you are having orthodontic treatment, you need to continue to have regular check-ups with your family dental professional to ensure little problems don’t become big ones. Tooth-friendly dietDental professionals are increasingly concerned about acidic foods and drinks that can damage tooth enamel when consumed frequently or when sipped over ex...
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Family Guide To Oral Health imagefile

  • Jan 14, 2013

By following the information in this guide, you and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. As a parent, you can work with your children to help them understand why good oral care is important — and show them how to do it right! Four Steps to a Bright Smile Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime. Floss every day. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day. Visit your dentist regularly. It’s easy to guide your family toward good oral health. All it takes is the right information and a little practice to keep them moving in the right direction! Fluoride – your family’s best defense Fluoride is the best cavity fighter you can find as you guide your family to a lifetime of bright smiles! It keeps the whole family’s teeth strong — no matter what their ages. How fluoride works Every day, the enamel on teeth is attacked by acids produced in dental plaque. These acids can make teeth weaker, and can result in decay. That’s where fluoride comes in. When it reaches your teeth, fluoride is absorbed into the enamel. It helps to repair the enamel and prevent tooth decay. It can even help stop the decay process. How to get fluoride You can get the benefits of fluoride from different places. It can work ...
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Introducing Alpine Dental Plan! image

  • Dec 28, 2012

Many people are not getting the proper dental care they need. Alpine Dental has created a dental plan that certainly meets this need in our community. Proper dental care is needed for overall health, confidence/self-esteem, and proper chewing. The #1 disease affecting us today is dental disease and the Alpine Dental Plan is designed for our community to get the care you need and deserve at an affordable price. What Makes Alpine Dental Plan Special No 3rd Party Insurance Group! No claim forms! No deductibles! No annual maximums! No preauthorizations! No waiting periods to see your dentist! No pre-existing limitations! Membership Advantages Free Emergency Exams Free Fluoride Treatments Free Check up Exams No Participation Requirements Sample Savings Plan Exclusions and Limitations Demonstration of non-compliance with recommended course of treatment Services which in the opinion of the attending dentist are neither necessary nor recommended for patient’s dental health Fluoride application is limited to one per year to age 18 Loss or theft of dentures or bridgework Services which cannot be performed because of general health, physical or psychological limitation of patients Services performed by a non-participating provider are not covered Not to be combined with any other dental coverage ...
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Many people are not getting the proper dental care they deserve. Alpine Dental has created a dental plan that certainly meets this need in our community.

Proper dental care is needed for overall health, confidence/self-esteem, and proper chewing.

The #1 disease affecting us today is dental disease and the Alpine Dental Plan is designed for our community to get the care you need and deserve at an affordable price.


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Great staff excellent options for care. Loved my experience there.

Ken B. on Facebook

Over the past 10 years, Dr. Patel has performed high end dental care and I would recommend Alpine Dental Care as anyone's first choice stop for all their dental needs.

Bradley H. on Yelp

Dr . Patel is the best very friendly staff he's done miracle work where others have failed. No matter I'd it's a cleaning or x-ray he takes the time to see how I'm doing.

Michelle M. on Yelp

The staff and the Dentist are very nice. Everyone has a smile and very up to date on all their equipment.

Erod R. on Yelp

Dr. Patel is SO nice and knows what he is doing and the ladies who work there are all so nice- they put up with me asking a million questions and being a scared baby.

Robin M. on Yelp

Excellent practice and staff. Very friendly and progressional.

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