Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center - February 2020



444 Forest Square Suite E Longview, TX 75605

2124 South Donnybrooke Ave. Tyler, TX 75701






At Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center, we’ve put together the very best team of people so that you can be sure you’re in good hands and know that we truly care about your health and comfort. Our doctors are no exception. DR. KIRK HAMPTON, D.D.S. works at our Tyler location and is celebrating over 35 years in dentistry. He received his dental degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry, formerly Baylor College of Dentistry, in 1984 and has been igniting smiles ever since. In August 2006, he was one of a select few doctors in Texas to be inducted into the Fellowship Academy of General Dentistry. He’s also a member of the Dallas County Dental Society, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he has attended the Center for Advanced Dental Education and the Accelerate Dental Learning Center of Atlanta. When he’s not working, Dr. Hampton has a farm in Texas that fills a lot of his free time. He loves what he does and is excited to be a part of your dental journey. DR.TIMOTHY J. GENGEL, D.M.D. works at our Longview location. He grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, and after high school, he attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in biological sciences. Dentistry first took him to Glendale, Arizona, where he graduated with his doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University before he finally moved here to EastTexas. In his spare time, Dr. Gengel likes running outdoors, enjoying sports, spending time at the lake, hiking, traveling, and having quality time with family and friends. He’s passionate about helping patients achieve optimal dental health while providing them with a relaxed experience. He’s committed to treating each person’s needs, but he

also knows the importance of helping them enjoy the process. He has a passion for keeping up with the newest research and technology in the field and dedicates much of his time to being a lifelong student through continuing education. DR. CANDACEYONG, D.D.S. and DR. ERIC VETTER, D.D.S. came to us as a dynamic duo by way of a husband and wife team and work at both our Longview and Tyler locations. They moved to East Texas from Glendale, where they attended dental school at Midwestern University. They met during dental school and were recently married in Sedona, Arizona. Dr. Vetter was raised in Southern California and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego. He loves watching all professional sports and is an avid soccer player. Dr. Yong was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and also attended the University of Southern California, San Diego for her undergraduate degree. She enjoys trying new foods and exploring the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and camping. school, and they enjoy every aspect of dentistry.They both became IV sedation certified so they could offer patients a comfortable experience. When they’re not practicing dentistry or indulging in their favorite individual hobbies, they love to travel together and have provided dental care to the people of Honduras, Mexico, andTonga through a variety of organizations. They enjoy getting involved with local volunteer work and strive to always give back to the community. Both Dr.Yong and Dr. Vetter have previous experience as dental assistants before they attended dental

Dr. Kirk Hampton, D.D.S.

Dr. Timothy J. Gengel, D.M.D.

Come see our incredible team so we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!


Dr. CandaceYoung, D.D.S.

Dr. Eric Vetter, D.D.S.

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LEAP INTO 2020 Facts About the Leap Year

Like the Olympics and presidential elections, leap years only occur once every four years, which is why many people look forward to Feb. 29. But there’s a lot that you might not know about this quirk on the calendar.

currently living in the U.S. is roughly 187,000. Some famous leaplings include motivational speaker Tony Robbins, rapper Ja Rule, and singer Mark Foster of Foster the People. However, the most famous leapling is probably Superman. When you invent a super-being, you might as well give him a super-birthday. WHERE Anthony, Texas/New Mexico (a single town that straddles the two states’ borders), claims the title “Leap Year Capital of the World.” The city throws one massive birthday party for all leaplings but invites everyone to join the celebration. Two leapling neighbors from Anthony began the tradition in 1988, and it’s blossomed into a festival with thousands of participants every four years. It includes banquets, hot air balloons, a carnival, At Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center, our goal is to give you the healthiest smile you’ve ever had with the utmost care for what you’re feeling while you go through the process. That’s why we put our patients above all else. Here’s what a few of them have to say. “After four years of discomfort because I was focused on putting my family before myself, I finally found the time to focus on my own dental health. I was terrified in many ways. But after just one consultation, I was convinced that Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center was the right choice. It turns out I made a lot of fuss for nothing. It was touching to me that they were like my friends — there to get me through it every step of the way. I can’t thank Dr. Kendall, Dr. Vetter, Cassie, and everyone who was behind the scenes enough. Thank you from me and my family.” –Miguel J. “This was the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. The entire staff is extremely knowledgeable, and everyone is super friendly, including reception. They have the latest X-ray

WHY To keep the calendar in sync with Earth’s orbit around the sun, an extra day is added to it every four years. Earth takes exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to orbit the sun. Those extra hours add up over time, so another calendar day becomes necessary. But a leap year doesn’t occur every four years. Adding that extra day still doesn’t quite keep Earth on track, so the calendar skips leap years that occur during century years not divisible by 400. For example, 2000 was a leap year, but 2100 won’t be. WHO The odds of being born on Feb. 29 are 1 in 1,461. That means that of the roughly seven billion people in the world, only about five million of them are “leaplings.” The number of leaplings

concerts, parades, and more. When you have four years to plan in between each shindig, there’s time to go big. Celebrate this leap year by doing something unusual or new. It’s a special day that doesn’t occur often, so make the most of it by doing something you’ll talk about for another four years.


technology, and it only takes minutes! They even scheduled me for a cleaning within just two hours of calling them. I was in and out in less than an hour, and all my nicotine stains were 100% removed. And I was totally pain-free! I recommend Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center to anyone.” –Tyler M. “I have been to Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center twice now. If you have any anxiety about dentistry, this is the best place to go. I’ve tried other dentists in Longview, and I promise that this place will make you feel the most comfortable and even make you feel like family. Five stars aren’t enough for these people. I love their care.” –Natasha P. If you or someone you know is looking for dental services that are delivered with true care and comfort, we’d love to be of service. Call our office or visit TexasSedationDental.com to schedule an appointment today.


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It’s February, which means our brand-new year — and brand-new decade — is well underway. If you’re ready to make 2020 the year you build your best smile, whitening is a great way to achieve it. Stained or yellow teeth don’t necessarily mean they’re unhealthy, but we understand the boost of confidence a bright white smile can instill. Even the most diligent of brushers can get stains. This is because your teeth are made up of two layers: the inner dentin layer and the outer enamel layer. Enamel is a hard substance that protects your teeth, but when you put things in your mouth like food, coffee, and cigarettes, another layer forms over your enamel. This accumulation of foreign material is called pellicle film, and it can be cleaned away by consistent brushing and regular dental cleanings. But after several years, the pellicle layer works its way into the enamel, causing stains and yellowing. These deep stains are relatively harmless, but many people find they impede the smile they’re trying to achieve. This is when whitening works its magic. In their most basic forms, whiteners use chemicals to set off an oxidation reaction that breaks apart the stains, essentially bleaching them. You can achieve this by way of store-bought kits for at-home care, but the most effective method is to let a dental professional do it for you. At Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center, we implement a precisely controlled use of carbamide and hydrogen peroxide so we can tailor the whitening to each particular patient and the color of their teeth. We also perform regular treatments like cleanings and cavity fillings before the whitening procedure to make sure it’s as effective as it can be. Contrary to the rumors that float around about whitening being bad for your teeth, the process is relatively harmless when executed by professionals. The number and duration of sessions vary patient to patient, so if you’re hoping to achieve your whitest smile, contact our office so we can help you get started.


1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 8 oz cooked linguine

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4 tbsp butter

4 tbsp olive oil

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1 tbsp minced garlic 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 cup parsley

1/2 tsp oregano


1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 2. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. 3. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. 4. Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. 5. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. 6. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Your Epic Adventure Awaits

CREATE YOUR OWN ODYSSEY Mythical Adventures Await in the Mediterranean

One of the oldest stories inWestern literature is Homer’s “The Odyssey.”This epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his long journey home after theTrojanWar. While Odysseus’ travels were fraught with mythical monsters and magic, many of the places he visited are said to be inspired by real islands in the Mediterranean. Even today, travelers flock to these islands looking for peace, adventure, and epic stories of their own. SICILY, ITALY One of the most popular stories in “The Odyssey” is the tale of Odysseus rescuing his crew from Polyphemus, a man-eating Cyclops. It’s said that Polyphemus made his home on what is now modern-day Sicily. Fortunately, there are no Cyclopes in Sicily today; there are only cultural festivals, world- class golf courses, and delicious food. GOZO, MALTA While Odysseus’ journey was perilous, he did enjoy one peaceful stop. Odysseus spent seven years on

the mythical island of Ogygia, home of the nymph Calypso. Historians suspect that Ogygia was Gaudos, now modern-day Gozo, Malta. Gozo is home to the Ggantija temples, which are older than the Egyptian pyramids. In addition to exploring its archaeological marvels, Gozo’s visitors can also enjoy snorkeling, horseback riding, and other memorable adventures. ITHACA, GREECE If you want to chart your own odyssey, make your final stop Odysseus’ home, the island of Ithaca. Covered in lush greenery and quaint villages, Ithaca is a wonderful place to relax at the end of your trip. Visitors can enjoy their morning coffee by a seaside cafe before lounging on a secluded beach for the rest of the day. It’s no wonder why Odysseus fought so hard to get back to Ithaca! With dozens of other islands to explore, the Mediterranean is the perfect place to plan your own odyssey — minus the mythical monsters, of course.


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