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The Vital Role Our Treatment Coordinators Play
Putting the Smile Back in Dental Care
We all love the way our teeth look after a cleaning, but dealing with some of the technical aspects of dental care, such as dental insurance and doctor referrals, can turn a smile upside down pretty quickly. It’s intimidating and frustrating to feel like you’re navigating those systems on your own. That’s why, over the past few years at our office, we’ve been intentional about providing all our patients with a personal liaison — a treatment coordinator. Your treatment coordinator is your go-to resource for any questions about your treatment, insurance benefits and usage, and scheduling. Here at Taylor Dental, our treatment coordinators Amy and Rachel play a vital role in partnering with patients to help them achieve their dental goals, all while keeping in mind the important details unique to each person. Amy and Rachel get to know each patient they work with and learn their individualized factors, such as preferred appointment times, dental goals, and dental anxiety, to help each person get the most from their dental treatment. These two are also pros at maximizing your insurance benefits, preparing you for appointments, and getting you referrals to specialists. Basically, they are your personal liaisons to more smiles.
Just talking about our treatment coordinators makes it clear: Amy and Rachel, I don’t know what I’d do without you! I am so glad to have these two on our team. They allow me and the rest of the team to do our jobs better. Because they help patients with insurance, scheduling, and so much more, I get to focus on what I do best: providing great dental treatment. Sounds like a pretty great team, doesn’t it? At Taylor Dental, we are always looking for ways to provide you with the best experience you can have at the dentist. It’s why we have designated team members to serve as your treatment coordinators, helping you have a more pleasant experience. It’s also why we have heated massage chairs in every treatment room, as well as cable TV, headphones, and blankets. We offer extended office hours to accommodate your unique schedule. Your comfort is our top priority. From the minute you walk into our office, our warm and friendly staff is ready to treat you like family and let you know you’re going to be taken care of. Because at the end of the day, it’s all about treating you and your smile with the same level of service we’d want for ourselves and our families.
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July Birthdays & Anniversaries
SUMMER SWIMMING SAFETY 3 Tips for Swimming in Open Water
KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO. Sometimes, it’s next to impossible to see what’s under the surface of the water. If you are unfamiliar with a body of water, don’t jump or dive in without knowing how deep it is. If you cannot confirm what is under the surface (and the spot is not a known diving location), don’t risk it. It may be okay to swim or wade, but jumping is out of the question. Along these same lines, be VERY careful around bodies of slow-moving or standing water. These can house dangerous microbes and other contaminants that can make you ill and potentially be deadly. WATCH FOR RIP CURRENTS. These can occur at any beach without warning. They pull swimmers away from shore and are strong enough that even excellent swimmers struggle to get through them. In fact, rip currents are behind nearly 80% of beach rescues. Keep an eye on the foam at the surface of the water. If it seems to suddenly pull away from
There’s nothing like taking a dip in a nearby pond, lake, or even the ocean. For many, it’s a summertime tradition. However, swimming in open bodies of water brings certain safety risks, as these environments are not nearly as controlled as public, club, or backyard pools. Everyone should follow these tips to have a fun and safe time cooling off under the summer sun. NEVER SWIM ALONE. When you swim in virtually any body of water, having someone there to keep an eye on you can be a lifesaver: the more people, the better. Stick to bodies of water with a professional lifeguard on duty when possible, though that’s not always an option. When swimming in open bodies of water, have a “designated spotter” to keep an eye on the swimmers. This way, you’re prepared if anything bad happens. It’s also a great idea to keep flotation devices nearby, such as life jackets, life rings, foam boards, etc.
ANNIVERSARIES Rachel J. 7/15 Rachel B. 7/16 Holly J. 7/1 Jessica F. 7/5
How to Participate in Our New Patient Referral Program
And Earn Rewards for You and Your Friends!
At Taylor Dental, we believe there is no greater compliment than finding out that a new patient has joined our practice based on a recommendation from one of our current patients. We are so grateful for every friend, family member, and coworker your refer to us! It’s an affirmation that you trust our team to provide your loved ones with the best dental care possible. We have received so many referrals from our wonderful patients over the years that we want to show our appreciation for each and every one of them by developing a patient referral program. This program is our way of saying “Thank you!” for being a valued patient at Taylor Dental!
There are two ways to ensure you receive credit for your referrals.
1. Instruct your referral to mention your name when they come in for their new patient appointment.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.
2. Pick up a few referral cards to pass out with your name on them.
When you refer a friend to Taylor Dental, you will receive a $25 credit toward treatment in our office, as will your friend!
Once your referral is verified, you will receive your credits within a few weeks. Please contact our office at (850) 478-8005 if you have any questions about the program or rewards.
In addition, every quarter, we will draw a name from these referrals for a grand prize! This quarter we are giving away an inflatable paddle board!
Thank you for your continued trust and support! We love having you as a patient!
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the beach, there’s a good chance a rip current is lurking beneath. If you find yourself in a rip current, it’s crucial to remain calm and avoid expending energy swimming directly back to shore. Instead, try swimming parallel to the shore until you’re out of the current.
Impossibly Silky Mashed Potatoes
Inspired by Food & Wine magazine
4 Ibs. medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and halved 6 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup heavy cream
1. In a stockpot or large saucepan, submerge potatoes in just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, add 2 tbsp of salt, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. 2. Drain potatoes and let cool for 3 minutes. 3. Using a ricer, grate potatoes into the original saucepan over medium heat. 4. With a wooden spoon, stir potatoes until they begin to stick to pan and steam, about 2 minutes. 5. Add butter in four equal batches, stirring constantly and adding each batch only once the last has been fully incorporated into the saucepan. 6. Stir in cream, season liberally with salt, and serve immediately.
The Effects of Sugar on Teeth
And Improving Your Enamel
Everyone knows that an excessive amount of sugar isn’t healthy, but many are unaware why sugar is bad for teeth. It might surprise you to know that sugar itself isn’t what hurts your teeth; it’s what happens after you consume it. THE BATTLE OF THE MOUTH Our mouths are filled with bacteria, but don’t be alarmed because most of them are helpful rather than harmful. However, these helpful bacteria are at constant odds with those looking to destroy your enamel. Harmful oral bacteria feed on sugars, and when they do, they produce acid, which strips healthy minerals from your tooth enamel. This process is known as demineralization. Demineralization is continuously butting heads against another process called remineralization, which replaces destroyed minerals and strengthens the teeth. When someone eats a large quantity of sugars or starches, demineralization can happen more quickly and more often, and remineralization can’t keep up. CAVITIES The constant destruction of the enamel by these acids creates a bacterial infection, which can eat away at your tooth until there is a hole, aka a cavity. Cavities can be treated in many ways depending on their severity. If it has just started, using fluoride treatments can increase remineralization and build up enamel again. Another option is to receive a filling, which is a common treatment that fills the hole with various materials, such as porcelain or tooth-colored resins. When the cavity isn’t treated, it burrows deeper into the tooth, causing pain and tooth loss. IMPROVING REMINERALIZATION Making sure your teeth are exposed to constant minerals is the best method to strengthen your enamel. In addition to using fluoride rinses and toothpastes for remineralization, keep an eye on your diet and avoid sugary foods.
Train Your Brain!
At Taylor Dental, we offer Clinpro 5000, a treatment that assists in remineralization. Talk to us to see if Clinpro 5000 is right for you!
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Inside This Issue
• A Vital Part of Our Team page 1
• 3 Things Everyone Needs to Know Before Swimming in Open Water • Our New Patient Referral Program! page 2
• Impossibly Silky Mashed Potatoes
• Sugars Turned Acid page 3
• Pensacola’s Summer Music Series page 4
BRINGING MUSIC TO THE KEYS
Before the summer gets away from you, head to these waterfront spots to soak up sun, tunes, and a beverage or two. Pensacola’s Summer Music Series makes it easy and enjoyable. Bring blankets and a picnic basket and be ready to relax. The best part? They’re all free!
BANDS ON THE BEACH Tuesdays, April–October, 7 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola
BLUES ON THE BAY Sunday nights, 6 p.m. Community Maritime Park, Historic Downtown Pensacola
SANDY ROOTS SONGWRITER SERIES Every third Tuesday of the month, 5 p.m. The Point, Pensacola The Songwriter Series is a unique chance to hear original music from local and regional songwriters. Each event features three local songwriters and three regional/touring musicians, and their performances are followed by an open mic for local performers to show off their talent. You can bring your own chairs. The Point Restaurant’s courtyard, situated beneath a shaded canopy of oak trees, provides an oasis to sit back and enjoy the music.
A summer favorite, this outdoor concert series features a new lineup each Tuesday and makes use of the relaxed vibe of the beach to set the tone for the evening. Many people bring blankets or chairs to chill on the beach, and some even bring an entire meal to enjoy while they listen to the music. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the pavilion is a beautiful spot to enjoy a lovely evening. This is a free event, and no pets or glass containers are allowed.
Throughout the summer, Blues on the Bay brings family-friendly concerts to Maritime Park’s Hunter Amphitheater. Be aware that concerts are only held when the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are not playing a home game. Concessions are available, and you can also bring your own food, drinks (no glass), blankets, and chairs for extra comfort.
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