A+ Family Dentistry April 2019

Another Way A+ Family Dentistry Serves Our Patients

Did you know around 74 million Americans don’t have dental insurance? Despite being a necessary part of maintaining overall health and well-being, dentistry is still viewed as an optional luxury. For this reason, those without access to affordable dental insurance are often unable to go to the dentist at all, and their health suffers as a result. Preventive care is crucial for maintaining your health and reducing the need for costly emergency treatments in the future. People who do not have dental insurance are more likely to suffer from gum disease, lose a tooth from tooth decay, or end up needing uncomfortable dentures. Studies show that being unable to visit the dentist due to a lack of dental insurance can also increase your risk for other nondental-related health problems. Of people who do not have dental benefits:

• 67 percent are more likely to have heart disease. 50 percent are more likely to have osteoporosis. 29 percent are more likely to have diabetes. At A+ Family Dentistry, almost half of all the patients we see don’t have any sort of dental benefits. These are the patients we only see when there’s an emergency because they cannot afford regular preventive care. We are committed to taking care of our patients’ health, and we believe patients shouldn’t be forced to choose between buying groceries and getting their teeth cleaned. This is why we have created an in-house benefits plan to make dental care more affordable for our patients. • •

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One exam per calendar year.

One set of X-rays per calendar year (as needed). One preventative cleaning every six months. 20 percent discount on all other services that are not covered by an outside insurance company. This plan can help you cover the dental needs for your whole family. There are no contracts, and you’re free to cancel your plan at any time. Learn more about our Dental Benefits Plan at APlusFamilyDentistry.com/dental-insurance- plan or call 619-265-2467. We’re here to help our patients have healthy smiles they can be proud of. • •

Our Dental Benefits Plan emphasizes preventive care. For one low monthly cost, you get:

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Blistered Asparagus With Peanut-Coconut Sprinkle

Cooking asparagus over high heat is a great way to add charred flavors while still keeping the spears crisp. This recipe pairs them with a tangy, crunchy peanut and coconut glaze.


12 ounces asparagus, stalks trimmed 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

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1 teaspoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated 2 tablespoons peanuts, crushed 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, toasted

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1 Fresno chile, deseeded and finely chopped

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2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Salt, to taste





1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. 2. Season asparagus with salt and sauté, tossing frequently until blistered, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine chile, soy sauce, lime juice, agave, and ginger. Mix in peanuts and coconut. 4. Spoon over asparagus and serve.


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