Jason Schermer DDS - November 2017


November 2017

Jason A . Schermer , D . D . S & Noor Almuda l l a l , D .M. D COMPREHENS I VE RESTORAT I VE & ESTHET I C DENT I STRY

5825 Lande r b rook Dr i ve , Su i t e 124 May f i e l d He i gh t s , OH 44124

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THREE’S COMPANY Chatting With Lauren, Janae, and Taylor

“Well, right now it’s a pretend podcast,” Lauren clarifies. “The working title is ‘Average

Our three dental hygienists, Lauren, Janae, and Taylor, bring something unique to the

Josephines.’ The idea started when Taylor and I were playing cornhole.”

each hygienist one-on-one, but if you are ever lucky enough to sit with all three of them at one time, you find yourself surrounded by the best sort of laughter. “I have never worked with so many people I like,” Taylor says when they all sit down to share stories. “I started here for an internship, and when I got my dental hygiene license, I knew this was where I wanted to stay. It’s a great work environment, and I love everyone here.”

“We’re not the best at that game,” Taylor admits. “We named our team ‘Average Josephines,’ though when it comes to cornhole, we might be below average. We wanted to make life a bit more exciting, so we

help, because I want patients to have a good experience.”

decided to start a podcast. We have a list of topics, and we’ve even interviewed Janae!”

“We have truly awesome patients,” Janae says. “They remember things about us. I have one patientwho’sbeenhereforyears,andshealways askshowI’mdoing.Ireallyloveitwhenapatient asksaboutmylittleboy,Mac,andIknowLauren and Taylor like it when people ask about their dogs.”

“If by ‘interview,’ you mean ‘talk about grocery shopping,’” Janae laughs. “We played this game where I brought my receipt, and they tried to guess what the most expensive item was. As far as podcasts go, it’s hard to say if anyone would listen to us, but we still have a lot of fun when we’re together.” I cannot begin to explain how happy it makes me to know my team gets along so well. What’s more, I know they are all skilled in their profession and ready to help anyone who walks through the door, as you can tell when Lauren describes her favorite part of the job: “Sometimes a new patient will come in, and you can tell right away they are nervous. It’s my job to walk them through the appointmentandhelpthemfeelcomfortable. By the end of the appointment, it’s wonderful to see how relaxed that person has become. They’re not afraid anymore! I’m happy to

“There’s a big difference between ‘work friends’ and ‘real friends.’ When you spend time with Lauren, Janae, and Taylor, you can tell their friendship is true.”

“Skwish and Olive are doing very well,” Lauren confirms with a laugh, referring to her pugs.

“So are Bailey, Basil, and Bentley,” Taylor adds.

“Good, because you’re never allowed to leave us,” Lauren informs her with a teasing grin.

Hiring a team you like working with is challenging enough, but finding people who love each other as much as my hygienists do is nearly impossible. These women are one in a million, and I’ll happily admit I’m lucky to have them. - Jason A. Schermer

Sometimes dentists say, “My staff are all friends,” but there’s a big difference between “work friends” and “real friends.” When you spend time with Lauren, Janae, and Taylor, you can tell their friendship is true. Lauren and Taylor even started a podcast!



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CLEANING ‘ RIP-OFFS ’ That Actually Work

as soap becomes more concentrated, using too much can damage your machine. That’s what makes detergent pods so handy. They don’t look like they can clean all your dishes or an entire load of clothes, but they actually provide the perfect amount for modern machines. You save money on detergent and machine repair! Foam Cleaning Blocks Anything with “magic” in the title sounds like a scam. For this reason, you may have avoided the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and similar melamine foam products. But this is one case where the product lives up to its wild claims. Melamine foam is abrasive and can break down and remove material from fine cracks and textures, making it an effective cleaner. It can be used to whiten sneakers, clean tub scum, and remove permanent marker from your fridge. earned cash, consumers have wised up and are quick to write off perceived scams. Still, every now then, you get lucky, and the cheap white sponge really can make your stove look like new again. But you should still think twice before you say yes to gas station sushi. Since the snake oil salesmen in the days of old first tricked trusting folks out of their hard-

“Awesome.” Surely, this knock-off soap can’t work as well as your brand-name products, right? You’d be surprised. Online reviewers sing Awesome’s praises, suggesting it should really be a higher price for how well it works. Just make sure you wear gloves when you use it. Detergent Pods You use too much soap in your washing machine and dishwasher. At least, that’s what the New York Times reported as the No. 1 complaint from repair people and appliance experts. Modern appliances are designed to use less water, and

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But sometimes we stumble across a few hidden gems that make our lives easier. And, when it comes to cleaning house, we can all use a little “easier.” Check out these products you may have already written off and let them surprise you. Dollar Store Cleaning Products If you’ve ever ducked into the local dollar store to buy some Mylar balloons for your niece’s birthday party, you might have noticed the sketchy-looking cleaning products on the shelf. Yellow liquids fill jugs and spray bottles, plastered with the word


“I happily drive one hour and 20 minutes to experience the most competent and highest quality dental care I have ever encountered. I believe that

“I felt very welcomed from the moment I walked in. The entire staff was very pleasant and easy to talk to. I was in and out in a timely manner. Dr. Schermer answered all my questions and communicated any concerns he had. Overall, it was a wonderful

says it all.” —Richard O.

experience.” —Jessica C.


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A PAINFUL SURPRISE Why Does It Hurt to Chew?

As you bite down into a slice of delicious Thanksgiving turkey, the last thing you may expect is sudden pain in your mouth. Tooth pain can be caused by a number of conditions that may go unnoticed until you bite down just right — or just wrong, as the case may be. When a toothache becomes associated with chewing, there are typically three culprits.

tip of the root. With this information, we can determine the best treatment for the infection and any treatment needed following healing from the infection. This holiday season, great food is on every menu. Don’t let tooth pain ruin what should be the most wonderful time of the year. If biting down causes you pain, schedule an appointment today! We are always happy to give you the information you need to make a decision about dental care that is right for you.

which is causing the sensitivity. It can be hard to spot a fine crack in a tooth using your bathroom mirror, but in-office technology helps us quickly identify any damage. Usually, a crown can keep the tooth from breaking further. Occasionally, the crack may reach the nerve and require a root canal or an implant to repair. 3. A Problem Hidden Within Let’s say there’s no tooth mobility and none of your teeth are cracked, but you still feel pain when you bite down. The next step is to use an X-ray to look for evidence of an abscess or infection at the

1. Tooth Mobility

When inspecting tooth pain, a dentist checks to see if the tooth, or part of the

tooth, in question moves with pressure. Mobility might be caused by plaque buildup, an irregular bite, or an issue with how your teeth line up. If this is the case, a slight polishing of the tooth that’s hitting too hard can clear up the mess right away. 2. A Crack in the Enamel Visual inspection may show no mobility, but we could find a crack in your tooth

Leah’s Bad Dad Joke of the Month

3-INGREDIENT Black Bean Soup

This protein-packed, fat-free soup is delicious, only requires three ingredients, and is super quick and easy to put together. What more could you ask for?

Why didn’t the taxidermy turkey want seconds?

Ingredients •

2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans 1 cup chicken broth

• •

1 (14.5-15 ounce) can diced tomatoes

Instructions 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. 2. Remove from stove and blend using an immersion blender or a traditional blender.




Jason A . Schermer , D . D . S & Noor Almuda l l a l , D .M. D COMPREHENS I VE RESTORAT I VE & ESTHET I C DENT I STRY



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Thanksgiving at America’s Resort


This Thanksgiving, many Americans plan to go over the river and through the woods to sleep on the air mattress at grandmother’s house. But your family Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be crowded and uncomfortable. For generations, The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has brought families together for a weekend of true American elegance. The local hot springs have been popular with travelers since 1778, but The Greenbrier didn’t come to life until 1913. The sprawling 710- room national landmark sits on 11,000 acres of

rolling hills and has been described as “‘Monte Carlo’ meets ‘Gone With the Wind.’” The blend of Colonial decor and Hollywood Regency flourishes make guests feel as if they have stepped back in time, while still offering all the modern amenities. Mom and Grandma relax in the spa, Grandpa enjoys a round of golf, the siblings all go off- roading in a Jeep, and later, the whole family will face off in a game of laser tag. With 55 leisure activities offered at the resort, make every day as busy or as relaxing as you want, before enjoying a gourmet dinner at one of the resort’s six full-time restaurants.

The Greenbrier is a dream getaway anytime of the year, but America’s resort really goes all out for the traditional American holiday, Thanksgiving. Family members from every generation can find something fun to do before the family gathers together for the massive Thanksgiving brunch in The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall. The award-winning culinary brigade serves up Thanksgiving classics, like soft rolls and roasted turkey, alongside marinated mussels and ricotta tortellini. Make time for the horse-drawn carriage ride and evening gala, and you have the perfect Thanksgiving.


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