Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Holiday Message From Our Family To Yours!

Wow! Another year has already flown by! Time flies when you are having fun! We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our members who have continued to show their trust by keeping their dental plan. We would like to say a special thank you to all of our members that have referred new members to us. It is only because of our members that we have been able to survive these tough economic times.

Here at Savon, we are doing everything in our power to keep from adjusting the Schedule of Fees and Benefits (what you pay at the dentist). We will continue our efforts to every extent that we can until we start losing providers. We are in constant discussions with our provider and we are trying to get them to understand that raising our fees is not in the best interest of our members, our plan and their practice.

We would also like to remind you of our holiday hours:

December and January

  • Closed Friday the 23rd at 12:00 MST through Monday the 26th for Christmas(We will re-open on Tuesday the 27th)

  • Closed Friday the 30th at 12:00 MST through Monday the 2nd for New Years(We will re-open on Tuesday the 3rd)

From our family to your family, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season and a prosperous 2012!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Who needs false teeth when you can grow your own?

Dentures? Implants? Who needs those when you can have the real deal?

The surgery is much like getting dental implants. However instead of waiting for a lab to create your teeth out of porcelain, you would be waiting for a lab to be forming your stem cells in to cells that will grow teeth. Then, instead of getting steel screws implanted in your jaw, you would get little stem-cell filled buds implanted. Give or take a few months and you've got a fully grown set of teeth.

This is the first I've ever heard of this and I have yet to Google any success stories (which I will be doing for sure lol).

What are you're thoughts? If you could choose between false teeth or growing back your own, which would you pick?

Check out the full article HERE. It's interesting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Teething Syndrome

Do you have a baby that is getting ready to teeth? Well they will be going through a process called teething syndrome. (Teething is the growth of teeth through the gums in the mouth of infants and young children.)

Swollen gums are a good indicator your child is starting to teeth. Also if your child has a fever over 101 degrees teething is most likely the cause of this. If you child has lower persistent fevers you may want to contact you physician.

Some things to help relieve the pain of a teething child are a light gum massage, chilled or frozen toys to gnaw on, also chilled food and/or drinks!

Teething pain cannot be completely prevented, but you can help comfort them and this will help the baby get through it with less distress.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

7 Tricks To Stop Eating Out Of Boredom!

We all do it. When the house is clean, it’s the weekend, there’s nothing on TV, and nothing better to do.. We snack. Problem is, a few potato chips here, and few cookies there, they add up in pounds on your midsection!! Here’s how to stop:

Pre-make your snacks- Put an even mixture of healthy options on a plate and put it in the fridge. Most snacking comes from the convenience of opening a bag. Now it’s just as simple as opening the fridge.

Sip Water- Slowly sipping water throughout the day will help eliminate snacking urges.

Walk- Instead of grabbing the box of crackers, grab your mp3 player and take a brisk walk around the block.

Call someone- It’s a GREAT distraction from wanting to eat.

Keep your hands busy- Do a crossword, work on a project, give yourself a pedi. Organize your office. Anything to keep your hands from reaching for another chip.

Keep your mouth busy- Chew gum!!! It satisfies your urge to nibble on something without the added calories!!

And finally-

Control your snack supplies- Only stock healthy snack options. If the junk isn’t in your cupboard or drawer, you’re not going to eat it!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Depression-Has it Got You Down?

This is the time of year when stress levels and anxiety are most prevalent.....It affects people young and old. The elderly are particularly susceptible. I did a little research and came up with some tips for dealing with Holiday stress and anxiety. Hope you find these useful! I did!
1. To manage the inevitable overload of tasks and events, make a daily list and stick to it! Keep it within reason...don't try to do too much in one day. Spread it out over the course of each week.

2. Set a reasonable budget and don't go over it! Money is the number one trigger of Holiday anxiety and depression. If money is a serious issue, consider giving of your time in lieu of gift giving.

3. Help others......it's a great way to forget your own troubles, and it's so simple. Visit an elderly person, donate your services to a charity food organization or a church.

4. Find time to be by yourself....even if it's only 15 or 20 minutes a day. Meditate (if you're into that sort of thing) read, sit in the sunshine, watch a movie that invokes feelings of goodwill, or a kids movie for a lift.

5. Share your feelings with a trusted friend or relative. Sometimes it helps to talk about your anxiety.

6. Exercise, exercise, exercise!


These were just a few of the remedies I found online. Hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Thoughts!

Remember those who are less fortunate than you....

Remember elderly relatives and family friends who may be alone for the holiday...

Remember that goodwill is a building block for teaching values to your children....

Be grateful for all you have and for the blessings in your life....

Be careful, and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

And remember, a smile is almost always returned by another smile!

Keep smiling!

Reposted: Original post by walnutflwr on November 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What Your Skin Reveals About Your Health

Did you know your skin can reveal what is going on with your body? Here are a few signs to help you figure what is going on:

Chin Acne

The Cause: Hormonal Imbalance

Many Woman will experience chin acne right before there period, many will experience mild acne, but if your breakouts are painful and more sever, its time to talk to your doctor. Deep, cystic acne on the chin or along the jaw line can be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome or other types of hormonal abnormalities.

Redness and blotchiness

The Cause: Stress, a digestive order or lupus

Red blotches around your face and neck that come and go could be stress related. Red pimple like cluster on the face or neck to mean you have a digestive problem. If you have a butterfly shaped rash on you cheeks, this is a symptom 0f lupus.

Dark under eye circles and puffiness

The Cause: Allergies

Allergies dilate blood vessels, which causes them to leak making a bluish-purple color under your eyes. Also if you have allergies this will make your eyes burn, itch and water which will cause puffiness!

To read more on this article Click Here

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eating Disorders And Oral Health

Many Americans are affected by eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. It is often the pain and discomfort related to dental complications that first causes patients to consult with a health professional. Dentists are often the first health professionals to observe signs and symptoms of eating disorders.

Anorexia-Involves an extreme fear of weight gain or a dread of becoming “fat” even though these individuals are markedly underweight.

Bulimia-Discrete periods of overeating (binge eating) which may occur several times a week or at its most severe, several times a day. This leads to self-vomiting.

Binge Eating-Binge eating may involve rapid consumption of large amounts of food with a sense of loss of control. Feelings of guilt and shame may lead to repeated episodes of binge eating.

Eating disorders that may include frequent vomiting and may result in nutritional deficiencies can also affect oral health. Salivary glands may become enlarged. Lips are often red, dry and cracked. Lesions may appear on oral soft tissues which may also bleed easily. There may be changes in the color, shape and length of teeth. Teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold foods.