Archive for September 2014

Not Just For Kids Anymore!

September 30, 2014 | Posted Education

Braces or orthodontics aren’t just for kids anymore.  More and more adults are choosing to have braces. Why would anyone later in life want to do that?  There are several reasons for a trip to the dentist for orthodontics:
· Straighter smile.  Who doesn’t want a great smile?  It is one of the first things people notice.  First impressions are everything.
· Shifting teeth.  As we get older, teeth tend to move a little. 
·  Better oral health.  Straight teeth are easier to keep clean.  Avoiding cavities and gum disease.  Teeth that bite together properly have less wear and joint problems. 
·  Help replace missing teeth.  Sometimes orthodontics is needed to move shifted teeth for placement of a bridge or implant.
Talk to your dentist at the Rideau Dental Centre about your Orthodontic options.  Call 613-230-7475.

Kids Are Back at School

September 02, 2014 | Posted Education

Kids are back at school. Summer is over. Have you started to think about Christmas yet? There are 4 months left until the New Year.  What does this mean for your teeth?
Most people don’t realize that their dental insurance has an annual limit.  When you don’t use the maximum, it is lost to you.  Insurance companies count you not using it.  Take advantage of the benefits that you are paying for!
This is the time to plan that crown, bridge or surgery you have been putting off.  It is always easier to do it when you can plan and budget rather than in an emergency.  Planning will also cost you less because you can take advantage of the insurance benefits you have before they are lost.
Start planning now before the Christmas crunch.  Call us at the Rideau Dental Centre at 613-230-7475.  We are here to help.