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Reasons Why Dental Membership Makes Sense

By Family Dentistry, Insurance, Membership, Preventive Care, Specials

Reasons Why Dental Membership Makes Sense

Dental concierge memberships offer a variety of benefits to patients, including:

  • Cost predictability:  No surprise billings. Have comfort in knowing you are going to be billed the same amount for each family member and that up and beyond services will be quoted in advance.

How it works?

Instead of dealing with dental insurance, you pay a set annual or monthly fee that covers preventive care and often includes discounts on restorative procedures. This can be helpful for budgeting your dental care. Preventive care will allow more frequent visits, reduction in more expensive procedures and increase in preventing serious dental issues.

  • Preventive care focus:  Concierge plans typically emphasize preventive care, such as cleanings, exams, and x-rays, which can help avoid more expensive problems down the road.

  • Enhanced appointment flexibility:  Some concierge programs offer extended hours, weekend appointments, or priority scheduling, making it easier to fit dental care into your busy life. Patients find they use the dentist more frequently and each appointment is more efficient.

  • Improved patient experience:  Concierge practices often strive to provide a more personalized and comfortable experience, with amenities and reduced wait times. You will also have access to emergency support. We for patients with periodontal care this truly makes the most sense as they will need that support and access to the dental care team.

  • Potential for additional benefits:  Chestnut Dental’s concierge membership plans may have extra benefits to discounts on teeth whitening, fluoride treatments, laser cleanings, and dental products discounts.

Chestnut Dental is a family centric dental care practice located in Los Alamitos, CA.  Chestnut Dental offers a very valuable and affordable concierge dental membership plan for families. Get professional dental care, teeth cleaning and preventive maintenance service at a fixed cost. No longer do you need to deal with insurance plans, or debate on whether to call when in pain. 

Concierge Dental Plan – Alternative to Dental Insurance Plans

By Family Dentistry, Insurance, Membership, Preventive Care, Specials

Ditch the Dental Drama: Why You Should Consider a Concierge Membership

Let’s face it, dental visits aren’t exactly the highlight of anyone’s week. Juggling insurance, scheduling appointments during work hours, and battling waiting room anxiety can make taking care of your smile feel like a chore. But what if there was a better way?

Enter the world of dental concierge memberships. These innovative programs are designed to transform your dental experience, offering a variety of benefits that prioritize your comfort, convenience, and overall oral health.

Here’s why a dental concierge membership might be the perfect solution for you:

1. Predictable Costs and Budgeting Bliss:

Say goodbye to the mystery of dental bills! Concierge dental care memberships typically involve a set annual or monthly fee that covers preventive care like cleanings, exams, and X-rays. This allows you to budget for dental care with ease, eliminating the stress of surprise charges.

2. Prevention is Key:

Concierge dental care plans prioritize preventative care, the cornerstone of maintaining a healthy smile. Regular cleanings and checkups help catch small issues before they become major problems, saving you money and discomfort down the line.

3. Appointments on Your Terms:

No more rearranging your schedule to fit into a dentist’s limited hours. Many concierge programs offer extended hours, weekend appointments, or priority scheduling, making it easier to find a time that works for your busy life.

4. A Relaxing Dental Oasis:

Concierge practices often go the extra mile to create a comfortable and personalized experience. Think reduced wait times, luxurious amenities, and a dedicated team focused on making your visit stress-free.

5. Bonus Perks and Savings:

Depending on the practice, concierge memberships might include additional benefits like teeth whitening, fluoride treatments, or discounts on dental products. These extras can not only enhance your smile but also save you money in the long run.

Ready to Upgrade Your Smile Care?

A dental concierge membership is an investment in your oral health and overall well-being. If you’re tired of the traditional dental experience and value convenience, predictability, and a focus on prevention, then a concierge membership might be the perfect solution.

Do your research!  Find a concierge practice with a team you trust and a plan that aligns with your needs.  With the right fit, you can transform dental care from a chore into a positive step towards a healthier, happier you!

Chestnut Dental is a family centric dental care practice located in Los Alamitos, CA.  Chestnut Dental offers a  very valuable and affordable concierge dental membership plan for families. Get professional dental care, teeth cleaning and preventive maintenance service for a fixed cost. No longer need to deal with insurance plans, or debate on whether to call when in pain.

Chestnut Dental holiday teeth whitening special for Orange County and Long Beach patients

White Winter Special – Tips for whitening your teeth during the holidays

By Family Dentistry, Specials, Teeth Cleaning, Teeth Whitening

Ho, Ho, Ho… who wants their teeth a little more white this holiday? You are going to be eating and most likely indulging in holiday goodies that can really damage those teeth.

Whether it’s indulging a bit too much on Christmas chocolates, sugary eggnog, pies, and other seasonal delicacies or using your teeth like a tool to wrap up those presents, you can find yourself in a world of pain come 2024. Don’t end the year on a bad note, instead, make sure to stay diligent over the next couple of weeks so that you can leave the year with a smile as white as the North Pole.

Here’s a little seasonal hack from the professional hygienists from Chestnut Dental. Remember, Santa Clause is coming to town and you don’t want to be written down on his naughty list for failing to keep up with your dental hygiene.

7 Tips to Keep Your Smile as White as Snow 

1. ‘Tis the Season for Good Oral Hygiene 

Your Christmas plans may be full of hectic festivities and scrumptious feasts, but you should still take the time to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once. With multiple family get-togethers, it can be hard to know exactly when and where you’ll be able to get some time to take care of your teeth. If you’re worried about being away from home for long periods of time, take some travel floss, toothpaste, and toothbrushes with you for emergencies.

2. Your Better Not Cry, You Better Checkup

It can be hard to fit in a dentist appointment right in the middle of the holidays, but skipping out on a regular checkup and cleaning is as bad as the Grinch stealing Christmas. You may have some dental issues that need attention and failing to seek out care can lead to bigger problems down the road.

3. Treat Your Teeth like Ornaments… Gently

No matter what season, never use your teeth as a tool. During the holidays, that means don’t use your teeth to crack nuts, open bottles, or open presents. Using your teeth as a tool weakens the enamel and fragile edges of your teeth. One bad move and you can crack, chip, or completely lodge your tooth out of place.

4. Be Prepared like Santa’s Elves

You should have some supplies with you just in case you do damage your teeth in the midst of winter festivities. Floss and pain relievers can be useful for minor damages, but you should still look up your nearest emergency dental clinic in more serious situations.

You do not want to delay treatment even if you’re busy with holiday plans. Letting dental problems fester can make them much worse.

5. A Little More Water, a Little Less Eggnog 

This is another tip that is just beneficial. During the holiday season, you may be tempted to enjoy sugary drinks (or alcoholic beverages) a little more frequently. These types of drinks can leave film on your teeth, which bacteria love to eat, ultimately leading to a cavity.

Instead, drink water between any drinks (and meals) you’re having to help clear away any particles still caught on your teeth.

6. Eat Healthy like Santa’s Reindeer

Sadly, there are some Christmas foods that may cause your teeth some trouble. Below are some foods to avoid or which should be eaten in moderation. If you (or your little ones) do decide to eat the treats on the list below, be sure to brush and floss right after:

• Candy canes/hard candies: These can do the same kind of damage to your teeth that cracking a nut can.

• Caramel: The stickier the treat, the more likely it will do damage to your teeth.

• Sugary baked goods: This can be a hard rule to stick to with so many parties and festivities going on but all those sugars can lead to dental health issues.

• Dried fruit: This is another potentially sticky treat that tends to stick in those hard to reach places in your teeth and become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria.

• Sugary drinks – Sodas aren’t the only culprit in this category; watch out for eggnog and hot cocoa too. These sweet drinks lead to a higher risk of tooth decay. Tea and milk are both good alternatives: milk is full of calcium that helps your teeth stay healthy and tea can actually clean the bacteria from your teeth!

• Alcohol –  Alcohol can actually cause dry mouth, bacteria’s best friend! If you opt for wine this holiday, you may want to stick to white wines. Both red and white wine can cause stains and holes in your teeth, but red wine is full of strong pigments that soak into the porous surfaces of your teeth, a recipe for stains. White wine does still come with its own risks: this drink has a high acidic content that erodes the enamel of your teeth.

7. Santa Still Wants You to Have Fun

While that list of risky foods may be looking pretty long, there are still plenty of delicious treats on the menu. Below you can find a list of foods that can actually help your teeth rather than harm them.

• Dairy: Cheese, yogurt, and milk are all at the top of the list of healthy Christmas foods. Eating cheese can help boost saliva production, which helps prevent tooth decay and keeps your enamel in shape. Plus, each of these foods is full of calcium, which helps to keep your teeth strong.

• Fruits and vegetables: The fiber in fruits and vegetables helps keep your teeth free of food particles. Watch out for canned fruits, however, which have a much higher sugar content. High fiber foods like broccoli also increase saliva production, adding another level of protection against cavities.

• Nuts: Nuts are one great alternative to the sweets listed above. Nuts are high in healthy fatty acids that help prevent gum disease. Just remember to use a nutcracker!

Gift yourself the smile you’ve been dreaming of. With Chestnut Dental, you can achieve a bright smile of pearly white teeth to look your best this holiday season.