Right Smile Center vs Smile Direct Club

How RSC Offers the Most Value

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What they don’t tell you is Do It Yourself treatments can cause lasting damage. And the best way to avoid irreparable damage and straighten your teeth without braces is to seek clear removable aligner treatment under the direct supervision of a qualified dental provider. What makes RSC a better option than “DIY” braces?

This is how RSC compares to SDC

RSC SDC
In-Person Consultations  
DIY (Do It Yourself) Impressions  
Professional Impressions Taken
X-Rays  
Intraoral Scans  
Knowledge of Your Dental History  
Accessible Dentist in Emergency  
State Licensed Dental Professional
Treatment for Basic Alignment
Diagnosis of Advanced Alignment  
Fine-Tuning Alignment Attachments  
Accountability of Treatment  
Post-Treatment Retainer  
Excellent Patient Care  
Accepts Insurance
Payment Options

Why you should choose the Right Smile Center?  We will consult with you and diagnose using state of the art technology. We are the professional you can trust.  Feel free to contact us at either our Sandy Springs or Chamblee office.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Dental Health Linked to Dementia

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Studies continue to indicate that people who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing appear have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life.  The researchers who followed close to 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year period, found those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily. 

“Not only does the state of your mind predict what kind of oral health habits you practice, it may be that your oral health habits influence whether or not you get dementia,” said Annlia Paganini-Hill, who led the study at the University of California.

Inflammation fueled by gum disease-related bacteria is implicated in a host of conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. And some of the studies have found that people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, have more gum disease-related bacteria in their brains than a person without Alzheimer’s, said Paganini-Hill.

One interesting occurrence is there is a significant difference seen between men who had all, or at least most, of their teeth, or who wore dentures, and those who didn’t.  Apparently, the data supports the latter group having almost twice the occurrence of developing dementia. 

This effect for some unknown reason is not seen in women, though.  I’m not sure if that’s reason enough for women to ignore the study’s results.

Regardless, if this relationship holds true, with little effort people can reduce their chances of developing dementia by first, practicing good oral health habits to prevent tooth loss and oral diseases. And second, if you do lose your teeth, replace them with implants where possible. 

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com SOURCE: bit.ly/N5CCOu Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, online August 2, 2012

Calcium-rich Women – Oral Health

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While both men and women require a certain amount of calcium to build bone mass during their early developmental years, women have a greater risk of developing osteoporosis, a progressive loss of bone mass due to aging. This makes women more susceptible to fractures and the possible loss of teeth from weakening of the jawbone.

For women in the age range of 19-24 years, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium is 1,300 milligrams.[1] This decreases to 1000 milligrams thereafter.[2] The foods rich in calcium include milk, cheese and ice cream, but these also are high in calories and fat. This obviously creates a difficult situation for women watching the weight. Unfortunately, you are going to have to add exercise to your regimen of consuming more calcium.

Also, you’re going to have to shop wisely and check the labels. Alternatives such as skim or no fat milk can solve some of the problem. There are a reasonable variety of cheeses and yogurts that are low fat as well as ice cream substitutes. Besides dairy, other healthy foods rich in calcium are salmon, tofu (soybean curd), broccoli, peas, beans, nuts and calcium-enriched grain products. This is going to take work on your part, but it will pay off in the long run.

All the researchers agree that, given the widespread use of supplemental calcium, better studies are needed to clarify possible risks and benefits, and to whom they may apply.[3]  If we can be of assistance or answer any questions surrounding your oral health, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call for a complimentary consultation.  We serve all of Metro Atlanta from Alpharetta, Roswell, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Chamblee, Buckhead to Vinings communities.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC.

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

www.rightsmilecenter.com

info@rightsmilecenter.com

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[1] http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/

[2] http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_RDA_for_calcium

[3] http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/08/thinking-twice-about-calcium-supplements-2/?_r=0

Sandy Springs Multi-specialty Dental Practice

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Our healthcare delivery model is the Better Way to Coordinate Care.  In a group practice, my daughters and I have an opportunity to share ideas and develop professionally. This collaboration enhances your dental experience.

Our multispecialty group is composed of dentists from a wide range of expertise who practice under the umbrella of the same organization, the Right Smile Center.  Patients receive comprehensive dental treatment that is efficient and thorough. Systems and services are designed by the Right Smile Center deliver of high-quality, coordinated, patient-centered care.  We believe we can improve your patient care by having multiple dental professionals with whom to consult on and refer to for alternative patient care under one roof.

While most group practices have dentists with a single area of expertise, we provide in-house prosthodontics, endo, perio, implant placement and restoration. A practice with a diverse array of specialists is designed to attract more patients seeking a one-stop shop for their oral health concerns.

Improved diagnostics, new therapies, more sophisticated equipment – as dentistry progresses, is impossible for a single dentist to know everything the discipline of modern dentistry has to offer.  A multispecialty group fosters an environment of collaboration among many dentists – each an expert in a particular aspect of dentistry – to provide the greatest benefit to patients.  We believe better patient care is a direct result of our multispecialty practice.

Another aspect of a multispecialty practice is the use and sharing of highly expensive and sophisticated equipment to perform diagnostic screenings and deliver valued patient treatment. By working in a group practice, we can share the cost of deploying equipment that may have been too costly for a single provider.

Our model distributes both the administrative costs and the risks associated with owning and running a solo practice.

So when you’re here for regularly scheduled routine maintenance, take advantage of having fresh set of eyes examine you when one of us is out of town or indisposed.  We practice together because we have confidence in each other.  We hope you will too.  And when we can’t meet those needs, we’ll refer you out.

If we can answer any of your questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

How much does a teeth cleaning cost?

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A standard teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist can cost $75-$200, depending on the dentist’s office and local rates.  CostHelper readers report paying $80-$175, or an average cost of $127 for just a routine cleaning.[1]  In order to have a meaningful examination by the dentist, a teeth cleaning appointment will also include dental X-rays.  Dental insurance typically covers some of the cost of deep cleaning procedures, depending on the terms of the policy or plan.

CostHelper readers with dental insurance coverage for deep cleaning report paying $360-$437 out of pocket, with an average cost of $377.[2] With dental insurance, preventive care may cost you little or nothing on top of your monthly premium, depending on the plan you select. Because dental coverage is designed with preventive care in mind, many dental plans cover two preventive care visits per year at or near 100 percent.[3]

The goals of hygiene treatment should be to[4]:

Prevent Gum Disease

  • Periodic teeth cleanings can remove plaque that you have missed when you go in for regular dental checkups, which can prevent gum disease and keep your mouth healthy.

Help You Keep Your Teeth

  • If gum disease is left unchecked, plaque will move further into the tooth root and destroy the supporting bone, which can loosen teeth and make them fall out.

Give You a Brighter, Whiter Smile

  • Foods, drinks and bad habits like smoking can all stain your teeth. Going in for cleanings can help whiten your teeth.

Prevent Bad Breath

  • Cleanings promote good oral hygiene, which is key to preventing bad breath.

Improve Overall Health

  • Dental health is tied to your overall health. Taking care of your dental health will keep you healthy.

  We are a multi-specialty practice with the goal of providing you with best oral care in metro-Atlanta.  Give us a call or email us for a complimentary consult.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

404-256-3620

And

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com


[1] CostHelper Health. “How Much Does Teeth Cleaning Cost?” Accessed May 4, 2017. http://health.costhelper.com/teeth-cleaning.html

[2] Ibid.

[3] https://www.healthedeals.com/blog/save/how-much-does-a-dental-cleaning-cost-without-insurance/

[4]  American Dental Association. “Oral Health.” Accessed May 4, 2017. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/o/oral-health

Sandy Springs Dentists Allay Your Fears

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What’s difficult for us is that few people look forward to a spell in the dentist’s chair. But serious anxiety prevents millions of Americans from seeking proper preventative care. The consequences of this problem may go far beyond dental pain or lost teeth. When you see your physician you are seen in an exam room, but when you see us, you are in an operatory.  The difference is we operate and many times its right then and there.  And that has to cause you some, if not a lot of anxiety.

In a recent survey by the American Dental Association, 41 percent of respondents said they were not planning to visit a dentist because they experience anxiety over dental visits. Think about that. You don’t check on your oral health because of the anxiety involved in going to the dentist.  Imagine how that effects us as your provider. The anxiety creates a difficult situation because in many instances we are on duty and on deck to operate right then and there, on the fly.

Between 5% and 8% of Americans avoid dentists out of fear, estimates Peter Milgrom, DDS, director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of Treating Fearful Dental Patients. A higher percentage, perhaps 20%, experiences enough anxiety that they will go to the dentist only when absolutely necessary, Milgrom tells WebMD.

Fear of dentists stems not so much from the experience of pain as from the lack of control that patients experience in the dentist’s chair, says Ellen Rodino, PhD, a psychologist in Santa Monica, Calif., who has studied dental fear. “You’re lying prone, a dentist is hovering above you, and he’s putting you in a situation where you can hardly talk or respond. That creates a lot of anxiety for some people because they don’t feel in control.”

Fortunately, we are specially trained in handling fearful patients; a variety of methods and treatments are available to reduce pain and alleviate fear in our dentist chairs. Work with our dental team to develop a plan that not only gets you in the door, but keeps you coming back for visits on a regular basis.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

and

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com

Related articleshttps://therightsmile.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/chamblee-dentists-calming-dental-fears/

Insurance Companies Are NOT Your Friend

The insurance companies have done such a good job at getting the public to believe they need insurance benefits to visit the dentist that when those insurance benefits aren’t available to them, they often choose not to go to the dentist or follow through with treatment.

The problem that we’re always going to run up against as dentists is that people don’t realize how important routine preventive care is. Going years without seeing a dentist isn’t a problem in their minds, and if they find themselves without insurance or insurance that really doesn’t cover needed treatment and believe that dentistry is expensive, the majority of Americans are going to choose to skip routine care and necessary treatment.

Most uninsured patients and under insured patients operate under the philosophy that they’ll go to the dentist when something goes wrong in their mouths. When they get a toothache or chip a tooth, then they’ll call for an appointment. The problem, of course, is that pain doesn’t always accompany potentially serious problems.

The bacteria that are growing in the untreated mouth could be causing other health complications. They could be contributing to heart disease or diabetes. One disturbing fact: 7 out of 10 cases of oral cancers aren’t detected until the late stages, so even though it’s 90% curable when detected early, it has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers. Why? I’d venture to say that this is in large part because 50% of Americans don’t have a dentist, and most physicians don’t examine any part of the mouth except the back of the throat.

The mouth is connected to the rest of your body and you need to get past what the insurance companies have done to dentistry since the passage of the “Affordable Care Act”.  Talk to us to see what can be done.  Don’t let your insurance company dictate your treatment.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328

404-256-3620

and

3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

770-455-6076

info@rightsmilecenter.com

www.rightsmilecenter.com