7 Misconceptions Most People Have About Dentists: #5 Dental Procedures and Treatments are Painful

This is the fifth part in an ongoing series about “7 Misconceptions Most People Have About the Dentist.no pain

 

Misconception #5: “Dental Procedures and Treatments are Painful.”

 

Here at Loveable Smiles, we will NEVER cause you pain.

 

Here are 4 guarantees that you will have a comfortable and pain-free dental experience at Loveable Smiles in Richardson:

 

  1. Dr. Korenman is dedicated to reversing the trend of miserable dental visits.
  2. Dr. Korenman has invested in dental technology called Waterlase, which is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.
  3. Additionally, before any procedure, Dr. Korenman advises his patients to give him the “Dental Finger” if they feel any pain.  Patients simply raise their index finger and you can be assured that Dr. Korenman and/or his assistant is paying attention to any signs of pain.  If you do feel any discomfort, Dr. Korenman immediately stops and will administer any additional necessary numbing agents.
  4. And finally, Dr. Korenman does provide Nitrous Oxide, also known as “Laughing Gas”, which is a pain relieving and sedating gas that is combined with oxygen to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental treatment.

 

As one patient shared, “I wouldn’t have stayed away for so long had I known my dental experience would have been so comfortable.”

Years of pain and/or fear of the dentist can be changed in one day with Dr. Larry Korenman at Loveable Smiles in Richardson.

Call Loveable Smiles for your PAIN-FREE appointment at 972-231-0585.

7 Misconceptions Most People Have About Dentists: #4 The Dentist With the Cheapest Ad is the Best Choice

This is the fourth part in an ongoing series about “7 Misconceptions Most People Have About the Dentist.

 

Misconception #4: “The Dentist With the Cheapest Ad is the Best Choice.” Colorful Toothbrushes in Cup

 

Here are four reasons why cheaper doesn’t equal better.

 

1. The wrong kind of dentistry is almost worse than no dentistry.

 

2. A low price can be the bait that attracts your phone call only to be pressured into a much more expensive procedure.

 

3. Low price often equals the bare minimum service. This means that you’ll be facing hidden fees and high pressure tactics that push extensive treatment programs using your pain and lack of information against you.

 

4. Low price means you may not get the service you need to meet your needs….without paying a higher fee. Beware of the offer of “Two for the price of one” visits!

 

Next time you are contemplating taking advantage of an advertised “cheap dental plan” remember, they are in it for the money.  Better quality dentists cannot provide quality care with those plans.

 

Think about this, what part of the visit do you want your dentist to leave out?  The infection control, the trained staff, the high tech equipment or maybe the dental training?

 

Would you want a low cost internist or cardio vascular surgeon?

 

Learn more about Dr. Korenman at Loveable Smiles in Richardson at 972-231-0585.  (Link to bio on website.)

 

7 Misconceptions Most People Have About Dentists: #3 Dental Care is Expensive

This is the third part in an ongoing series about “7 Misconceptions Most People Have About the Dentist.

 

Misconception #3: “Dental Care is Expensive.” 

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The most expensive thing in dentistry is neglect.

 

Cavities and gum disease are not going to go away or heal themselves.  Unfortunately, if you wait until you are experiencing pain before you call the dentist, you’ll find yourself spending a larger portion of your hard earned money to treat a more serious condition that could have been prevented.

Here at Loveable Smiles, we want our patients to know that the cost of dentistry can be managed and we will work with you so that you can attain your dental health and beauty goals.

For this reason we have a multitude of convenient financing options including:

  1. Credit Cards Visa, Amex, MasterCard, Discover
  2. Interest-free financing through Care Credit and Springstone Financial
  3.  In-house financing for qualified patients
  4. Monthly payments vs. a lump sum.

Additionally, here at Loveable Smiles we strive to make sure you understand your dental fees.

We take the time to educate our patients about the value of optimal oral health, and how not going forward with treatment may cost them more money down the road.

We make sure our patients understand the importance of the treatment before they leave the office.  We talk with our patients about their goals and show them how the treatment we are recommending aligns with those goals.

We look forward to taking care of you and making it affordable!

Contact Loveable Smiles in Richardson at 972-231-0585

7 Reasons you need to listen to “Smile in a Day with Dr. K” on KAAM AM 770

Every Friday at 1:30 on KAAM AM 770 Dr. Korenman and his wife Cindy host the popular radio show, “Smile in a Day with Dr. K.” (Or online at www.kaamradio.com)

Here are the top 7 reasons you should tune in every week:legends header

  1. Hear inspirational testimonials from patients whose lives have been changed in amazing ways.
  2. Learn valuable health and dental tips that just may save your life.
  3. Have the ability to call in and speak directly to Dr. Korenman to ask him any dental question.
  4. Learn in-depth details about popular dental services such as dental implants, one-day crowns and teeth whitening.
  5. Learn from local experts who share valuable information on important topics such as finances and insurance.
  6. Get to know your dentist, Dr. Korenman on a more personal and casual level.  He and his wife Cindy laugh and share funny stories with their listeners.
  7. Bonus reason to listen to KAAM AM 770: They play the greatest, most legendary music in American history.

So, tune in every Friday at 1:30 on KAAM AM 770 as Dr. Korenman and his wife Cindy host the popular radio show, “Smile in a Day with Dr. K.” (Or online at www.kaamradio.com)

7 Misconceptions Most People Have About Dentists: #2 All Dentists Are Basically the Same

This is the second part in an ongoing series about “7 Misconceptions Most People Have About the Dentist.Dr_Korenman

 

Misconception #2: “All Dentists Are Basically The Same.”

 

Not true!  Every dentist has different training, different knowledge and different skills.

 

If you have had a bad experience in the past, it does not mean that another dentist cannot help you achieve your goal of a healthy and comfortable mouth and a smile that you can be proud of.

 

Here are 6 Ways Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles Is Not Your “Average Dentist”

 

  1. Fear – Dr. Korenman’s #1 goal at Loveable Smiles is that you won’t experience any pain.  In fact he is dedicated to reversing the trend of miserable dental events.
  2. Optimal Dental Health – Dr. Korenman was very fortunate early in his career to have a mentor dentist to educate him about the idea of optimum health. Dr. Korenman will help you achieve “Optimal Dental Health” which includes the elimination of conditions that will cause problems in the future as well as helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums.  Learn more here. http://www.loveablesmiles.com/optimal-dental-health-lawrence-korenman-dds/
  3. Laser Technology – One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing. Dr. Korenman is a part of the very small percentage of dentists (only 1%) who have invested in laser technology and provides the finest dental lasers in the industry in his Richardson office: the WaterLase iPlus™ all tissue laser system and the EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase.
  4. Listening Dentist – He has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist” and takes the time getting to know his patients and their dental goals.
  5. Evening Calls – Dr. K calls his patients the evening of their procedure to make sure they are OK.
  6. Call Him! – He’ll even give you his cell number in case you have any questions about your procedure.

 

Learn more about Dr. Korenman on our website.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment so we can develop a plan to help YOU achieve your Optimum Dental Health. Our patients tell us they cannot believe the difference in their comfort, confidence and enjoyment of life!

We look forward to meeting you! 972-231-0585

7 Misconceptions Most People Have About Dentists: #1 You only have to go to the dentist when you have a tooth ache.

This is the first part in an ongoing series about “7 Misconceptions Most People Have About the Dentist.

 

Many patients have a certain perception about what a dentist should do, who they should be, what types of procedures should be offered and what types of results you should expect.

 

We are sharing this blog series with you to stay informed of the facts and benefits of receiving dental health care and practicing good oral hygiene.

 

The 1st misconceptions is “You only have to go to the dentist when you have a tooth ache.” tmj-pain

 

Here are 4 reasons to see the dentist BEFORE you have a tooth ache.

 

  1. Dr. Korenman has a famous saying that “The most expensive thing in dentistry is neglect.”
    Unfortunately, if you wait until you are experiencing pain before you call the dentist, you’ll find yourself spending a larger portion of your hard earned money to treat a more serious condition that could have been prevented.
  2. The number one goal at Loveable Smiles is help you achieve “Optimal Dental Health” which includes the elimination of conditions that will cause problems in the future as well as helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums.
  3. It is wonderful to see people live problem-free for many years after having achieved optimal dental health, now needing only “maintenance” visits. They have no fear of going to the dentist and never think about their mouths (except to enjoy being able to smile and to chew whatever they want naturally).
  4. Dental care is not just a beauty issue, it’s a health issue. You will live another 10 years if your mouth and teeth are healthy.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment so we can develop a plan to help YOU achieve your Optimum Dental Health. Our patients tell us they cannot believe the difference in their comfort, confidence and enjoyment of life!

We look forward to meeting you! 972-231-0585

What Others Are Saying About Loveable Smiles

In our ongoing series about “7 Qualities to look for in a dentist,” the 7th and final question is, “What do others say about the dentist?”

 

We know that without patients there is no practice.

 

And we so appreciate those who take the time to comment about their recent appointments and review our practice.

 

We invite you to read the reviews about Loveable Smiles as well as leave your own thoughts about Dr. Korenmen, his staff and your dental experience.

 

Check us out on:

Google Plus.  

 

Yelp 

 

Facebook 

 

Testimonials page on our website

 

Here are two of our favorite testimonials that really “sum up” all that we strive for at Loveable Smiles.

 

“I wouldn’t have stayed away for so long had I known my dental experience would have been so comfortable.  Years of fear of the dentist can be changed in one day with Dr. Korenman.”

 

And…

Dr. K has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist.” He’ll even give you his cell number in case you have any questions about your procedure.

At Loveable Smiles, we love and care deeply for our patients, our team, and our profession.

It is our sincere objective to provide you with the best dental care you have ever experienced!

We look forward to meeting you! 972-231-0585

The 6 Most Common Fears People Avoid the Dentist

In our ongoing series about “7 Qualities to look for in a dentist,” question number 6 is, “I haven’t been to the dentist in a while, how is the staff going to treat me?”

 

If it’s been a while since your last dental appointment, we want you to know that we will never scold you or reprimand you.  We will be so glad to see you and will be thrilled you made a dental appointment.

Call our office for that much needed dental appointment. 972-231-0585

The 6 Most Common Fears People Avoid the Dentist are:

 

1. Pain, both physical and emotional.

2. They’ve had bad dental experiences in the past.

3. They’ve heard about someone else’s bad dental experience.

4. They are afraid of being scolded.

5. They think it’s too late to do anything.

6. They think they can’t afford to get what they need.

 

Here are Loveable Smiles, we will NEVER cause you pain. Dr. Korenman is dedicated to reversing the trend of miserable dental events.

In fact, going to the dentist is fun again!

Come have an enjoyable and painless dental visit!  Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at 972-231-0585.

6 Ways Loveable Smiles Uses Technology for a Painless Dental Experience

In our ongoing series about “7 Qualities to look for in a dentist,” Does the practice have updated technology?

One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing.

Dr. Korenman is a part of the very small percentage of dentists (only 1%) who have invested in laser technology and provides the finest dental lasers in the industry in his Richardson office: the WaterLase iPlus™ all tissue laser system and the EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase.

For many people, “pain and discomfort” are no longer associated with the dentist, thanks to the WaterLase iPlus™ laser.

In fact, going to the dentist is fun again!waterlase photo 2 with words

Here are 6 ways Dr. Korenman uses technology for a painless and effective dental experience:

1. Waterlase is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill. The technology helps treat infections, regenerate gum tissue and catch cavities before they appear.  Dr. Korenman even uses this amazing laser to help newborns who have tongue tie issues.

2. Additionally, our hygienists use the EPIC Diode Laser by Biolase which promotes healing for gum tissue, can desensitize teeth, doesn’t cause bleeding, kills bacteria and does all of this painlessly. It is also used for teeth whitening, and pain therapy (typically TMJ).

Other high tech procedures we include in our daily routines and have for the last 7 years are: 

 

3. Implant Dentistry – Only 12% of general dentists in the US place implants. 5% of those use the most updated form of technology. And Dr. Korenman is one of these top dentists!

4. Cerec Dentistry- The best thing about CEREC technology, is that your teeth can be restored in one visit.  In just a short time, Dr. Korenman can create the perfect crown right down to the color and shade of a natural tooth! Patients are invited to watch how the crown is milled on site and they are fascinated!

5. Zoom Whitening – Beautiful white teeth are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to help you look younger and more attractive. Philips Zoom is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatment and has been featured on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA and Extreme Makeover. Only dental professionals have access to the professional-strength whitening of Philips Zoom.

 

 

6. We are a paperless office and use Digital and 2D Imaging.  These produce less radiation than traditional x-ray systems.

 

Come have an enjoyable and painless dental visit!  Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at 972-231-0585.

5 Ways The Staff at Loveable Smiles Are Dedicated To Our Patients

In our ongoing series about “7 Qualities to look for in a dentist,” how are the rest of the dental staff?

 

Here are Loveable Smiles, we have created the “Dream Team” dental staff.

 

Our goal is to create a memorable experience for our patients.  On a daily basis, you’ll hear laughter throughout our office.  That may seem odd at a dental practice, but our staff enjoy working with each other and our patients are like family.

As a team, here are 5 ways we are dedicated to our patients:

  1. We constantly work to improve our technical skills and communication skills;
  2. We take our own total health – and yours – very seriously;
  3. We are excited about our work;
  4. We believe in Dr. Korenman’s expertise and Optimal Dentistry philosophy;
  5. And we are motivated to achieve exceptional results for each patient.

From our receptionist to our dental assistant and our hygienist, our staff truly care about our patients.

 

Here are some recent comments about the staff at Loveable Smiles:

 

“Everyone in this office are the nicest people you could ever meet.

 

The staff was wonderful and helpful explaining ways to prevent problems, and resolve current ones.

 

I had a good experience with the hygienist; she is very knowledgeable.

 

Everyone at Loveable Smiles is outstanding and creates a warm, loving, and friendly environment that is world-class.

 

All of the staff is amazing and so friendly. They all make you feel right at home.”

 

Learn more about our staff by visiting our website.

 

Call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your appointment and meet our amazing staff!

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