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!

3 Questions To Consider When Paying For Dental Services

In our ongoing series about the many things that sets Loveable Smiles apart from other dental offices we want to discuss finances.

 

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.

 

Dental treatment is an excellent investment in your medical and psychological well being.

  • Have you been putting off needed dental work because you can’t afford it?
  • Do you have a desire to improve your smile without affecting your budget?
  • Do you prefer monthly payments over a lump sum?

 

Here at Loveable Smiles, we want our patients to know that the cost of dentistry can be managed and we will work with them so that they can attain their 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

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

5 Ways you will know Dr. Korenman won’t “rush” you through your dental appointment

In our ongoing series about “7 Qualities to look for in a dentist,” does your dentist always seem to be in a hurry?  Are you treated like a “number” and you know he or she is really just eager to get you out of that dental chair and get the next patient over-with as well?

 

Here at Loveable Smiles, you will never be treated as just a “number” nor will you feel like Dr. Korenman is in a hurry.

 

Instead here, is how you will see Dr. Korenman:

  1. He has been referred to as the “Listening Dentist” and takes the time getting to know his patients and their dental goals.
  2. He takes the time to educate our patients on their condition and treatment options and answer any questions they may have.
  3. Dr. K calls his patients the evening of their procedure to make sure they are OK.
  4. He’ll even give you his cell number in case you have any questions about your procedure.
  5. It is his goal to help you reach optimal oral health.

What is Optimal Oral Health?

We believe that a healthy mouth is paramount to a healthy life. This means healthy gums and teeth, and a healthy oral system that includes the jaw, head, and neck resting comfortably and free of pain.

A healthy mouth and an attractive smile play significant roles in every aspect of your life.

It’s the difference between achieving and maintaining healthy teeth and gums – and continually fixing minor (to major) tooth issues that never seem to end.

Optimum Dental Health is not only the treatment of current problems, but also the elimination of conditions that will cause problems in the future. Learn more.

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

 

Loveable Smiles, Richardson, TX. 972-231-0585

 

4 Ways Loveable Smiles has shortened your wait time at the dental office

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles will see you now, yes right now!

Every one of us feels a high level of anxiety when we are made to wait.  waiting in dr. office

In grocery stores, we jockey back and forth to the line we perceive is moving the fastest and easily get frustrated when we choose the “wrong” line.

When caught in heavy traffic, many people will zig zag through multiple lanes of traffic to position ourselves in the lane that we think will get us to our destination the fastest.

Even in elevators, we hate waiting so much that we push the “door close” button.

At Loveable Smiles, we don’t have a waiting room.  We have a reception room.

You won’t be there very long because for a variety of reasons:

  1. We don’t over-book our schedule.
  2. We never double book.
  3. We promise to see you on time.
  4. We try hard to make sure we time our procedures accurately.

One of the things that sets Lovable Smiles apart from other dental offices is that we see our patients as scheduled.

We know our patients are busy people, and no one wants to spend a lot of time in the reception area waiting for their appointment to begin.

Call us for your timely dental appointment. 972-231-0585

Loveable Smile Staff Attends Laser Seminar

In his continued efforts to remain on the laser-edge of technology, Dr. Korenman and his staff of Loveable Smiles attended a Laser seminar with the World Clinical Laser Institute at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco last Friday.

The staff continued to learn how to provide patients with the safest, most comfortable treatment experience.  These seminars provide opportunities for the staff to learn the latest approaches to integrating technology to improve every aspect of our dental practice.

The laser is the answer to every improvement in the field of dentistry. Lasers provide faster healing, no pain and great advances. 

 

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.

 

Lasers are the perfect technology to aid Dr. Korenman in his promise to never cause any pain to his patients.

 

Call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585 for your “No Pain, No Fear” dental appointment.

Newborn having trouble nursing? Take her to the dentist.

Thanks to laser technology, Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles has helped two McKinney children who had tongue-ties.tongue-tie

The newborn was immediately able to nurse and thankfully slept through the night. The 7 year old was immediately able to pronounce her Ls.

Traditional treatments for tongue-tie consists of “clipping” and it’s very difficult to find a professional who will perform a Frenectomy. It is no longer routinely taught in medical school.

Thanks to advances in dental technology, with the Laser Frenectomy, there is virtually no bleeding, no pain, no risk of infection and the healing is instantaneous for infants. The  procedure takes less than 1 minute.

Tongue tie is very common, but often not diagnosed even when it causes problems.

The “wait and see” approach can lead to more problems

  • Nursing and eating
  • Nutritional issues
  • Speaking
  • Inability to develop proper airway which has been correlated with asthma, sleep disorders (possibly S.I.D.S.), allergies, ADD/ADHD

And the issues can persist on into adulthood causing sleep disorders and the myriad of health issues related to that.

Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson provides Laser Frenectomy.

Please call our office at 972-231-0585

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Loveable Smiles in Richardson

Health starts in the mouth. Better oral health can reduce the incidence of heart disease, gastrointestinal disease, and other health conditions.
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Since oral health directly impacts the health of the rest of the body, these gift ideas will help dad’s overall well-being.

Sonicare AirFloss – Quickly cleans the entire mouth in just 60 seconds.  Watch the Sonicare AirFlosSonicare DiamondClean 2s in action in this video.

Sonicare Toothbrush – Philips Sonicare toothbrushes can help remove plaque, whiten teeth and improve gum health, giving you a clean you can feel. Loveable Smiles has Sonicare products cheaper than Walmart, PLUS you get professional instruction on how to get the best results!

Oxyfresh Mouthwash fresh-mint-mouthrinse-mouthwash
The list of benefits for Oxyfresh mouth wash are extensive and include: No harsh burning sensation, which can be harmful to tissues. Sugar-free, aspartame-free and saccharine-free.  Drug-free, dye-free and alcohol-free products to provide safe choices for every age.

Invisalign – The alternative to metal braces
Properly aligned teeth are not only attractive – but also healthier! Teeth that are properly aligned create a more balanced bite, and they are easier to keep clean, leading to healthier teeth and gums.  Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, customized aligners.

And finally, teeth whitening is a simple process that delivers brilliant results for your mom’s smile. After a simple consultation with Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles, he will help your dad determine which teeth whitening system is right for her. We are able to provide gift certificates in any amount.

Please stop by Loveable Smiles in Richardson or call us at 972-231-0585.

Six Tips to keep you smiling this National Smile Month

National Smile Month is May 19 – June 19

Is your smile your best accessory?national smile month 2014

Since oral health directly impacts the health of the rest of the body, here are some tips to help you smile with health and confidence.

  1. Brush 2 Min./2 Times a Day – Always brush twice a day for two minutes for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems.
  2. Floss Daily
  3. Use Sonicare – It uses ultrasonic sound waves to remove more of the plaque and debris that can be quite difficult to remove with a manual toothbrush.
  4. Make A Dental Appointment - The most expensive thing in dentistry is neglect. The best dentistry is “none” – this means preventing the problem! The earlier we meet you the better chance we have to help you. Please call Loveable Smiles at 972-231-0585
  5. Cracked, broken, decayed, worn or missing teeth – Missing teeth lead to bone loss, facial aging, speech impairment and nutritional deficiencies.  We encourage you to call our office to schedule a consultation to learn about the life-changing benefits of Dental Implants.
  6. Teeth whitening – Beautiful white teeth are one of the easiest and most immediate ways to help you look younger and more attractive.  After a simple consultation with Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles, he will help you determine which teeth whitening system is right for you.

Celebrate National Smile Month with Dr. Korenman and his staff at Lovable Smiles in Richardson. 972-231-0585

 

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