We all know that medical expenses can add up, including preventative and restorative dentistry. That’s why it’s a good idea to enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover costs, both anticipated and unexpected.Read more “‘Tis the Season to Spend Your FSA Funds”
2020 has been a strange… alright, we’ll say it… spooky year. Last fall, as we prepared for our Halloween candy buy back event, we could never have guessed the scary turn life would take only months later, thanks to COVID-19.
Since the nationwide shutdown was ordered in March, businesses have struggled to stay open, stay afloat and stay in touch with their customers. To that end, and as a token of our appreciation to our loyal clients, we launched our painted pumpkin giveaway.
You might have seen some of our painted pumpkin pictures on our Facebook page. In case you missed it, here’s a little story about how our business is keeping connected with and saying thank you to our valued customers.Read more “A Token of Our Thanks — Introducing Crown Dental’s Painted Pumpkins”
Super popular, seltzer or sparkling water comes in a variety of flavors and is preferred as a healthier option to soda,0 but a more fun alternative to flat water. With so many fans, one has to wonder, are all those bubbles and fizz good for your teeth? As you may know, carbonated drinks of any kind are more acidic, which can wreak havoc on your tooth enamel.
Given that fun fact, should you skip the seltzer?Read more “Should I skip the seltzer?”
Although summer is drawing to a close there is still time to celebrate summer herbs and their ability to enhance your oral health. Whether you use these healthy herbs in recipes or choose to chew them straight from the plant, the following help freshen breath and fight germs naturally.Read more “Celebrating Mint-y Fresh Breath: Summer Herbs and Oral Health”
Summertime is the season to slack off, sit back, and relax… but that same philosophy shouldn’t dictate your dental habits. With all the tempting (and sugary!) treats on offer, it’s best for your optimal oral hygiene to keep a mental list of these healthier alternatives.
Sure, we can’t help indulging in the occasional summertime splurge (just ask Nancy about her ice cream truck), but we strive to stick by these safer snack selections instead.Read more “Smart Summertime Snacking for Healthy Teeth”
We know that 2020 has been difficult for a lot of us. With the pandemic striking the nation and lots of people locked inside, finding dental care can be difficult. Luckily, lots of dental offices have been accepting emergency appointments throughout, and many others are beginning the slow, cautious process of opening their offices back up (including us!). Still, if you’re stuck inside with kids who are not in school (or are out on summer break at this point), it may be hard to stick to a good dental routine for yourself or even to get your kids to stay on point. We’ve got some good tips to help.Read more “Keeping up with your dental health routine while quarantined”
To all our loyal patients,
We hope this post finds you and your family in good health.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our heathy habits and routines.
We at Crown Dental take pride in saying that our office has ALWAYS followed infection control recommendations and guidelines. We are planning to reopen our offices for June 1st, 2020.
For the health and safety of our staff and patients, you may notice a few changes at our office.
The following will be our new interim protocol:
- We will be limiting the number of patients in the office.
- If you or anyone in your family has flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, aches/pains, etc.) and/or has been in contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE! Simply call and reschedule your appointment.
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask a few health screening questions.
- We will ask that you wait in your car upon arrival and a staff member will greet you there.
- we ask that you leave all personal belongings in the car.
- We will scan your temperature. Patients with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be seen for treatment and advised to speak with their physician.
- We will ask that you use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building. We will have some at the entrance.
- At this time we cannot allow any family members of the patient in our office while treatment is rendered.
- For patients who must receive assistance from a spouse, caregiver or companion into the building, please notify our office before your appointment.
- Patients are asked to wear masks into the office.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our safety protocols.
Thank you for your continued support during this time.
As a team, know that we are working diligently to get the office ready to re-open!
Dr. Jennifer Chen, Denise, Nancy and Karen
Spring is here and soon, the Easter bunny will be making his rounds delivering sugary treats and candies to baskets and bellies.
Normally, we caution our patients against the effects of sugar on their teeth and oral health. This post features an even greater threat and explores the possibilities of routine dental examinations to address a growing epidemic: diabetes.
Find out how regular dental appointments are now seen as unique opportunities to screen for diabetes and deliver diagnoses that can lead to treatment which otherwise might have been delayed.Read more “The Sweet Spot: Dentistry Meets Diabetes Screening”
To our wonderful patients:
In light of recent events, we have decided to close Crown Dental until the end of the month, effective March 19, 2020. We take our role as healthcare professionals very seriously and are eager to help “flatten the curve” to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in our community.
Given the current strain on our medical community, regarding critical supplies like surgical masks, we are confident our inventory will make a greater impact on our local medical offices and mobile testing sites. We are closing in order to donate what we have to those who are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus and keeping our families safe.
Of course, we are still here for you and urge you to contact us if you need emergency dental care. However, all routine or non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled at a time convenient to you.
Our commitment to our clients remains the same and we will continue to update you on our office policies and decisions as this situation evolves.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Until then, stay home, stay healthy, and keep brushing and flossing!
The Crown Dental Team
Dear Crown Dental family,
Given the heightened awareness of the Coronvirus globally and here in New Hampshire, we want to remind you of our commitment to maintain a clean and safe environment for you and our staff. In addition to our thorough standard practices for preventing the spread of infections, we will also be following CDC guidelines for the screening of symptoms that may indicate a risk of the virus.
Accordingly, we are requesting individuals to stay home and contact their PCP if suffering from flu-like symptoms or fever. Please call our office to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Also, if anyone with an upcoming appointment has travelled outside the country recently, specifically to countries listed by the CDC, or if you have encountered someone who has, please inform us before coming in.
If you are healthy, there is no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
Again, your health and wellbeing are always our primary concern at Crown Dental, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to continue to maintain a safe environment for you and your family.