News From Our Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Dental Practice
At Birmingham Eastern Family Dental, we believe in creating a relationship with our patients that goes beyond the office doors. We've specially created this section of our site to share with you important news from our Birmingham family dental practice. If you should ever have questions, do not hesitate to call us at (205) 836-4044 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Our doors are always open to walk-ins.
Dr. Wilson Wright, Jr.
Your Birmingham Cosmetic Dentist
Did you know?...Gum disease (bleeding gums and bone loss) has been linked to:Dementia. Alzheimer's. Stroke. Oral, head and neck cancer. Heart disease. Respiratory infections. Diabetes. Pancreatic and liver cancer. Pregnancy complications. Osteopenia. Arthritis. Reflux.
According to fyi, a newsletter distributed by Delta Dental, new benefits are available for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis or stroke. Eligible patients must self-enroll through their online Delta Dental account. "SmileWay Wellness" benefits include 100% coverage for these services: One periodontal scaling and root planing (D4341) procedure per quadrant every 12 months and four prophylaxis (D1110 or D1120) or periodontal maintenance (D4910) every 12 months.
DIdn't receive a narcotic prescription after your dental procedure? It may be due to overuse in the general population... Dentists have been urged by the ADA to help prevent opioid abuse since 40% of the 47,000 people who have died from drug overdoses involved opioid analgesics. Visit www.MouthHealthy.org/meds for more information.
Back by popular demand! We will begin Saturday hours in September. The first Saturday of every month will be available by strict, prescheduled appointment only. Any missed or cancelled, pre-scheduled appointments will be assessed a $50 no show appointment fee and we will not be able to extend a Saturday appointment for 6 months. Thank you so much for your patronage and patience as we grow and transition.