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Emergency Dental Care collects treats for Offutt AFB troops

Emergency Dental Care USA will be collecting candy for two units of Offutt Air Force Base personnel during its third annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. The event will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Central Omaha Emergency Dental Care office located at 2605 S. 84th Street. It is sponsored by Michael Obeng, DDS. “We are honored to partner with Offutt Air Force Base for this candy buy back,” Dr. Obeng said. “We are proud … Continue reading

Diabeties & Root Canals

In recognition of National Diabetes Month in November, Emergency Dental Care USA reminds diabetic patients that they should pay special attention to their oral health care, and address potential problems as quickly as possible. Diabetics who properly manage and treat periodontal disease could save an average of $1,477 on pharmacy costs and an average of $1,814 on medical care costs per year. Diabetics are more susceptible to abscesses, gum disease and oral health issues because diabetes reduces the body’s resistance … Continue reading

Afraid of going to the Dentist?

Fear can be a vicious cycle. So avoiding the dentist can make your dental visits more painful, costly and contribute to your fear of going to the dentist. Dental problems often start as minor issues that can be easily and painlessly resolved; but when left unchecked, minor problems turn into major ones that are costly, unpleasant and sometimes, painful to deal with. When you wait until you can’t stand the pain any longer, your fear of the dentist always be … Continue reading

Why to avoid the ER for Dental Emergencies

This year, over 800,000 Americans will end up in the ER for a dental emergency. That number continues to rise each year, and it’s costing a fortune. Florida alone charged $88 million for the 115,000 dental-related emergency room visits in 2010. That averages to $765 per visit, and in a vast majority of cases, they were not able treat the cause of the problem. So on top of a $765 ER bill, the patient was referred to a dentist, where … Continue reading

Aging & Your Teeth

As we age, our mouth can begin to show the wear and tear of everyday life. Below is a list of common ways teeth and gums change with age. Although your risk for these problems increase with age, none of them are guaranteed, and most can be prevented by good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist. Gum Disease – Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest more than 50% of Americans over the … Continue reading