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Posts for: October, 2014

By Dr. Charles Bohle
October 29, 2014
Category: Uncategorized

Looking For An Affordable Paducah Dentist?

Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans can’t find an affordable dentist?  That statitic includes people looking for an affordable dentist in the Paducah KY area.   According to PBS Frontline and Center for Public Integrity, 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist for checkups and cleanings because of the cost.  In 2008, nearly 5 million children did not get regular checkups simply because their families could not afford the dentists in their area.

Here at Bohle Family Dentistry, in Paducah KY we strive to keep our patients’ teeth healthy as well as being an affordable dentist. We offer aaffordable dentistcouple of different payment options: CareCredit, Personal Finance, etc. With CareCredit, patients fill out the application here in the office or at home and get approved instantly! Personal Finance is a local company here in Lone Oak, KY. We have the patient fill out the application, then fax it over to them, and they will give us a response within an hour. We are also offering the Smile Protection Membership Plan for our patients who do not have insurance.  With the membership, patients will get 2 cleanings, unlimited x-rays and exams, as well as 20% off any procedure that needs to be done. These affordable memberships are yearly, so every year patients can keep signing up!

There is one story that I hold very dearly to my heart. This patient’s name was Lily. She was the sweetest kindest person anyone could ever meet.affordable paducah ky dentist She came up to the front to go over her treatment plan with me, when she started to get upset. It wasn’t the treatment, but the cost. Lily didn’t have insurance and she didn’t have a huge amount of income coming in.  Kelsey went over our affordable membership plan with her, as well as signing her up for CareCredit. She took the plan, and got approved for CareCredit! She was so happy that she had found an affordable dentist. Lily was so glad she took advantage of our services that we offer, and was able to afford it!

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For years, even as tobacco use began to decline and disappear in most settings, professional baseball seemed one of the few exceptions. Now, the tide is finally turning. Recently, the legendary right-hand pitcher Curt Schilling revealed that he had been treated for oral cancer — and said that his chewing tobacco habit was to blame. “I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got [cancer],” Schilling told the Boston Globe.

Schilling isn’t the only former player whose oral cancer is blamed on smokeless tobacco. Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer and beloved coach, recently passed away from oral cancer at the age of 54. His death led to players pledging to give up the habit. But many still use “dip” or “snuff,” thinking perhaps it’s not so bad after all.

In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. With nicotine as its active ingredient, chewing tobacco can be just as addictive as cigarettes. Not only is nicotine addictive, it also increases heart rate and blood pressure, constricts the arteries, and affects the body in other ways. In addition to nicotine, chewing tobacco contains about 30 other chemicals known to cause cancer.

Tobacco use of any kind is a major risk factor for oral cancer. While it isn’t as well-known as some other types of cancer, oral cancer can be just as deadly. About 43,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with it each year — and the 5-year survival rate is just 57%. One reason for the relatively low survival rate is that oral cancer isn’t usually detected until it has reached a later stage, when it’s much harder to treat.

What can you do to reduce your risk for oral cancer? Clearly, you should stop using tobacco products of any kind. Moderating your intake of alcohol, and eating more plant foods and less red meat can also have an impact. And don’t forget to have regular dental checkups: cancer’s warning signs can often be recognized in an oral examination — and early detection can boost survival rates to 80-90 percent.

How does Schilling feel about chewing tobacco now? “I lost my sense of smell, my taste buds for the most part. I had gum issues, they bled, all this other stuff,” he told the Globe. “I wish I could go back and never have dipped. Not once.”

If you have questions about oral cancer or cancer prevention, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Chewing Tobacco” and “Diet and Prevention of Oral Cancer.”

Consider sedation dentistry for your comfort and relaxation!

Do you or someone you know have a fear of the dentist? Let’s be honest… For most people, they’d rather eat barbed wire or even run through a sedation dentistry to relax in comfortburning building than visit the dentist. Its OK guys- we get it. Whether you’ve had a traumatizing experience with your last dentist or just have major anxiety from the thought of going, we understand and can help you! Here at Bohle Family Dentistry, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible and that’s why we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation takes relaxation to a whole new level!  You will have your dentistry completed while you chill out and take it easy.  Most likely you will not remeber much if anything about the procedure.  A nervous person usually is not the best dental patient because the nervousness makes it impossible to help the dental staff.  With sedation you relax, the staff relaxes and better dentistry is the result.

A few days ago, a patient called the office wanting to schedule an appointment for long overdue dental work. Rebecca had avoided going to the dentist for years because of a bad experience with her previous dentist which led her to have extreme anxiety and fear. Rebecca was scheduled for a sedation consultation in our office where our assistants go over any questions she may have, prices, what to expect. We called  Rebecca  the day after her sedation appointment and she couldn’t have been more pleased with her experience! She remembered nohing from the visit and experienced no discomfort at all. Rebecca feels great knowing that there is a way to cope with anxiety and help get over her fear of the dentist.

If you can relate, we promise you are not alone!  Bohle Family Dentistry has helped thousands of people with anxiety with sedation dentistry.   For any questions or to learn more about sedation, visit our website or give us a call at 270-442-0256. We’d love to hear from you!

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
October 20, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

How Your Smile Gives You Away!smile

When you first look at someone, your first impression of a person is greatly influenced by a smle.  Which person seems friendlier, happier and more confident, a person who is smiling or a person who is not smiling?   Do you want to get ahead in business, have a busier social life or find that someone special?  How much and what that smile looks like could be the key.  A smiling face send the message that you are someone worth meeting who is socially confident and smart.  When a new person walks into a room with a big smile on their face it sends immediately says, I am friendly.  This can influence all phases  of your life including, work, relationships and health.

A smile projects confidence and a positive attitude.  People who exude a positive energy are seen as more open and flexible instead of withdrawn and dark.  One study looked at women who were smiling in their college yearbook photos but 30 years later.  It found that those who had a genuie happy smile in the yearbook went on to happier lives and had a greater sense of well-being.

That same study group also had strangers look at the photos.  The smiling people were judged to be more positive and smarter than the non-smiling group.

If you are feeling low, just forcing yourself to smile can change your outook.  Smiling is such a positive action that you will feel better just by doing it.  Try it the next time you are sad or low.  Break out into a big smile and feel your outlook change.  Your brain reads the smle on your face as such a positive act, your emotions change and you feel happy.

Now imagine someone who never smiles because they feel like their teeth are bad.  Missing, chipped or discolored teeth greatly affect what your smile looks like.  If you don't like that smile, then you will smile significantly less.  Then you do not project all those positive messages and your are not as happy. 

A nice lady named Kathy came to my office and everytime she spoke she held her hand over her mouth.  I asked her why see did that and her answer was this.  "I never smile and I hide my teeth from everyone because they look so bad."  Her teeth and smile was affecting her entire life in a negative way.  We talked for awhile and found out what she did not like about her smile.  We came up with a plan and in a couple weeks had her fixed up.  At a later appointment we chatted again but now she did not hide her face with her hand and she had a big smile on her face.  When my dental assistant asked her how she was doing she replied, "I smile all the time now.  I don't stop smiling."

Kathy had her entire life changed.  Your changes may not be a dramatic as Kathy's but if you do not smile more because you don't like your teeth let us help you.  It might just change your life.  Call 270-442-0256 or click here for an appointment.  #PaducahKYDentist

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
October 14, 2014
Category: Oral Health

10 Ways To Improve Bad Breathbad breath

Nobody wants to have bad breath!  What causes bad breath and what are some ways to improve it.  Everyone worries about bad breath and if you have had a spicy meal maybe you should worry.

What are some of the causes of breath problems?  Heavy flavors in food cause he most problems.  Garlic and onions can cause bad breath as well as coffee and alcohol.  But the number one cause of bad breath is not keeping your gums and teeth clean.  The extra millions of bacteria that will live in an unclean mouth cause serious odor problems.  When those bacteria eat they give off a sulfer based gas.  The result is bad breath.  Odors can also be caused by health problems and infections of the sinus, throat and lungs.  You can have diabetes, stomach reflex or thrush and have breath problems.

How can you fix or prevent bad breath?

1.  See your dentist.  A professional cleaning getting out debris between the teeth and the gum lines is a must to reduce the bacteria in your mouth.

2. Brush  This is a must.  Daily keeping your mouth clean will do wonders for your breath.  You can also brush after meals, especially if they were spicy to reduce bad breath.causes of bad breath

3.  Floss  Once again, keeping the bacteria out of your mouth is essential.  If you only brush, the plaque builds up between your teeth and under your gums.  This is a key to fresh breath.

4.  Drink up.  Dehydration reduces your saliva leading to bad breath.  Make sure you drink enough water throughout the day.

5.  Use a tongue scraper.  This helps you remove bacteria and debris living on the surface of your tongue.

6.  Use a quality mouthwash.  Use a bacteria reducing mouthwash to aid cleaning your mouth after brushing and flossing.

7.  Eat your fruits and vegetables.  High fiber foods help keep your mouth clean and your body healther.

8.  Consider a glass of red wine.  A recent study says the moderate use of red wine will slow the growth of oral bacteria.  Make sure to brush afterwards to prevent staining of your teeth.

9.  Use sugarless gum.  Chewing sugarless gum especially after meals helps regulate the pH of your mouth and bacteria growth.

10.  Tea.  Green or black tea stops the growth of oral bacteria prevent your bad breath.

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