June 15th, 2010
Did you know that patients at our office have access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week—all through our website? You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!
Take a look at what patients are saying about this service:
"First log on today - I liked that I could see upcoming appointments for entire family. Nice to have access to xrays as well." ~ Brenda O.
"Reminded me to schedule routine check-ups for my husband and son." ~ Mary W.
"Just getting set up, but took a look around the site and found it to be informative." ~ Nola I.
"It is awesome and very convenient and really frees up the office staff for other tasks." ~ Cheryl T.
"I do like being able to look at account information online. This is great." ~ Carolyn H.
You, too, can sign up for this convenient service on our website by clicking on the "Patient Login" button on our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions about getting started!
June 10th, 2010
Sioux Falls dentists Drs. Graber and Aadland know one word nobody wants to hear when they visit The Dental Comfort Center is "cavity." But what exactly is a cavity and how do you get one?
A cavity is a hole that develops in a tooth when the tooth begins to decay. It’s important to get a cavity filled as soon as it’s detected so that it does not grow bigger.
A cavity is caused by plaque, a sticky substance that forms on the tooth as a result of germ and bacteria build-up. Plaque is acidic and as it clings to your teeth the acids eat away the outside of the tooth (also called the enamel) and - yikes! - a hole is formed.
Yes, cavities can be repaired by Drs. Graber and Aadland, but here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent cavities at home:
• Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily
• Gently brush your gums to keep them healthy (use soft bristles)
• Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove plaque and food that may be caught between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach
• Limit the amount of soda and sugary treats you eat/drink
• Be sure to visit the Dental Comfort Center every six months for a check-up (or as recommended by our office)
Be sure to give us a call at (605) 339-1369 for more information about cavities or your oral health! Enjoy your weekend!
June 2nd, 2010
At the Dental Comfort Center, we know everyone wants to lead a healthy, fit life, and tomorrow is a great opportunity to do so! June 3rd is National Running Day, a great time for all you runners to lace up those sneakers, get that iPod going and hit the road!
The goal of National Running Day is “to designate one national day to promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise.” The aim is to increase the awareness of running, its health benefits, and to highlight the convenience of exercising.
Some people run for the endorphines and relief, others run to “get away from it all,” while most folks run in an effort to become healthier, happier people. Drs. Graber and Aadland both encourage our patients to stay fit by exercising or being active.
Will you be running tomorrow?
May 26th, 2010
Not too long ago, we asked you, our amazing patients, what you most liked about Drs. Graber, Aadland and our staff. Well, we're happy to report we received some pretty great testimonials, and thought we’d share a few with you today. Please feel free to contribute your own thoughts about your experience with the Dental Comfort Center! We absolutely love getting patient testimonials!
"Stability and Trust. He has been in the same place with some of the same staff for years bringing us state-of-the art dental care and the latest in new technology in the field of dentistry." ~ Mary W.
"Very cooperative and friendly, and very gentle and caring because I don't enjoy going to the dentist. I am real happy with Dr. Graber and his staff." ~ Paula V.
"He is skilled and personable. His staff is terrific. They are a joy to work with." ~ Cheryl T.
"I like the extra steps they take to make the patients feel at ease and to make sure the patients feels no pain." ~ Nola I.
"I like that he is very personable and wants to make sure that you are taken care of. The last dentist I went to hurt me and I was very scared to ever go back again so didn't go for 7 years until I heard about Dental comfort Center. Thank you!" ~ Sonya B.