Win a FREE iPad Mini Contest Ends December 23rd

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Our contest will be coming to an end soon this month.  Just a friendly reminder if you haven’t already entered to win, you have 13 days remaining before we will be picking our winner.   Read below on how to enter our contest.

With the holidays quickly approaching, the office of J.C. Duncan DDS FAGD would like to keep the contest fun running for all our patients.  What better time of year to give-a-way a FREE iPad Mini?  The lucky winner will be picked just in time for the Christmas holiday.  We love running contest and keeping our patients involved.  We, at the office of J.C. Duncan DDS FAGD,  just want to make you smile.  :)

We want to keep the rules simple.  Beginning October 1st and ending December 23rd,  the office of J.C. Duncan DDS, FAGD, will enter each NEW person who LIKES our Facebook page and all our patients that keeps their scheduled appointments at our office.  On December 23rd, Dr. Duncan will dig into his bowl of entries and pick our lucky winner.  Already on Facebook?  That’s OK.  Just like any 3 post and we will enter you in!  It’s that simple.

How to Enter:

  1. Keep your scheduled appointments at our office between October 1st and December23rd.
  2. Like us on Facebook!
  3. Already LIKED our Page?  Like any three post on the page and get entered to win. 

Dental Insurance or Out-of-Pocket?

No Insurance

According to a new Gallup poll, more than one-third of Americans say they did not visit the dentist at all in the past year.  When asked why, lack of dental coverage and cost were targeted as the main reasons for not visiting the dentist as they should. 

With insurance cost and medical expenses rising, having insurance creates a feeling of safety for the for the person seeking treatment.  The question is, is dental insurance really the safety net that people expect it to be?  Dental coverage can vary greatly based on the cost you pay for the plan.  The more you pay, the more coverage is extended to the policy holder.  For example: Dental Coverage can provide coverage that is limited to cleanings and x-rays only or provide more extensive coverages that provide partial payment of crowns, root canals, fillings, etc.   Keep in mind, insurances are ultimately businesses trying to make money. To ensure their business model succeeds, policies typically employ deductibles, caps and a list of out-of-pocket expenses that are the responsibility of the policy holder. 

Research has shown that the average cost for paying out of your own pocket for two exams and cleanings and a set of X-rays in 2011 would have cost about $370, on average, according to the American Dental Association.  In the same year, the cost for you to have a dental insurance policy would cost $360.00 a year. As a matter of fact, dental insurance premiums can be more expensive than simply paying out of your own pocket for routine checkups and cleanings. 

Just like fixing a car, it’s all about the preventative maintenance.  Regular check-ups and cleanings along with good daily oral care can help alleviate expensive dental problems from ever occurring.  Bottom line, if you take care of your teeth, the chance of needing to invest in a high cost dental procedure to resolve a problem is reduced.  Most extensive dental care needed stems from lack of regular cleanings, check-ups and good oral hygiene practices.

 

New Contest for our Patients!

 

Zoom teeth whitening contest

 

It’s Contest Time!

With Wedding Season, Prom’s, and Summer Parties soon getting into full gear, the office of J.C. Duncan DDS, FAGD is offering a chance to win FREE Zoom Teeth Whitening for three lucky winners .Yes, that’s right, 3 chances to win! During the months of May, June and July we will randomly choose from our fish bowl of entries one lucky winner per month. On the last day of each month, Dr. Duncan will dig into the fish bowl and pick our lucky winner .

Dr. Duncan wants to make sure all his patients feel like winners.  To do this, anyone who comes in for their hygiene appointment will be given $50.00 off towards a Zoom Teeth Whitening!  That’s right, just for coming in for your cleaning through May, June and July, you will automatically get $50.00 off a Zoom Teeth Whitening Treatment. Not due for a cleaning? No worries.  We will run other contest throughout the year to make sure all of our patients have the opportunity to win something great.  So check back often to see what great thing we are doing next.

How to Enter:

1. Make your regular hygiene appointment sometime during the months of May, June or July.After your appointment, you will be automatically entered in to our drawing.  That’s it! Just come in for your cleaning and your name goes into the fish bowl for your chance to win.

Where will the winner be announced?

On the last day of the month, we will announce or lucky winner on facebook and twitter. Don’t worry, if we don’t hear from you within a couple of days, we will follow up with a phone call.  Please make sure during your visit that we have your current phone number on file.

Rules of Contest

  • You must come into the office of J.C.Duncan DDS for a cleaning
  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • Contest begins May 1st 2014 and ends July 30th 2014

 

Win a $50.00 Visa Gift Card!

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We want our patients to be our friend.  Like us on Facebook!  The office of J.C. Duncan post daily dental tips to help you better manage your dental health.  The more you know, the better we can work together to keep a happier healthier you!

To Enter:

  • Like us on Facebook!
  • Need to be a patient of Dr. J.C.Duncan

Winner:

Will be announced on facebook the last day of May.

How to Keep Dental Problems out of the E.R.

Emergency Room- J.C. Duncan DDS-dentist You have incredible pain radiating from your mouth.  You begin running a fever and overall feel quite ill.  Looking for immediate relief to the unbearable agony, you decide a prompt trip to the emergency room is necessary.  When arriving, you are told you have an abscessed tooth.

Truth be told, having an abscessed tooth can be dangerous as it can, if left untreated, manifest into a life threatening situation. The hospital, while being able to treat the infection, typically don’t have the appropriate staff or equipment to treat the problem on a permanent basis.  This needs to be done by a dentist in a dental office.

A study published on April 1 in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that 1 percent of emergency-room visits nationwide from 2008 to 2010 included a diagnosis of dental injury or disease. One hundred one of those patients died while in the ER.

With that being said, most of these dental emergency room visits could be avoided by having a primary dentist in your life.  Seeing your dentist regularly is the key to avoiding dental disease.  Just like your car, your teeth need regular maintenance to avoid any major problems down the road. The bigger the problem, the more expensive it becomes to fix it. With dental accidents, they are just that. Seeing your dentist as soon as possible is the best way to save a tooth or fix a broken tooth.  Your dentist will have all the equipment necessary to fix the problem immediately.  

J.C. Duncan, DDS, FAGD

Address:

J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

HOURS:
Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Thursday 7:00 to 2:00

Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/5926497-74/dental-patients-emergency#ixzz2yzRBvv00 Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook

What Does Your Smile Say About You?

smile-what your smile says about youWhat is a Smile?

What is a smile?  I think William Arthur Ward put it best, ” A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”.  The simple act of the corners of your mouth turned up and your front teeth exposed provides you positive influence to all the people you encounter.  A smile can project many attributes about yourself. Studies have shown a smile can communicate trustworthiness, attractiveness, sociability, health and much more. As a dentist, educating our patients on the benefits of having healthy gums and teeth is important. Most people don’t realize the social impacts on how a healthy white smile can impact all aspects of your life.

Types of Smiles

1. Sweet Smile.
2. I am in Love Smile.
3. Most Beautiful Smile.
4. Happy Smile.
5. Thoughtful Smile.
6. I know it all Smile.
7. The Sparkle in The Eyes Smile.
8. I am the Boss Smile.
9. Lucky Smile.
10. Amused Smile.
11. Naughty Or Up-to-No-Good Smile
12. Satisfied Smile.
13. Contented Smile.
14. Confident Smile.
15. Proud Smile.
16. Sexy Smile.
17. Cheered Up Smile.

What are the Social impacts to having a White Healthy Smile?

An independent research firm provided new evidence showing that a beautiful white smile has a direct effect on successful interpersonal interactions, both socially and professionally. “The Impact of Whiter Teeth on Key First Impressions” study, commissioned by a leading toothpaste company, shows that a whiter smile substantially affects how others think of you when you first meet.  Other studies have shown that 1 in 3 men believe that a healthy white smile projects advanced college education and financial stability.  So why work on a white, healthy smile?  The social and health benefits are endless.  Contact the office of J.C. Duncan DDS FAGD.  We are always here to provide you information and the best dental treatments available to give you that white healthy smile you are looking for.

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J.C. Duncan, DDS, FAGD

Address:

J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

HOURS:
Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Thursday 7:00 to 2:00

Valentine’s Day Special

Ask about how the office of J.C. Duncan DDS can provide you a  healthy, radiant smile today!!! Valentines Day offer Includes: Zoom, in office treatment, take home gel, custom trays and whitening gel ….

A beautiful radiant smile makes you look younger, healthier and happier.

Like us on Facebook to receive this special offer.

Cost $349.00

Offer Expires- February 28, 2014

Zoom Tooth Whitening: Advantages and Considerations

Tooth whitening options are varied and and there are advantages and disadvantages to all. The Zoom teeth whitening system is a bleaching process used throughout the country and internationally to lighten discoloration of tooth enamel and dentin. There are many causes of tooth discoloration including coffee, soda, tea, and red or white wine. Other causes include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and even smokeless tobacco which are well known for staining teeth.

The Zoom system is an in-office tooth whitening procedure that utilizes a 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel combined with Zoom’s small but not significant amounts of UVB (ultra-violet) light.

Once the gel is applied to the teeth the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp, helps accelerate the bleaching process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.

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I have a Toothache!

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A toothache is the most common reason for someone to schedule an immediate visit to their dentist.  Unfortunately, the pain that a toothache can cause can be crippling to the individual.

Toothache Symptoms

Trust me, you will know if you have a toothache.  Tooth pain has the ability to affect your every day activities because eating and drinking is primal to your existence. From eating something hot or cold that causes pain, or just biting down on something that causes pressure, pain is usually the number one complaint in diagnosing a toothache.

  • Sharp Pain
  • Throbbing Pain
  • Swelling of Gums
  • Fever- Contact a dentist immediately.
  • Foul Taste in Mouth- Contact a dentist immediately.
  • Unable to open Jaw- Contact a dentist immediately.

Toothache Causes:

There are many things that can cause a toothache.  The best way to identify the problem is to have it evaluated by your dentist. Seek immediate attention if you are running a fever, earache or pain upon opening your mouth.

  • Tooth Decay/cavity
  • Tooth Fracture
  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Infected Gum Tissue
  • Damaged Filling

How to Handle a Toothache

There really is only one way to deal with constant tooth pain and that is with a visit to the dentist.  Untreated tooth decay will eventually abscess.  An untreated abscess can cause death. Don’t put your life at risk by thinking it will just go away.  Tooth decay only gets worse unless treated by a dentist. Give us a call today.

Address:
J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

HOURS:
Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Thursday 7:00 to 2:00

 

Can being overweight affect your dental health?

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2014 is around the corner and we truly live in the age of information.  You can “google” endless information on why it is important to maintain a healthy weight, how to eat healthy or even how to loose weight. Yet with all that information available at our fingertips, statistics show that the rate of obesity continues to climb to epidemic proportions. According to The Center of Disease Control 36% of the American population is considered to be obese with an additional 34% considered to be overweight.

Most people who have gained weight ponder the repercussions to their physical health but never consider the negative impact being overweight can cause with their oral health. So to direct the question, ” Does, your weight affect your oral health?”. The answer is  YES.

When your body gains weight, so does your mouth and gums from excessive fat stored in your cells.  Excessive fat cells, or the gaining of weight in your mouth can push teeth apart and cause them to shift. As your teeth shift, it creates new spaces for bacteria and plaque to get into and ultimately attack your teeth and gums.

As a dentist, we always promote healthy eating and maintaining a healthy weight.  So if your are trying to loose weight or your weight is above what your normal range should be, make sure to make an appointment with the office of J.C. Duncan DDS FAGD.  Monitoring your teeth during weight loss or weight gain is just as important as a trip to your doctor.

Address:
J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

HOURS:
Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Thursday 7:00 to 2:00

 

What happens when you don’t treat a cavity?

cavity

What is a Cavity?

Let’s start by discussing what causes a cavity. When you eat food, the bacteria in your mouth increases, creating acid.  That acid attacks the enamel on your teeth.  A cavity (which is a whole in your tooth) forms when the acid attacking your teeth creates more damage than what your tooth can repair.

Untreated Cavity

What happens when you don’t treat a cavity?  Having untreated tooth decay in your mouth is like having an untreated infection.  The decay will continue to grow and eventually damage the enamel of your tooth.  If the decay remains untreated, it will continue to burrow into your tooth possibly creating discomfort and sensitivity to hot and cold foods.  If at this point, the tooth continues to be untreated, the decay can reach the pulp of your tooth causing it to become irritated and infected. This irritation and infection can lead to an abscess which is very painful and can be potentially dangerous if left untreated.

What should you do if you have a cavity?

The best thing you can do if you suspect a cavity is to make an appointment at your dentist  office as soon as possible.  Do not wait!  Waiting to treat a cavity which has bore through the enamel and into the pulp can be a costly treatment for you.  The more damage to the tooth, the more advanced treatment, like a root canal or crown, is needed to correct the decay.

Address:
J.C. Duncan Family Dentistry
103 Commerce Center Drive Suite 101
Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone: (704) 266-1486
Fax: (704) 948-1969
Email: Click here to email our office

HOURS:
Monday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Tuesday 7:00 to 2:00
Wednesday 8:00 to 5:00 lunch 1:00 to 2:00
Thursday 7:00 to 2:00