January/February 2016

Greetings!

Happy New Year!

Winter Landscape

Happy New Year to all the doctors, staff, patients, family, and friends of Maple Avenue Family Dentistry. Thank you for making 2015 an extraordinary year! As we look to the future, remember that your oral health continues to be our first priority. With a freshly painted office, new computer system, outstanding staff, and 10 of the most highly qualified dentists Rhode Island has to offer, Maple Avenue rings in another year as the premier family, cosmetic, and specialty care

practice.

Dental Checkups for the Whole Family

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions geared towards self-improvement and better health. Here at Maple Avenue Family Dentistry, we would like to suggest one resolution that will brighten your smile, save you time and money down the road, and potentially improve your overall health. Biannual checkups and cleanings are critical components of any oral hygiene regimen. Not every oral health concern presents with noticeable symptoms, so it’s important that you make routine preventative visits a priority. In our practice, all clinical and administrative employees skillfully recognize, diagnose and treat Comprehensive Periodontal Disease, providing our patients with the best possible care.
Cute Hispanic teenage girl smiling with braces on a white backgroundOwner Dr. Andrea Barone has just the team to help you achieve optimal oral health. Along with our outstanding general dentists, Maple Avenue Family Dentistry offers experts in prosthodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. Dr. Brad Turchetta and Dr. Michael Kacewicz from RI Orthodontic Group see patients right here in our office, making scheduling and coordinating treatments a breeze. If you’re in need of full-mouth rehabilitation, and 2016 is the year for you, take advantage of our visiting expert,Dr. Jon Ruel. Specializing in advanced reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Ruel offers his 40 years of expertise to Maple Avenue Family Dentistry. Dr. Ruel sees patients by private appointment. Call our office to schedule.

Manage it with Moe

For those Flex Spending Account savers, now is the time to take advantage of your benefits. Maple Avenue Family Dentistry provides all-inclusive solutions to whiten, re-contour, repair, strengthen, and restore symmetry to your smiling face! A comprehensive esthetic practice, Maple Avenue is proud to also offer veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, and more. Considering that teeth whitening system you’ve heard so much about? Ready to finally deal with that dental issue that’s been giving you such a headache? Crowns, veneers, implants, extractions, bleaching, braces…whatever your needs, Maple Avenue Family Dentistry can help, offering a wide variety of services to get that smile in tip-top shape.

Your insurance calendar year has just been replenished as well. Maximize your benefits by beginning your treatment plan early in the year! See your friendly and knowledgeable front desk personnel for assistance, so you can make the most out of your coverage and book your appointment today. We offer convenient evening and weekend hours, making scheduling simple.

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Toothy Tidbits

Excerpted From: “The Tooth, the Whole Tooth, and Nothing but the Tooth”

by Richard Lederer, Ph.D. English teacher and expert in etymology

A number of dentists will tell you that getting me to sit still in a dentist’s chair is like pulling teeth. As a born coward, I am simply unable to transcend dental medication. Nonetheless, the oral metaphors in our language provide a topic that I can really sink my teeth into. You might think that expressions about the teeth would be as scarce as hen’s teeth (hens, of course, don’t have any teeth). But you don’t have to give your eyeteeth to come up with a lot of toothsome examples.

The eyeteeth are so called because they are located directly below the eyes in the upper jaw. They are also called canine teeth because they resemble the pointed teeth of dogs. As such, they are especially useful in holding and tearing food, and they are the most difficult and painful of teeth to extract. Thus, if you would give your eyeteeth for something, you are willing to go through a lot to relinquish something of great value.

Not surprisingly, teeth are also associated with matters culinary. We call some Children eating cookies before bed time at homewomen toothsome, not because they possess prominent teeth, but because their appearance is pleasing to the palate of the eyes. In parts of the country, Italian sandwiches are called grinders because it takes a good set of teeth to eat them. Pasta should be cooked al dente, “to the tooth”-in other words, cooked just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture for the teeth. Spanish cookbooks call for using a diente from a cabeza of garlic-that is, a “tooth” from a “head” of garlic.

The space I’ve left at the start of each paragraph in this column is an indentation. When we indent a paragraph (from the Latin dens, “tooth,” by way of the French dent), we take a chunk, or small bite, out of the beginning. Indenture, from the same root, strictly means “a document with serrated edges,” referring to the once-common practice of cutting contracts into halves with jagged edges-one half for each party in agreement. By fitting the edges together, one could authenticate the document.

Still, it is considered bad manners to inspect the teeth of a horse that has been given to you and, by extension, to inquire too closely into the cost or value of any gift. Now you know the origin of don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, one of our oldest proverbs, whinnying back at least 1,500 years. If, on the other hoof, you decide to pay money to a horse trader, you are advised to determine whether it is a young stud or an old nag by examining the teeth and obtaining your information straight from the horse’s mouth, precisely where responsible word searchers should look.

CHECK US OUT! www.MapleAvenueFamilyDentistry.com

Whether you’re on the treadmill, catching a break at work, or just think it’s time for a change and want to learn more about your options, take a minute and visit our website, www.mapleavenuefamilydentistry.com. We have everything you’re looking for and more!

  • 2-3 Minute Videos: Top 5 Advantages to In-Office Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants: High-Tech Teeth, Top 5 Ways to Prevent Bad Breath, How to Clean Teeth With Braces, Age One Dental Visit, Preventing Cavities in Kids
  • Hundreds of Informative Articles: The Impact of a Smile
    Makeover, The Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth,
    Porcelain Crowns and Veneers, How and Why Teeth Wear,
    Top 10 Oral Health Tips for Children, The Field-Side Guide to
    Dental Injuries, Orthodontics for the Older Adult and much, much more!
  • Patient and Doctor Blogs: countless topics including Restorative Treatments for Worn Teeth, Veneers vs. Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?, Does Anxiety and Stress Affect Your Dental Health?, The Benefits of Invisalign, Sensitive Teeth
  • On our website, you can fill out medical forms, request and appointment, and make payments.
  • Also find Testimonials, Patient Reviews, Services, Awards, Meet the Doctors, and more.

Be our Word of Mouth! One of the highest compliments from our patients is the referral of family and friends. Dr. Andrea Barone and his associates are currently accepting new patients, offering customized levels of care to fit each patient’s unique needs. Please continue to spread the good word by reviewing us online. Visit websites such as dentistdig.com, angieslist.com, yelp.com, and healthgrades.com to help others find the right dentist for them!

Courtesy Note to Parents: Please remember, children below the age of 18 cannot be dropped off and left without an adult present to first check in and speak with the dentist/orthodontist. Thank you!

Please Note: Additional parking for Maple Avenue Family Dentistry is available in the lot on the opposite side of our building, across the street from Holy Angels Church. For those parking by the emergency room entrance, take the elevator up to the second floor where our office is located.

Sincerely,

The Staff at Maple Avenue Family Dentistry

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