In-office Insurance

June 5, 2013

Filed under: Insurance — Tags: , , , — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 11:01 am

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has dental insurance. There is a high percentage of people who do not have dental benefits. Because of this problem, The Center for Advanced Dentistry has decided to offer our patients an In-office Dental Assistance Savings Plan. The Center for Advanced Dentistry’s discount plan is designed to provide affordability and greater access to quality dental care.  With this plan, there are:

  • No yearly maximums
  • No deductibles
  • No claim forms
  • No pre-authorization requirements
  • No pre-existing condition limitations
  • Immediate eligibility (no waiting periods)
  • Free Consultations

This plan is only honored at The Center for Advanced Dentistry. This dental plan is not an insurance plan that can be used with any other dental office. The plan entitles you to 2 exams and cleanings anytime during a period of one year. In addition, bitewing dental x-rays will be taken during that time.

There are other special discounts offered with this plan. Please see the link below for specific details. Or call our office at 216-595-1710. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Dedication to Patient Comfort

January 18, 2013

At the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood, we care deeply about our patients’ experiences at our office. Not only do we want to provide quality dental care, but the comfort of our patients is essential as well.

We have a trained massage therapist that will perform a variety of massage and relaxation treatments, depending on the type and length of your dental appointment. At the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we want your dental appointments to be relaxing and soothing. Your comfort is extremely important to us.

Before your next appointment, check out our beverage menu! We offer a variety of beverages, including juices, a variety of teas and coffees, as well as protein drinks. Sip on the beverage of your choice and relax! Our goal is to create a comforting, friendly environment in our office.

Many patients like to watch television or listen to music during their appointment because it helps them feel comfortable. We provide our patients with this service if they’d like to take advantage of it, as well as reflexology foot massages during the appointment. Patient comfort is very important to us.

Come and see our dedication to patient comfort first hand—schedule your next appointment with us today!  We hope our comforting amenities will help relieve some of our patients’ anxiety and make our office a welcoming place to visit.

The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood is committed to providing our patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and the surrounding area with quality holistic and aesthetic dentistry. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Oral Care Reminders from The Center for Advanced Dentistry

September 21, 2012

Even if you’ve been to the dentist just once in your life, you know that sugary foods and drinks are bad for your teeth. But do you know why that is?

The simple truth is that it’s not the sugar per se but the chemical reaction that happens between the sugar and the bacteria in your mouth. As bacteria metabolize sugar, the byproduct is acid. When this acid comes into contact with the enamel on your teeth, it has a destructive influence. As a result, teeth are left weakened and exposed to the possibility of experiencing decay.

Fluoride helps strengthen teeth by attracting important minerals, but some patients aren’t getting as much fluoride as they used to or need to. Thanks to the popularity of bottled water today, many patients are drinking non-fluoridated water every day, depriving their teeth of essential protection.

So, how can you protect your smile?

The first way is through regular maintenance at home. Brush and floss after every meal if you can. If you can’t do that, try rinsing your mouth with water between meals. Chewing a sugar-less gum sweetened with xylitol can also help, and you may also want to use a fluoride mouthwash to help strengthen your teeth.

Regular checkups are also important.  Remember to schedule one every six months, or about twice a year. During a regular checkup, Dr. Hornstein and the rest of our team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood can thoroughly examine your smile and look for signs of decay. If we find any sign of trouble, we can create a treatment plan to help you combat it before it develops into a serious problem.

Call our office today to schedule next appointment. The Center for Advanced Dentistry serves patients from Beachwood, Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond.

Now Is Not Too Early for Your Fall Checkup

September 7, 2012

Fall starts on Saturday, September 22. That means a new season, and the cooler weather that comes with it, is on the way. It also means the arrival of the holiday season, a joyful but notoriously hectic time for most of us.

Given both of these statements, your next dental visit is probably the last thing on your mind. But despite that, now is actually the perfect time to get your fall visit out of the way, especially if your last checkup with The Center for Advanced Dentistry was in January or February.

When you consider how important rich, decadent foods are to the holiday season, don’t you want to enjoy all that you can without letting thoughts about your oral health hold you back? With your regular checkup and cleaning, Dr. Hornstein can tell you where you stand and, if need be, offer restorative or cosmetic therapies that will help you get your smile into great shape just in time for all the fun.

What’s more, if you’re like many patients, you have dental benefits that will expire at the end of the year. By coming to see us sooner rather than later, we can help you apply those benefits to the essential care you need now instead of later next year.

Call The Center for Advanced Dentistry in Beachwood today to schedule your fall checkup. During your checkup, Dr. Hornstein will complete a thorough oral exam and help you understand how your smile is doing. And if we need to, our team would be happy to talk to you about brushing and floss, in addition to recommending additional services. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond.

Time for a Back-to-School Visit!

August 8, 2012

We’re only a week into August but a new school year is just around the corner, which raises an important question: have you brought your son or daughter into The Center for Advanced Dentistry for a back-to-school checkup yet? If you haven’t, why not schedule an appointment today? We know how busy life can get once school has started, so don’t wait—call Dr. Hornstein’s Beachwood dental office today!

Why Are Back-to-School Visits So Important?

As we already mentioned, once school gets started life can get pretty busy. But putting off important dental visits won’t put common oral health problems like tooth decay or gum disease on hold. If your child has any of these, they’ll only get worse as more time passes.

During a regular, back-to-school checkup, though, Dr. Hornstein can look for signs of these common conditions and can treat them now, before they require more extensive treatment.

What’s more, during your child’s visit, Dr. Hornstein can offer him or her extra protection from cavities with dental sealants. Recognized by the ADA as an effective cavity-prevention tool, dental sealants work by shielding chewing surfaces from decay. You can learn more by visiting our dental sealants page here.

And if you’re ready to schedule your child’s back-to-school visit, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Creating healthy smiles for patients from Beachwood, Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond is our passion. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Fourth of July and Your Smile

July 6, 2012

The Fourth of July was on Wednesday, and from all of us at Dr. Hornstein’s Beachwood dental office, we hope you and your family had a safe and fun holiday.

And while we’re on the topic, we’d like to talk a little bit about freedom, which is what the Fourth is all about.

You already know how important freedom is. It’s what enables us to pursue our dreams and live according to our most deeply held beliefs. But in the context of dentistry, freedom is also about choosing the best dentist for your personal needs. That means finding a dentist who will not only provide excellent general dentistry services but will also make preventive and holistic dentistry a priority.

If that’s what you need, that’s what you’ll find at The Center for Advanced Dentistry. As we mentioned back in May, the goal of holistic dentistry is supporting and improving your overall wellbeing. When you do that, you improve your smile’s chances of staying healthy and strong. And with preventive checkups and cleanings, Dr. Hornstein can keep an eye on how your teeth are doing. Catching decay and gum disease early are important, and it’s through twice-yearly visits like these that we have a chance to catch them before they develop into a more serious problem.

Is it time for you to schedule your next regular exam or cleaning? We hope you’ll choose The Center for Advanced Dentistry. Call our Beachwood office today to schedule your appointment. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and beyond.

A Leap Year May Happen Every Four Years, But Your Next Checkup with Dr. Hornstein Should Come Sooner Than That

February 27, 2012

What sets this year apart from other years? It’s a leap year, meaning that February has one more day than it normally does. But if leap years only happen every four years, something like a dental checkup should happen much more often than that. In fact, they should happen about every six months.

During a regular dental checkup with Dr. Hornstein, several important things can happen. First and foremost, dental checkups give us a chance to perform a thorough oral exam and cleaning. Second, we can help you plan for your future.

What does planning for your future look like?

In some cases, we may decide that your smile needs extra protection going forward, like the kind that dental sealants can provide. Or we may also recommend one of our cosmetic dentistry services, like porcelain veneers. With porcelain veneers, your smile can have a brighter, more dazzling future.

We’ll talk more about these two great services over our next couple of posts. For now, we’ll just emphasize that, in addition to helping you keep your teeth clean, regular visits can help Dr. Hornstein steer your smile down a direction that will help it in the future.

If you’re ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Hornstein and the team at The Center for Advanced Dentistry, call our Beachwood dental office today to schedule an appointment.

A Valentine’s Day Reminder about the Oral Health-Heart Health Connection from The Center For Advanced Dentistry

February 10, 2012

With Valentine’s Day almost here, there’s no better time than now to bring up the connection between your head and your heart. Often, the heart, when it’s thought of at all, is pictured as something decorative. But the heart is a vital organ, and its wellbeing is at least partially dependant on the health of your smile.

Which is why regular visits to The Center for Advanced Dentistry are so important.

Regular visits with Dr. Hornstein give us the chance to check your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, a condition which, if left untreated, makes it possible for bacteria and plaque to gain access to your bloodstream and, by extension, the rest of your body.

So, while you’re appreciating one side of the smile-heart connection on Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ll also keep in mind that other smile-heart connection that determines the health of both.

If you’re ready to schedule a visit for February, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our Beachwood dental office. Dr. Hornstein would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the oral health-heart health connection.

Give us a call today! We serve patients Beachwood, Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pikes, and surrounding areas.

Make Regular Visits to The Center for Advanced Dentistry a Priority in 2012

January 5, 2012

With 2011 behind us and 2012 just a few days old, you may be thinking about what improvements you can make in your life. Two of the most popular resolutions out there are eating better and exercising more. These are great, but we’d also like to encourage our patients to keep their smile in mind. Make 2012 a banner year for your oral health by making regular visits to Dr. Hornstein’s Beachwood dental office a priority.

Why Are Regular Visits So Important?

Regular visits are important for two reasons.

First, seeing us often gives Dr. Hornstein a chance to look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer early, all of which can be more easily treated when found early.

Second, regular appointments let us give your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning. Daily brushing and flossing at home are vital, but even an excellent at-home oral health regimen can only do so much. With our team’s experience and knowledge, we can help you achieve the optimal oral health you’ve dreamed of.

Ready to schedule your first appointment of 2012? Contact The Center for Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Hornstein serves patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

Keep Your Smile in Mind As You Celebrate This Holiday Season

November 29, 2011

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , , — Dr. Benjamin Hornstein @ 3:00 pm

It’s been almost a full week since Thanksgiving, but as you know, the holiday season is far from over. With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, we’re entering a time of almost nonstop holiday goodies and parties. And while we don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, we also don’t want you to forget about your smile.

Treats like candy canes, cookies, and pie are all filled with sugar, which fuels the transformation of bacteria in plaque. So, while we want you to enjoy everything the season has to offer, consider these two suggestions.

First, keep on brushing and flossing like you normally would. By brushing twice a day for at least two minutes, flossing thoroughly, and spending a few minutes gargling a quality mouthwash, you’re doing your part to keep bacteria and plaque from building up on your teeth and gums.

Second, follow up your meals with gum or mints sweetened with xylitol. Even though it’s a natural sugar, xylitol can help you fight cavities by improving your mouth’s pH level and making it harder for bacteria and plaque to stick to your teeth.

Want to learn more about how xylitol can benefit your smile? Click here.

And if you’d like to know what else you can do this holiday season to protect your smile, give our Beachwood office a call. Dr. Hornstein can make a few helpful suggestions, in addition to checking your smile for signs of tooth decay and gum disease—common problems that can be easily treated when found early.

Give us a call today. We serve patients from Cleveland, Solon, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, and surrounding areas.

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