View it in your browser NOVEMBER Newsletter 2017
Ten Reasons to Have a Dental Cleaning
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Following, are ten important reasons to maintain our recommended schedule of dental cleanings.

1. To Prevent Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer, every hour of every day in the United States alone. When you have your dental cleaning, we also screen you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

2. To Prevent Gum Disease
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow. Regular dental cleanings and check ups, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease.

3. To Help Maintain Good Physical Health
Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease, resulting from poor oral hygiene. A dental cleaning every 6 months helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy and could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.

4. To Keep Your Teeth
Since gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, regular dental check ups, cleanings, and brushing and flossing are vital to keeping as many teeth as you can. Keeping your teeth means better chewing function and ultimately, better health.

5. To Detect Dental Problems Early
Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.

6. To Maintain Good Oral Health
A visit to our office will help to ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by allowing us to visualy examine your mouth and compare your previous dental check ups. If you are falling off track with your oral hygiene we will help put you back on the right path.

7. To Use Your Dental Insurance Plan
Dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene.

8. To Create a Treatment Plan
If we diagnose any problems in your mouth, we will reccomend a treatment plan. This treatment plan will have the cost of each procedure that you will need, so that we can discuss financial arrangements to accommodate the cost of getting your mouth healthy again.

9. To Have a Bright and White Smile
Our hygienist can remove most tobacco, coffee and tea stains. During your cleaning, we will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine. The result? A whiter and brighter smile!

10. To Prevent Bad Breath
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check ups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
A message from Dr. Foncea
This has been an amazing year full of sweet memories and new celebrations. Julie and I celebrated 25 years of marriage, our son Jacob, got married we are welcoming Dr. Mariko McCall to our SDA family. As I get older, I realize that time seems to be moving faster than ever. This year I have learned that with all the activities of life, I must live fully in every moment to not get depleted. There is a sweet children’s book called Fredrick that involves a mouse who stores up the moments of his days with all his senses. My hope for you this year is that you are living fully, experiencing life with all your senses and committing to savior it!

Dr. McCall’s BIO
Dr. Mariko McCall was born and raised in Knoxville, Tn. She is married to her East Tennessee native husband, Adam. The two met on the lake, one of Dr. McCall’s favorite places to spend her free time. When not on the lake or at the dental office. Dr. McCall and Adam are most likely traveling the world, exploring the mountains, or spending time with their dogs and partners in crime, Remy and Sailor. Her favorite places to explore so far have been Germany and retreating to a treehouse in South Africa.

Dr. McCall graduated from University of Tennessee with honors and received many awards such as the Outstanding Performance in the Art of Dentistry award and multiple academic and leadership scholarships. She has a strong interest in community service which has led her to volunteer with Mission of Mercy, Hope Smiles and Remote Area Medical.

Dr. McCall takes pride in the care she gives her patients. She believes that a healthy smile is very important to our way of life. She is passionate about improving smiles and giving patients a life changing confidence that can have a far-reaching impact.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. McCall a part of our SDA family. I am confident that she not only understands our personal approach to life changing dentistry, but that she will be capable of providing the artistic and comprehensive dentistry that sets our practice apart.”

-Dr. Pablo Foncea

Dr. McCall, a University of Tennessee graduate, excelled in dental school. She graduated with honors and received the Excellent in Prosthodontics award, the Outstanding Performance in the Art of Dentistry award and multiple academic and leadership scholarships. While attending University of Tennessee these impressive accolades fit our standards of excellence, it was her interest in community service through Remote Area Medical, Mission of Mercy and Hope Smiles that sealed the deal. I believe her skill and her heart will be perfect fit for our SDA family.

Dr. McCall and her husband Adam are East Tennessee natives and are eager to return to their roots. They are active outdoors people and love to travel, spend time on the lake and in the mountains.

We are eager to have her join us and we hope you will enjoy getting to know her as much as we have. Thank you for your continued confidence in us. We appreciate you and love sharing your stories and your smile.

Pablo Foncea, DMD
Sequoyah Dental Arts
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Phone: 865 973-9899
2719 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
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