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Sage Dental Care Blog

8 Foods that Damage Your Teeth

November 20, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Tags: — Dr. Andrew Holecek @ 2:01 am

In addition to daily brushing and flossing, one of the best things you can do to keep you teeth healthy is to educate yourself on foods that damage your teeth. You’ve been told since you were a kid that sugar is bad. But do most people think of bread, dried fruits, popcorn, or your child’s […]

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Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

November 5, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Tags: , — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 12:58 am
Dental insurance expires year end

Most dental insurance only covers a specific maximum for dental services. If this amount is not used, the insurance company starts over when your annual plan expires and sets a new maximum for the upcoming year. Make sure you use your dental benefits before the end of the year. If you have any dental care […]

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Do I Really Need a Crown? Five Things You Should Ask

October 9, 2013

Filed under: Home Blog Listing,Sage Blog — Tags: — Dr. Andrew Holecek @ 8:11 pm
Do I Really Need a Crown

Since crowns are one of the more common restorations that people need on their teeth, most dentist are regularly asked the question, “Do I really need a crown.” It is a completely fair question because even with insurance, crowns may cost you hundreds of dollars at a time. The reason they are recommended frequently is […]

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How To Keep Your Teeth White

September 10, 2013

Filed under: Home Blog Listing,Sage Blog — Tags: — Dr. Andrew Holecek @ 8:28 pm
keep teeth white

The good news is that thanks to teeth whitening treatments you don’t have to live with stained or yellow teeth. But how do you keep your teeth white as long as possible after treatment? You can significantly lengthen the time between treatments if you pay attention to the top causes of teeth staining are and […]

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Native American Leaders Address Dental Disease

September 1, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Tags: , — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 11:43 pm
Native American

The Colorado School of Public Health, where I am currently an Associate Clinical Professor, and Kauffman & Associates, Inc and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently hosted a one of a kind meeting of Native American tribal leaders to discuss solutions to improve the oral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The event was called […]

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Visiting Alaska Dental Health Therapist Program

August 27, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 8:49 pm

To continue my support of the expansion of dental therapist training programs, I led a trip in the first week of August to Alaska. The purpose of the trip was for a group of dentists from the lower 48 states and other dignitaries to tour a successful Dental Health Therapist training program. The trip was […]

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Five Reasons You Should Floss

August 26, 2013

Filed under: Home Blog Listing,Sage Blog — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 8:40 pm

When your dental hygienist or dentists casually asks, “you are flossing daily aren’t you?” if you are like most Americans, you cringe inside. We all know we are supposed to be flossing. However, according to some recently released data, 50.5% of Americans floss daily and 18.5% never floss. Five Reasons You Should Floss, Flossing: 1. Cleans […]

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Does a Root Canal Hurt?

August 20, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Tags: — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 8:35 pm

There is no hurt like a root canal hurt. At least that’s what most people think.  In fact, they have a terrible reputation. “I’d rather have a root canal” is what you say when something you have to do is so bad that you would rather endure the torture of a root canal. The reality is […]

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Dr. Batliner Presented at Society American Indian Dentists Annual Conference

June 20, 2013

Filed under: Sage Blog — Tags: — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 7:34 pm

I was very pleased to be invited to present my recent research at the Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID) 24th Annual Conference in Tulalip, Washington.  My presentation, entitled “Native Oral Health Problems and Solutions” addressed the status of oral health in Native communities. I discussed the unique concerns of American Indian Communities. The most […]

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Dr. Batliner Interviewed on Native American Radio Show

June 1, 2012

Filed under: Sage Blog — Dr. Terry Batliner @ 4:56 pm

I was recently interviewed on the radio show Native America Calling, which is a Native American radio show, about a topic that I care deeply about, which is the unmet dental treatment needs in Native American and rural Alaskan communities. I am a faculty member in the Centers for American Indian Alaska Native Health (CNOHR), part of the […]

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