What Is a Family Dentist?

Dental health cannot be overlooked in children. This is true even if they ‘only’ have their baby teeth. A popular misconception is that dental care is not important for children who still have their baby teeth. In fact, some people believe that since the teeth will fall out, it doesn’t really matter that they are … Read More

Dental Fear: Know The Facts

Dental anxiety оr fearing the dentist iѕ a problem that mаny people have, and sоmеthing that іs ѕomеwhаt difficult tо overcome. This fear normаllу prevents rational people from visiting the dentist аnd maintaining the health of their teeth. The key tо keeping уоur teeth healthy іѕ tо prevent problems bеfоrе thеу start. Those whо suffer … Read More

V-SMILE FAMILY DENTAL

THE STORY BEHIND THE PHILOSOPHY A warm individual who enjoys talking to her patients—all of whom she thinks of as family—Dr. Vijaya Tippireddy has collected a lot of stories over the sixteen years she has been practicing dentistry, but one of her favorites is when a new patient with a lot of medical conditions pointed … Read More

Happy New Year!

A happy new year to you and your loved ones. I wanted to start 2019 off with a post that’s not about dentistry, but about friendships, family and the importance of taking the time to rest, relax and recharge. I have been fortunate enough to make lasting friendships over the years. I often joke that … Read More

Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Go to Waste

For most patients, dental benefits renew each January, while others renew on an enrollment date or fiscal year. Studies have shown under 3% of PPO dental plan members use all of their allotted benefits each year. This could mean thousands of wasted hard-earned dollars per family. Most traditional dental benefit plans have yearly maximums and … Read More

Ortho Isn’t Just Child’s Play

Spoiler alert: You’re never too old for a perfect smile or relief from jaw joint discomfort. Lack of access to proper dental care and economic hardship are two reasons parents don’t get their children’s teeth straightened. Or maybe some issues develop later in life. But times are changing, and with many dental benefit plans now … Read More

Taking the Pain Out of Hygiene

Being a parent is awesome. But for those trying to teach their children good oral hygiene habits, the struggle is real. It can be a trying time, but it’s one of those necessary skills that your child will take with him or her into adulthood. Fortunately, there is a grab bag of ideas to help … Read More

So Much to be Thankful For: Attitude of Gratitude

I stepped into my early 40s recently and I feel grateful to have reached my 40s. Growing up, I had a comfortable, upper middle-class upbringing. I didn’t personally experience tragedies but have seen heard of/seen some gruesome things happen to people around me. I probably never really stopped to appreciate the life within me or … Read More

Non-Candy Treats for a Healthier Halloween

Here are ten treats that take the fright out of a candy-free Halloween. Trick-or-treating is a much-loved tradition and one of the only “holidays” that registers on a child’s radar. Being out at night, dressing up, and the thought of pillowcases full of candy are all part of the allure of the spookiest night of … Read More

Keep Your Smile Boo-tiful This Halloween

Here are some tips and tricks to make this year’s Halloween a treat for your teeth! With Halloween quickly approaching, the stores are already full of costumes and candy. If you have braces, Halloween can be like looking in the window of a haunted house – you want to go in, but you know you … Read More