Raulerson Dental Associates, PA

Important Notice: Office Closure Due to Hurricane

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope this message finds you well. Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. Due to the impending hurricane Idalia, which is expected to impact our area, we have made the decision to close our dental office for the safety of everyone involved.

Closure Dates: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, and Thursday, August 31st, 2023.

We understand that dental appointments are important, and we apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause. Our team will be working diligently to reschedule appointments and accommodate your needs once we are able to reopen.

If you have an existing appointment scheduled for August 30th or 31st, our office staff will be in touch with you to reschedule your appointment to a suitable date and time. Alternatively, you can reach out to us at 813-681-7183 to reschedule your appointment once we are operational again.

During this time, please stay safe and follow all local authorities recommendations and evacuation notices. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will update you on any further developments or changes to our office hours.

For the latest updates, please visit our website at www.raulersondental.com or follow us on our social media accounts for the most up-to-date information.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us.

Thank you for being a valued member of our dental family. We look forward to serving you once we can safely reopen.

Sincerely, the team at Raulerson Dental Associates

Hello Summer- Updated Office Hours

 

Even though we live in Florida, the land of endless summer, it is still nice to be able to take some time off to spend with our families and children. As a family-oriented business, we think that a healthy balance between work and personal life is important. We would like to inform all our patients and prospective new patients that for the months of June, July and August, our office will be closed on Fridays. We will resume normal business hours in September 2023. We hope that everyone enjoys sandy beaches and icy drinks! Don`t forget to brush your teeth 🙂

Office Closed due to inclement weather

Dear patients,

Your safety is our utmost priority, so we will be closing the office due to inclement weather. All appointments between Tuesday, September 27th 2022 and Friday September 30th 2022 will need to be rescheduled, and we will resume appointments on Monday October 3rd 2022.

We apologize if this poses any inconvenience to you. Please call us at 813-681-7183 to reschedule your appointment – or you can request a new appointment online. We will make every effort to accommodate your preferred date and time.

Sincerely,
The office at Raulerson Dental Associates PA

New Office Update

Join Dr. Raulerson on a tour around our new office`s latest development 🙂

Click on the link below or go to our Facebook page to watch the video.

https://www.facebook.com/316348898448756/videos/271183360625175/

Dr. John Schreier DDS formally announced his retirement

After 50 years of practicing dentistry, Dr. John F. Schreier DDS formally announced his retirement as of March 23rd, 2020.
We are extremely grateful for being so fortunate to work with him and learn from him, not only about dentistry but about kindness, patient appreciation and human interactions as they should be.
We hope he will enjoy his retirement spending time with his grandchildren and playing golf, traveling and gardening.
Thank you, Dr. Schreier!

In his words Dr. Schreier said:

“I would like to thank all the many staff, colleagues in the Brandon area and especially the many patients who entrusted their care to me. I will miss seeing all of you!”

Get to know your dentist- This month Dr. Jesse Alonso

 

Name: Dr. Jesse Alonso

From: Tampa, FL

Went to Dental School At University of Florida

First Job: Subway

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: All food!!!

Pets: Benji is a mini dachshund  who`s 10 years old

Hobbies: Is eating a hobby?

Three Fun Facts:  He has three kids ( Ezra 6yo, Selah 5 yo, Micah 2yo )

 Dr. Jesse and his wife, Nery, met when they were 8 years old. Friends first, they started dating in the senior year in high school. They went to prom together and the rest is history…

 If he wasn`t a dentist, he would probably be a chef!

 

 

 

KISS YOUR WRINKLES GOODBYE

Did you know that the most popular aesthetic enhancement treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, is now available at Raulerson Dental Associates P.A. ?
We are happy to announce that we are running a Black Friday promotion! Get ready for the holiday season with BOTOX, DERMAL FILLER and TEETH WHITENING!
For this promotion our Botox price is $10/unit (regular $12)
Juvederm Dermal Filler $500/syringe (regular $600)
In office Phillips Zoom teeth whitening $200/arch (regular $250)
At home gel whitening $150/arch (regular $200)
Promotional price are valid until 12/31/2019.
Gift Certificates available in the office!
BOTOX Cosmetic is a 10-minute non-surgical procedure that temporarily relaxes muscles responsible for expression lines on your face. It is very effective at eliminating frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet around your eyes — giving you a refreshed, youthful look with no downtime or recovery. You will see noticeable results within days after treatment and can expect your lines to continue to improve over the next 30 days. The results last for an average of three months.

Curious to see if BOTOX Cosmetic may be an option for you? Schedule your free consultation today by calling us at 813-681-7183

Protecting Yourself Against Oral Cancer

If there were a quick and painless way to identify pre-cancerous cells in the mouth of someone you loved, would you want them to try it? What if that person were you? The truth is, as uncomfortable as it may be to even think of the word “cancer,” thinking about it, and thus detecting it early, is key. That’s why, if you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, you should schedule a visit, because while the oral exam that accompanies your cleaning may not be noticeable to you, it’s often your earliest line of defense in the detection of oral cancer.
Lets take a quick look at a few of the risk factors and symptoms, and consider a few options you may have to help reduce risk. Keep in mind that no list is exhaustive, and to always share with each of your health care providers your concerns and strategies regarding your oral health.

Those at Risk for Oral Cancer
Passing certain age thresholds and engaging in certain lifestyle habits can place you at increased risk for oral cancer. For example, men tend to have higher rates of oral cancers than women.
Here is the short list:
· Patients age 40 and older (95% of all oral cancer cases)
· Patients age 18-39 who use tobacco, are heavy drinkers, or may have a previously diagnosed with oral HPV infection.

Warning Signs
If you experience any of the below symptoms lasting more than 7-10 days, please seek the advice of your doctor. Also, keep in mind that aside from an obviously sore throat, the below symptoms can present themselves in the absence of pain. Look out for changes that can be detected on the lips, inside the cheeks, palate, and gum tissue surrounding your teeth and tongue. At Raulerson Dental Associates we occasionally run across such concerns a few times a year and we were able to send those patients to get biopsies done and help them get treatment in the early stages.
• Reddish or whitish patches in the mouth
• A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily
• A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth
• Chronic sore throat or hoarseness
• Difficulty chewing or swallowing
Reducing risk
If you do not visit the dentist regularly, you could be missing out on the benefits of early cancer detection. Currently, just over half of all those diagnosed with oral cancer survive more than five years – a statistic driven by late diagnosis – so please visit your dentist and get an oral exam at least once a year. If you are considered “high risk,” (see list above) you should be receiving an oral exam at least every six months, if not more frequently.
Below is a short list of healthy habits you can start doing now, which may reduce your risk.
• Avoid all tobacco products
• Avoid or reduce your consumption of alcohol
• Consume more fruits and vegetables (good for everything, of course)
• Avoid excessive sun exposure that can result in cancer of the lip (using lip balm with an SPF of at least 30 can be helpful)
• Avoid exposure to environmental hazards (wood dust, formaldehyde, printing chemicals)
• Conduct a self-exam monthly so you can catch any of the symptoms listed above. Use a
small hand-held mirror so you can see the back of your mouth and tongue . Our hygienists, Gail, Michele and Jessica are great persons to ask for instructions on this sort of home exam. If you haven’t been in to see us in a while, give us a ring at 813-681-7183 and we’ll show you how to perform this exam in between visits.
• Consider coffee. While the jury is still out, some research suggests coffee may help protect the mouth from oral cancer.
Oral cancer is serious business. Yet, it can be managed when caught early. So, do the right thing and visit your dentist regularly, and get that screening.

Proper Brushing Do`s and Don`Ts

Mouth open or mouth closed?

After lunch or after dinner?

Flat or at an angle?

We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right?
Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to be mindful of when brushing those pearly whites.
The trick is cutting through the fat and finding out exactly what works. We live in a world of alternate facts, truthiness, and lists of “7 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean Without Picking Up a Toothbrush.” What’s even correct these days?!
Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with this handy FAQ (frequently asked questions) guide. We’ll keep it simple with some easy dos and don’ts of brushing. Let’s get to it!
Proper Brushing Habits
Don’t: Keep your brush flat
Do: Use a 45-degree angle when brushing
Don’t: Use looooooooong strokes. No need to cover your whole mouth in one stroke!
Do: Use short, side to side strokes
Don’t: Brush with the force of a giant. This isn’t a strongman contest!
Do: Gently cover all areas. A gentle touch helps prevent wear and tear on your enamel
Don’t: Go one and done
Do: Brush at least twice a day, especially after eating or drinking something acidic (like citrus or soda)
Don’t: Be sentimental and use the same toothbrush for life
Do: Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. A trick to remember: switch out on the first day of each season
Don’t: Be average – the average person brushes their teeth for 45 seconds
Do: Brush for a full 2 minutes. A helpful trick: say the alphabet while brushing a certain section, move to the next section after you hit Z.
Don’t: Keep your toothbrush in a closed container
Do: All your toothbrush to air dry
Don’t: Store your toothbrush on the sink counter where bathroom particles can get on it
Do: Store your toothbrush in the medicine cabinet
Don’t: Wield a tough-bristled brush
Do: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, which is much better for your tooth enamel
And there we have it! Some easy practices to keep that perfect smile.
Remember: Brushing is only 4 minutes out of the day, so why not make it the best 4 minutes of the day!

New Office Status Update :)

This is so incredibly exciting! ❤️
Let`s take a look at how our new building construction is progressing 😁
It was a total mess! Construction crew did a great job at stripping everything clean. 
At this point we are waiting for permits from the county in order to start the partial demolition and add almost 4000 square feet to the original building. 
We will need all that space in order to accommodate our office`s growth.