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Our patients know our dentists and staff always have something good to say about dental care. Check out our blog and see what we’re talking about today.


Pre-meds for Joint Replacements – Are they necessary?

Antibiotic Prophylaxis (aka pre-med for a dental procedure) If you have been a patient in our office and you have had a joint replacement, you are familiar with the instructions to take an antibiotic before your dental appointment. However, the American Dental Association has found it is no longer necessary for most dental patients with orthopedic implants to take the antibiotic to prevent infection. In January 2015, the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs issued an updated guideline, ...

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Diseases that Affect Your Mouth

According to Delta Dental of South Dakota, the health of your mouth can be a sign of your overall health, and your overall health condition can affect oral health issues!  Often the conditions listed below require more in depth attention to your oral health.  See the information below from Delta Dental to see how: You’ll need to take more careful care of your mouth if you have: Diabetes. People with diabetes have a higher risk of infections in the mouth from bacteria, viruses, yeast,...

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Check this out! A special thank you to our patients for their referrals!

As a patient of Family Dental Center, we appreciate you!  For every new patient you refer to our office, you’ll be entered in a monthly drawing for a $100 HyVee gift card!! No entry limit ~ so refer often for more chances to win!   Submitted by Lynn, Clinic Manager          ...

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Thank you doctors!

A great big THANK-YOU goes out to our doctors at FDC for taking us to the Fall Festival in Omaha. This occasion, sponsored by Henry Schein, allowed us as to obtain continuing education hours, and the opportunity to stay current with the newest materials, while learning about the best information that we can give our patients regarding their dental health. Team bonding is also another perk we love, there’s a reason we have people that have worked here for many years, we love our FDC famil...

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The Most Common Dental Injuries to Happen to Kids

Fall can be a busy time with kids’ school schedules and fun Fall festivities to enjoy with family and friends.  Hopefully the season doesn’t come to a halt with a dental injury!  But if it does, here are some common children dental injuries to be aware of and when you’ll want to make a trip to your local dental office. We hope you have a fun and safe season! The Most Common Dental Injuries to Happen to Kids When it comes to kids, accidents happen. Even dental accidents. Parents...

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

In between trips to the doctor, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your to-do list before your baby comes. Oral health care, including dental radiographs taken and receiving local anesthetic, is safe at any time during pregnancy. Even if you are unsure or think you may be pregnant, let your dental office know. You should also let your dentist know how far along you are, medications taken, or advice from your physician. Pregnancy allows for several changes in a woman’s lifestyle and h...

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2017 Insurance benefits and Flexible Spending Accounts

If you have any remaining insurance benefits or FSA monies left to use in 2017, there is still time to schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning or treatment.  Don't let your benefits/monies go to waste!  Many times part of the work can be done this year, with the remaining to be done after your benefits renew, thereby, maximizing your insurance benefits! Please call our office today at (605) 338-9242 to set up an appointment. Submitted by Colleen, Business Assistant...

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Pacifiers: Time to say good-bye?

  We know saying good-bye to a pacifier can be a difficult task for parents and children alike.  For children...it is like losing their best friend.  For parents... it means tough days ahead, and that their child is growing out of the baby stage and into the next stage of development.  We hope this article from Delta Dental will help ease the burden of taking the plunge!  Good Luck! The pacifier can be a parent’s best friend and a terrible nightmare. While it’s...

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Daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums

The focus of National Dental Hygiene Month is on the key daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. These are: 1.Brushing. The ADHA recommends using a soft toothbrush to brush twice a day, once in the morning after breakfast and then again in the evening just before going to bed, using a toothpaste containing fluoride. 2.Flossing. This should be done once daily, optimally just before going to sleep, when trapped food particles can do the most damage. 3.Eating healthy. A diet in a...

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Options for Missing Teeth

Do you have a missing tooth that you are considering replacing?  In many cases there are three options for replacing a missing tooth. Option #1: A dental implant Some advantages to a dental implant:       -An implant feels the most like a natural tooth.       -An single implant does not involve the surrounding teeth.       -An implant can last a lifetime with proper care. Option #2: A fixed bridge Some advantages to a fixed bridge:        -Fixed br...

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