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Caring for Baby Teeth: Important First Steps

Taking care of baby teeth is an important first step in the health of permanent teeth. Not only do they help your child chew and speak normally, but they will hold space for the permanent teeth that come in later. Before baby teeth even come in, it is important to clean gums using a damp cloth after feedings. Baby teeth will start to erupt at about six months old and children will keep some of these baby teeth until they are teenagers. Start brushing baby teeth with a smear of fluoride to...

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In the past, the death rate for Oral Cancer has been high, due to the cancer not being discovered until late after its development. Today, this statement is still true, due to several patient’s still not noticing early signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Oral cancer can appear on your lips, tongue, gums, cheek lining, the floor of your mouth or the palate (roof of your mouth). Certain signs or symptoms of Oral Cancer can be red or white patc...

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What happens during an oral cancer exam?

Dentists see many patients a day and at each appointment they have a direct view of the head and neck areas. Often not noticed by patients, dentists are examining these areas for possible signs of oral cancer. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 49,750 patients will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. They go on to give an alarming statistic: One person will die every hour of every day from this cancer. It is a devastating disease, and one that is unfortu...

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Unique Uses for Toothpaste that Every Parent Will Appreciate

Toothpaste isn’t just for teeth. This powerful paste comes in handy for many of your day-to-day parental predicaments. Here are our favorites: Remove clothing stains. This one works great on messy spaghetti stains! Put non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub fabric vigorously. Rinse with water. If needed, repeat the process a few more times until the stain is gone. Deodorize baby bottles. The sour-milk smell in your baby bottles haunts your dishwasher. Ditch the odor by squeezing s...

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Education is Key in Proper Dental Care

Recently one of our Dental Assistants, Stacy, had the opportunity to educate citizens at Active Generations on many common dental concerns we face as we age.  She addressed common issues such as why brushing is important regardless of your age, and types of brushes/pastes/gels available for different dental concerns, (i.e. dry mouth, sensitive teeth, etc.).  She was also able to address their questions regarding dentures, bridges and other dental procedures.  Thank you for having us Active G...

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Congratulations Dianne!

It has been a busy week here at Family Dental Center!  In addition to recognizing our awesome dentists and dental assistants, we have another reason to celebrate! Congratulations to one of our hygienists, Dianne, for her 30 years of service to Family Dental Center, as well as to countless patients who have trusted their dental hygiene needs to Dianne!  You've helped make Family Dental Center what it is today.  Thank you for 30 years of dedicated service Dianne! ...

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Happy Dental Assistant’s Week!

Happy Dental Assistant's Week to the ones that keeps things moving here at Family Dental Center!!  We appreciate all that you guys do!!               Missing: Jessica R and Sarah...

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Happy Dentist’s Day!

Happy Dentist's Day! Thanks for making Family Dental Center a GREAT place for patients and staff! ...

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Christian Dental Society Mission Trip

What an adventure!  The end of January I got to experience a mission trip to Jamaica through the Christian Dental Society. We, in the US, are very fortunate to be able to have access to good dental care. In Jamaica they aren't as lucky! Dental care is not affordable due to low incomes for the general population. Our patients came in the early morning hours, like 2 to 4 am and waited sometimes all day for there dental appointment. They really did want dental care.  It was a great experience...

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Are your dental insurance benefits new this year?

The first month of the new year has flown by faster than a summer vacation. We have seen a number of employers switching insurance carriers for their employee dental benefits. If you have a new or different insurance coverage through your employer or an individual plan, please bring your subscriber/ enrollment card along to your appointment. If you did not receive a card, we will need the insurance carrier name and address, telephone number, the subscriber’s name, date of birth and Social S...

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