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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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Happy Dental Hygienist Month!

  Here at Family Dental Center, we are proud of our hygienists!  Our hygienists truly care about our patients and make sure patients are well-educated on proper oral hygiene.  Therefore, we just want to acknowledge their hard work, and say THANK YOU for all of your contributions to Family Dental Center and our patients.  We are so glad you are part of our team!!   Submitted by Lynn, Clinic Manager  ...

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Finding a Dentist has just gotten easier!

The Sioux Falls area is a busy community with a growing population.  Most families seek routine dental care and treatment of dental emergencies, but may have trouble finding a dental clinic in our ever-expanding market.  A question I am often asked is, “when is the best time to schedule a dental appointment?” or “are you accepting new patients?”  The truth is, nearly all dentists are accepting new patients, but some are unable to accommodate these appointments on short notice.  Plann...

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Employee Appreciation Week

Thank you to the awesome doctors at Family Dental Center for treating their employees to an afternoon of pampering, fun, and relaxation!   A great time was had by all!  Thanks Dr. Grossman, Dr. Gertsen & Dr. Suga - we appreciate everything you do for us as well!...

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Good-bye Mariah – You’ll be missed!

Thanks Mariah for your hard work and upbeat attitude!  We have enjoyed having you here this summer and will miss seeing your smile at Family Dental Center!  Best of luck to you as you complete your senior year in college before heading off to dental school!!  Woo-hoo!!  Keep in touch! ...

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No time like the present to establish good dental habits!

Summer is starting to slow down and come to an end, with school starting soon!  Once again routine schedules will start. It's a great time to establish good dental habits, improve the ones we have or make that needed phone call for a dental checkup at Family Dental Center, for ourselves and children.  School shopping is a great time to stock up on brush and floss supplies or maybe get that electric toothbrush you have always wanted. Regular care habits make a big difference in our dental ...

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Back to School Backpack Giveaway

It's that time of year again where students are getting ready to head back to school. Here at FDC we are celebrating the upcoming school year with a back to school giveaway! Family Dental Center is giving away a backpack filled with school and oral health supplies to ensure you are ready to tackle the 2017-2018 school year. You can enter to win by sharing your back to school smile on our Facebook posts or by tagging Family Dental Center in your own post! Once you have shared your photo on on...

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Lost your Delta Dental card? No Problem…

Gone are the days where you have to contact your HR representative or someone from Delta Dental to retrieve your information. If you have insurance through Delta Dental of SD, you can now access your information on your phone.  Happy searching! Dental Dental mobile app The image is courtesy of the Delta Dental of SD website. Submitted by Kelly, Business Assistant...

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