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Dual Coverage – How Does it Work?

Since this is a question we hear frequently, we thought we'd share the process with you.  No one answers that question better than Delta Dental themselves (see below).  If you ever have questions regarding your coverage, please feel free to ask us at your next dental appointment!  Thank you for making Family Dental Center in Sioux Falls your choice for all your family dental care needs!                     ...

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Benefits from Quitting Smoking almost immediately!

Have you ever felt "what's the use in quitting smoking, I've been smoking for years and the damage is done?"  Well that's not necessarily true!  Did you know that: Your heart rate drops within 20 minutes after your last cigarette? Your carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal in 12 hours? Your risk for coronary heart disease is cut in half in the first year? At 10 years, your risk of oral cancer is almost the same as a non-smoker? At 15 years, your heart disease ...

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Sealants – Are they worth it? You decide…

Dental sealants protect kids' smiles from plaque attacks, just like a super hero's shield!  This thin plastic coating fills the nooks and crannies that brushing does not reach.  Sealants can last for more then 5 years, however, there are some things you should know:  Chipping is normal. Sealants naturally break down and considering the pressure they experience, it surprising they last as long as they do! Have a missing piece?  No problem, the hygienist can reapply!  Factors affect l...

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Fall Festival Fun

A great time was had by all at the Fall Festival in Omaha this month!  Thanks Henry Schein for the great day!                                       Submitted by Andie, Dental Hygienist and Jessica, Clinical Assistant  ...

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Holiday Goodies!

The Holiday season is upon us again and will soon be in full swing with all those sweet goodies!  Always keep in mind that hard candies and peanut brittle put our teeth at risk for fracturing our restorations, or worse yet our tooth surfaces. Carmel and chewy goodies can be problematic for pulling off our crowns too! Although this is rare, it is a possible threat. So as we watch our waistlines, we may want to also watch all those sweet temptations and how they affect our precious teeth! ...

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Tips for a Healthy Halloween!

With fall approaching, we all know what that means - HALLOWEEN!  While Halloween is a fun time for kids (and some adults love it too!), it can create havoc for your teeth if you don't follow some basic tips: Eat sugary food with or right after meal Hard and sticky candy tend to stay on your teeth longer so it's best to avoid those if at all possible Drink plenty of water! Maintain an healthy diet Avoid sugary drinks and gum Brush twice a day Clean between your teeth wher...

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Congratulations Kelly on 19 years at FDC!

  Congratulations Kelly on making beautiful smiles for 19 years at FDC!  Thank you for all your contributions in making Family Dental Center one of the Local Best Dental Offices in Sioux Falls!                   Submitted by Melanie, Business Assistant...

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Week 6: Tooth Tracker

What a fun way to record your tooth history!  Make sure you print this out and keep it somewhere safe until it's completed!  You may even want to record how much the tooth fairy gives you for each tooth! Every week we have been posting a fun page for kids from the new Grin for Kids by Delta Dental of South Dakota!!  Make sure you check back every week for a new and fun activity for the kids!  See if they can spot the Tooth Fairy hiding in 10 different places over the next sever...

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Dental Emergency Tips

It is important for parents to know how to respond in the case of a dental injury. Coaches, school nurses and team doctors can be very helpful in determining what should be done in the moments immediately following an accident. Of course, dental trauma can come in multiple forms. Many accidents involving trauma to teeth will also require other medical attention. In many cases, medical treatment often becomes a higher priority than dental treatment. However, if you know the teeth and/or mouth hav...

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Teeth-friendly foods

As you are thinking about Back to School snacks, keep these tips in mind to start your child off with healthy habits: Water, especially fluoridated water, is the best beverage for maintaining your oral health. Milk, and other dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, are low in sugar, which is a good thing for your dental health. Plus, they contain protein and are full of calcium, which can help to strengthen your teeth. Phosphorus-rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, milk and eggs ...

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