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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease caused by the body’s inability to properly use and store glucose. This leads to a high level of blood glucose, which over time can cause problems throughout the body. One area dentists focus on is the gum tissues and teeth. Research has shown that patients with diabetes often have a higher incidence of periodontal (gum) disease and cavities. This is because diabetes often lowers the body’s resistance to infection and also tends to slow any healing process. So, the bacte...

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Meet Dr. Lineweber – Dentist

I was born and raised in Rapid City. After high school, I traveled east river to attend USD and then Nebraska for my dental training. Living in Lincoln, NE for 4 years definitely added to my Husker passion! While in dental school, I did my senior externship at Family Dental Center. I was blessed to see a dental practice with dedicated team members and incredible mentors. Their desire to offer a comfortable and personal experience to patients helped influence the type of dentist I wanted to be. A...

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Meet Stacy – Clinical Assistant

I received my Dental Assistants degree at Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, Iowa. For the past 3 years I have been the President of the South Dakota Dental Assistant’s Association and currently hold the title of Vice-President. Together my husband (Troi) and I farm between Davis and Hurley with our sons Tyler (20), Devin (13). Some hobbies I enjoy are: Watching sporting events, boating, riding dirt bike or 4- wheeler, performing in a Davis Winterstock Play, or helping out at a ...

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Clenching and Grinding

Do you ever wake with a headache? Are your teeth cold sensitive? Do you have sore jaws or frequent toothaches? If so, you could be bruxing or grinding your teeth! While we examine and clean your teeth, we can see evidence of this on your teeth. Wear, chips, cracks, as well as gum recession, can all be signs a person is grinding. A person may also clench their teeth, which can be just touching teeth tight! Grinding tends to happen when we sleep but we can clench at any time, day or night. Whe...

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Meet Theresa – Dental Hygienist

I grew up here in Sioux Falls and graduated from Roosevelt High School. Growing up, I was always interested in the dental field. I've gone through braces twice, oral surgery to pull my top canines down, bone grafting and dental implants not to mention needing several baby teeth pulled because they would not come out on their own. Believe me when I say I've been through it all! I began shadowing dental hygienists while in high school, and again in college. I graduated from USD dental hygiene in 2...

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Meet Lynn – Business Assistant

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls. I worked in the medical field for 23 years before returning to school in 2008. I graduated last December with my B.A. in Health Sciences. I have been in the dental field now for 6 years, the last year being at Family Dental Center. I have found that Family Dental Center not only values and treats their patients with the utmost respect; they also truly appreciate their staff and treat them like family! I look forward to getting married to a wonderful...

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Debating on whether or not to buy a Sonicare toothbrush?

Here are just 5 benefits of why you should consider buying a Sonicare toothbrush: 5. Naturally whiter teeth - a Sonicare toothbrush is clinically proven to significantly reduce coffee, tea and tobacco stains in about a month. 4. Superior plague removal - is greater and more effective with a Sonicare toothbrush than a manual one. 3. Healthier gums – the high-speed bristle motion and dynamic cleaning action reaches deep between teeth and below the gum line. 2. Timer – Sonicare ...

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Meet Jessica – Clinical Assistant

I began my career with Family Dental Center in 1999 after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, Iowa. The experience and knowledge from the doctors at Family Dental Center has taught me so much. My time spent with Dr. Jones will be cherished, and I look forward to the new experiences I’ll share with Dr. Lineweber. Along with that, getting to know my patients and the connections made with them over the past 15 years is what I enjoy most....

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Meet Lori – Business Assistant

I have lived in the Sioux Falls area all my life and became interested in dentistry simply from being a patient at Family Dental Center for over 20 years. I love the friendly and helpful atmosphere at Family Dental Center and knowing that we are all here to help the patients understand why it is so important to take care of their teeth, after all we need them for a lifetime. Everyone here has taught me how to take better care of my teeth and the importance of doing so. When I come in for a de...

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Meet Jenny – Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School.  I graduated from the University of South Dakota in Dental Hygiene in 2007.  I love what I do and enjoy working with patients and helping them achieve great oral health!  I have been at Family Dental Center for 4 years.  We have a great group of patients and a wonderful staff that is like family! My husband Aaron and I have been happily married for 9 years and we have two beautiful daughters named Katelyn...

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