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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.


Got a Minute? Vote us YOUR local best!

Hey, while you are here, got a minute? If you are happy with the care we provide to you and your family, (and we hope that you are), there is no better way to tell us than to tell other family members and friends, AND Vote US Your Local Best! We make it easy! All you have to do is click the link and Voila...you're almost done!   Go ahead...check it out! ...

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Like Us On Facebook and Get Your Smile On!

We are thrilled about our recent Facebook promotion featuring Stampede Tickets throughout the season! At Family Dental Center, we want to continue with other exciting Facebook promotions! Please like us on our Facebook page so you can be a part of them in the future! Like us on Facebook to get your smile on and be part of the fun! Submitted by Melanie, Business Assistant...

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Dental Trivia

Every person has a unique tongue print. Our tongue is the only muscle in our body that is not attached to something at both ends. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of our body, even harder than your bones. Untreated tooth decay can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery, and even death. Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception while in their mother's womb. By 20 weeks, the tooth buds of permanent teeth st...

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Dental Products for Children

Teaching your kids to clean their teeth properly is much easier when you have all the products you need to get the job done properly. Our Sioux Falls childrens dentists recommends the following products to help keep your children's mouths clean: • Soft bristled toothbrush • Floss • Flossers • ACT mouth rinse • Prescription fluoride toothpaste • Soft picks • Proxabrushes • Floss threaders • Mouth guard • Xylitol gum or sugar free gum • 2 minu...

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental pro...

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Holiday Season – gratitude, treats and stuffing!

Wow, how the seasons have passed by so quickly! Hard to believe we are already starting the holiday season. Since it is the month of November, it would only be fitting to acknowledge our gratitude to you as our patients and friends, a heartfelt “THANK-YOU” for choosing us to serve you and your family for all your dental needs. If you are like most of us, it’s hard to turn down the sweets that will soon be showing up at the office. Sure…at first, it starts as just a little sweet addit...

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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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Sip all day, risk decay!

You might be surprised how decay happens and what is in your diet to contribute to it.  Did you know that one can of regular soda contains all the sugar you should have in one day.  Combine this sugar with acidity and bacteria in the mouth and sipping on that pop all day long can lead to decay.  The acid in soft drinks attacks your teeth and each attack lasts about 20 minutes.  Another surprising fact is that sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade also have sugar in them.  The best option...

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Fun Facts About Teeth

Did you know that your teeth were intended to last a lifetime? Here are some fun facts about teeth that you might find interesting. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50 percent of people say that a smile is the first feature they notice about someone. Read on if you have ever wondered how many teeth you should have and what teeth are made out of. Fun facts about teeth #1- How many teeth does an average person have? An average person has 32 teeth. That number includes 4 wisdo...

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