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Check this out! A special thank you to our patients for their referrals!

As a patient of Family Dental Center, we appreciate you!  For every new patient you refer to our office by December 17th, you’ll be entered in a drawing for a  $100 HyVee gift card (giving away 2) or a $300 Amazon gift card (only giving away 1) !! *Drawing ends December 17th, new patients must be seen prior to that date Submitted by Lynn, Clinic Manager          ...

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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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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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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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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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June Birthdays!

Happy birthday Mariah and Mackenzie!  We tried to wait for you, REALLY!!  We left your names, does that count?  Thanks for all you do!!   Submitted by Lynn, Business Assistant...

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Have a FUN and SAFE 4th of July!

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How should I store my toothbrush?

A toothbrush should be stored so that it is allowed to dry out in-between uses. Using a toothbrush holder that has individual sections for each brush is the best choice.  This allows the toothbrush to remain upright for proper drying and prevents all toothbrushes from touching. Dentists also recommend storing your toothbrushes at least 6 feet away from toilets to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. Submitted by Lisa, Dental Hygienist     ...

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugary Snacking

Cutting down on sugar is a great place to start improving your oral health! When working with her young patients, pediatric dentist and ADA spokesperson Dr. Mary Hayes teaches them this simple, but important, rhyme: “Sugar is fun to eat, but not good for your teeth!”  That’s because your child might love sweet treats, but the bacteria in his or her mouth loves them even more. “Sucrose (sugar) is the ‘food’ for the bacteria that cause tooth decay,” Dr. Hayes says. “Those bac...

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Bring on Summer!

Summer…. Kids are out of school, family reunions and holidays all bring enjoyment to the summer!  Most of all...my favorite is the social aspect where there is usually food or beverages involved.  The American Dental Association (ADA)  has some good pointers that a person can use to help make those events more enjoyable: Go Seedless Select hot dog and hamburger buns without sesame and poppy seeds. Instead of raspberries, kiwi and blackberries, serve seedless fruits like watermelon, a...

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