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Unique Uses for Toothpaste that Every Parent Will Appreciate

Toothpaste isn’t just for teeth. This powerful paste comes in handy for many of your day-to-day parental predicaments. Here are our favorites: Remove clothing stains. This one works great on messy spaghetti stains! Put non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub fabric vigorously. Rinse with water. If needed, repeat the process a few more times until the stain is gone. Deodorize baby bottles. The sour-milk smell in your baby bottles haunts your dishwasher. Ditch the odor by squeezing s...

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Education is Key in Proper Dental Care

Recently one of our Dental Assistants, Stacy, had the opportunity to educate citizens at Active Generations on many common dental concerns we face as we age.  She addressed common issues such as why brushing is important regardless of your age, and types of brushes/pastes/gels available for different dental concerns, (i.e. dry mouth, sensitive teeth, etc.).  She was also able to address their questions regarding dentures, bridges and other dental procedures.  Thank you for having us Active G...

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Happy Dentist’s Day!

Happy Dentist's Day! Thanks for making Family Dental Center a GREAT place for patients and staff! ...

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Christian Dental Society Mission Trip

What an adventure!  The end of January I got to experience a mission trip to Jamaica through the Christian Dental Society. We, in the US, are very fortunate to be able to have access to good dental care. In Jamaica they aren't as lucky! Dental care is not affordable due to low incomes for the general population. Our patients came in the early morning hours, like 2 to 4 am and waited sometimes all day for there dental appointment. They really did want dental care.  It was a great experience...

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Brush Up on Proper Teeth Cleaning

It is a new year and many people want to start it off by incorporating a healthier lifestyle. Here is a refresher from Delta Dental on proper teeth cleaning. Enjoy the article and wish you a wonderful 2017!!  The best way to remove decay-causing plaque is by brushing and cleaning between your teeth every day. Brushing removes plaque from the tooth surfaces. The following tips will help you maintain a healthy smile: Brush your teeth twice a day, with a soft-bristled brush and an American...

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Eating Healthier To Lose Weight

The common weight loss New Year’s resolution can also keep your smile healthy! Here’s why: Choosemyplate.gov shows proper portion sizes that are made up of healthy food groups. Dairy: “When it comes to dairy, choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods. 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 are good for healthy teeth and gums.” www.mouthhealthy.org...

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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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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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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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