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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.


Congratulations to our September Referral Winner!

Congratulations Natasha on being our September Referral Winner!  Just a small token to let you know how much we appreciate you placing your trust in us by referring your friends and family!  We hope you enjoy your $100 gift card to HyVee!...

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Pre-meds for Joint Replacements – Are they necessary?

Antibiotic Prophylaxis (aka pre-med for a dental procedure) If you have been a patient in our office and you have had a joint replacement, you are familiar with the instructions to take an antibiotic before your dental appointment. However, the American Dental Association has found it is no longer necessary for most dental patients with orthopedic implants to take the antibiotic to prevent infection. In January 2015, the ADA’s Council on Scientific Affairs issued an updated guideline, ...

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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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The Most Common Dental Injuries to Happen to Kids

Fall can be a busy time with kids’ school schedules and fun Fall festivities to enjoy with family and friends.  Hopefully the season doesn’t come to a halt with a dental injury!  But if it does, here are some common children dental injuries to be aware of and when you’ll want to make a trip to your local dental office. We hope you have a fun and safe season! The Most Common Dental Injuries to Happen to Kids When it comes to kids, accidents happen. Even dental accidents. Parents...

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

In between trips to the doctor, don’t let visiting the dentist fall off your to-do list before your baby comes. Oral health care, including dental radiographs taken and receiving local anesthetic, is safe at any time during pregnancy. Even if you are unsure or think you may be pregnant, let your dental office know. You should also let your dentist know how far along you are, medications taken, or advice from your physician. Pregnancy allows for several changes in a woman’s lifestyle and h...

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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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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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Exploring with Book Buddies

Family Dental Center recently launched a new program called Book Buddies. This program is a way for us to regularly engage with you, our patients, both online and in-office through children’s book giveaways. Each children’s book somehow explores the topic of dental health. Three copies of each book are given away in-office (one copy) and on FDC’s Facebook page (two copies). The first Book Buddies giveaway featured The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss. The second book will be Just Going to ...

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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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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The month of April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In the past, the death rate for Oral Cancer has been high, due to the cancer not being discovered until late after its development. Today, this statement is still true, due to several patient’s still not noticing early signs or symptoms of oral cancer. Oral cancer can appear on your lips, tongue, gums, cheek lining, the floor of your mouth or the palate (roof of your mouth). Certain signs or symptoms of Oral Cancer can be red or white patc...

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