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Happy Dental Hygiene Month!

    Did you know October is Dental Hygiene Month?  At Family Dental Center, we feel very fortunate to have the best of the best!  We are very proud of our hygienists and everything they do to keep our smiles healthy!  Thank you ladies - you rock!   ...

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Congratulations Kari!

Congratulations Kari!  You are our August Referral winner!  Thank you for placing your trust in us by referring your friends and family!  Enjoy your gift card to HyVee!!...

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Healthy Smiles in 2018!

By now, you have packed away the tinsel, eaten your last holiday treat and are beginning to look towards 2018 with eager anticipation of what’s next? What goals are you setting for your year? Lose 10 lbs? Learn a language? Dive into that home improvement list? Spend more time with family? What about working towards a healthier smile? Sometimes resolutions are tough to stick with because they seem so daunting. So unachievable. Did you know, by simply adding small steps to your daily routine,...

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Diseases that Affect Your Mouth

According to Delta Dental of South Dakota, the health of your mouth can be a sign of your overall health, and your overall health condition can affect oral health issues!  Often the conditions listed below require more in depth attention to your oral health.  See the information below from Delta Dental to see how: You’ll need to take more careful care of your mouth if you have: Diabetes. People with diabetes have a higher risk of infections in the mouth from bacteria, viruses, yeast,...

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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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Daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums

The focus of National Dental Hygiene Month is on the key daily habits that promote healthy teeth and gums. These are: 1.Brushing. The ADHA recommends using a soft toothbrush to brush twice a day, once in the morning after breakfast and then again in the evening just before going to bed, using a toothpaste containing fluoride. 2.Flossing. This should be done once daily, optimally just before going to sleep, when trapped food particles can do the most damage. 3.Eating healthy. A diet in a...

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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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