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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.


Fun brushing idea for children!

Looking for some fresh new motivation for your kids to brush their teeth? Check out this new video Dr. Lineweber found to help!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMrtK-kYnE Family Dental Center is the best childrens dentist in Sioux Falls, schedule an appointment today to find out why!   Submitted by Dr. Lineweber...

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Which mouthwash should I use?

Have you ever looked at the shelves of mouthwash at the store and wondered "which one should I use?" Several of us hygienists recommend Listerine Total Care. Listerine's mouthwashes are antibacterial, which means they will help kill the bacteria causing inflammation, bleeding and gingivitis/gum disease. Listerine Total Care also has fluoride in it to help with decay prevention. Therefore, this mouthwash is a two in one deal: anti-gingivitis and anti-cavity! If this one burns a little too much, ...

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Our doctors are here for you at Family Dental Center!!

Family Dental Center is thrilled to have Dr. Brienne Lineweber, Dr. Lee Gertsen, and Dr. Suga at our office! They are dedicated to providing the continuation of the excellent dental care that has been established at Family Dental Center.  Creating a lasting relationship is their utmost importance and they are here for you and your dental needs.  Thank you for being a part of Family Dental Center and the continuation of our dental family! Submitted by Melanie, Business Assistant  ...

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Restoration, Implant, Bridge? Which One is Right for You?

Patients have more choices now than ever before in the management of their dental health.  Especially when deciding which material is used when teeth are in need of repair or replacement.  With an ever increasing consumer demand for cosmetically pleasing dental restorations, the use of resin and ceramic (tooth colored) restorations have quickly become the most commonly used materials in the field.  Metal restorations, although very durable, can fall short of patient expectations when cosmetic...

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Dry mouth? Causes, consequences, and solutions

There are multiple causes of dry mouth.  Two most common causes are mouth breathing, and it being the side effect of many commonly prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Dry mouth can be the source of bad breath and also the cause of tooth decay.  When there is not an adequate amount of saliva flow to naturally rinse the teeth and tongue between brushing, that bacteria can cause bad breath.  When the mouth is dry, the plaque becomes sticky and adheres to the teeth surfaces more e...

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Spend your summer smiling with confidence!

This month we have been reviewing the various ways to have that smile you’ve always wanted.  While everyone’s needs are different, there truly is something for everyone when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.  Last but certainly not least are our removable and permanent appliances. Bridges, Dentures and Implants Some people are born with congenitally missing teeth while others have to have teeth pulled for various reasons. In either case, there are different ways to treat this void in y...

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Ever wonder…were they born with that smile?

Ever look at someone’s smile and wonder if they were born with it?  Most of us are not born with the perfect smile, however, that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve it!  In conjunction with our “Spend Your Summer Smiling” promotion, we are discussing the various options for creating the smile you desire and deserve.  So far, we’ve discussed preventative mouth guards, whitening, and tooth-colored fillings. ​Dental veneers are another option.  Do you have spaces between your teeth?...

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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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Prevident Toothpaste

Prevident toothpaste is a prescription fluoridated toothpaste. It has about five times the amount of fluoride than your over the counter Crest, Colgate, Aquafresh, etc. In order to get the toothpaste, you will have to get a prescription from your dentist or see if your dental office carries it on hand. There are several reasons why Prevident might be recommended for you. The main reason is to prevent tooth decay, aka, cavities. Patients who are at high risk for decay would be those who sip t...

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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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