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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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12 Signs You Need to See Your Dentist

We've all had issues with the occasional toothache, but when do you need to see a dentist? The American Dental Association has made this process easier by creating a list of 12 signs to watch for in making that determination. If any of these signs apply to someone in your family, don't delay! Unfortunately, untreated dental concerns usually grow to need more costly treatments so the sooner, the better! Plus – who wants to live with pain when you don't have to? We take great pride in makin...

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First Stage Tooth Decay

Most people know that a cavity is a hole in the tooth. A cavity does not happen over night, as it takes time to develop. If the start of a cavity is caught and treated early enough, the tooth may be able to repair itself. Over the counter toothpastes containing the minerals calcium, phosphate and fluoride can help strengthen this area. The dentist may recommend prescription-strength fluoride varnish and or dental sealants to help keep your teeth healthy. Limiting between meal snacking and ...

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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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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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Chipped tooth? Now you see, now you don’t!

Let’s face it, accidents happen!  But you no longer have to accept what Mother Nature brings your way, thanks to cosmetic dentistry! Through the month of June we are presenting the many procedures available to correct our dental “imperfections."  Last week, we talked about preventative mouth guards and teeth whitening.  This week, we will focus on tooth colored fillings (also called composite or resin restorations). Tooth-colored restoration.  There are many things that can cause ou...

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Wisdom Teeth – Remove or Not Remove?

Wisdom teeth are the third or last set of molars that most get late in their teenage years or during their twenties. For some people, the four molars are able to erupt and become part of their normal dentition. In these cases, the teeth are well-formed and also well-aligned. On the other hand, most wisdom teeth are misaligned which can crowd and potentially damage adjacent teeth. Their awkward position also can make care for them difficult and can result in cavities. Sometimes wisdom t...

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