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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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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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Dental Emergency Tips

It is important for parents to know how to respond in the case of a dental injury. Coaches, school nurses and team doctors can be very helpful in determining what should be done in the moments immediately following an accident. Of course, dental trauma can come in multiple forms. Many accidents involving trauma to teeth will also require other medical attention. In many cases, medical treatment often becomes a higher priority than dental treatment. However, if you know the teeth and/or mouth hav...

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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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Happy Holidays from Family Dental Center!

We hope this blog finds you stress free. Oh wait a minute...December is full of stress!  We at Family Dental Center would like to remind you to protect your teeth from stress. You may ask "how do I do that?" A perfect way to protect your teeth from damage of clenching or grinding caused by stress is a laboratory fabricated occlusal guard. When we chew on food, we put about a 100 lbs. of pressure on our teeth. When we clench and/or grind our teeth, it puts about a 1000 lbs. of pressure on o...

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Football Season is here – Protect your teeth!

Are your teeth protected?  According to the American Dental Association, you are 60 times more likely to damage your teeth during sporting activities if an athletic mouth guard is not worn.  Mouth guards are easy to make and can be purchased where sporting equipment is sold.  Custom mouth guards can also be made at Family Dental Center.  Give us a call if you have questions!   Submitted by Dr. Gertsen, DDS  ...

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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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