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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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Congratulations Kayla & Welcome Jessica!

    On July 28th we said good-bye to Dr. Suga's assistant, Kayla. Thanks for your contributions Kayla in making Family Dental Center one of Sioux Falls Local Best dental offices! You will be greatly missed!       Kayla and her husband, Brady, welcomed their first child, Levi Ray, born on August 23rd, what a cutie!  He weighed 7 lbs, 10 oz, and is 20 1/2 inches long! We are so happy for you and your decision to stay home with little Levi!...

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Pacifiers, Bottles & Sippy Cups: How They Affect Your Baby’s Dental Health

As your child grows, there are so many fun milestones to look forward to. Her first smile. His first sweet giggle. Her first darling tooth. There are fun products out there that can be of great benefit to your child as she grows. Some products, like pacifiers, are wonderful to help soothe an upset baby. A sippy cup is a good tool to help a child learn how to transition from a bottle. Along with the benefits of these products, there can also be negative effects if they are used improperly. The fu...

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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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Baby Teeth: Why It’s Important To Keep Them Cavity-Free

That moment when you see your baby's first tooth poke through... it is so exciting! Then your next thought is, "Gosh, do I have to start brushing his teeth now?" It's never too early to get that first toothbrush out and start scrubbing. While baby teeth are maybe considered temporary, it is so important to take good care of them. Between the ages of six months and two years, our 20 baby teeth begin erupting through the gums. These incisors, canines and molars are essential for maintaining goo...

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Boney growth inside your mouth?

Have you ever noticed that you have boney growth inside your lower jaw next to your tongue? Or maybe on the roof of your mouth? Most often these benign growths are something called tori.  "Torus" is actually Latin for "bull", and these small, sometimes marble-sized lumps likely got their name from their bulging shape and the fact that they are made of strong, solid bone. These growths are typically not a problem, except when the removable prosthesis such as partial dentures or complete denture...

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children to get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental pro...

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Meet Dr. Kim Suga – Dentist

I was born in Springfield, IL and after a little bit of moving around, I ended up in Sioux Falls, SD by the time I turned eight. I’ve always considered Sioux Falls to be my hometown. I spent most of my time growing up playing with my older brother, Ben, and my younger sister, Ellyn. My mother chose to stay home with us after spending years as a Registered Nurse and my father is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon. I attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for college and obtained a degree in B...

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