A Different Tongue for Everyone!

Like fingerprints and snowflakes, everyone has a uniquely patterned tongue created by different configurations of taste buds. Look in the mirror with your child and point out small bumps responsible for tasting food. Mention that brushing your tongue gets rid of bacteria and germs that make breath smelly.

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2012
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What does a Tooth Look Like?

Did you know there are two parts to a tooth? The CROWN and the ROOT. The Crown is the part of the tooth we can see inside of our mouths. The Root of the tooth keeps the tooth steady while it does its job. The root is “planted” into our jawbone and is unable to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2012
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YOUR ATTITUDE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Parent’s have the most important role in a child’s dental experience. Any anxiety a parent displays can quickly be picked up by the child. The following tips will help the dental visit go more smoothly. Tell your child about the visit but let the details be provided by the dentist. He has been trained to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 5 2012
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BEYOND BRUSHING

Proper nutrition is an essential part in preventing cavities.  A diet that is high in sugary foods and beverages can increase the rate of tooth decay, forming plaque build up on the child’s teeth. Always offer your child fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairy and grains. Limit treats and junk food.  Stay away from… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 3 2012
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The Importance of Baby Teeth

Many parents overlook the importance of their child’s teeth, especially their baby teeth (also called primary teeth). Some parents do not realize teeth serve functions other than biting and chewing. Your baby’s teeth perform the following functions: Help provide nutrition Help make speech possible Aid in the normal development of the jaw bones and facial… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 2 2012
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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH!

During the month of February, the American Dental Association kicks off National Children’s Dental Health Month!  Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits will help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher or friend, you can help raise… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 31 2012
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SUPER BOWL BOUND!!

Could it be?  We have this great opportunity and we’d like you to be part of it!  With your help, we can get Dr. Neil to the Super Bowl (or at least close).  I know some of you are saying, “Why should I help him, when I would love to be there myself?” Actually, he… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 13 2011
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SHARE THE WARMTH!

SMILES 4 A LIFETIME will be holding our 2nd annual Coat Drive through December 22nd, so start emptying out those crowded closets. Last year, we donated over 50 coats. We hope this year we can do even better!! You may drop your gently used, clean coats off at our office. We thank you for helping… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 16 2011
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