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YEAR END DENTAL

Just a reminder to all of our fabulous patients;
Please contact us, or your insurance to see if you have insurance benefits left for the year. Use them before you lose them!

Food Drive For Rosemount Family Resource Center

This winter we are collecting food donations for the Rosemount Family Resource Center to help all who are in need of food this year. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation between now and December 30 in to Summit Dental. In return for your generousity, we will enter you into a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card. Each food item you bring in earns you a chance to win. The drawing will be held on January 6, 2015. Please help us support those in need in our wonderful community. More information about the Rosemount Family Resource Center can be found at: https://www.360communities.org/index.php/tag/rosemount-family-resource-center/

food drive

Sale! Whiten Up For Spring for $129 ($250 value)

To help you whiten your teeth and look your best for spring, we are offering a sale on our custom teeth whitening. For only $129, we will make custom fitting teeth whitening trays that fit your teeth exactly and provide you with a Pola Advanced Tooth Whitening System take home kit. This system offers the least amount of tooth sensitivity of any brand of teeth whitener available and achieves great results! Best of all, you only have to whiten your teeth for 30 minutes each day for 10-14 days, compared to the “old” bleach systems that force you to wear the bleach trays over night for 2 weeks.

White Teeth

Call us at 651-322-7373 or email us at: [email protected] to set up your quick 20 minute appointment to get started on whiter teeth for spring.

Brushing and Flossing Children’s Teeth

Dr. Nelson and the team at Summit Dental are often asked by parents how to care for their children’s teeth. In this article, Dr. Nelson answers some of these questions.

children brushing teeth

In children, teeth should be cleaned as soon as they emerge. By starting early, your baby gets used to the daily routine. A soft washcloth wrapped around your finger can substitute for a brush when teeth first appear. Ask us when you should switch to a toothbrush. We typically suggest waiting to use a regular brush until four teeth in a row have come out. An infant toothbrush can be used as soon as the teeth appear.

Here are some tips for taking care of your child’s teeth:

  • Choose a small, child-sized, soft-bristled toothbrush. Soaking the brush in warm water for a few minutes before brushing can soften the bristles even more.
  • We recommend using only plain water for brushing up to the age of 2. This is because young children swallow toothpaste and swallowing too much fluoride may lead to tooth discoloration in the developing permanent teeth.
  • At age 2, start using a fluoride-free toddler training toothpaste.
  • Once a child can consistently spit out all of their training toothpaste without ever swallowing it, start using a fluoride toothpaste. This can be as early as 3 years old, or as late as 6. Ask us if you have any questions. Do check the manufacturer’s label; some toothpastes are not recommended in children under age 6. If a toothpaste is to be used, squeeze out about a green pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste onto the toothbrush.
  • Brush your child’s teeth twice a day – in the morning and just before bed. Spend 2 minutes brushing, concentrating a good portion of this time on the back molars. This is an area where cavities often first develop.
  • Replace the toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear. Never share a toothbrush with others.
  • Start flossing your child’s teeth once a day as soon as two teeth emerge that touch. The use of floss sticks or picks instead of regular string floss may be easier for both you and your child.
  • Ask us about your child’s fluoride needs. We recommend an in office fluoride treatment at least once per year.
  • Ask us about dental sealants. These are thin, plastic protective barriers that fill in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, protecting them from tooth decay. We will recommend these for cavity-free molars once they start erupting, around the age of 6 or 7.

When Should Children Brush and Floss on Their Own?

Most children lack the coordination to brush or floss their teeth on their own until about the age of 6 or 7. Up until this time, remember that the best way to teach children how to brush their teeth is to lead by example. Allowing your child to watch you brush your teeth teaches the importance of good oral hygiene. If you child is interested in brushing his own teeth, great! Allow him to brush first, then follow by brushing his teeth for him. This helps kids learn how to brush well and you can help them learn the areas they are missing when they brush on their own. Plus, the teeth are all brushed very well using this method.

Any other questions? We are always here to help! Call or email and we are happy to talk with you about your child’s dental health needs.

Sources: American Dental Association, WebMD

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!

We are excited to announce our latest contest! During the months of January, February, and March, anyone who “likes” our Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card! Just “like” our page and we will take care of the rest.

www.facebook.com/RobinsonDentalExcellence

The winner will be chosen on April 1, 2014.

Visa Gift Card Picture

 

Congratulations to the Winners of the 50 Inch TV!

Congratulations to the Crawford Family!

The Crawford family are the winners of a 51 inch Samsung flat screen TV that we gave away in our 2013 fourth quarter refer-a-friend contest. Participants could enter the contest 3 ways: by referring a new patient, “liking” us on Facebook, or writing a review on Google Plus. Thank you, Crawford Family, for being great supporters of Robinson Dental Excellence! We love patients like you!

TV Winners!Look for our upcoming contest for first quarter 2014! If you “like” our office on Facebook, we will enter you to win a $100 VISA gift card. The drawing will be help on April 1, 2014.

TOYS FOR TOTS

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Halloween Candy Buy Back a Success

Thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween Candy Buy Back to donate their extra Halloween Candy! It was so fun to see everyone. The donated candy will be sent this week to operation Gratitude, who then packages it and sends it to our hard working military troops overseas. What a great show of thanks to those serving our country! Our event was a success, and we are excited to be sending the candy to our troops.

 

Halloween Candy Buy Back Pic

 

Win a 50 Inch Flat Screen TV

At Robinson Dental Excellence, we believe that we have the best patients and we want to reward them! For this reason, we will be giving away a 50 inch flat screen TV. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. There are three ways you can enter to win, and no limit on how many times you enter! The contest runs from October 1 through December 31, 2013.

50" TV

Here are the three ways you can enter to win:

  1. Refer a friend (one entry for each referral – be sure to let us know)
  2. Like us on Facebook (www.hrobinsondds.com/RobinsonDentalExcellence)
  3. Write a review on Google+

Enter multiple times by doing all three or referring more than one person, but hurry because the contest ends on 12/31/2013!

 

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