December 18th, 2010
One question our staff at The Dental Comfort Center hear is, “When should I start brushing my baby’s teeth?”
You should begin regular cleanings even before your baby has teeth. After each breast feeding – or bottle-feeding – use a clean, damp washcloth to gently rub your baby’s gum tissue. You can wrap the material around one finger to make it easier to remove any food bits from your baby’s mouth.
When your baby’s first tooth comes in, switch to a baby toothbrush. Look for special baby toothbrushes in your drugstore – they have just a few bristles and are very soft. There are even brushes shaped like finger puppets that fit over the tip of your pointer finger! All you need at this point is water – no toothpaste yet.
After a few more teeth appear, you can start using toothpaste, but you only need a tiny bit, and make sure it doesn’t contain fluoride for the first three years. From the beginning, have your little one practice spitting the toothpaste out after brushing. That way, he or she will already have the good habit of spitting when you switch to fluoride toothpaste, which should never be swallowed.
If you have any questions about caring for your baby’s teeth, please contact The Dental Comfort Center.
December 10th, 2010
Access to your account, 24/7. Sounds simple and convenient, doesn’t it?
Patients at our Sioux Falls office enjoy access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week—all through our website. You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, all from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!
You may sign up for this convenient service on our website by clicking on the "Patient Login" button on our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions about getting started!
December 3rd, 2010
Dental Comfort Center, serving Sioux and surrounding areas, has been receiving some great patient reviews lately! Check out what our current patients had to say about Dr. Graber, Dr. Aadland and team when they were asked "Is there anyone you would like to recognize for outstanding or less-than-outstanding service?"
"Nicole for outstanding customer service on the phone and at check-in and Yvonne for excellent care and courteous nature during the cleaning. They both remember their clients and give wonderful personalized service." ~Lisa
"Nicole and Yvonne are the two people I was in contact with. Both are exceptional people, very professional and polite. Yvonne is so gentle, you will actually fall asleep getting your teeth cleaned! I never thought I would look forward to going to the dentist." ~Joe
"Nicole and Rebecca are always wonderful. Dr. Aadland is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He makes me feel as though he truly cares about me as an individual and not just a patient." ~Morgan
November 24th, 2010
Here at Dental Comfort Center, we are very thankful for all of our amazing patients! Our doctor and team would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Thanksgiving. We also want to remind everyone to brush and floss after indulging in the big meal.
If you have any stories or pictures to share with us, we encourage you to post them on our Facebook page or give us a call!