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Five summer traveling tips, from Dental Comfort Center

August 12th, 2010

Most of us take a vacation during the summer, and often forget to pack the most important of things. Recently, our staff at Dental Comfort Center came across an interesting article from ParentsAsk.com that outlined five important tips for summer travel with children. We strongly encourage you to give this article a read if you’re heading out with the family this summer. Here are even more tips you can use to ensure your vacation packing—and the traveling itself—goes as smooth as possible!

Happy traveling! Be sure to share your summer photos on our Facebook page!

- Dr. Graber and team

Ask Drs. Graber and Aadland: Which toothbrush should my child use?

August 5th, 2010

Drs. Graber and Aadland always tell our patients that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest methods of cavity prevention. But which type of toothbrush should your child use? When choosing a toothbrush, look for round-ended (polished) bristles that clean while being gentle on the gums. Choose one that is specifically designed for children's smaller mouths and hands. Also, look for large handles that can help children control the toothbrush. Lastly, throw out a toothbrush after three months or sooner if the bristles are fraying. Frayed bristles can harm your gums, and are not as effective in cleaning teeth.

As far as which toothpaste is best? It doesn't matter as long as it has fluoride in it. However, for small children who tend to swallow toothpaste, do not use fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure to touch each tooth and every side of that tooth. Also, you do need to gently brush on your gums.

To learn more about choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste for your child, we encourage you to read this helpful article from Parenthood.com. Or, you may give us a call and we'll try to answer any question you may have about keeping your child's mouth as healthy as possible!

What puts you at ease at Dental Comfort Center?

July 29th, 2010

Drs. Graber and Aadland understand that not everyone is thrilled to see the dentist. But we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. We’d like to know: What is it about Dental Comfort Center that makes you comfortable or puts you at ease? Is it something about our pleasant office environment? Our friendly staff or Dental Comfort Center?

Let us know by posting here or by giving us a call!

How dentistry is changing, from Drs. Graber and Aadland

July 22nd, 2010

The world around us is always changing and evolving, whether it’s the latest gadget you ordered online or through new technology for your teeth! Recently, we read an article in the New York Times about dental implants, and how they are becoming increasingly favored over bridges to replace lost teeth. One thing to remember about dental implants is that they need to be cared for just like your regular teeth; daily brushing and flossing are a must!

Call us today to schedule a dentistry consultation with Dr. Graber and Dr. Aadland to discuss your implant options.

-Dental Comfort Center

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4501 E 41st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57110