August 5th, 2011
At the Dental Comfort Center, we embrace technology, whether it’s through the innovative treatments we offer, our high-tech web site or our Facebook fan page. As you can probably tell, we love connecting with our patients online, whether it’s by sharing news on our blog or communicating ideas on our fan page. For social media to work, we understand that conversation is vital, and that’s why we invite you to join in and tell us what’s on your mind. Although social networks are hugely popular these days, we know they’re unpredictable and ever-changing.
While Drs. Dennis Graber, Aaron Aadland, Cody Henriksen and our staff take time to research how to best use social media, we thought we’d ask you, our loyal patients: How would you like us to use our social networks? What would you like us to share on our blog?
Please post your thoughts below or on our Facebook page. Have a great weekend!
July 29th, 2011
For your child, losing their first tooth, or any baby teeth for that matter, can be exciting! They might ask you, “what do I do with my lost tooth?” Well, you simply place it under your pillow at night and when you are fast asleep the tooth fairy will come and whisk your tooth away leaving behind a special gift just for you! Here’s a great craft project for you and your child from Disney that will make the tooth fairy’s job a little easier and give their tooth a special place to stay until it is taken away.
Tooth Fairy “Tooth” Box
What you will need:
• 1 large empty match box
• Enough felt to wrap the box and inside sliding tray
• Glue (tacky glue or a hot glue gun)
• White, pink and blue (or your child’s favorite color) felt for decorating the matchbox
Step 1: Pull the inner tray out of the box and line the inside with glue and felt as shown. Wrap the outside of the box with felt and glue it in place.
Step 2: Glue ribbon to the outside of the box in a hanging loop shape. Fold another piece of ribbon in half and glue it to the bottom of the inner tray to create a handle for sliding it in and out.
Step 3: Draw a tooth shape on paper, cut it out, and trace it onto the white felt twice. Cut out the teeth and face details.
Step 4: Decorate the teeth with the eyes and cheeks and draw on a mouth. Glue one tooth to the outside of the box.
Step 5: Create a tooth pocket by applying glue to the sides and bottom of the remaining tooth as shown, leaving an opening at the top. Glue the pocket to the inside tray. Once the glue dries, the box is Tooth Fairy-ready.
Now your child can put the tooth inside the inner pocket and hang it outside their door before they go to bed!
We hope you enjoy making your Tooth Fairy Box!
- Dr. Graber, Dr. Aadland, Dr. Henriksen, and staff
July 22nd, 2011
Tooth sensitivity if a very common problem for many adults. We found this helpful video that discusses what actually is going on when you experience pain or discomfort due to tooth sensitivity. If you have additional questions about tooth sensitivity, ask Dr. Graber, Dr. Aadland, or Dr. Henriksen during your next visit to the Dental Comfort Center, or give our office a call.
July 15th, 2011
Did you know that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? Below you'll find a video that our team at the Dental Comfort Center found which explains the three stages of gum disease, what to watch for and some simple preventive techniques.
If you have any more questions about gum disease or how to maintain good oral health, please feel free to give our office a call.