Friday, July 29, 2011

Kid'sTiming: The Dental Connection!

For many, Summer is drawing to a close and everyone's focus is shifting to the start of school!  It's time to get your children in for their bi-annual cleaning and check-up before school starts. Once the learning begins, school sports kick-off and other extra-curricular activities get underway, it can be very difficult to find the time for other important things in your child's life, like dentistry!

Call our office at 918-455-0123 for an appointment that will make your child smile and help them to focus on the new school year!

Have a great day!
God Bless,

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Turnover: The Dental Connection!

When should you change your toothbrush?  The average American only changes their brushes twice a year.  The American Dental Association recommends that you change your toothbrush at least four times a year, which is approximately every 3 months and any time you are sick. If the bristles of your toothbrush start flaring before three to four months, then you are using too much pressure to brush your teeth! People with gum problems, other oral diseases, or weakened immune systems should change their toothbrush more often.

At the end of your regular cleaning and exam at our office, we give you a "goody" bag containing a new toothbrush, floss, and a toothpaste sample.  We want to help you keep your smile nice and clean!

Call us at 918-455-0123 for additional assistance.

God Bless,

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congratulations Kathy: The Dental Connection!

Dr. Thomas and the entire staff want to congratulate Kathy on her 13th year with our dental family at Thomas Family Dentistry.  Kathy has been greeting our patients since July 1998! Besides spending her free time with her family and Boston Terriers, she loves connecting with our patients on a personal level and considers each patient as a friend.  We appreciate Kathy's desire to greet each of our patients at Thomas Family Dentistry and strive to make our patients truly feel like family!

Congratulations again,
God Bless,

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pool Safety: The Dental Connection!

Summer is here, and with the incredible heat we've had this summer, many people jump into the pool to cool off! Our team at Thomas Family Dentistry found some helpful pool safety tips that we'd like to share with you, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Pediatricians!

  • Install a fence at least four feet high around the pool
  • Make sure that pool gates open outward, are self-closing, and self-latching 
  • Never leave children alone in or near a pool
  • Keep rescue equipment like a shepherd's hook, life preserver and phone near the pool
  • Use appropriate life vests for younger children instead of "floaties"
  • Children are usually not developmentally ready for swim lessons until after their fourth birthday
  • Infants and toddlers should always have "touch supervision"-an adult within an arm's length
  • Kid's Horseplay could cause a chipped tooth or other injury

Have a great summer, stay cool and stay safe when you're at the pool!

God Bless,