We are a little over a week away from The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt is one of our biggest community events for the year and we are so thrilled to be having it at Liberty Park on April 4th at 9am.
Getting hundreds of eggs ready for our friend the Easter Bunny to hide in the park.
The Easter Bunny and his helpers will be there to hand out candy, provide face painting, and hide all of the eggs for families with young children. We will also have doughnuts and other refreshments available to anyone that wants to join us.
We will have lots of cool prizes, like this water gun, for whoever finds the golden egg!
The month of March is home for one of our favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day!
To get in the Irish mood we held a contest to see if we could fill a “pot of gold” in our offices before March 17th. In order to fill the pot we asked our patients to share the following image with their Facebook friends.
For each share the post received we threw a gold dollar into the pot. Even leprechauns would be jealous!
Now that St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone it is time to announce the winner.
As we all get older, maintaining proper care of our teeth can seem like a daunting task. Prescription medications and health conditions like arthritis that severely limit mobility in the hands and fingers can quickly deteriorate a healthy mouth. The circumstances of aging don’t have to be detrimental to your health. With the help of a proper Dental Provider, like the Center of Dental Professionals, you can continue to experience a beautiful smile.
The number one recommended practice for adults to maintain a healthy mouth is brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once per day to prevent oral health problems. These problems may include debilitating conditions like gum disease, root decay, tooth loss, dry mouth as well as a variety of other periodontal diseases. When proper tooth care is combined with regular visits to the dentist (every six months) people feel healthier and many individuals are able to sustain longer lives.
In 2008, a combined study by the American Dental Association and Crest/Oral-B found that most American adults believed that regular brushing techniques and visiting the dentist often were the key to proper mouth care. Of those individuals, 25% self-reported not having visited a dentist in the past year and an additional 54% only visited the dentist once.
It is because of this data that The Center of Dental Professionals urge all patients to visit the dentist regularly. With the help of a family dentist that you trust, most oral diseases are highly preventable or at the very least treatable with specialized care. Many healthcare providers are sensitive to the needs of their elderly patients and can make suggestions during consultation to meet individual circumstances. Other ailments such as arthritis, cancer treatments, and prescription medications should be discussed with your dentist to help them suggest alternative treatments to prevent bone loss or tooth decay.
At The Center of Dental Professionals we know that healthcare is a highly individual experience. Our amazing team of dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff want to find ways to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Please visit any of our office locations to discuss any concerns you might have about your oral health in Salt Lake City, Utah.
February is more than just Valentines, it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month. Little teeth need checkups twice a year to make sure they are growing healthy. (It’s also fun to see cute little smiles running around the office.)
Remember to make your biannual appointment with A Kids Place Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have an amazing group of pediatric dentists, hygienists and dental assistants to make your visit comfortable and safe. All of our little patients will also receive a goody bag after each visit.
Call (801) 747-8000 or schedule your appointment online at dentalprosutah.com.
One year ago, a massive 4-alarm fire erupted in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The fire was set by an electrician working on the construction site adjacent to The Center of Dental Professional’s downtown offices at around 6pm. Salt Lake City fire fighters responded to several calls from neighbors and set up a defensive perimeter around the burning building to keep other businesses and homes safe from harm.
The fire continued to burn for several hours as emergency crews battled the blaze. Temperatures became so intense that a construction crane overlooking the inferno collapsed into the building remains. With several onlookers taking pictures and video, the fire was safely contained with very little damage done to surrounding structures.
One year later The Center of Dental Professionals is still doing business. Thanks to the heroic efforts of the Salt Lake City Fire Department, the dental offices suffered very little damage and caused our staff to only miss a single day of office appointments.
To see additional images of the fire visit Fox 13 News.
Please visit The Center of Dental Professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It’s that time of year again. Valentines Day is just around the corner. Every year we remember (hopefully) to get our significant other candy presents and heart felt gifts. This year The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry wants you to show your teeth “the love.” Milk chocolate and candy hearts can be harsh on your pearly whites. That is why we are suggesting you try out some of these romantic food ideas from our Pinterest page.
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1. Strawberry Roses: These cut strawberries make the perfect culinary snack. The rose pattern is fairly easy to make and your friends and family will think you are quite the gourmet chef.
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2. Heart Shaped Carrots: Top your salad appetizer with some of these festive heart shaped carrots to really set the mood. Simple touches like these are easy to do and only require a little creativity (thanks Pinterest).
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3. Heart Shaped Cheese Platter: This cheese plate is another great idea to host a party or treat as an appetizer before a long romantic meal. You can add hard meats like salami to the mix if it needs some variety.
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4. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts: These delicious cheese filled hearts are made with mozzarella and a roasted red pepper pesto. Yum!
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5. Cupid’s Hot Dog Hearts: We know that hot dogs aren’t a staple of French cuisine, but having something fun for kids can make Valentines Day all the more special!
For more great ideas like this, please visit our Pinterest page or any of our other social media sites.
The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry want to encourage you to have a fun Valentines Day and remember to brush your teeth after enjoying any sweets this holiday. Visit any of our wonderful dentists at our 2 office locations in Salt Lake City, Utah for more information on oral health. To make an appointment call (801) 747-8018.
Brushing our teeth twice a day for 2 minutes takes a very small portion of our time, but even just 2 minutes can feel like an eternity to a child. That is why fun products like the FREE tooth brushing app from Oral B are so much fun!
The new Disney Magic Timer app features your child’s favorite Disney characters as part of an interactive stopwatch. This app (available on Iphone and Android) is cleverly designed to promote a healthy mouth with programmable reminders and an interactive sticker chart. The timer itself allows you to scan Disney and Marvel themed characters on your tooth brush or tooth paste to create scenes that your child can earn every time they brush their teeth. These fun rewards are collected as part of an album that can be viewed and shared with others to incentive brushing twice a day per dentist recommended guidelines.
The interactive timer is an excellent way to emphasize good brushing habits that build a healthy smile. At The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry we love to see cavity free kids in our offices. By using this fun new timer you can use positive reinforcement to keep their little mouths clean and healthy. If they are cavity free on their next visit, we will give them a certificate and a prize for being a part of our “No Cavity Club.”
For questions about popular ways to get help encourage brushing or to make an appointment, please call The Center of Dental Professionals at (801) 747-8018.
Helping Your Grandchildren Learn About The Dentist
By David L. Steed
For many, the dentist can be a daunting experience. He is often thought of as the one who inflicts pain with rudimentary implements while getting paid handsomely to do it. While this isn’t true, anxiety about the dentist affects many of the patients we see every day, especially young children.
A Kid’s Place Dentistry tries to alleviate some of that fear with our child friendly services and doctors that care about patient comfort. Parents and grandparents can also help stem many of the fears that accompany a child’s first visit to the dentist. You are your grandchild’s greatest ally when it comes to learning about the world and using teaching materials like books, movies and games can help them see the dentist in a more positive light.
A great resource for kid friendly learning materials can be found on Pinterest.com. The Pinterest website operates like an online scrapbook where people can share creative projects and pin them to virtual pin boards. The Center of Dental Professionals page on Pinterest has many great ideas for learning about how to maintain a healthy mouth, including printable materials to share with your children.
One of our favorite project ideas from Pinterest is to take a large building block or styrofoam egg carton to use as teeth. By applying salt dough or clay between the grooves you can teach young children the importance of flossing with a string of yarn. This tactile project is fun and engaging for young minds that will remember how much fun they had when they go to their next dental appointment.
Take a children’s building block and add a little dough to teach kids the importance of flossing.
Another strategy to prepare them for their first visit to the dentist is to read books or watch educational videos while answering any questions they might have. It is an excellent way to bond with your grandchild and gives them safe environment to learn about potentially frightening experiences. With websites like Youtube, Hulu and PBS, you can find educational programs about visiting dental offices and maintaining proper oral health for free. Many popular programs such as The Magic School Bus series and Sesame Street have episodes about the dentist that are great fun for kids.
For reading materials the website wegivebooks.org has some of the newest and most popular children’s titles for free. You can browse their collection of thousands of books and easily search by subject, genre, author or title. The non-profit organization has many fun books to read with your family including “A Trip to the Dentist,” by Penny Smith.
At a Kids Place Dentistry we try to make the experience at the dentist as fun of a learning experience as possible. We know that going to the dentist can be scary at times, but our team of dental professionals is invested in your children’s oral health. If you have any questions about children’s dentistry or where to find more great learning materials please visit our website dentalprosutah.com or contact our offices in Salt Lake City, Utah.