Foothills Pediatric Dentistry: 121 Parliament Drive  - Maryville, TN

January 19, 2018
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Greetings from Foothills Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to our first issue of Foothills Pediatric Dentistry's newsletter for 2013! We've got all the fun holidays behind us and are looking forward to warmer days ahead, as we're sure you are. We've wrapped up February's National Dental Health Month, but want to stress the importance of good oral hygiene throughout the year!

How and Why to Floss

The first line of defense against tooth decay has always been brushing your teeth. But it is impossible for a toothbrush to get perfectly between your teeth. That is why flossing is the second part of the one-two punch against plaque. Flossing can many times be more important than brushing in preventing cavities, because it gets the plaque and bacteria trapped between your teeth.

It is recommended by the ADA that you floss at least daily and for best results floss before you brush your teeth.  Here are a few simple steps to flossing:
 
1.    Hold a strand of floss between the thumb and index finger of each hand.
2.    Using a sawing motion, pull the floss between two teeth at a time.
3.    Curve the floss into one side of the tooth, like a scoop, and slide it up over the tooth.
4.    Repeat this procedure for every tooth, including your back teeth.

Combing proper flossing with teeth brushing can make your next dental hygiene appointment a breeze.

CONGRATULATIONS!

December's contest was guessing the number of ornaments in a jar. The correct answer was 142. Kelty B. and Jackson C. guessed the correct number EXACTLY!

January's contest was a drawing for a Toys 'R' Us gift card. Josie A. was the lucky winner!

February's contest was guessing the number of Flossmen in a jar. The correct answer was 195. Harley T. was the closest with a guess of 196!

                                      

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 18 - 22: The office will be closed next week for spring break.

April 17: The FPD team will be volunteering with the Area 15 Special Olympics. Find out more about them on their Facebook page here.

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Foothills Pediatric Dentistry: 121 Parliament Drive  - Maryville, TN 37804
ph: 865-977-8700 - email:
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