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3 New Year’s Resolutions to Brighten you Smile!

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1. Purchase an Electric Toothbrush!

Research from Cochrane, an international evidence – based research firm, shows that using an electric toothbrush will reduce dental plaque 21 percent and gingivitis (i.e., inflammation of the gums) 11 percent after three months of use.

For the month of January, Hudsonville Dental is running a sale on Oral-B Electric toothbrushes. The normal retail price in a big box store is $159.99, but with our special sale and rebate your final cost is only $79.99! What a great deal, and nice way to start your new year.

2. Get your dental cleaning and checkup twice a year!

The American Dental Associations recommends that you visit your dentist for a cleaning at least once a year.

Some of the major benefits of getting a teeth cleaning are:

  1. To prevent cavities
  2. Brighten your smile
  3. Stop tooth loss
  4. Freshen your breath
  5. Boost your overall health

3. Begin whitening your teeth!

Whitening your teeth is a great way to make your smile brighter!

Hudsonville Dental has many great options for teeth whitening that include:

  1. In Office Whitening (includes take home whitening and trays)
  2. White Teeth for Life Program
  3. Sheer White Strips

Call today (616-669-6600) to learn more, We would love to help you brighten your smile and make your New Year’s Resolution a reality!

 

 

 

 

Preschool Visits with Kay

To celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month, our awesome hygienist Kay, has been going to local preschools and teaching them about the importance of oral health. She even brings her friend Bucky the horse. He travels along with her and shows all of the kids how to brush. His favorite part of visiting the schools is getting to take cool pictures with all of the neat stuff in the classrooms!

Here Kay is at Vista Charter, with her good friend Bucky!

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 She also visited Grandville Central Elementary!

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Bucky and Kay have been to Jenison Christian!

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But the fun didn’t stop there, then they made their way to Grandville Christian!

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But Bucky and Kay still wanted to go more places! So they went to Grandville South Elementary!

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Finally, Bucky said he was tired, so they drove home. Bucky had a quick snack, brushed his teeth, and went to bed. Tomorrow he will be up again ready for another fun fill day!

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Children’s Dental Health Month

                                                                  

Did you know that it is Children’s Dental Health Month?


Would you like to win a $50 gift card to Craig’s Cruisers?

To celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month we are running a Facebook contest for the month of February! We want you to show us your kids being silly while brushing their teeth. The winner of the contest will receive $50 to Craig’s Cruisers. 


Here’s how it works:

1. Like our page! 
2. Post a picture of your kid(s)being silly while brushing their teeth on our Facebook page 
3. Tag us!                                                   
4. Hashtag
#‎hudsonvilledentalkids             
5. Share this post. 
Here is the post to share!                                                                                                                                                                  
                          

                                                                  
Once you have completed those steps you will be entered to win! Our awesome staff will vote on who is the silliest, so make sure to do something fun! The winner will be announced February 29th.                                            

     
                                             

Would you like to share a smile with a soldier this Christmas?

Did you know that there are many United States Marines that never receive a care package from their family? Being a Marine, and accepting the job of protecting our nation, takes courage and strength. Here at Hudsonville Dental, we want to make sure that all Marines have something to look forward to this Holiday season. For this reason, we are sending 15 care packages to our Marines overseas, who would normally be empty handed on Christmas day.

In order to do this, we need your help! Any care package donation is a great way to give back to a soldier in need this Holiday season.

Items that are needed include:

Food and Goodies:
Hard candy, instant coffee, sunflower seeds, beef jerky, dried fruit and nuts, gum, pop tarts, drink packets, and other non-perishable snacks.

Hygiene:
Baby wipes, body wash, durable razors, hand sanitizer, loofahs, lip balm, sun screen, and shaving cream.

Entertainment:
Magazines, books, playing cards, rolling dice, dominoes, travel board games, water balloons, and stationary.

We greatly appreciate any donations. Remember, these commonly used items are a luxury for Marines. Any donation helps make a difference in their lives.  

To donate, you may drop off any items at:
Hudsonville Dental
3250 Central Blvd.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Mon/Wed 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tues/Thurs 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
If you have any questions regarding donations feel free to call us at:
616-669-6600


HALLOWEEN CANDY BUYBACK
Each year at Hudsonville Dental and Contemporary Family Dental we host a Halloween Candy Buy Back for the community.
2015 marks our 7th annual event!
The event is scheduled for Monday, November 2 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
How it works: Kids can bring in any extra, unwanted Halloween Candy and we will buy it back from them for $1.00 per lb of candy (up to 5 pounds).
We then ship all the candy to an organization called Operation Gratitude, who then ships it to our troops overseas.
Kids are always welcome to write notes or draw pictures for our troops, which we send along with the candy.
Locations: 
Hudsonville Dental Associates
3250 Central Blvd.
Hudsonville, MI 49426                                                         

Contemporary Family Dental
2005 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

www.contemporaryfamilydental.com 

616-726-1271

Why do we take so many pictures?

At my office, we are constantly using intraoral cameras to photograph the condition of your teeth.  We use a small, handheld wand-like camera that can take digital pictures of a single tooth or an area of your mouth.  The digital photos are then viewed on a computer screen, so we can show you what we see in your mouth. 
We use cameras for a number of reasons.  First, we use the cameras during your hygiene appointments to show you how well you are doing with your regular homecare.  We can then show you what areas you need to focus on more while brushing. 
Next, we use the intraoral camera to show you any potential problems we see.  The camera can show you a crack in a back molar, indicating that the tooth will need a crown before it breaks.  Cameras can also reveal cavities, lost fillings, and other mouth conditions that may be hard for you to see in the mirror. 
Intraoral cameras help us to diagnose problems in their early stages—which means we can catch problems earlier, resulting in less invasive treatment for you.  They also help us to diagnose the problem with you, so you aren’t left wondering where that mysterious crack in your tooth might be.  You will be able to see it for yourself!  We can then store the photo in your chart, where it is easily retrievable to monitor the tooth over time, or to submit to your dental insurance company to aid in the payment of a claim.