Edwards Family Dental

Summer Teeth Tips!

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Here are a few tips to keep your teeth healthy this summer!

  1. Chewing ice may cool you off on a hot summer day, but it is not good for your teeth.  Use ice as something to cool your drink and not as a food.   Chewing ice can leave your teeth weak and vulnerable to breaking and can cause damage to your enamel.

2. Wear a mouthguard during summer sports.   Even though summer sports may not be high contact, your teeth can still be at risk if you take a fall.   Be safe and protect your teeth.

3.  When you are hot, you sweat.   Don’t reach for a sports drink to rehydrate.   Many sports drinks contain sugar as their top ingredient and can be as bad for your teeth as drinking soda.   If you are going to have a sports drink, look for one that is low in sugar to prevent damage to your teeth.

 

Summer can also be a great time to make your dental appointment.   It is convenient with many schedules and the office is cool and crisp on these hot summer days! 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS DR EDWARDS?

Have you heard of Flat Stanley?   This is our version! Let’s see how many places we can get Dr. Edwards this summer! Post your picture with Dr. Tim to our Facebook page to be entered to win a prize.   We will keep track of how many places he goes on a map in our office! Download and print your Dr. Tim here!   Dr Tim

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#SMILE BIG #SUMMER #Vacation

BRACE YOURSELF, Summer’s Coming!

“Don't worry about a thing,every little thing is gonna be alright”

BRACE YOURSELF, Summer’s Coming!  Sun, Sand, Pools, Braces!   Braces are not only for cosmetic purposes.   They can save you from a life long struggle of dental health problems.   With over 12 years of orthodontic experience, Dr. Edwards would be happy to discuss how braces can benefit your smile.   Call us at 614-761-7666 to schedule your FREE orthodontic consult.

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FORE!Miler

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Join our team for the FORE!Miler on May 25th at 7:00pm. The race takes off from Muirfield Village Golf Club.  Use the team name SmileBig at registration. Dr. Edwards will be donating $10 to KidSmiles for every team participant. For more information on KidSmiles, visit www.kidsmilesclinic.com or http://www.edwardsfamilydental.com/community-involvement/kidsmiles-clinic/.   We look forward to seeing you at the race! #SmileBig

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Military Care Packages

Many of our patients are members of the Army National Guard.  We are proud of their service and thankful for all that they do for our country.   In April, we sent a number of care packages overseas to our patients who are deployed.  We sent lots of goodies including snacks, candy, and personal care items.  

 

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Here is a letter we received back from one of the soldiers:

Edwards Family Dental,

I received the package that you sent and shared it with the Soldiers here whom go to Edwards Family Dental (Kyle Griffith, Jonathan Giordano, Bradley Schamel, and Mark Bailey) and the rest of the Soldiers on our base. Daniel Waldren is unfortunately at another location away from us. The protein bars and peanuts disappeared pretty quick! We all appreciate the gesture and kindness you have showed us. Everyone here is doing well and we all look forward to coming home this summer and getting our cleanings. 

Thanks Chadd A. Kuhn in Afghanistan

We were so happy to hear back from our patients and know that they enjoyed the packages that we sent even more after we got this letter!
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Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

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We all know that smoking can cause oral cancer.  But, what are some of the other causes that can put you at risk?  April is oral cancer awareness month and  Edwards Family Dental wants you to know if you are at risk. Did you know that smoking while drinking alcohol increases your risk?  Did you know that poor diet has been linked to oral cancer? The following is a list of the leading causes of oral cancer.

RISK FACTORS FOR ORAL CANCER: 

SMOKING- Almost two thirds of oral cancer cases can be linked to smoking.  A morning cigarette can double your chances of getting the disease.   By quitting smoking now, you can reduce your risk of getting oral cancer by one third.

SMOKELESS TOBACCO- Smokeless tobacco can increase the chances of getting oral cancer by 15 times!

DRINKING ALCOHOL- Drinking alcohol in excess puts you at risk for oral cancer.   Drinking alcohol in excess and smoking cigarettes can increase your risk of getting oral cancer by 30 times!

SUN EXPOSURE- Exposure to the sun can increase your chances of oral cancer on the border of the lip.

POOR DIET- A poor diet has been linked to oral cancer diagnosis.

PERIODONTAL DISEASE– The risk of oral cancer goes up with periodontal disease and is more likely in people who are missing 6 or more teeth.

HPV- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a leading cause of oral cancer and is estimated to overtake smoking as THE leading cause of oral cancer in the near future.

BE SURE that you are getting an oral cancer screening every time you visit the dentist.   We are all at more risk than was thought in the past.   If you think that you may be at a higher risk or if you are unsure if you have been screened for oral cancer be sure to speak up and ask your dentist.   The screening only takes a couple of minutes and can save your life.

#ORALCANCERAWARENESSMONTH #WATCHYOURMOUTH #EDWARDSFAMILYDENTAL #ORALCANCER #ORALCANCERSCREENING #SMILEBIG

 

 

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One Day Crown Visit

Don’t let this be your experience! We offer one day crown visits.  No temporary.  No two weeks of waiting.

#DavidLetterman #DentalHumor #SmileBig

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Dental Health Month

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Today is the beginning of Dental Health Month! Look for us at our local preschools educating children about the importance of brushing, eating healthy, and seeing the dentist regularly! ‪#‎SmileBig‬ ‪#‎DentalHealthMonth‬ ‪#‎BrushandFloss‬ ‪#‎KeepKidsHealthy‬ #CommunityInvolvement #February

 

Here is a fun activity to try with your kids!

Teeth Science for Kids – Why do we need to take care of our teeth

 

 

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