SUMMER 2011 2929-B Capital Medical Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308 Office: (850) 656-2636 Fax: (850) 656-8527 [email protected] www.smilesbybeck.com M-TH 7:30 – early evening F 7:30 – 3:00 OUR GENERAL DENTISTRY SERVICES INCLUDE: t Amalgam filings tExtractions tRoot canal treatments tFull and partial dentures tCrowns (gold & porcelain) tDental hygiene services tBreath management tRestoration of Dental Implants OUR COSMETIC SERVICES INCLUDE: tTooth colored fillings tClosing spaces between teeth tInstant-orthodontic straightening tAll porcelain veneers and onlays tWhitening/bleaching tAll porcelain crowns & bridges tRestoring missing teeth with specialized bridges and implants tGum Tissue Contouring tReshaping teeth WATCH VIDEO Presented by Drs. Marci and Glenn Beck Tips for a Healthy Smile at Any Age You’ve probably heard that a healthy smile makes a great first impression, but good looks aren’t the only reason to take care of your pearly whites. Numerous studies have linked poor oral health with serious health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t matter whether you’re two or 102 -- a good oral health regime will have a positive effect on your health. What constitutes quality oral health care changes with age? The following are some tips for ensuring a healthy smile at any age: Early Childhood t The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend scheduling a child’s first dentist visit around the first birthday. t Start cleaning your baby’s mouth early. Once the child is able to spit, use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Children should be supervised until they can write in cursive. t Don’t share spoons or blow on your baby’s food. You can pass harmful bacteria from your mouth to your baby’s. Kids and Teens t It’s okay to give kids treats once in awhile, but try to stay away from sugary drinks, which bathe the teeth in Page 2 | Summer 2011 | www.smilesbybeck.com sugar with every swallow, and sticky foods that cling to teeth. Have children drink water to rinse out their mouths after they eat sweets. Have kids wear mouth guards to prevent broken teeth and t injuries to the lips, tongue, face and jaw. Adults t Talk to your dentist before using a teeth whitening product to ensure safety and effectiveness. Limit tobacco use. Smoking or chewing is more likely to t cause serious oral diseases, including periodontitis and cancer. Older Adults t Don’t let arthritis prevent good oral hygiene. Use a power toothbrush and pre-threaded flossers. If t you experience dry mouth, talk to your dentist. Lower saliva production has been linked to a higher risk of tooth decay. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…don’t forget to see your dentist every six months so that any developing issues can be caught early and prevented! This will help ensure a healthy smile for a long, long time! Something to Sm i t u le Abo Dr. Marci Dr. Glenn Employee Spotlight SMILES BY BECK SCHOLARSHIP The 2011 Smiles by Beck Scholarship was presented last month by Dr. Marci Beck to three deserving Tallahassee Community College students. The recipients of the $1000 fund were dental assisting students Ashley McCoy and Jasmin McClellan and dental hygiene student Rae Tyre. All dental health students were given the opportunity to apply for the scholarship by submitting an impromptu essay on the topic “Discuss your motivation for becoming a member of a dental team.” July 4th Special +++++ Let’s make our Independence Day brighter by adding some extra “white” to our red, white and blue. Give your loved one a gift certificate for a complete home whitening system. Special pricing good through July 15th. Contact our office for details. +++++ Page 4 | Summer 2011 | www.smilesbybeck.com We are proud to welcome a new member to our administrative team. Kim Pennell will be the first to greet you and assist you with your scheduling needs. I’m sure you well find her Texan enthusiasm and hospitality quite refreshing. Relay for Life Keeping Friends 4 Life On April 29th and 30th our office participated in the annual Relay for Life Event which was held at the Florida High Track. This is the 10th year Drs. Marci and Glenn Beck have sponsored this event which raises funds for cancer research and aids in the awareness of the causes, signs and symptoms of cancer. Thanks to our employees and their families, friends, and our patients we were able to raise over $1700 for this worthy cause.
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