National Children’s Dental Health Month: Choosing Tap Water

It’s that time of year again! In the dental world, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. A month to reflect on the importance of children’s dental health, and the steps we can take to teach them how to care for their smile all year round. Usually, it’s the little things in our daily routine we overlook. For example, brushing and flossing times and techniques, along with other preventive steps we can take to avoid common dental problems, like seeing the dentist on a regular basis. However, sometimes we forget about the importance of drinking the right kind of water too. This year, the American Dental Association (ADA) is focusing on the significance of drinking tap water. Why, you may ask? Well, according to the ADA, “More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25 percent in both children and adults.” Simply by drinking the right kind of water, there is potential to substantially reduce the amount of decay in children. In fact, “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.” If you have fluoridated water, it definitely serves as an advantage. Drinking a little less bottled water and going for the tap a little more often is the way to go! Source: Delta...

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Dental Arts Finalist in Best of the Bay – 2016!

Thank you for your support during this year’s voting Best of the Bay – Green Bay!  We have the best patients and we deeply appreciate your continued trust in our clinic.  Thank you!...

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Thank You!

Thanks to our wonderful doctors, staff, and patients, Dental Arts has been voted Best of the Bay for 2015!  We couldn’t have done it without our knowledgeable and hardworking dental team, and the confidence our patients have in us!

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Dr. Flink Volunteers at Healthy Kids Day

Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. May 5, 2015 On May 2, 2015, Dr. Dara Flink volunteered at Healthy Kids Day, an event hosted by the Greater Green Bay YMCA each year. Healthy Kids Day is a free, family event that takes place at Shopko Hall. It offers several opportunities for kids to learn about how to improve their general health and well-being. Along with her assistant, Mindy, and other volunteers, Flink ran a dental booth that provided educational information and demonstrations for children, giving them a hands-on experience to promote good oral health. The booth included activities that encouraged adequate brushing, flossing, and nutritional health. In addition, it served as a fun and exciting way to get kids interested in preventive dental techniques and provided instruction that emphasized the value of healthy teeth and gums. Flink has organized the dental segment of the event for several years, and often reaches out to other professionals, such as dental assistants, hygienists, and dentists for support. Image courtesy of...

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Welcome Back Dr. Thompson!

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. April 2, 2015 Dr. David Thompson is home safely, following a week-long trip to the Caribbean country of Haiti. Dr. Thompson travels to Haiti each year with an organization called Friends of Haiti, Inc., where he provides valuable dental care to the general public. Friends of Haiti is a non-profit organization that helps people living in impoverished areas of Haiti. The organization provides “medical, dental, development, and educational services via teams of volunteer professionals,” and seeks to improve the lives of people in need (Friends of Haiti, 2015). Dr. Thompson spends much of his time helping those seeking dental attention and relieves the pain of many. In doing so, Thompson encounters many unique experiences, as well as reunites with friends involved with the group. Thompson has supported the organization for several years, and strives to expand and improve the overall treatment process. If you wish to get involved with this cause, please see the Friends of Haiti website for more information or contact Dr. David Thompson at...

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Dr. Maraka Volunteers at the 61st Annual CP Telethon

By: Jenna Ebenhoe, C.D.A. March 9, 2015 Over the weekend, Dental Arts’ own Dr. Patrick Maraka volunteered at the 61st Annual CP Telethon, taking calls to raise donations for a great cause. The CP Telethon is a 2-day fundraising effort that takes place each year during the first weekend of March. The benefit is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Cerebral Palsy Center (CP). It raises awareness about the CP Center and promotes the unique services and treatment options it provides for adults and children in the greater Green Bay community. Luckily, volunteers like Dr. Maraka make an impact and provide “a significant amount of value and worth to deeply enrich and enhance the CP’s mission: Celebrating all abilities and unlocking potential,” according to CP Center. Maraka has been involved in the telethon for the last five years and fully supports the cause.  ...

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