SUMMER 2011

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SUMMER 2011
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
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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
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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.
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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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