New recommendations on water fluoridation.

Healthy teeth with flouride

Since we strive to be your greatest resource for safe and reliable information for you and your families dental health we wanted to make sure you understand what the Department of Health and Human Serivices is recommending in the latest change in water fluoridation. We love fluoride! And the FDA and ADA still do too, they are just adjusting the dosage. In the simplest terms fluoride is a safe mineral that helps keep enamel hard.  Hard enamel is healthy and cavity free.  You can get fluoride in two ways: systemically (swallowed) and topically (directly onto the teeth).  Systemic fluoride is important for the teeth that are developing in the jaw of young kids, topical fluoride cannot reach these areas. A typical 8 … Continue reading →

ADA Encourages Use of New Gaming App – Toothsavers

New Toothsavers Game! Game encourages kids to brush for two minutes, twice a day through interactive fairy tale kingdom adventure! With Children’s Dental Health Month around the corner, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives have released a new, free mobile gaming app, Toothsavers, in an effort to motivate parents and caregivers to take action to reduce their children’s risk of oral disease. This interactive game makes toothbrushing fun by encouraging kids to save friendly fairy tale characters from the evil, cavity-creating sorceress who cast a wicked tooth-rotting spell on the kingdom. The goal of the game is to motivate children to save their own teeth by brushing their teeth two minutes, twice a day. Here’s … Continue reading →

Best Halloween Treat Ever

A box showing the contents from the American Dental Association

Free Computer Game This year Seasons of Smiles Dental is helping redefine the meaning of “treat” during the Halloween season. We have ordered all necessary supplies from the American Dental Association. The games are in the house. If your kids are into computer games, be sure and stop by the office during regular business hours and we would love to make sure they get their Halloween treat!!! Best Halloween Treat Ever This Halloween, the ADA and PopCap Games want to redefine “treat” by giving fun instead of candy! Please join us throughout October in this awesome national awareness campaign. The award-winning smash hit Plants vs. Zombies™ is a family friendly video game that’s been played by over 120 million people … Continue reading →

Two Minutes Two Times a Day (2min2x)

Two Minutes Two Times a Day!!! Check out these two videos from the American Dental Association.  Seasons of Smiles Dental applauds this great effort.  These are all so fun. Which one is your favorite? Children’s Oral Health – Tooth Fairy Two Minutes Two Times a Day – What a catchy phrase! A coalition of more Than 35 Leading Dental Organizations Joins Ad Council to Launch First Campaign on Children’s Oral Health.  We all remember the great job the Ad Council has done with Smokey the Bear, and Only You Can Prevent Wildfires. What a great cause.  The Ad Council is joining The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives, a coalition of more than 35 leading dental health organizations, including the American Dental Association, to debut Kids … Continue reading →

MouthHealthy for life

What do you think of when you hear the words American Dental Association? Going to the dentist? Buying toothpaste? Three out of four dentists? The American Dental Association is so much more. For starters, did you know that the ADA is the oldest and largest dental society in the world? Its true. The first meeting of the ADA took place on Aug. 3, 1859, two years before the start of the Civil War and only 83 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. And since that day, the ADA has expanded to include more than 156,000 dentists from every state and Puerto Rico and increased its outreach to impact not just those who care for teeth, but also … Continue reading →

Yankee Dental 2012 – Yes you can!!!

The New England dental convention is held in Boston every year. This year at Yankee Dental, the opening keynote speaker was Dick Hoyt! Dick and his son Rick, who was born with multiple disabilities, have formed “Team Hoyt” and compete in marathons and triathlons around the world. Team Hoyt is a story of hope and working hard for what you believe in. According to Team Hoyt Wiki, in addition it many other events, they have participated in 6 Ironman Triathlons. That would consist of consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bike and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Rick turned 50 in 2012 and Dick is now in his 70s. As they speak … Continue reading →

Maine Dental Association encourages bill passage.

Logo for the Maine Dental Association

AUGUSTA – On Feb. 1, the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Affairs is expected to discuss LD 1666 “An Act to Guarantee Basic Preventive Dental Health Services for Children in Maine.” The bill would require dental insurance companies to pay for at least two fluoride treatments under dental insurance policies sold in Maine. The Maine Dental Association believes that is a goal worth making into law. We are seeing a very negative trend in dental benefit insurance plans, said Frances Miliano, MDA executive director, in a news release.  Most insurance companies were covering two fluoride treatments a year, many are now cutting back to only one. The companies may save money by reducing treatments to one, but … Continue reading →