Archive for September 2011

Julia Wolfe is the winner for this month’s Cavity Free Super Star Award!

Julia Wolfe is the winner for this month’s Cavity Free Super Star Award!

Julia Wolfe is our Super Star Cavity Free Winner this Month! Congrats Julia! The Summit Dental Super Star Cavity Free Program was created to to show recognition to those special patients who demonstrate excellent home care in between dental visits and therefore have no cavities when they come in for their dental check-up.

All children ages 3-14 who have no cavities get to join Summit Dental Super Star Program! Each child will be entered in a monthly drawing for 2 Free Movie Passes! We will also place their names on our website as we want everyone to know that we are proud of these children who have been doing a great job taking
care of their teeth and gums at home!
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New Super Star Cavity Free Winner for this Month!

New Super Star Cavity Free Winner for this Month!

Madison Catlin is our Super Star Cavity Free Winner this Month! Congrats Madison! The Summit Dental Super Star Cavity Free Program was created to to show recognition to those special patients who demonstrate excellent home care in between dental visits and therefore have no cavities when they come in for their dental check-up.

All children ages 3-14 who have no cavities get to join Summit Dental Super Star Program! Each child will be entered in a monthly drawing for 2 Free Movie Passes! We will also place their names on our website as we want everyone to know that we are proud of these children who have been doing a great job taking
care of their teeth and gums at home!
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Boise Dentists Discuss: Response to Article on Bisphenol A and Dental Materials

There have been some questions lately directed towards Boise Dentists about the presence of Bisphenol A (BPA) in dental materials that we use for treatment. BPA has been a hot topic in the news over the recent past and is mostly in response to consumer goods such as plastic bottles or linings in cans that contain certain amounts of BPA. There was a recent article published by the American Dental Association in response to some concern over BPA in dental materials and this will be summarized as follows bellow.
Most FDA approved dental materials are made with bis-GMA a product that does not break down into BPA. Some dental sealants when placed are associated with low levels of BPA; this one-time exposure to BPA from sealants is about 200 times lower than the daily level EPA considers safe. Also, studies have shown that the benefits of dental sealants outweigh the potential risk of a brief BPA exposure. There are alternatives to sealants that may contain BPA such as glass ionomer materials. It is customary that after a sealant or composite filling is placed it is rinsed or wiped and this also reduces exposure. Overall, researchers have shown that sealants and composites should continue to be used due to their proven benefits, which outweigh the potential risks.
Source Cited: ADA.org “News Coverage on Dental Materials and Bisphenol A”
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