General Dentistry practice started in 1995
Operating as usual
The team at the Adams Dental Clinic spent their lunch hour in "jail." They raised a total of $350 from their friends and families to make "bail" and to benefit the March of Dimes!
Have a enjoyable and safe Fourth of July weekend!
Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.
Our hygienist, Deb, became a grandma to grandson #2 over the weekend! Congratulations!
It's the big 3-OH for our wonderful dental assistant! Happy Birthday Stephenie!
Happy birthday to our fabulous hygienist, Deb! Enjoy your day!
It's gonna be a HOT one today!
Quench your thirst with water instead of soda. Soda damages your teeth. The sugar in soda coats your teeth, combining with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. Both regular and diet soda also contain carbolic acid through carbonation. These acids work to weaken tooth enamel, causing cavities and tooth decay.
Congratulations to all of the teachers and students on finishing another school year! We wish you a safe and fun summer break!
Happy Friday from all of us at Adams Dental Clinic!
It's hard to fight crime with a toothache. ;)
Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day!
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Let a SMILE be your umbrella on a rainy day.
[03/26/15] Fun Fact: In medieval Japan white teeth were considered ugly. Today we think a shiny, white smile is attractive but women in midieval Japan used roots and inks to stain their teeth black. #tbt
New Review from a Happy Customer:
"A-1 all around .great people to work with ."
rateabiz.com It's been a while since my last dentist visit. My trip to see Dr. Ray was better than any other dentist I'd gone to in the past. The staff was welcoming and Dr. Ray was very good about explaining what he was going to before starting. My girls had a wonderful first trip to the dentist too. Dr. Ray an…
[03/19/15] Did know...in 1816, Sir Isaac Newton's tooth was sold in London for today's equivalent of $35,700. #tbt
Dental floss was first manufactured in 1882 #tbt. Fun fact...if you floss once a day, you will use about 5 miles of floss over your lifetime!
There are several options available for flossing: 1) traditional string floss, 2) floss picks, 3) floss handles, and 4) water flossers. No matter what type of floss you prefer the American Dental Association recommends that you floss once a day.
National Children's Dental Health Month
[02/05/15] In 1498, in China, the bristle toothbrush was invented. The bristles were made of the stiff hairs from the back of a pig's neck. Pig's hair was used in toothbrushes until 1938, when nylon bristles were introduced. #tbt Whether your toothbrush has pig hair bristles or nylon bristles be sure to brush your teeth two times a day!
New Review from a Happy Customer:
"It's been a while since my last dentist visit. My trip to see Dr. Ray was better than any other dentist I'd gone to in the past. The staff was welcoming and Dr. Ray was very good about explaining what he was going to before starting. My girls had a wonderful first trip to the dentist too. Dr. Ray and Debra did a very good job making them comfortable on their first visit."
[01/22/15] Dentists have been a round a long time - archeologists have evidence of the first dental filling in teeth from people who lived between 7,500 and 9,000 years ago. #tbt
Dr. Ray visited to the Adams Nursing Home to touch base with the residents about their oral health.
Happy Halloween! Be sure to stop by the Adams Dental Clinic when you are out trick-or-treating.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you brush your teeth twice a day. When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque (a sticky film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria.) When you floss you help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where the toothbrush can't reach. This is important because plaque that is not removed by brushing and flossing can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Flossing also helps prevent gum disease and cavities.
There is a right way to brush! Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes. Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth. To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes. Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.
Happy Dental Hygiene Month! Did you know as far back as the 1880’s, dental nurses have assisted dentists but the concept for what we know as dental hygienist have been around since the early 1900s?
Concerned that too many of his patients lost teeth to cavities and disease, Dr. Alfred Civilion Fones trained Irene Newman as an apprentice to provide preventive dental cleanings. He didn’t care for the term dental nurses, so he changed it to dental hygienist. Dr. Fones’ training was so successful that in 1913 he opened a school of dental hygiene.
Today, dental hygienists are trained, licensed professionals. They must fulfill a set of requirements and graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school. Additionally, they must pass a written and clinical exam administered by the American Dental Association’s Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations.
Brushing your teeth for two to three minutes at least twice a day, flossing your teeth at least once a day, and visiting Adams Dental Clinic reduces your risk of cavities and periodontal disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Dr. Ray sporting a full beard, with no grey ;), in 1996! #tbt
Adams Dental Clinic welcomes two new staff members.
Debra Baumgard is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a degree from Rochester Community and Technical College. She has been a licensed hygienist for 15 years and enjoys the one-on-one time she gets to spend with her patients and educating them on oral and dental health. Deb is a native of Rochester and a graduate of Mayo High School. She is married and has two children. She and her husband both enjoy gardening and antiquing. Deb says she is excited to join a practice in a tight-knit community.
Angela Himebaugh is joining the Adams Dental Clinic at the Front Desk. Angie is excited to be joining the practice and to be a part of a growing business in her husband's hometown. Angie grew up in Austin where she attended Austin High School. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduating from college Angie was crowned Miss Minnesota 2008 and competed in the 2009 Miss America Pageant. Angie married Leif in 2009 and together they have one son, Avery.
Dr. Ray says, "I am blessed to have this great team with me as we continue to give the care that has always been experienced at Adams Dental Clinic. We have refreshed our office and expanded our hours and services to better meet patient needs. Our door is always open to you, feel free to swing by and see us!"
Adams Dental Clinic Staff Front Row L to R: Rebecca Wolterman, Angela Himebaugh Back Row L to R: Donna Osmundson, Dr. Joseph Ray, D.D.S., Debra Baumgard
YOU could WIN the 'Get Out 'n Grill' giveaway!
-$25 gift certificate to Heimer Foods
-Stainless steel gas grill
-Corn on the cob skewers
-Ketchup, mustard, & plate holders
-2 - mason jar mugs
How to win:
For every new patient you refer to our office, you get your name put into the drawing. The more you refer, the more chances you have to WIN!
A winner will be drawn on Friday May 16th.
Nursing Home Exam Day
HARVEST SPECIAL at Adams Dental Clinic
FREE exam when you schedule an appointment for a cleaning & x-rays. Offer applies for new patients and those we haven't seen for a couple years - we'd love to see you again! Call 507-582-3563 TODAY!
[09/17/13] Refer your friends and family to us and you will have your name put into a drawing to win and iPad mini! Winner will be drawn on Friday, December 13th 2013.
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