Creating beautiful smiles to last a lifetime! We offer Orthodontics, Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Digital X-rays, TMJ treatment, Veneers, Root Canal Therapy, and Extractions.
IT'S TIME TO PLAY DENTAL FAMILY FEUD! The top 8 answers are on the board. Can you guess what they are? 🤔 #familyfeud #fun #answers
WANT TO KNOW how you can help children in need? Go to rednoseday.org to learn more about Red Nose Day, a campaign to end child poverty! ❤️ #rednoseday #rednose #endchildpoverty
To all of our friends of the practice: We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. We wanted you to know that we are back open and ready to serve all of your dental needs. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Iowa Dental Board. We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued and follow them to the strictest of standards.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
• We will take your temperature in the reception area and when you are seated in the dental chair with infrared thermometers without touching you.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, coffee bar and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• You will also note that there are only a few chairs remaining in the reception room. This allows us to keep 6 feet of social distance between patients.
• Appointments will be managed to allow for maximum social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
• We ask that when you arrive to our office, call us or text us at (515) 412-4200 right away and stay in your car until we call or text you back for your time to come inside.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
• We ask that you to bring a mask with you to wear from your automobile until you are seated in the dental chair and then again after your appointment as you leave the office.
• When you arrive at our office, You will be asked to use a pre rinse (hydrogen peroxide) to help keep the amount of bacteria and virus count down in your mouth.
• You will notice that we are wearing extra protection for your benefit and our protection to help prevent the spread of this virus.
• We have special HEPA air filtration systems in each operatory, and for the whole office
• We will be vigorously and continuously wiping down surfaces and instruments prior to, during and after usage.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call or text our office at (515) 412-4200 or visit our website at www.solacedental.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr Skinner and the Solace Dental Team
(515) 412-4200 to call or text
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WE WANT TO THANK those who've fought for our country. Happy Armed Forces Day! 🇺🇸 #armedforces #armedforcesday #thankyou
WISDOM TEETH ARE not for everyone, and not everyone even gets them. A study from 2016 suggests that up to 40% of people end up with 0 to 3 wisdom teeth. If they are going to show up, it tends to happen between ages 17 and 25. But why do those of us who have at least one wisdom tooth so often need to get them removed? 🤔
The main issue is space. Many people don’t have enough room to fit extra molars into their dental arches, maybe because the foods we eat don’t stimulate as much jaw growth as what our ancient ancestors ate.
When they don’t have room to properly erupt, wisdom teeth can cause a lot of crowding or end up impacted (i.e. trapped under the gums, where they can harm the roots of neighboring teeth or form cysts). They’re also harder to reach, making them harder to clean. 😁
Teenagers and young adults should be on the watch for symptoms of problem wisdom teeth, such as pain towards the back of the mouth, tenderness, redness, or swelling. Keeping up with 6-month dental appointments is also critical so that extraction can be recommended before there are any complications. ✔️
WE JUST WANT TO WISH everyone a happy Mother’s Day! We’re so grateful for moms everywhere! 💐 #mothersday #mothersday2020 #momsarethebomb
WE’RE CELEBRATING National Dental Care Month by letting you know just how grateful we are to serve our patients and help them have happy, healthy smiles! 😀 #grateful #dentistry #nationaldentalcaremonth
PLEASE AVOID chewing on ice, it can crack and even chip your teeth! 😬 #oralhealth #toothhealth #funfact
DO YOURSELF A FAVOR and have a solo dance party for International Dance Day! 👯 #internationaldanceday #justdance #dancing
WE HAVE TO ADMIT we’re bookworms, and since we have some extra time on our hands we want to hear your best book recommendations! 📚 Go ahead and drop your favorite books in the comments below! #worldbookday #bookrecommendations #whattoread
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WE’VE ALL BEEN hearing the phrase “social distancing” a lot lately in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, but what does it actually mean and why is it so important for us all to do? 🤔
Basically, social distancing means staying at home and avoiding physical contact with other people as much as possible, remaining at least six feet apart. The more people do this, the fewer chances the virus will have to spread, and the better our hospitals will be able to handle incoming cases on top of all the non-coronavirus patients. (That’s what it means to “flatten the curve.”)
COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact or by touching things an infected person has touched. From there, the germs on the hands can lead to infection when we touch our faces without vigorously washing our hands in between. 🙌
An infected person can go days without symptoms while already being contagious, which is why taking steps like staying home, only going out for groceries about once a week, and washing our hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds all help to slow the spread. 👍
Happy Easter from Solace Dental🐣🌷🐰
LET’S CELEBRATE OUR SIBS! 👨👩👧👦 How many siblings do you have? Shout them out in the comments below to let them know how much you appreciate them! #nationalsiblingsday #siblings #commentbelow
STAYING INFORMED ABOUT the symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer is incredibly important. We oral health professionals are on the front lines of the battle against oral cancer, and we want to recruit our patients to fight with us.
By far the biggest risk factor is tobacco use. Another is frequent, heavy alcohol consumption. Age and gender are also factors; oral cancer affects twice as many men as women and people over age 45 are at greater risk. Other risk factors include too much sun (which can cause lip cancer), HPV, and neglecting oral hygiene.
Oral cancer symptoms include red or white patches in the mouth, a sore that doesn’t heal, strange thickness in the cheek, an unusual lump, numbness of the mouth or tongue, a persistent feeling of having something stuck in the throat, chronic bad breath, and difficulty chewing or swallowing.
The great news is that survival rates for oropharyngeal cancers have been increasing for the last 30 years. The way we continue that trend is with awareness and early detection. The first person to spot early signs of oral cancer is often none other than the dentist during a routine dental exam. Add that to the list of reasons why we should all be keeping up with twice-yearly appointments!
HAPPY WORLD HEALTH DAY! 🏥 What a great opportunity to thank healthcare professionals for helping to keep us healthy — thank you! #thankyou #gratitude #healthcareprofessionals
APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS Month and we want you to watch your mouth! 🤭 Early detection can double your chance of survival so make sure to get screened! #oralcancerawareness #oralcancerscreenings #oralhealth
WE COULD ALL USE a little fun and positivity, so for April Fools, comment with your favorite April Fools prank! 😜 #aprilfools #fun #positivity
THE COMMON CURE for a toothache during the middle ages in Germany was kissing a donkey! 🐴 Aren’t you glad dentistry has changed and this is no longer common practice? #funfact #didyouknow #dentistry
WHICH ONE ARE you choosing while you're staying home: books or movies? 🤔 Comment below with your pick! #activities #wouldyourather #chooseone
NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH is the perfect time to talk about how food affects our teeth. Cutting back on certain foods and incorporating more of others into our diets can have a big impact on oral health, so let’s take a closer look.
The Bad: Acids, Sugars, and Starches
The bad bacteria in our mouths love feasting on the remnants of any sugary or starchy foods we eat. After a big meal, those bacteria then excrete smelly compounds and acid onto our teeth, causing bad breath, eroding our tooth enamel, and increasing the risk of tooth decay. When we eat or drink acidic things like soda or fruit juice, we’re applying acid directly to our teeth!
The Good: Dairy, Produce, and Proteins
Fruits and veggies are high in water and fiber, which makes it harder for the sugar and acid in them to harm our teeth than when we only drink the juice. Dairy products like milk, plain yogurt, and cheese are low in sugar and high in protein and calcium, both of which are important for healthy teeth and gums. Finally, poultry, fish, nuts, and eggs are other great sources of protein and they also contain phosphorus!
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MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, so we’re celebrating the first female dentist in North America: Dr. Emeline Roberts Jones, born in 1833. Like many dentists in the mid-1800s, she didn’t receive a formal degree, and because she was a woman, she likely would have been rejected by the newly established all-male dental colleges anyway.
At age 18, Emeline married a dentist, Dr. Daniel Jones. He scoffed when she expressed interest in his profession, claiming that dentistry was no occupation for the “frail and clumsy fingers” of a woman. 😮 She must have taken those words as a personal challenge, because she trained herself using extracted teeth behind his back until even he had to acknowledge her skill, at which point she became his partner. 👩⚕️👨⚕️
After Daniel died in 1864, Emeline continued practicing dentistry to support their two children. She traveled around Connecticut with her portable dentist’s chair until finding a permanent home for her practice in New Haven, where she worked until retiring in 1915.
Emeline Roberts Jones paved the way for generations of women in dentistry. She received numerous awards and honors over the course of a career spanning six decades, including being made an honorary member of the National Dental Association. 🏅
IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and we’re posting to say that we support the women in our practice, community, and world! 🌍 #internationalwomensday #empowerwomen #femaleempowerment
Life gets busy and can get pretty stressful. Don't take it out on your teeth! An effective night guard will consistently prevent grinding from further harming your teeth. Feel free to ask us for more information!
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DO YOU HAVE a controversial movie opinion? 🎬 Comment below to share what popular movie you didn’t like. #unpopularopinions #movies #commentbelow
Happy Dental Assistant Recognition Week to Claire and Karen! Thanks for all of your hard work to help make the office run smoothly!
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No Dental Insurance? No Problem!
Our In-House plan is a membership plan designed to make dental care affordable for patients without insurance. One annual fee covers routine exams, cleanings, and X-rays. Call for more information (515) 412-4200.
IN HONOR OF DENTAL Assistants Recognition week, let’s all give a BIG thank you to our wonderful assistants for the amazing work they do every day! ⭐ #dentalassistant #dentalassitantappreciationweek #thankyou
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Dr. Skinner has been providing beautiful smiles for over 20 years! We offer Cosmetic Dentistry, Root Canal Therapy, Orthodontics, Invisalign, Crowns, Veneers, Laser Dentistry and Wisdom Teeth Extractions. We have the latest dental technology: Digital X-rays, Panoramic images and CBCT scans. Our building is modern, sleek and is conveniently located on Hickman Road. We are handicap accessible and we would love to see you in our office!
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