Vicki L. Fidler
Fidler on the Tooth
3626 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
Pg2… Websites that save you BIG Money!
Pg2… 7 Ways to Prevent Cavities
Pg3… Create a Healthy Dental Craft & Snack
Pg4… What’s New at the Office!
Websites that Save 7 Ways to Prevent Cavities
From Tammy Davenport, former About.com Guide
You BIG Money! Cavities, also known as tooth decay, occur when plague,
the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the
sugars and / or starches of the foods that we eat. This
1. Groupon.com: If you’re a deal-of-the- combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel.
day shopper and don’t mind joining the herd Tooth decay is also the second most prevalent disease in
for a massive coupon, then check out the United States (the common cold is first). Fortunately,
Groupon.com. This site offers shoppers one cavities can be easily prevented.
big coupon each day for local restaurants,
attractions, and retailers in many big cities 1. Brush Your Teeth
across America. You can join in the group In the fight against cavities, it is essential that you brush your
fun by signing up for email alerts, or liking teeth properly at least twice a day with a toothpaste
them on facebook. containing fluoride.
2. Floss Daily
2. Freeshipping.org: Hate paying big Food debris gets caught in between our teeth when we eat.
money to ship that new gadget or gift across If the debris is not removed, it can lead to cavities. Flossing
the country? A quick trip to Freeshipping.org every day is the best way to remove food debris from in
may solve your shipping woes and save you between the teeth.
money too. This site offers would-be
shoppers special coupons and promotional 3. Eat Healthy
codes at a variety of online stores across the Proper nutrition plays an important role in good dental
internet. Find free ship coupons at retailers health. Eating nutritional snacks and limiting the amount of
like Macy’s, Pottery Barn, Target, J.Crew, & sugary drinks will help to prevent plaque from forming on the
4. Visit Your Dentist
3. RetailMeNot.com: Find promotional Many cavities can only be detected by a dentist or a dental
codes, printable coupons, and grocery deals X-ray. Visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and
for over 65,000 stores at mega site cleanings are a key factor in preventing cavities and staying
RetailNeNot.com. This site offers members a on top of good oral hygiene.
forum, and gives coupon users the chance to
vote on which deals worked best, so you will 5. Have Sealants Placed
know which coupons offer a genuine deal. Dental sealants are a protective coating that is applied to the
You can also download a browser extension biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant protects the
tooth from getting a cavity by shielding against bacteria and
to make finding coupon codes easier.
plaque. Sealants are more common in children because of
the new growth of permanent teeth; however, sealants can
4. FatWallet.com: Join like-minded savvy benefit adults to.
savers by browsing the FatWallet.com
forums to seek out the best deals online and 6. Use a Mouth Rinse
in-store. There are thousands of bargain There are several antimicrobial mouth rinses on the market
hunters ready to share their sales and that have been clinically proven to reduce plaque, such as
money saving tips with you – all you have to Listerine or Crest Pro Health. Rinsing with one of these
do is search and find the right conversation. mouth rinses after brushing or eating can aid in cavity
This site also boasts many online coupons prevention.
and helps you compare prices.
7. Chew (Sugarless) Gum!
Believe it or not, chewing certain sugarless gums can
5. CouponMountain.com: You don’t need actually help to prevent cavities by increasing the flow of
to register to take advantage of the deals saliva in your mouth. In 2007, the American Dental
offered on CouponMountain.com. Launched Association awarded their Seal of Acceptance to Wrigley's
in 2001, this site updates several times a day Orbit, Eclipse and Extra chewing gums for helping to prevent
with new offerings, and aggregates deals in cavities. It’s important to also point out, however, that
one location to save you time. chewing gum is the equivalent of clenching and grinding your
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Create a Healthy
Dental Craft and Snack
From Shawn Watson, About.com
This healthy dental craft and snack let's your
kids create their own healthy mouth – and it’s
Time required: 30 minutes to one hour
What You Need:
* One large Red Delicious Apple per every
* One disposable plate or napkin per person
* One bag of mini white marshmallows
* One jar of smooth peanut butter 5. Using the butter knife or Popsicle stick, evenly spread
* People with nut allergies may use a nut-free the peanut butter, or the alternative, on one side of each
alternative to peanut butter apple segment. Place each segment next to each other, with
* One small serving cup per person the spread side up.
* One apple corer
* One sharp knife * Adult supervision 6. Each person should then be given five to six mini white
* One butter knife or Popsicle stick per person marshmallows each. Using one apple segment, place the
marshmallows along the edge of the apple, where the skin
Here's How: and flesh meet. The marshmallows should appear to curve
with the shape of the segment.
1. Select a large, Red Delicious apple of your
choice. Using a red apple will help to create 7. Once all of the marshmallows have been placed on the
pretty lips for your mouth, but if a red apple is not spread, take your other apple segment, and carefully place it
available, any color will do. Depending on the on top of the marshmallows. Make sure you try to align the
number of people creating their healthy snack, apple as evenly as possible. Then, press down on the fleshy
one apple generally will yield enough segments part of the apple that is opposite of the skin.
for four people. Give each person one disposable
plate or napkin. 8. Voila! You have now created a healthy dental craft and
snack of your own.
2. With the assistance of an adult, use the
apple corer, and remove the apple's core. Using Tips:
a sharp knife, slice the apple in half. Then
continue to slice the apple into segments that are 1. As you are creating your healthy dental craft and snack,
approximately a 1/2 inch wide. discuss with the children how making healthy food choices,
that are low in sugar, help to prevent cavities and gum
3. Once you have the apple divided into disease.
segments, give each person that is creating their 2. Ask the children questions regarding dental hygiene as
own mouth two segments of apple. you create the craft. "How often should you brush and floss
your teeth?" and "Is soda good or bad for your teeth?"
4. Check with all participants to see if anyone 3. Talk about how cavities are formed. As they create their
has a peanut allergy or treenut allergy, then craft and snack, explain to them how the tooth decay
select the appropriate spread for the apple -- process works.
which can be either peanut butter, or a peanut 4. While they place each marshmallow "tooth" on the apple
butter alternative. If an alternative is not segment, ask the children if they would like to have white
available, apricot jam or marmalade will work. teeth, like their new apple mouth. Discuss how regular
Using the small serving cups, give each person 1 brushing and flossing will help them achieve a white and
Tbsp. of spread. bright smile, similar to their newly created mouth.
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With Heartfelt Thanks for Your Referrals
There’s no question that I have the BEST patients on the entire
planet. Special Offer
We will credit your dental account
My business is built on word of mouth advertising and I’d like to with $100 towards any cosmetic
thank the following people who were kind enough to recommend my treatment you may need or want
services to their friends. upon completion of your regular
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Thank you sooooo much! 206.384.4651
to schedule your appointment and
Welcome New Patients! get started on your beautiful smile!
Here are the new patients that became members of our practice
family this last month! We’d like to welcome you publicly, and wish
you all the best!
Kendall C., Chloe B., Stacia O., Mavis S., Paolo R., Wesley H.,
Krissi H., Tessa H., Micah M., Ryan S., Val K., Sam K., Lyudmila
T., David A., Barbara R., Cynthia P., Dawn S., Jayasari G., Jennifer
W., Priya M., Jon R., John T., Megan D., and Ali O.
We love giving recognition to our new friends and our wonderful
existing patients who are kind enough to refer their friends and
relatives to us! We’re all helping each other, which is the whole
point of all this! Right?
What’s New in the office?
Riddle of the Month
During the month of May we Last Month's Quiz Question!
had a contest for the people Why is the math book so unhappy?
who “like” us on Facebook - Answer: Because it's full of problems!
Congratulations to Jesse C. on This Month’s Quiz Question:
winning 3 Seattle Sounders When can you add 2 to 11 and get 1?
tickets!!! Answer: See next month’s newsletter!