December 2010

The Smile Connection

Compliments of Hornseth and Curless Dental

Complete Dental Care for Your Total Health

2101 East Calumet Street, Appleton, WI 54915

phone 920.731.1550 fax 920.731.4403


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Thank you for placing your trust in our practice.  It is a privilege to practice dentistry for you and your family. We wish you all the best for a happy and healthy 2011.

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Philip Hornseth, Dr. Erin Curless and Dental Team

Make it a White Christmas with a
Tooth Whitening Gift Certficate

Give someone or yourself the gift of a whiter, brighter smile with a teeth whitening gift certificate at a holiday rate of $225 (regularly $300).  Now through Dec. 23rd certificates are available for $225 this includes take home, custom made, whitening trays from dental impressions, NiteWhite Teeth Whitening kit, 1 tube Fluoridex 5000 fluoride, and our educated team for guidance though the whitening process to answer any questions or concerns. 


Now through Dec.23 either call us at 920.731.1550 or stop by our office to pick up your gift certificates. Make it even easier, order over the phone with credit card and we will mail the certificates to your home. 

Certificate expires June 30, 2011.

Keep Those Lips Luscious All Winter Long

Cool winter weather can zap your lips of much needed moisture. Try this advice to keep them soft and smooth during drier colder spells:

  • Drink more water. It helps moisten lips from the inside out.
  • If your mouth is always dry, medications you are taking could be the reason. Talk with your doctor about switching medications or learning the side effects.
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to indoor air.
  • Apply lip balm that contains lanolin or beeswax several times a day and before bed. A dab of petroleum jelly on your lips also works.
  • Don't lick your lips; it can dry them out more.
  • When outdoors, use a lip balm that has a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. On blustery days, cover your mouth with a scarf.
Dental Word Scramble Game

Unscramble these dental words:

soslf, lomra, taciyv, lameen, hsurbhtoot, signgitvii 

for a chance to win the Oral B Series 5000 Power Toothbrush Retail $120. Simply email your answers along with your name, address, and phone number. When we receive your completed, correct answers, you will be entered into the drawing for the power toothbrush.

Good Luck! Winner will be drawn on December 22nd.

Office News...
  •  The doctors and assistants attended the Spears Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona where Dr. Frank Spears who is a world premier esthetic and restorative dentist spoke on advances in cosmetic dentistry.
  • The hygienists and Dr. Curless attended a seminar by an oral pathologist Dr. Michael Rohrer, "Red & White Lesions: How do I Know When to Worry?" and "Canker Sores, Cold Sores and Other Sores." Dr. Curless and Dr. Hornseth both realize the importance of having an educated dental team to provide you with the best care for you and your family. Our team will treat you like they would treat their parents, siblings, or own Latest Newschildren.  
  • Sue's son, Peter has almost completed his first semester of dental school at Marquette in Milwaukee. Way to go Peter!
  • 2011 will be the Year of the Baby at Hornseth and Curless Dental. Dr. Erin will be expecting her second in February, Dr. Hornseth will become Grandpa for the third time in April, Grandma Amy for the second time in May and Grandma Wendy will be awaiting her third grandchild in July.
  • Wedding Bells will ring in July for Dr. Hornseth's youngest son, Todd, who will get married in Oregon and our assistant, Brenna who will get married in Greenville.
Tooth Fairy News..
What Happenstooth fairy When a Child Loses a Tooth in Costa Rica?

The mother takes the tooth and has it plated with gold and made into an earring for the child to wear.


Learn more about the Tooth Fairy and Make a Tooth Fairy Pillow for Children's Dental Health Month on Wed. Feb. 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Wrightstown Public Library, 615 Main St. presented by our dental hygienist Kim, and our own hygiene coordinator, Stacey who will be the Tooth Fairy.

The greatest compliment our patients can give us is the referral of friends and loved ones. We will treat them like we would take care of our own family and hope that everyone can have a healthy dental new year.
Happy Holidays,
Dr. Philip Hornseth DDS
Dr. Erin Curless DDS

In This Issue
Tooth Whitening Certificates
Luscious Lips
Dental Word Scramble
Office News
Tooth Fairy News