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The Smile Connection Newsletter          April 2012    

2101 East  Calumet Street, Appleton, WI 54915

Phone 920.731.1550  Fax  920.731.4403

Email  hornsethcurless@new.rr.com 

Visit our website at  www.hornsethcurless.com 


In This Issue
Email Confirmation
Q & A Pregnancy...
Aprill Fool's
Beware of the Bling
Tooth Fairy News
Meet Kellie, Our Treatment Coordinator
Enter for a chance
to win a $50 Gift Certificate
Email "I will brush after my Easter treats" with your name and phone to hornsethcurless@new.rr.com for
a  chance to win a $50 gift cerficate or credit on your account  to the office. Winner will be drawn on April 17th. Good Luck! 
Congrats to Andy our Valentine's Day winner of the $50 gift certficate.  Bo G. won the  $25 Wal-Mart gift card as  the winner of our St. Patrick's Day Coloring Contest.



We wish you and your family a Happy Easter and Happy Spring! 

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

Email confirmation If you would like you and your family's appointments confirmed by email, forward us your  email contact information to hornsethcurless@new.rr.com.

Q & A I just found out I'm pregnant. Should I cancel my appointment until after the baby arrives? Congratulations! This is the time to take extra-goodcare of yourself  and keeping your dental visits. Please make us aware of your pregnancy before we start your appointment, in case we need to alter your treatment or x-ray schedule. Pregnant woman have an increased risk of inflammed gums due to increases in estrogen and progesterone. 

Attention to dental hygiene and regular cleanings keep the teeth and gums clean and prevent plaque from forming. If plaque is not removed it can lead to gingivitis and turn into periodontal disease if left untreated.

April FoolsApril FooIs...

That's what our patient Pat said when she played an April Fool's Joke on her husband, Charles. He has a great sense of humor and told Pat that we were going to use a reciprocating saw to cut off her old crown.  He described in detail the sounds and discomfort; she would be going through. Well, we turned the joke on Charles. Pat's appointment went so smoothly she willing played a joke on him. You can see above, what Charles saw when Pat arrived home.

Beware of the Bling! 

oral piercing
recession-lip ring
All of us at the office love jewelry. However, if you or someone you know is considering a lip ring or tongue piercing learn the "hole" truth about oral piercing before taking the plunge.

One of the most important differences between the mouth and other piercings, is that the mouth contains millions of bacteria, so the risk of infection is much higher.

Tongue jewelry can not only get in the way of talking and eating, but can also damage the teeth sometimes leading to chips or fractures. Mouth jewelry can also contribute to gum recession where it rubs on the gums.

If you decide to follow your passion for piercings, be sure to maintain your dental appointments so we can keep an eye on any jewelry related oral issues so that they do not become big problems.


Tooth Fairy News... Tooth Fairy
What Happens When a Child Loses a Tooth in Spain... "I tuck my tooth under my pillow. While I am asleep, the little mouse called Ratoncito Perez will take my tooth and leave me money or candy in return."



Meet Kellie, Our Treatment Coordinator Kellie and Rich

Hometown: Menasha

Current Residence: Darboy

Family: Husband Rich, Son Tyler UW-Oshkosh-business age 20 and Trevor 17 Kimberly High School.

Recent Vacation: Cozumel

Traumatic Dental Experience: My senior year of high school I visited the dentist and I was having pain with my wisdom teeth.  When they took the x-ray they found a cyst in my jaw.  They took out my wisdom teeth and the cyst.   Then, I had to have scar tissue and bone removed at an oral surgeon in Milwaukee and lost the tooth in front of it. The good thing was the cyst never came back!