May 2015
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Our Latest Giveaway! 

We're so excited to be giving away a special gift basket that every sports enthusiast will want to win!

The basket includes autographed mini-helmets of players from Philadelphia sports teams. We have Harold Carmichael of the
Philadelphia Eagles, Darren Daulton of the Phillies and Ron Hextall of the Flyers. Also, included in the basket is a $100.00 gift card for StubHub and
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If you have already reviewed us on FaceBook previously, we thank you -- the good news is that that you can still be entered to win by reviewing us on Google+.

The entry period begins on May 1st and will run through August 31st.  Thanks for entering and good luck!
 5 Fun Questions With...
Dawn Gurzenskifivequestions

In each issue, we'll be asking "5 Fun Questions" to one of our wonderful staff so you can get to know them the way we do! 

This month, we feature our Dental Hygienist, Dawn Gurzenski, RDH.


1)  How long have you been working for Dr. Radin?  

I have been working with Dr. Radin for over 20 years.  What I like best working here is the happy and relaxed atmosphere.  People enjoy being here.  We all work together to make our patients feel comfortable when they are here.  I especially like seeing the smiles on our patients' faces when they come  back from getting their prizes from the prize tree. 


2)  What is your favorite vacation place and why?

My favorite place is Sanibel Island, FL.  I love being on the beach and the shells there are amazing! 


3)  What are your hobbies?

I enjoy traveling, especially visiting different cities.  I also like to cook and try new recipes.  Recently, I started taking a Yoga class which I really enjoy. 


4)  What do you like to do in your free time?

We like to spend time just socializing with our friends and family.  Most times, just sitting around and talking, be it on the beach, or at home.  Anywhere really.

5)  What's your favorite family activity?
We like to gather in the kitchen and cook together.  It makes for great conversation.  Everyone has something they enjoy doing.
 questionforradinQ&A with
Dr. Sheryl Radin

In each issue, we will feature a frequently-asked question to Dr. Radin and her staff.

"Should I be concerned if my 4 year-old loses a tooth?"

It's certainly within the realm of what's considered normal for a 4 year-old to lose a baby tooth. While the average age might be 5 1/2 or 6 to lose the first tooth, 4 is not unheard of. Some kids don't lose their first tooth until as late as 7, though.


More important than the timing of tooth loss is the sequence. The first teeth to fall out are normally the lower front pair.  If a 4-year-old loses one of these teeth, it's probably normal development, just on the early side. But if a different tooth is coming out, say one in the back, this could be cause for concern. There's probably something else going on - tooth decay is one possibility.


Generally children who start to lose baby teeth early tend to be those who cut their baby teeth early (before 4 to 7 months).   


Likewise, those who are  8 years old and still have front baby teeth are usually kids whose teeth were late coming in (usually after 12 months).


If you're worried about a loose tooth, please don't hesitate to ask. An exam is the best way to determine whether there's a problem. 

Looking for more information regarding dental issues?  Please refer to the  FAQ section on our website.  

This month, we'd like to honor the wonderful mothers that we have had the privilege of meeting over the years by wishing them a very Happy Mother's Day!   


Many kids love to prepare a very special breakfast for mom on Mother's Day. It's a great opportunity to bond as a family while whipping up delicious memories together in the kitchen. Healthy and yummy brunch recipes that the kids can actually make will be sure to make this day extra special. Here are some mouth-watering Kid-Friendly Mother's Day Breakfast Recipes everyone will enjoy making -- and eating!  


Sippy cups can be a great way for your baby to transition from nursing or bottle-feeding to a regular cup.  However, sippy cups can cause tooth decay when they are filled with sugary beverages like juice that children are allowed to sip on throughout the day. This constantly coats the teeth with sugar which feeds the bacteria and plaque to form tooth decay. How to Avoid the Misuse of Sippy Cups will help you know the facts.


In our March issue, we discussed when baby teeth fall out and what to expect. As a result, you may be wondering what if your child's tooth was to fall out at an earlier age than average. This month's question asks, Should I be worried if my four year-old loses a tooth? Click here to find out my answer.


We love having the opportunity to get to know you and your family better.  We want you to get to know us better, too, which is why we thought it would be fun to put together some random questions to have our staff answer.  This month, we asked our Dental Hygienist, Dawn Gurzenski, to answer our "5 Fun Questions With..."  Find out more about Dawn by clicking here.


This month, we're kicking off our latest prize giveaway.  Find out how now through the end of August, you can win a fabulous gift basket just for sharing your experience with Growing Smiles!  Check out all the details on how you can enter to win.


Lastly, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported our recent charitable event, A Gala for Smiles. To find out more about our successful event and how you can still donate, please click here.


Dr. Sheryl Radin and Staff at
"A Gala for Smiles" a Huge Success!gala 
Pictured with Dr. Sheryl Radin is daughter,
Bari Levine, son Dr. Ross Levine and husband,
 Dr. Robert Levine.

Thank you all who attended our "Gala for Smiles" Comedy and Fundraising Event for the Peru Dental Mission at Spring Mill Manor on Saturday, March 21st.  


We had over 200+ individuals in attendance and everyone enjoyed the delicious four-course meal, our hilarious stand-up comedians, Joey Callahan and Richie Byrne, and the many raffle and silent auction items. All monies raised will help us purchase much-needed dental equipment.  


We have not yet reached our $50,000 goal. Please consider helping us purchase a portable dental unit by visiting For additional information, you can also visit our website at:!  


How to Avoid the Misuse of Sippy Cupssippycups

The Sippy Cup is perfect for on-the-go kids and parents, whether it's for school lunches, car rides, or a stroller ride through the park. Because sippy cups prevent spills, they're often used by children for long periods of time over months and years-rather than as a transitional drinking device, a purpose for which they were intended, leading to a possible increase in cavities.


"Sippy cups were created to help children transition from a bottle to drinking from a regular cup, but they're too often used for convenience," says American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) President Philip H. Hunke, D.D.S., M.S.D. "When kids sip for extended periods on sugared beverages, they're exposed to a higher risk of decay. Sippy cups should only contain water unless it's mealtime."  


A Child's First Visit

Hunke views the misuse of sippy cups as just the symptom of a larger issue-the fact that many parents wait too long before taking their children to the dentist for the first time. The AAPD recommends that a child's first dental visit occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child's first birthday. But according to the 2005 National Survey of Children's Health (NSHC), only 10 percent of 1-yearolds and 23.8 percent of 2-yearolds had been taken for a preventive dental care visit in the past year.


At the first visit, Dr. Radin will provide information about proper sippy cup use as part of the presentation of a complete program of preventive home care. The dentist also checks the child's teeth to make sure they're developing properly.


"Studies show that children with poor oral health perform worse in school and have less success later in life," says Hunke. "Establishing the right oral care habits early helps get kids headed on the path to a lifetime of good oral health."


Sippy Cup Tips

To help parents reduce the risk of cavities in children, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers parents the following guidelines on using sippy cups properly:

  • The sippy cup is a training tool to help children transition from a bottle to a cup. It shouldn't be used for a long period of time - it's not a bottle and it's not a pacifier.
  • Unless being used at mealtime, the sippy cup should only be filled with water. Frequent drinking of any other liquid, even if diluted, from a bottle or no-spill training cup should be avoided.
  • Sippy cups should not be used at naptime or bedtime unless they only have water in them.

Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 

Kid-Friendly Mother's Day Breakfast Recipesmomsday

Here are delicious Mother's Day meals a child can make and a mother will love!


Gluten-Free Green Egg Muffins

Give your muffin tin an alternative use with a batch of gluten-free green egg muffins. They're packed with healthy greens and have a bit of a kick, thanks to the inclusion of fresh jalapeño.


Citrus Parfait

Kick-start Mom's day with a fruity parfait! This cup of eye candy is made with Greek yogurt, fresh citrus sections, and a fiber-rich cereal that adds a nutty crunch.  


Breakfast Pizza

One surefire way to lure your little ones into the kitchen to help with Mother's Day mealtime prep? The promise of breakfast pizza! In less than 20 minutes, you can transform the delivery favorite into a protein-rich breakfast treat.


Ham and Cheese Muffins

Protein, dairy, and whole grains in one easy-to-serve dish? These ham and cheese muffins combine it all.   




Challah French Toast With Warm Maple-Apple Compote

French toast made with sweet challah bread and topped with warm, cinnamon-sugar-sautéed apple slices requires just a little help from Dad and is sure to appease appetites both big and small.  


Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles

The addition of whole grains, fruit, yogurt, and flax gives these cinnamon oatmeal waffles a healthy and satisfying twist.


Source: PopSugar

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