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The Smile Connection Newsletter - February 2012    

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Phone 920.731.1550  Fax  920.731.4403

Email  hornsethcurless@new.rr.com 

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In This Issue
Enter for a $50 gift certifcate
Happy Valentine's Day
Email Confirmation
Tooth Fairy News
Meet Our Assistant, Dawn
Enter for a chance
to win a $50 Gift Certificate

Email Happy Valentine's Day  along with your name and phone to: hornsethcurless@new.rr.com
for a  chance to win a $50 gift cerficate to the office.
Winner will be selected in a random drawing on  February 19th. Good Luck! 







brenna team 


This Valentine's Day our team wishes you fresh breath, white teeth, and kissable lips! If you need it, we can help.

The first concern is the freshness and scent of your breath. When you're enjoying a romantic dinner, going in for a smooch, or having a close conversation with your honey, the last thing you want is for foul-smelling breath to interfere. To prevent this, try:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day. Additionally, rinse your mouth with a fluoridated mouthwash. These practices are the cornerstones of at-home dental hygiene, so you should do them all year round.
  • Avoid foul-smelling foods like garlic, onions, and fish. If you do consume these foods, use sugar-free or xylitol-enhanced gum and mints throughout the day and prior to kissing your valentine.
  • Don't ignore bad breath. If you've changed your eating and hygiene habits to improve your breath, but you haven't seen results, schedule an appointment right away. Chronic bad breath is often a sign of serious oral health problems, including gingivitis, periodontal disease or tooth decay.
If you're embarrassed of stains on your teeth or the dull, yellow color of your smile, you probably hide your pearly whites, and it's likely that your Valentine has noticed. To show your loved one the best version of yourself this holiday, consider showing up to your Valentine's Day date with dramatically whiter teeth. How? Call to schedule an appointment for professional whitening today.
Lastly, you want soft kissable lips for Valentine's Day, and that means that you have to be hydrated. Your body needs water to remain alive and healthy, and consuming water, rather than sugary and acidic liquids, impacts your dental health as well. In addition to making your lips soft and kissable, drinking a lot of water helps increase your saliva flow to protect your teeth from sugar, acids, and bacteria, prevent against dry mouth and similar oral health problems, and make your breath smell better.
Happy Valentine's Day,
Dr. Philip Hornseth, Dr. Erin Curless and Dental Team


Dr. Hornseth and his snow friend
Email Confirmation to make confirming appointments easy for you and your family. If you would like any appointments confirmed by email, forward us your email contact information to hornsethcurless@new.rr.com


Tooth Fairy News... Tooth Fairy
What Happens When a Child Loses a Tooth in Korea... I throw my tooth on the roof and say, "Blackbird, blackbird, my old tooth I give to you. Bring me a new tooth."

Want to give your child a personalized letter from the tooth fairy? The online site, Tooth Fairy Letters, has many to choose from.


Wendy the Tooth Fairy, Dr. Erin Curless and Kim, the dental hygienist, are very busy this month for Children's Dental Health month!  They will be educating over 280, 4K and 5K students at St. Pius, Woodland School in Kimberly, and Wrightstown.  The students will learn about what happens at the dentist, good/bad snacks, and have a classroom visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Gunderson Family 
Meet our assistant, Dawn
Family: Husband-Todd, Daughter- Jordan at St. Norbert College, Son-Reid, freshman at Hortonville High School
Hometown: Hortonville
Dawn started at the office with Dr. Hornseth in 1985
Hobbies: scrapbooking, snowmobiling, watching Reid's baseball games, visiting Jordan at St. Norbert College  
Dawn's Dental Story: Dawn had braces done by Dr. David Olsen when she was 22 years old. She did not like her front teeth spacing.  Her braces were removed after 3 years and Dr. Philip Hornseth placed veneers on her six front teeth to improve the shape and color of them. She still has those same veneers and great smile 23 years later.