In recognition of Children's Dental Health Month, Rainier Dental Tacoma location will be having a Children's Appreciation Dental Health Day where FREE preventative dental services will be offered to children under 12. This will be a first come first served event, no appointments will be scheduled. Several local businesses have pitched in offering treats for the patients that are seen that day. Thank you to all of our sponsors: Colgate, Henry Schein, Farmers Insurance, Law offices of Karla E. Rood LLC, Azteca, Krispy Kreme, Chuck E. Cheese's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Premier, Kerr, & Warm 106.9
What Messages Are Your Teeth Sending to Other People?
Many people don't realize that one of the most important forms of communication we have is our smile. A smile can tell someone a great deal in a flash--it lets someone know how you feel about a situation and can even tell a fairly complete story regarding how you feel about yourself. Your teeth can indicate age (your central incisors get longer as you get older) or gender (longer and more square-looking teeth are a predominantly masculine trait), for example. The following dental graphic from Carrington.edu relays some interesting facts about your dental personality, including why proper dental health is so important.
What Your Teeth Say About Your Personality
Did you know that a person can tell a lot about your personality just by the way your canines look? It's true. Pointer canines that are much more prominent than your lateral incisors can be a good indication of the fact that you have an aggressive or powerful personality. If your canines have flattened or rounded tips, on the other hand, this might be an indicator that you're more passive in nature. Teeth grinding can also be a sign of anxiety, anger or high levels of aggression.
Improving Oral Health in the United States
The good news is that oral health and hygiene in the United States has been steadily increasing since the 1970s. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, for example, tooth loss has been steadily on the decline in both adults and senior citizens since this time. As tooth loss is one of the major indicators of a person's overall level of dental health, this is very much a good sign. Other common issues like periodontal disease (often referred to as gum disease) have also been reduced in the last 45 years, pointing towards advancements in dental technology and a higher level of care from medical professionals across the country.
The Role of Dental Professionals
According to the American Dental Association, the quality of education and level of care in general has definitely increased in both the United States and other countries, such as Canada, over the last several decades. For example, there are 65 accredited dental schools currently operating in the United States. As of 2013 there were over 191,000 dentists working in their field in the United States alone. Out of that number, a full 27% of them were female. The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute also revealed that slightly more than one in five dentists were doing work in a field or administration area that was an ADA-recognized specialty.
What does this information mean for oral health in the United States? A number of things, all of which are positive. It means that dentists are getting a higher quality education and are doing great work all over the country. Because of the more specialized level of care that they're able to provide, oral health is also increasing rapidly with each passing year. It's a good thing, too, as your teeth are important not just for your overall body health but can indicate emotional health, as well.
Article and infographic credited to Carrington.edu
The new office is now open for business!
Lots of progress has been made as we prepare to open our new Sumner Rainier Dental office. The insulation is being pumped in and the cabinets, counters, and floors are being installed.
The exterior siding is on!!
Our new Rainier Dental office in Sumner has windows and doors installed and the roof is complete. Electrical wiring and plumbing has started on the interior.
Our new Rainier Dental office in Sumner is progressing very quickly. Most of the windows are in and they are installing the trusses for the roof.
The framing is happening super fast! Most of the exterior walls are up.
We have a wall up! The framing of the new building has started!
The foundation is almost done!
If you haven't driven past the new Sumner building, here is what's happening. They are progressing fast with the foundation.
Rainier Dental is proud to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony with Rush Construction at 15306 Main St. for the Sumner location's new building.
With Rainier Dental's positive reputation, the number of patients have exceeded the current building's space. Rush Construction will be providing preconstruction and construction services for the new office location located 300 feet east of the current dental office. Our expanded space will allow Rainier Dental to continue to grow and sustain the dental needs of our community members.
The project is schedule for completion in early 2016.
YOU CAN HELP PIERCE COUNTY DENTAL FOUNDATION EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
· Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Pierce County Dental Foundation at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number Pierce County Dental Foundation # 86825.
· Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Pierce County Dental Foundation earn a donation!
· You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
· If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
· For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
Temporary street art sign for Rainier Dental. We have four locations Puyallup, Sumner, Tacoma, and Bonney Lake. Its a good time to get your teeth cleaned before summer vacation starts. This artwork is located on the sidewalk coming up Hwy 410 near our Bonney Lake location. Somtimes having a chalk artist as your marketing director can be fun! Honk if you brushed today! #rainierdental #puyallup #sumner #bonneylake #tacoma #blsap
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