Dr. Baudendistel and Dr. Wittenbrook are excited to welcome Dr. Chris Uhlenbrock and his staff to our office. Dr. Uhlenbrock has been providing excellent dental care on the west side of Cincinnati and brings an additional 40 years of experience to our practice. He enjoys spending his free time hiking and biking. 

Patient Appreciation Raffle
We just wrapped up our raffle of 4 tickets to the 'Butterflies of the Caribbean' at the Krohn Conservatory. Next, we will be giving away 4 tickets to the Cincinnati Reds. Stop in the office to enter your name into the drawing. Watch for future raffles! 

Additional Hours
We are expanding our hours in order to meet the needs of our growing practice. Our expanded hours will take effect in the upcoming months. Please call if you have questions.
Monday - 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday - 7 am to 5 pm
Wednesday - 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday - 8 am to 5 pm
Friday - 7 am to 1 pm
Select Saturdays - 8 am to 12 pm

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Thousands of dental emergencies—from injuries to a painful, abscessed tooth—take place every day. Would you know what to do if your child broke a tooth or had a tooth knocked out while playing outdoors? What if you had a bad toothache in the middle of the night and couldn’t get to the dentist until the next day? Knowing what to do can lessen the pain and save a tooth that might otherwise be lost.

Keep our office phone number and an emergency number where the dentist can be reached after hours with other emergency numbers, such as your family doctor, and fire and police departments. Some families post these numbers on the refrigerator or inside a kitchen cabinet door near the phone. Call the dentist immediately for instructions on how to handle a dental emergency.

Toothache: Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to remove any food or other debris that may be caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth. This could burn gum tissue. If the toothache persists, try to see the dentist. Don’t rely on painkillers. They may temporarily relieve pain but your dentist should evaluate the condition.

Knocked-out (avulsed) tooth: Try to find the tooth! This may not be as easy as you think if the injury took place on a playground, basketball court or while skateboarding, so try to stay calm. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse the root in water if the tooth is dirty. Don’t scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If it’s possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket while you head to the dentist. If that’s not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and bring it to the dentist. Time is critical for successful reimplantation, so try to get to your dentist immediately.

Broken tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the outside of the cheek to help reduce the swelling.

Tongue or lip bites or wounds: Clean the area gently with a clean cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding can’t be controlled, go to a hospital emergency room or clinic. You may able to reduce bleeding from the tongue by pulling it forward and using gauze to put pressure on the wound.

Objects caught between teeth: Try to gently remove the object with dental floss. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object with floss, contact your dentist.

Possible broken jaw: Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Get to the hospital emergency room immediately.

Stay tuned for additional articles and activity sheets as we continue to celebrate American Dental Association's, National Children’s Dental Health Month.  

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While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.

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It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly gone. Have you ever thought
about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You’d probably avoid smiling.

Don’t take your teeth for granted. Protect your smile with a mouth guard.

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Teeth break through one at a time over a period of months, and often - but not always - in the below order. Print out the below chart and whenever the first tooth peeks through, celebrate it by taking a picture and noting its arrival date in your child's baby book.

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Richard T. Baudendistel, D.D.S. LLC

As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay or nursing mouth syndrome) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby’s teeth to liquids, such as fruit juice, milk or formula, which all contain sugar.

Tooth decay can occur when a baby is put to bed with a bottle. Infants should finish their naptime or bedtime bottle before going to bed. Because decay can destroy the teeth of an infant or young child, you should encourage your children to drink from a cup by their first birthdays. 

Many training cups, also called sippy or tippy cups, are available in stores. Many are ―no spill cups, which are essentially baby bottles in disguise. ―No spill‖ cups include a valve beneath the spout to stop spills. However, cups with valves do not allow your child to sip. Instead the child gets liquid by sucking on the cup, much like a baby bottle. This practice defeats the purpose of using a training cup, as it prevents the child from learning to sip.

Don’t let your child carry the training cup around. Toddlers are often unsteady on their feet. They take an unnecessary risk if they try to walk and drink at the same time. Falling while drinking from a cup has the potential to injure the mouth.

A training cup should be used temporarily. Once your child has learned how to sip, the training cup has achieved its purpose. It can and should be set aside when no longer needed.

TIPS 

For sipping success, carefully choose and use a training cup. As the first birthday approaches, encourage your child to drink from a cup. As this changeover from baby bottle to training cup takes place, be very careful:

- what kind of training cup you choose
- what goes into the cup
- how frequently your child sips from it
- that your child does not carry the cup around

Talk to your dentist for more information. If your child has not had a dental examination, schedule a well baby checkup for his or her teeth. 

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Our office reminds parents they can help their children avoid cavities. A balanced diet, limiting snacks, brushing and flossing each day and regular dental check-ups are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. 

Please enjoy these free activity sheets, courtesy of the American Dental Associations, to have fun teaching your kids how to "Defeat Monster Mouth!" 

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Our office will be posting activity sheets, articles, and fun facts in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month on our website and Facebook page. The above poster is courtesy of the American Dental Association. 

The American Dental Association, ADA, held the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. The single day observance has transformed into a month long celebration known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. By participating in this annual event our dental team, parents, teachers and others can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.

The ADA offers free downloadable information, kid-friendly oral health worksheets and games on MouthHealthy.org, the ADA’s consumer website. Click on the For Kids tab on the left side of the page for a variety of age-appropriate activities, games and videos and presentations. There are also teaching guides that adults can use at home, in the classroom or in other community-based settings.

Stop in and show us your smile at our new location!

3860 Race Road, Suite 101 | Cincinnati, OH 45211 | 513-661-8509 | www.mybrightsmile.org

Click here for a Spanish version of the poster.

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Did you know that the average person produces a quart of saliva daily? That’s 10,000 gallons over a lifetime or equivalent to 3 full gas tanks!

Saliva is essential to good dental health because it neutralizes acids in the mouth, washes food off the teeth, fights germs and helps to prevents bad breath. To make your smile shine even more, remember to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. Floss at least once a day and don't forget to schedule regular dental check-ups. 

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Drs. Baudendistel and Wittenbrook are excited to announce the opening of their newly constructed dental practice. The new office is located at 3860 Race Road, Suite 101 and features more than twice the square footage of our previous location.

The office has four spacious treatment rooms and state-of-the-art technology. Patients will enjoy the brighter environment and complimentary WIFI. Stay tuned for details of an upcoming office tour for us to share the new space with our patients, family and friends. But until then, here are a few snap shots of the space! 

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New Location Under Construction

Construction of our new office space is underway and look at those bright windows. As you can see, we have a few more things to go before seeing patients, but can't wait to show the new and improved space to everyone.

As we move over to the new space in the coming weeks, we will notify each of our patients to make sure you know exactly where to go.

New Location Address: 
3860 Race Road
Suite 101
Cincinnati, OH 45211

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Moving Website Post

We are excited to announce the start of construction on a new dental office. Look for us at 3860 Race Road, Suite 101 across from Ron's Roost. 

We have outgrown our current facility and will be settling into our new home late September to October of 2014. The space's modern amenities will help to create a comfortable setting so patients will feel more at ease while visiting the dentist. We will contact those of you with appointments this autumn to make sure that you know exactly where to go.

Check back here to see updates as the building is under way.

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Sharks have the busiest Tooth Fairy in the sea! Traveling around slipping a buck under their sea-urchin-covered pillows every time they lose one of their razor-sharp teeth. But unlike these massive creatures, humans have a limited number of teeth over our lifetime. A sound oral health care routine is needed daily to maintain a healthy smile and keep your natural teeth longer. If you have any questions, our staff is 'chomping at the bit' to answer them at your next appointment.  To learn more interesting facts about Shark Teeth Visit discovery.com by clicking here. 

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Dr. Richard Baudendistel, left, and Dr. John Wittenbrook, right, can be found chatting with patients and cracking a joke (or two) at their practice. "We strive to provide individualized supportive dental care and good oral health by fostering a positive attitude with our patient's toward caring for their teeth, gums, and jaw," says Dr. Rick.

We love our jobs and treat our patients like family. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality dental care possible in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The practice is accepting new patients and weekend hours are available. Call today to schedule your next appointment or check up with us, 513-661-8509

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