Tower Smiles Dental News

Fluoride and cavities

Since the city decided to remove Fluoride from our water supply several years ago, we have noticed a dramatic increase in the number and size of cavities that children are presenting with in our office.  Please insure that YOU are brushing your children’s teeth at least twice a day (after breakfast, and before bedtime) with a toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss their teeth before bedtime.  Children do not have the manual dexterity to do a good job on their own, and the fluoride from the toothpaste will help prevent cavities.  Please do not leave your children’s oral hygiene for them to look after!

Fees

Due to the economic slowdown we are all experiencing, and hardships that many families are now experiencing, we have decided not to increase dental fees for the upcoming year.  In surveys done by the Alberta Dental Association, our fees are similar to those charged by the majority of dental offices in Calgary, and are determined by a number of factors, such as overhead.  Please be aware that payment plans are available to help with your dental treatment.  Neglecting your teeth now, will be more costly in the future!

Parking

Please be advised that the Palliser Parkade is now charging $8.00 per hour or portion thereof for parking.  After many discussions, Impark has decided to charge for the second hour by the half hour, instead of by the hour or portion thereof.  This is a bit of a savings, and hopefully parking rates will continue to decrease in the future!

Renovations

Anyone who has visited the office within the last couple of weeks will have noticed our new flooring.  Rocky Cross Construction was able to do a great job replacing the flooring on weekends, with no disruption to our regular days of work!