It’s Ice Cream Season – Time to Brush Up on Oral Care

Summertime means special activities and foods we tend to enjoy in abundance during these long, warm days. Unfortunately, this fun season can wreak havoc on a child’s oral health if parents don’t stay vigilant. Ice cream, caramel corn, cotton candy, soda, and even trail mix can hasten tooth decay. How Sugar Leads to Tooth Decay […]

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This Summer, Go Wild for Reading and Hiking — It’s Dentist Approved!

(Plus, you could win a fabulous prize) Dr. Francis and Wild About Smiles are celebrating summer by holding two contests — Wild About Reading and Wild About Hiking — to encourage young children to establish healthy lifestyle habits that include reading and exercise. From July 1-August 11 (a 6-week duration), children between 5 and 11 […]

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Hawthorne Family Travels 4 Hours Round-Trip to See Dr. Francis

Carla Trujillo was born and raised in Hawthorne, and she says that visiting the dentist was not her favorite early memory. “During my childhood I saw the local dentist, and my experiences were less than good,” she recalls. Now that she is a mom herself to a son named Hector, she says she did not […]

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6 Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Teeth Happy and Healthy This Summer

Hey there, parents: How are you holding up? Yes, summer only just “officially” began for most of Washoe County, but for local kids, school is already a distant memory. So what does this have to do with dental care? According to our very own Dr. Perry Francis, summer not only implies a change of routine […]

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Compassion Makes the 90 Mile Trip Worth It

Coni Jo Brinkerhoff has been taking her family to Wild About Smiles for most of their lives, traveling over an hour and a half to Sparks from Lovelock to do it. As her six kids, now ranging in age from 17 to 30, all love Dr. Perry Francis, she says that won’t be changing anytime […]

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