August 29, 2014
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When our Syndey complained of her front tooth hurting, we put her in the chair and took some xrays. Luckily, we've been reading books about going to the dentist and she was more than happy to let Daddy give her a check up.

August 25, 2014
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Dr. Perella and Holly jump on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! 

July 17, 2014
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Happy birthday Dr. Perella!!!

June 23, 2014
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This article was taken from The Local, a French newspaper...

The dentist is never the favourite place for children but some youngsters will go to greater lengths than others to avoid having to see one, it seems.

One 12-year-old boy in a village in the Alpine village St Gervais even went as far as telling police he had been kidnapped so he wouldn’t have to see the tooth doctor, French paper Midi Libre reported.

The youngster was picked up by police, who spotted him hiding, as they patrolled through the village during the afternoon of May 21.

When quizzed by police the youngster immediately said he had been abducted from the nearby town of Bagnols.

He even gave the officers a detailed description of the man who had abducted him – "European looking, aged in his thirties, of muscular build with a height of around 1.70 and a vertical scar on his right cheek".

The kidnapper was also wearing a black shirt and light jeans according to the boy. Police quickly drew up an e-fit image of the alleged abductor.

The young boy was also able to hand over details of the car he was driving and of course what happened during the abduction.

He told officers he was going to his dental appointment when a man pulled up to ask directions. After a brief exchange the boy said he was forced into the man’s car, before he sped off.

He then told police he managed to escape by chance when the car stopped in Saint Gervais.

Naturally the police treated the case seriously and spent the last month investigating. It was only after trawling through CCTV images from the town of Bagnols that detectives realised something wasn’t quite right.

Under further questioning the boy admitted this week that he had invented the whole story because he had been afraid to go to his appointment at the dentist. 

In fairness he's probably not the only youngster to invent a story to avoid having to have their teeth checked.

June 02, 2014
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We haven't posted a blog in a while. Lots of big changes in the Perella family happened in May, what with having a new baby and moving into a new house all in one week! It's been a crazy month for Holly and Paul, and our little blog took a hit. BUT, we have regrouped and are back!!

So, this topic is appropriate for all of you who have gone astray from your dental check ups. Here's a factoid for you: One out of three Americans didn’t visit the dentist in the last year.

This information comes from Gallup Well-Being. The rate was basically the same in the previous year and in 2008 as well. Women were more likely than men to go for a dental checkup, based on this study.

More than 178,000 Americans were interviewed for this study this time and more than 354,000 people were interviewed prior to the 2008 study. The focus was to determine what factors impacted whether or not someone visited the dentist.

People ages 18 to 29 were slightly less likely to see a dentist but there wasn’t much of a difference when compared to older people. Senior citizens have seen the dentist more frequently in recent years while people ages 30 to 44 have gone to the dentist slightly less often than they did in the past.

For people who made more than $120,000 per year or more, they were two times more likely to visit the dentist when compared to people who made about $12,000 per year. The numbers have remained the same since 2008 for the higher earners but dental checkup rates have diminished since then for low-income people.

There also wasn’t much change in dental visit frequency based on geography. About 60 percent of people in what would be considered the south saw the dentist while the number in the area deemed the east was slightly less than 69 percent.

A person that’s married was more likely to visit the dentist than a single person, based on this study. Someone who is separated was least likely to see the dentist.

Based on many studies, poor oral health leads to poor overall health. That’s why regular dental visits are crucial for any person to be healthy. So, if you've never come to see us, give us a call! And if you've fallen off the grid, come back. We don't judge. We just miss you.


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