Dr. Paul Perella, DMD
Your Dentist in North Palm Beach


It's National Tooth Fairy Day!

Ever wonder where the story of the Tooth Fairy came from? 

Turns out it originated from a play written by Esther Watkins Arnold in 1927. They play was called The Tooth Fairy and was performed in schools. At the same time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "proved" his claim that fairies and gnomes were real by "verifying" pictures of two little girls surrounded by fairies. How he verified this is unknown, however, the children of the world were convinced and soon were leaving their teeth under pillows for the hopes of a coin or two.

During WWII, Bob Balfe, who was a columnist for the Palm Beach Post, wrote about how the Tooth ...

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Patient Spotlight: Keri and Roarke Morrison

They turned their tragedy into an inspiring mission

Keri and Roarke Morrison have had to do the unimaginable...bury their sweet two-year old son, Jake, after a tragic drowning accident in 2013 while visiting family over the Thanksgiving weekend. Just like every American family, they were enjoying each other's company and getting excited for the holidays. As with any large family gathering, it's very easy to lose track of curious little ones. Keri remembers she was in the other room nursing her 12-week old daughter, Julia, when she overheard someone say, "Where's Jake?"

In an instant their lives changed forever. Jake had slipped out of the house; fell off the dock and into the Intracoastal Waterway. ...

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A new addition to our family!

Before you start sending us baby gear, it's not what you think...


We are excited to introduce our new office manager Krys! 

She has been in the Dentistry field for over 8 years and has experience in both chair side and front desk. Her sunny disposition and easy going attitude make her a great addition to our staff. 

Krys is originally from Pittsburgh and grew up in Atlanta. She came to Florida 22 years ago and has lived up and down the South Florida coast. She is a triathlete, competing in as many triathalons as she can. She is currently training for a half Iron Man ...

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

The American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company have teamed up for the 6th year in a row to increase awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral health.

This year's theme is "Do the Daily 4" which centers around the four components of good oral health maintenance: brushing teeth twice daily, flossing every day, rinsing with antimicrobial mouth rinse, and chewing sugar-free gum. 

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A Letter from a Patient

We were thrilled to receive this letter earlier this month. 

Dear Dr. Perella and staff at North Palm Beach Dentistry:

I wanted to take the time to write this letter to personally thank you for helping my client, Georgina, overcome her fear of the dentist. Her experience with her previous dentist was horrible. I'd like to share her story with you so you can really understand just how much she had to endure before coming to see you.

Georgina grew up most of her life in foster care, and after turning 18, the State continued to support her ...

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Get out there and conquer the world!

Our "first baby" is starting Pre-K this year and we couldn't help but share this picture of her and her proud little sister. 

Remember to:
Be kind to others. Offer respect for your teachers. Set good examples for those younger than you. Stand up for yourself and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Your beau
tiful heart will help change the world! 


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Senate Approves Oral Health Screenings for Seniors

The United States Senate approved legislation that will now allow state and area aging agencies to use funds for disease prevention and oral health promotion under the Older Americans Act (OAA). 

The OAA supports a wide range of social and nutrition services and programs for nearly 12 million U.S. seniors and provides funding to 56 state and 629 area agencies on aging. The new bill amends the OAA definition of disease prevention and health promotion services to include "oral health" as part of routine health screenings for seniors.

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