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As we start to settle into the "schools in" routine, you may be finding Oral Health Coalition flyers in your child's backpack. Ruopp & Ruopp DDS has once again joined with the Oral Health Coalition to provide free dental screenings and fluoride varnish treatments to our local school children. These varnishes are the same type we use in our office at your kiddo's routine profession cleaning appointments. As you may know, we recommend a professional fluoride treatment every six months for most childen. When you elect for your child to participate in the screening & varnish this fall, another varnish will be provided by the Dental Health Coalition next Spring as well.
But is fluoride at school and our office too much of a good thing? Studies suggest a fluoride varnish application 3-4 times a year works best at preventing cavities, especially when maintained over a two year period. Ideally, these applications are equa-distance apart, but having them more frequently (on occasion) is not cause for concern. If your child only receives a fluoride varnish at the dentist or at school, there would typically no cause for concern. However, we would not recommend the treatment more than once weekly.
Our professional dental staff (including Dr. Jan & Pat) will be in several local schools this month, so you may see us out & about! We love helping the community and keeping the little chompers in Southeast Missouri and surrounding areas healthy!
P.S. Dr. Jan is actually President of Oral Health Coalition and has been since it's inception seven years ago, so you will notice her signature on the information forms you receive.
The Great American Race is coming to Cape Girardeau on June 25th! Each year the race (comprised of classic cars--manufactured prior to 1969) crosses the country making stops along the way. This year, The Race will be starting in St. Paul, Minnesota on its journey to Mobile, AL It crosses the Mississippi River multiple times before ending on June 30th and we are please Cape Girardeau will be a stop on this tour.
The cars will enter Cape at Kingshighway and proceed down Broadway at one minute intervals towards the river. Cars will park at various locations to give us all a chance to check them out! Pit Stops along the way will provide snacks, beverages, and giveways.
This year, Ruopp & Ruopp will be a Pit Stop and we are pleased to open our Broadway location to our patients as a great location to enjoy the show. We are even coordinating our Patient Appreciation Day around the event so you don't have to rush around trying to get supper--just show up & we'll feed you and the family!
As we all get excited about the upcoming three day weekend & official kickoff to Summer, we want to remind you to BE CAREFUL!
Be Safe & Have Fun!
And most importantly, don't forget the meaning of this holiday! Let's take time to say Thank You to our Military and to remember those who have given their lives for us!
We are once again teaming up with Operation Gratitude to Buy Back Your Halloween Candy!