Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Elf on the Shelf Photo Contest Details


Show us your Family's Elf on the Shelf! 

Email us a picture of your elf caught in their most mischievous act!  Winning entry gets a Kindle Fire HD6.  Voting begins Dec 20th.  Contest ends on Dec 31st.


Facebook in no way endorses or promotes this contest. It is solely promoted by KiDDS Dental.

The Rules:


KiDDS Dental's Elf on a Shelf photo contest begins Dec 20, 2014 and ends Dec 31, 2014.  By submitting a photo, each entrant agrees to the rules and states that they are 18 years or older.

Who may enter: Adults 18 years or older are eligible to submit a photo.  KiDDS Dental will determine the eligibility of each photo submitted at its sole discretion.

What to enter: A picture of an Elf on a Shelf shot by the entrant.  If a child is in the picture, only a parent or guardian of the child may submit the picture. 
Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including to but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
By entering the contest, entrants grant KiDDS Dental license to display, distribute, reproduce photographs.

How to enter: Photo must be emailed to elf@growupsmiling.com to be considered. All entries will be included in a Facebook album on the KiDDS Dental Facebook page starting December 20, 2014. Voting will take place in that album only.

Entry Deadline:  Photos must be emailed by Dec 27th at midnight.

Judging:  Winner will be chosen by a popular vote.  Each "like" constitutes one vote. Voting begins on Dec 20, 2014 and closes on Dec 31, 2014 at midnight.  Winner will be notified on or before Jan 8, 2015.

Prize:  The entrant with the most votes wins a Kindle Fire HD6.  Winner must be available to pick up prize at KiDDS Dental by Jan 24 or prize will be forfeit.
Winners must sign a media release and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.

Friday, December 12, 2014

5 Tips to Banish Your Child's Bad Breath





Bad breath, also known as halitosis, might seem like a benign irritant, but it can actually be a sign of something much more severe. In most cases, halitosis is simply a result of poor oral hygiene. If you want to describe it as vividly as possible for purposes of motivating your children to take better care of their mouths, say that bad breath comes from all the decomposing food left in their mouth that they didn’t brush and floss away, as well as the bacteria that came into their mouths to eat all that food debris. In addition to being a good motivator, that explanation has the advantage of being true—in most cases.
Here are some oral care tips that will help to reduce the risk of halitosis:
  • Schedule brushing time after meals.
  • Brush the tongue with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Drink more water.
  • Suck on sugar-free candies.
  • End each meal with a crunchy fruit such as an apple to help expel bad food particles and freshen the breath.
If your child improves his or her oral hygiene and the bad breath persists, there’s a very real chance that the bad breath is a leading indicator of something far more serious. In some cases, depending on the smell of the child’s breath, he or she may benefit from seeing a doctor. If your child’s breath smells fruity, it’s a possible sign of diabetes or a number of critical conditions that might require urgent care.


While in most cases better dental hygiene is enough to fight halitosis, Dr. Jared can help determine if the cause is something more serious. As with any issue related to oral care, make sure to raise the issue of halitosis with us during your next visit to KiDDS Dental.
Congratulations to Kaiden!




He's the latest KiDDS No Cavity Club winner!

Kaiden chose a Toys R Us gift card as his prize for winning our drawing.
He was also treated to a photo shoot with Tanya at Tanya Design + Photo

Are your kids cavity free?
Call us at 509-891-7070 to schedule an appointment with our staff of caring professionals to find out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Congratulations to Peter!



He's the latest KiDDS No Cavity Club winner!  

Peter chose a $25 gift card to Toys R Us as his prize for winning our drawing.
He was also treated to a photo shoot with Tanya at Tanya Design + Photo.

Are your kids cavity free?  Call us at 509-891-7070 to schedule an appointment with our staff of caring professionals to find out!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 Giving Tree Photo Contest Rules



The Rules:

Facebook in no way endorses or promotes this contest. It is solely promoted by KiDDS Dental.

KiDDS Dental's "Giving Tree" photo contest begins December 1, 2014 and ends December 18th, 2014.  By submitting a photo, each entrant agrees to the rules and states that they are 18 years or older.

Who may enter: A member of the staff for invited organizations may enter on behalf of their organization.  KiDDS Dental will determine the eligibility of each photo submitted at its sole discretion.

What to enter: A picture of the provided tree that is decorated.  In the description of the picture, please include the name of the participating office and the name of the eligible charity.
Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including to but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.
By entering the contest, entrants grant KiDDS Dental license to display, distribute, reproduce photographs.

Entry Deadline:  Photos must be entered by the December 18th, 2014.

Judging:  Voting begins on December 1st, 2014 and closes on December 18th, 2014.  Charities will be notified of their prizes by January 8th.

Prize:  The chosen charity for each picture will be given $1 per vote, up to $250 per picture/charity. Additional prizes may be distributed to the office submitting the picture of the tree with the most votes.

"Like" our Giving Trees to earn dollars for charities by clicking here.