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Happy Halloween! (scary teeth and candy eating tips)

Terrified of cavities!

We hope you have a fantastic Halloween! We have a warm place in our hearts for this scary holiday here at Mead Family Dental. Last year we featured Kathy as an undead pirate. I can hardly wait to see what she’s come up with this year!

As a dentist, Halloween makes me think of two things. Scary Halloween teeth and all that candy.

First…check out some of the very cool, very scary Halloween teeth I’ve found.

For those of you who prefer the horrifying monster look we have “minion fangs” found at



“Dental Distortions” ( provides several terrifying options for vampire fans.

For those who prefer their fangs on canine teeth you can choose the “nightslayer” option.





My personal preference has the fangs on the lateral incisors on the “nightbreed” model.




If you prefer a more demonic look I highly recommend the “Lucius” model.





And finally, no discerning trick or treater would want to miss a sweet halloween grill (from



Now, on a more serious note, let’s talk about candy. Halloween is a huge candy holiday. Americans buy 600 million pounds of candy each Halloween. That’s a lot of candy. And that’s some serious potential for tooth decay.

There are some things that parents can do to reduce the risks of decay for their trick or treaters. Here’s a few ideas:

It’s tough being a dentist on Halloween. But it’s my duty to spread the word about how we can reduce the risk of cavities for our little ghosts and goblins!

Did you like this post? Do you have any questions I could answer? Feel free to email me at or call us at the office at (989) 799-9133. This Saginaw dentist is always taking new patients and we’d love to be your Saginaw dental office!

On Labor Day

We can thank this man for Labor Day

The United States celebrates Labor Day today. Most of us celebrate Labor Day with a long weekend and a day off for the holiday on Monday. But do you know how Labor Day came about? I didn’t, so I did a little research…

  • Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, under president Grover Cleveland. The holiday had been celebrated as a “workingmen’s holiday” by labor unions since 1882. Many states made the holiday official soon after, but only after the infamous Pullman Strike did the president and congress move to make it a national holiday. The holiday honors working people and labor unions as well as to memorialize their struggles in the past.
  • In many other parts of the world it’s the first day of May (May Day) that celebrates workers and labor unions. In the U.S., May Day became the traditional “beginning of Spring” holiday because during the Cold War era the Soviet and Eastern Block countries essentially annexed the holiday.
  • Labor Day is also a landmark time for football fans. The college football season usually starts the weekend prior to Labor Day and the NFL begins it’s regular season the week following Labor Day. (Miami University was drubbed by Mizzou and USC edged out University of Minnesota–Doc’s alma maters) 2014 update: Miami was drubbed by Marshall (I’m seeing a pattern here) and Minnesota crushed Eastern Illinois.
  • For the fashion conscious Labor Day traditionally marks the time where you put away your white clothing.
  • Michigan has a 54 year long tradition of walking the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day. The governor leads the 5 mile walk across the Straits of Mackinac and if you’re lucky enough to be one of 400 names drawn you can run the 5 mile bridge run.
  • Perhaps most importantly, Labor Day signals the end of summer. Here in Michigan, it’s the last big tourist weekend and it’s even law that public schools cannot begin their school year until after Labor Day!

The Mackinac Bridge, where a Labor Day tradition lives

So there you have it. A short primer about Labor Day. That’s a lot of information for me to throw at you just to let you know that we won’t be open on September 5th. We will re-open on September 6th with our normal schedule. We hope that you enjoy your holiday weekend, and we hope you have a wonderful autumn 2011!

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Happy 4th of July!


“During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia.[4][5]After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.”

Important Independence Day traditions:

We hope you enjoy your Independence Day not matter how you choose to spend it!

(facts taken from Wikipedia)

Snowmageddon 2011

Snowmageddon2 Although it's Tuesday morning as I type this, we here at Mead Family Dental drank the Kool-aid.  The weather predictions for heavy snow from Tuesday evening into Wednesday evening are such that we decided to bail out early.  We're not coming in today, Wednesday, February 2nd.  By the way, Happy Groundhog's Day!

If you have a dental emergency I can be reached at home at (989) 488-7665.  Stay warm and stay safe.  

Merry Christmas 2009!

The whole team here at Mead Family Dental has been working on this musical number! We hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful holiday season!

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing a very happy and healthy new year to you and yours!  I want to personally thank our patients for a fulfilling 2008 and we hope to hear from you soon!

One of my resolutions for 2009 is to update this blog much more regularly so I hope that you check back often.  If you like what you see or have questions I'd love any comments you might have for me!


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