SOURCE: Anderson Dental Care

Anderson Dental Care

February 25, 2015 11:43 ET

Anderson Township Dental Office Recognizes National Children's Dental Health Month

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - Anderson Dental Care offered free Toothprints for children ages 3 to 18 this month in recognition of February being National Children's Dental Health Month.

During the entire month, Anderson Dental Care owner Dr. Nathan Brooks gave Toothprints kits at no cost to every child that visited the office, as a patient or just a visitor.

Toothprints is a special kit that documents a child's bite and DNA so the information can be used if the child goes missing. Children bite down on a piece of soft plastic, leaving the characteristics of each tooth and the way they fit together.

"No one wants to think about their child going missing, but it's important to be prepared if something does happen. By offering free Toothprints kits, we're making it easy for parents to be prepared for any unfortunate event where their child could be missing," said Brooks, a Cincinnati children's dentist. "Police dogs can use the scent of the child's saliva to locate the child, and the dentition can be used for identification. Teeth are like fingerprints – no two people have the same dentition."

Anderson Dental Care is one of the only Cincinnati dental offices offering Toothprints to its patients, and this is the second year for the giveaway. Dr. Brooks suggests that parents have their children use the Toothprints and then store the information in a safe place.

"The staff thinks it's really important to document a child's bite because they've heard of cases where a child was located using Toothprints. We love being able to offer the easy-to-use kits to our patients and other community members for free. Parents who've used the kits are grateful for the peace of mind it brings, though of course, they hope to never need it," Dr. Brooks said.

Anderson Dental Care is a comprehensive family dental clinic that provides preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. Individual services include fillings, fluoride treatment, crowns, implant crowns, bridges, dentures, Invisalign, professional teeth whitening, night guards, mouth guards and dental sealants. The staff is foremost concerned with patient comfort, which is why the practice offers free paraffin wax hand dips, a relaxing treatment typical for a spa but available in this Anderson Township dental office.

Dr. Brooks was raised in West Lafayette, Ind., as the youngest of four children. Dr. Books was inspired to become a dentist by his grandfather, who was a biology professor at Purdue University. Dr. Brooks attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate degree and then received his master's degree in biology from Purdue University. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University and has since undergone many hours in continuing education courses to offer services like Invisalign.

Dr. Brooks purchased Anderson Dental Care one year ago, but many of his staff members have been with the office for 20 years or longer. Anderson Dental Care is now accepting a variety of insurances.

Dr. Brooks is community-oriented and enjoys completing service projects locally and international. Dr. Brooks, who is fluent in Spanish, has treated unserved communities through dental humanitarian trips to Honduras and Ecuador. In addition to offering free Toothprints, he has a special dental offer in November for men and women in military service.

Those looking for Cincinnati family dentistry can visit Anderson Township dental practice's website at www.ATownDental.com.

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