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At Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD we try to have fun with our blog posts! Below are 10 interesting dental facts that many people may not know. 60% of people don’t know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack – especially in women. 32% of Americans […]

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We are supposed to replace our toothbrushes every 3 months, when there is noticeable wear, or when we have an illness. So on average, a person will go through around 5 or more toothbrushes a year. It has been reported the amount of toothbrushes that end up in landfills every year equals 25,000 tons. Below […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 17, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD gave away over 20,000 free toothbrushes during dental presentations in 2014. Children in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County were the primary recipients of the toothbrushes. “Educating our local community on dental health and oral hygiene is a big focus”. […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 10, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD supported 50 children in attendance of the Lunchbox performance, Journey to Oz at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Downtown Ft. Myers on November 22, 2014. Children from Voice for Kids of Southwest Florida also received a free lunch courtesy […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 8, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the free “movie in the park” in conjunction with the City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation for the 2015 season. The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation will have special activities and a grand prize […]

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  FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 3, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor outdoor family movie nights at the Alliance for the Arts for the 2015 season. All funds collected go to support the children programming at the Alliance for the Arts. Family movie night at the Alliance for […]

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 2, 2014) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor the Growing Room Child Development Center of Bonita Springs second-annual Santa’s Enchanted Village. This free two-day family event begins Saturday, December 6 from 6PM – 9PM and concludes Sunday, December 7 from 6PM – 8PM. Tour the […]

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Whether you are bound for the calorie-free foods or the sweet and sticky, you’d be surprised at the kind of things your local grocery can offer in the way of cavity fighters. Sometimes the most unlikely foods can turn out to have oral benefits that you’d never expect. Here are a few we thought were […]

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One of the major lessons for any child is learning how to effectively and regularly brush their teeth. It’s a lot to take on and remember at a young age, but it’s an important part of growing up and being independent. That means, it usually falls on the parent to teach and reinforce healthy brushing […]

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Many adults have fears of dentists, so it’s natural to expect your kids to feel the same way. However, there are some tips you can use to help your child overcome that fear. Talk to Them About the Dentist: Keeping them prepared for what’s to come helps them think positively about it before, making the […]

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