10 - April 6, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot
Collins Dentistry For Children Promotes Positive, Lifelong Habits
Mention that you’re going to the dentist, and
you’ll probably be met with a groan or look of sympathy. Odds are that you didn’t have a place like Collins Dentistry for Children in Nashua to start you out on the right track to dental health.
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many areas of overall health. Children who have positive dental experiences - beginning at early ages are more likely to maintain regular dental visits and excellent dental care at home as adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) suggests children should see the dentist as soon as the fi rst tooth emerges, usually around the child’s fi rst birthday. At Collins Dentistry for Children, this initial visit is usually short and fun, aimed at simply making the child comfortable in dental surroundings. The second visit usually includes a dental exam of the teeth, jaw, guns and oral tissues, baseline x-rays, a gentle cleaning and polishing, and perhaps a fl uoride treatment.
Dr. Nilfa Collins stands in her new Nashua offi ce
Dr. Nilfa Collins, a pediatric dentist, recognizes the need to provide a comfortable setting and establish confi dence with her young patients. Children are encouraged to ask questions, express their thoughts, and even touch the dental instruments. Dr. Collins and her staff take time to build trust with each child, setting the stage for a lifetime of good oral health care. Pediatric dentists focus on toddlers, children, and teens. Collins Dentistry performs all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including examinations and consultations, cleanings, fl uoride treatments, sealant applications, restorative procedures such as fi llings, and extractions. Studies have shown that poor dental hygiene may affect sleep, social relationships, and
Education is an important element of the pediatric dental visit. Dr. Collins says, “Brushing and fl ossing daily, eating a balanced diet, limiting snacks, and attending regular visits to your dentist will help you maintain a healthy smile.” She
continues, “I fi nd it tremendously satisfying when young patients tell their parents that they enjoyed their visit, and that having a cavity fi lled didn’t hurt at all. We defi nitely believe that our patients are our strongest advocates.” To maintain your oral health for a lifetime,
Dr. Collins recommends, “Avoid soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snack foods. Drink lots of water and schedule regular cleanings to keep your teeth, mouth and gums looking and functioning at their best.” You and your child are invited to stop by to meet the friendly staff of Collins Dentistry for Children at 76 Allds Street in Nashua, call 718- 8587, or visit www.CollinsDentistry.com
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• We Accept Healthy Kids Insurance Our qualified,
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Dr. Nilfa Collins Rockingham Christian Church You’re Invited!
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Since 2001, Rockingham Christian Church (RCC), 5 Industrial Way, Salem, has built its ministries on being a “different” kind of church, says Lead Minister Tom Gerdts. The church is built on the mission statement of “meeting people where they are and helping them follow Jesus.” RCC continues to grow as it works toward its vision of “a transformed spiritual landscape in Salem and the surrounding communities.” With its core values of heartfelt reverence for God, excellence with humility, authenticity, healthy relationships, helping people discover God’s love, cultural relevance, understanding and applying the Bible, and serving Jesus together, RCC continues to enrich the lives of over 300 weekly worshippers during its three Sunday services (9, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m.). The congregation is one of many New England churches launched in the last 15 years by Restoration House Ministries, based in Manchester. RCC plans to build a new facility on a 10-acre parcel of land on East Broadway in Salem, probably in 2014. It won’t be just a “church building,” but a community center, which also happens to serve as the home base for Rockingham Christian Church. “It will be a multi-functional gathering spot for Christ followers and non-Christ followers. People will love coming there because it will be a positive place to build friendships and get resourced for day-to-day living,” states Pastor Gerdts. “We can’t do everything, but what we build we’ll build with high quality.” “Creative, out-of-the-box expression is in our DNA, and we do not want that to change! Many fi ne
Join us Easter Sunday!
THREE EASTER GATHERINGS Sunday, April 8, 2012
9 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:30 AM Rockingham Christian Church IN the community - FOR the community.
Camp Create: An Art Camp Where Kids Learn About Their Creator By Being Creative! June 25-29, 2012 at Salem High School 1/2 Day Camp for 3-6year olds,
Full Day Camp for 1st-5th Graders For more information or to register: www.rccsalem.com/campcreate
603.894.5228 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 Salem, NH Relevant. Caring. Creative.
churches have tried traditional methods for reaching this region with God’s Good News, and He’s used them all to one extent or another. However, we’re convinced that ‘business as usual’ won’t get us to the point of a truly transformed spiritual landscape,” continues Pastor Gerdts. “Therefore, we’re not interested in creating a facility that looks or feels ‘churchy.’ If people can look at our facility and say, ‘Yeah, pretty typical church,’ we have not done our job. When people walk into our current space at 5 Industrial Way, they’re often surprised on two levels. They’re surprised that industrial space would look this way, and they’re surprised that church space would look this way. We like that” “KidzRock,” RCC’s educational program for children, focuses its teaching on family values by using the Bible as its primary teaching tool. A trained staff cares for and teaches children from birth through fi fth grade, giving each child a relational approach to learning the teachings of Scripture. The church also offers a broad range of positive activities for middle school and high school students. The RCC Student Ministries Website is www.rccstudents.com
. RCC has an informal family feel, generating lasting friendships and a strong spirit of community service. RCC is strongly committed to helping families succeed. Many of its activities are designed to equip and empower parents and grandparents to be “spiritual champions” for the children in their lives. “The church, through its programs, has access to a child for one or two hours a week,” Pastor Gerdts comments. “But parents have such access for hundreds of hours. That makes it vital that we provide them with the tools, training, and inspiration they need to succeed.” Toward that end, the church offers the monthly “Xtreme Kidz: Live!” family worship experience, designed especially for young families, and the every Sunday KidzRock program, which features a different Christian virtue every month – a positive character trait that can be creatively reinforced at home. Also, the annual Camp Create (last week of June at Salem High School) is a high-quality creative arts experience for children age 3 through fi fth grade, in which they can “learn about the Creator by being creative.” Rockingham Christian Church is a family of families. “We believe that we need each other as we journey through life. RCC is based in Salem, but we understand God’s Kingdom is much greater. That’s why we reach outside our walls to our surrounding communities and beyond. RCC is a place for regular people. If you look around, you’ll see people just like you, walking through life and trying to fi nd purpose,” states Pastor Gerdts. As a partner to the community, RCC continues to sponsor many events for all to enjoy. Saturday, April 7, the congregation will host its 11th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Rockingham Park Racetrack. Children ages 11 and younger are invited to participate in the hunt. Over 12,000 Easter eggs will be distributed for the youngsters to gather. Uplifting music from a live band, face painting, a bounce house, giant slide, balloon animals, crafts, and bags for the children to use to collect the eggs will be on hand. Each year, this popular event attracts about 1,000 people from Salem and surrounding towns. There is no admission fee. In addition to its Sunday services, RCC also offers “Xtreme Kidz: LIVE!” Held on the fi rst Sunday of
each month at 10:15 a.m., this gathering is designed specifi cally for young families. It’s a high-energy time of fun-fi lled music, skits, and Bible teachings focused on the monthly KidzRock themes. Easter services at RCC are scheduled for 9, 10:15, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. For more information about Rockingham Christian Church, visit www.rccsalem.com
caring doctors & staff provide outstanding
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