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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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18 IN OUR SCHOOLS DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION Stephen Olney student SIENA ALBANESE bravely reaches out to pet a snake. BREEZE PHOTOS BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Sixty-nine students at Stephen Olney Elementary School earned perfect atten- dance during the month of October, with no absences, tardies or dismissals. As a reward, students with perfect atten- dance were invited to participate in an assembly last Friday with RAY WARD of Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure. An Olney Elementary School student raises her hand during a presentation by Bwana Iguana last week. Reptile reward STEPHEN OLNEY SCHOOL STUDENTS, from left, Louis Savastano, Patricia Oussi, Landon Fiske, Amir Periquito and Nevaeh Seidel react as a snap- ping turtle makes its way toward them during an assembly last week for students with perfect attendance. NICHOLAS TOBIN and SOPHIA CARROLL work together to scoop up a snake. A LIFELONG PURSUIT People over the age of 65 have as much reason to schedule regular visits to the dentist as their grandchildren do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five older adults has untreated tooth decay, more than two-thirds have gum disease, and nearly 20 percent have lost all of their teeth. Seniors may be surprised to learn that they are as susceptible to developing tooth decay as young children are because increased gingival (gum) recession leads to exposure of root surfaces and greater use of medications leads to dry mouth, which deprives teeth and gums of the protective benefit of saliva. If anything, the importance of maintaining good oral health increases with age. Prevention is key to optimum dental health for patients of all ages. Through good habits like choos - ing a dental-friendly diet and proper brushing and flossing, you have a lot of control over your dental health. One of the most important services we offer is a plan for preventive dental care, including coun - seling on nutrition, the proper way to brush and floss, and recommendations for oral hygiene products and how to use them. For an appointment, please call DENTAL ARTS GROUP at 401-521-3661, located at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston. Most insurance plans are accepted. P.S. A healthy mouth contributes to better nutri - tion, improved self-image, better mental and physical health, and increased willingness to interact socially. Winter Ball Christmas Ball • Solstice Ball • Company Party Tis the Season to be Jolly & Smart... Why buy when you can rent? 2044 Smith St., North Providence, RI (401) 231-2370 Tuxedo or Suit $ 45 Your Choice Holiday Wishes Come True AC JEWELERS 180 Pleasant View Ave., Smithfield, RI 401-349-4094 30% – 60% OFF Gold Diamonds Gem Stones DiamonD StuDS starting at $249 1/4 CttW 1637 Mineral Spring Avenue, Suite 215, North Providence 401-353-7300 Family Dentistry in a Family Environment Frank D'amato DmD We've recently Expanded and Remodeled TOP DENTISTS 2018 As Featured in RI Monthly Now Accepting ~ New Patients

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