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Many people love chewing ice. Whether it’s the crunch itself that’s appealing, or maybe it’s just become a habit, chomping on ice can be hard to stop once you start. But did you know chewing ice can be harmful to your dental health? Your dental health, of course, is important to us at here at Cigno Family Dental. That’s why we think it’s vital you have the facts on how and why chewing ice is

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CEREC® Smile Makeover

Why consider a CEREC® smile makeover? There’s something about straight, full-sized, white teeth that simply makes a person look…better. Study after study shows people perceive others who have white, straight, teeth as looking younger, more attractive, and even healthier than others. That’s one reason crowns and veneers – specifically CEREC® veneers – to straighten and whiten teeth fast have become so popular. Not surprisingly, those with great teeth smile more often too, making them look

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gum disease

One of the things most patients dread hearing from the dentist is, “You have serious gum disease.” There are many reasons for this fear and unfortunately, some of that fear is founded. After all, serious gum disease usually requires serious gum disease treatments. Recent studies show that gum disease – especially untreated gum disease – can be detrimental to a person’s overall health. Significant gum disease, left unattended over time, has even been associated with

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popular dental terms

It’s a new year and so felt it was a good time to update our A to Z list of some common dental terms you likely hear from us – or your dentist – at least from time to time. Enjoy our dental terms list and please comment if there has any term you have heard and would like defined OR that you think should be included in our next Dental Terms A to Z

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dental terms

It’s a new year and so felt it was a good time to update our A to Z list of some common dental terms you likely hear from us – or your dentist – at least from time to time. Enjoy our dental terms list and please comment if there has any term you have heard and would like defined OR that you think should be included in our next Dental Terms A to Z

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Milwaukee family dental tips

Milwaukee Family Dental Tips – Health Signs in the Mouth In our last article with Milwaukee family dental tips, we shared with you some major illness and condition alerts your dental health can provide. Yet, there are other – not necessarily major, but important – health clues your mouth can give you as well. Therefore, we decided to share a few more Milwaukee family dental tips regarding health signals your oral status can provide you

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Milwaukee dentist

Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Tony Cigno Shares 4 Ways Your Mouth Reveals Your Overall Health. They say the eyes are the window to the soul. And that may be true. However, it might be just as accurate to say your dental health speaks volumes about your general health too. Dr. Tony Cigno has been a Milwaukee Dentist for many years. He has become an expert on identifying dental issues at their beginning stages – before they

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dentist in milwaukee shares how to prevent holiday dental emergencies

Dr. Tony Cigno – Dentist in Milwaukee – Holiday Dental Care Tip 2 This holiday season our Dentist in Milwaukee, Dr. Tony Cigno, is doing a short miniseries on dental care considerations for keeping teeth healthy during this special time. Over the holidays, you want to hang out with friends and family. You want to relax. You want to have fun and enjoy your time together. Thus, the last thing you want to do is deal

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Milwaukee Dentist Holiday Dental Care Tips

Dr. Tony Cigno – Dentist in Milwaukee – Holiday Dental Care Tip 1 This holiday season our Milwaukee Dentist Dr. Tony Cigno is doing a short miniseries on dental care considerations for keeping teeth healthy during this special time. One thing there is no shortage of during the holiday is sugary treats. Cookies, cakes, fudge, jams and jellies, homemade candies, pies, and more… every type of sweet imaginable seems to always be around home and

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toothbrushes

Did you know the earliest toothbrush dates back to about 5000 years ago? However, way back then it was just a stick with the end frayed. It was called a “chew stick” and was simply rubbed against the teeth to remove food. From about 500 years ago, toothbrushes began to be made with ivory, wood, or bone handles and bristles of hogs and boars. In 1938, the first nylon bristle toothbrush (the kind we have

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sedation dentistry

Going to the dentist – whether for a significant procedure or just a standard tooth cleaning – makes many people nervous. This dental anxiety can be attributed to a number of reasons such as the sound the drill makes, the fear of pain, or even just laying back for long periods of time with someone’s hands in your mouth (a modest form of claustrophobia). No matter the reason, visiting the dentist shakes a person up

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tooth sensitivity

Ever bite into something sweet, sour, or cold and feel a sharp, shooting, pain? A pain that seems to start in your mouth but like a bolt of lightning, quickly travels through all the nerves in your head in no time flat? This sensation is the result of tooth sensitivity and it can range from mildly uncomfortable to nearly excruciating. Most often, tooth sensitivity occurs when the protective enamel that covers your teeth begins to

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brushing with braces

If you have braces, there may be few other times in your life when proper tooth brushing is so important. Brushing with braces isn’t easy but it doesn’t have to be that difficult either. The key is knowing the right way to brush when you have braces on your teeth and knowing what to avoid too! Brushing with braces Key #1 When brushing with braces, be sure and use the right tool for the job.

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when braces hurt and braces pain

For straightening teeth and/or correcting a misaligned bite, braces undoubtedly are a modern miracle. Especially today, when there are more braces options – many of which work better and faster than ever before – braces are becoming even more common and accessible. Why do braces hurt sometimes and what you can you do to treat braces pain? Essentially, braces work by using varying degrees of pressure to move the teeth in the mouth. For most

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straighten your teeth with braces

So you’ve been told you or your kid – or another loved one – needs braces. Maybe this comes as no surprise. After all, many need braces to straighten their teeth or correct a bite problem. Yet, you still likely have questions. Such as what choices for braces exist now? How much will your braces cost? How long will you wear them? How they heck do braces work to straighten your teeth anyway? Let’s start

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cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry may seem off the table for some. Universally, many people have a fear of the visiting the dentist. For others, it’s even a phobia. For those who do get that oh-too-familiar knot in their stomach just thinking about making a dental appointment – much less showing up for it – the most distressing part is there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done about it. When a person has this type

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dental insurance

You probably don’t need to be convinced that dental care is important not only for your teeth, mouth, and gums but for your overall health as well. In today’s modern society, there is no real excuse for you not to get the dental care you want and need. Yet, there are still people who don’t get that care. Sometimes, it’s because they are afraid of the dentist. Other times, it’s because they can’t find the

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dental emergencies

It’s pretty widely known and accepted today that dental health is a fairly important factor in general health too. Visiting the dentist regularly is a key component to achieving and maintaining dental health. Also important are brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash and eating a balanced diet.  Minor dental problems, if ignored, can become major dental problems or even dental emergencies over time.  Regular dental visits not only help to keep teeth in perfect

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Cosmetic Dentistry

When you smile, people see you as happier, healthier, and younger. Science has even proven you actually are healthier when you smile more often. Cosmetic dentistry helps people like you be more confident and smile more often.  Of course, cosmetic dentistry can also help to correct dental issues like structural anomalies and can fix bite problems too.  Here are 4 common cosmetic dentistry procedures:  Dental Bonding  Dental bonding helps to fill gaps and cover stains

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gum disease

We are going to pick right back up with our “Horror Movie Lurking In Your Mouth” sequence with two other nightmare-to-be dental dangers if they are left unattended. In the last article we discussed “Mercury Madness” and the dangers of abscessed teeth. But there are other potential hazards – potential dental emergencies and dental dangers – lurking in your mouth as well.

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dental dangers

You probably don’t need to be convinced that regular dental care is important to the function and aesthetic of your teeth. But maybe you don’t realize it’s so much more important than that. There are very specific dental dangers that – if left untreated – can, not only be harmful to your dental health, they can be downright dangerous as well!  Do you have a chronic degenerative disease? Been told it’s “all in your head”?

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pediatric dental care - pediatric dentist checking patient mouth

No doubt your kids are your pride and joy! Any good parent wants to make sure their kids are well-cared for and will do anything in their power to ensure they do their part. This same diligence should extend to your kids dental health too! Proper pediatric dental care helps to keep your kids’ and teen’s teeth as healthy as their body!

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With teens, there are a host of things we as parents worry about. Some days it doesn’t seem to stop. But did you know dental decay is the most common chronic disease among teenagers ages 5 to 17 according to the CDC on pediatric dental care? Of course, this problem becomes even more likely in the actual teen years when teenagers are more likely to be attending – or not attending – their family dentistry

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teeth whitening tooth whitening cigno dental milwaukee

Some studies have shown that members of the opposite sex find persons with white teeth more attractive. But whether or not getting whiter teeth can actually help you find a mate or the love of your life? Well, that’s anyone’s guess. However, when your teeth are whiter, you smile more and the world could definitely use more smiles more often! Professional Tooth Whitening: Have you been considering whitening your teeth? If so, you may be

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tooth pain and dental emergency

Your smile – you’re never really without it. Or you shouldn’t be. It’s that important. People decide a lot about you, just by your smile. So when something happens to harm or mess up your smile, it may always feel like a dental emergency…

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Milwaukee braces – they aren’t necessarily expensive when you consider you will likely have your one set of adult teeth your entire life. But if you or your child is getting or has braces—well it’s not cheap either! And the last thing you want to do is waste your investment!

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Been Told You or Your Child Needs Braces Milwaukee? Preparing for Your Braces Treatment the Right Way = The Right Result! Understanding the Milwaukee braces process – from preparation to during treatment and after – will help ensure you get the best result.

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milwaukee root canal greenfield

If you’ve been told you need to have a root canal Milwaukee, take heart… you are definitely not alone. Millions of people have a root canal procedure – or endodontic dental services – every year. And the good news is a root canal done by a top dentist in Milwaukee – or endodontist – can save your teeth and your smile…

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A lot of people go to the dentist in Milwaukee for a smile makeover. Others, however, go because they need to get their teeth fixed for practical – or even health – purposes. Milwaukee tooth restorations can fall under either category…

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Milwaukee-Family-Dentistry pediatric dental tips

One of the most fun, yet challenging, areas of a family dental practice or in family dentistry is helping kids view their visit as exciting instead of intimidating or even frightening.

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At Cigno Family Dental Milwaukee / Greenfield, we are a family dental practice and can meet the pediatric dental care needs of every child or adult in your family.

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Dr. Cigno appeared on NBC Channel 4 to discuss “Fastbraces” and how they help patients get straight teeth in as little as 20 weeks and how to get a full set of teeth in just one day!

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Let’s talk about 4 good reasons to smile – or fix your smile – in case you don’t smile enough. Smiling Establishes Rapport… People who smile simply look friendlier. Whether a smile is “real” or not, a person who is smiling just seems warmer and more open and approachable.

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When it comes to heart health, you know what you need to do to keep your ticker in shape, right? You need to exercise, eat right, get good sleep, reduce stress… However, there’s another factor of heart health that may surprise you…

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Pediatric dentist or family dentist for kids? Which one should you choose? At Cigno Family Dental Milwaukee / Greenfield, we are a family dental practice and can meet the pediatric dental care needs of every child or adult in your family.

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At Cigno Family Dental, your smile is our business. And we take that business seriously, but with a smile as well. Let’s talk about 4 good reasons to smile – or fix your smile – in case you don’t smile enough…

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Dental Health Heart Health

Can Taking Care Of Your Teeth Help You Live Longer? Is your dental health related to heart health? Can taking care of your teeth help heart health? When it comes to heart health, you know what you need to do to keep your ticker in shape, right? You need to exercise, eat right, get good sleep, reduce stress… However, there’s another factor of heart health that may surprise you. Taking care of your teeth! One of

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Why We Offer Fastbraces® – Braces That Fix Teeth SUPER FAST! Once upon a time, if you were told you (or your child or spouse) needed braces, you immediately pictured a mouth full of metal, usually for two to three years—or more!

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What to Expect With Fastbraces® – Braces That Fix Teeth Fast. If you, your child, or spouse / partner has been told braces are required to fix the teeth or bite, you may not realize you now have choices! From clear braces, to Invisalign

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Cigno Family Dental believes in giving back with Hunger Task Force… Every year around Thanksgiving, we’re called to remember that in the midst of our rushing around to make our own holiday feast superb, there are people in the world…

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Cigno Family Dental – Take Care of Your Children’s Dental Health With Happy Visits! Help your kids develop good dental habits!

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Teach Your Children to Love their Milwaukee Children’s Dentist in 3 Steps (No, this is Not a Joke). There are many people on this planet who are terrified of going to the dentist. Maybe they had a traumatic experience, or they have heard frightening stories about dentists who didn’t care properly for other people…

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We care about your family and want to manage your family dental care Milwaukee! At Cigno Family Dental, your family dental care is our top priority!

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Clenching and grinding your teeth (also called “bruxism”) is very common among people who feel stress in their life, and often they aren’t even aware that it’s happening.

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Proper dental care is important. However, not all toothbrushes are created equal, and it is possible to think you’re brushing properly when actually you’re doing more damage than good.

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Preventative dental care is the best medicine. Cigno Family Dental is committed to providing our patients with top-of-the-line and cutting-edge preventative dental care, routine dental care, and specialty dental care…

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August is the time to come see Cigno Family Dental for your back-to-school Milwaukee family dental care! Make sure you take care of your Milwaukee family dental care before the kids head back to the classroom!

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Here at Cigno Family Dental, one of our main objectives (besides offering world class dental healthcare) is to help bring together the Milwaukee community. We know that there are many options when it comes to dentistry, and we are so grateful for our patients’ continued loyalty that we want to show you just how appreciative we are!

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Getting braces Milwaukee? Brushing regularly is important for many reasons! Most of us have seen the kids at school who have white spots on their teeth after getting their braces removed.

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We are very excited to give away a gift card to the dells this month. What a great family trip you can have on us! All you have to do is send your friends and family to our office this month to be entered to win!

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white teeth whitening Milwaukee

June is the perfect time of year to whiten your teeth! What with graduations and wedding season popping up like summer flowers, everyone wants to look their best – and thanks to Milwaukee dentist Cigno Family Dental and their affordable, effective teeth whitening process, you could be smiling your brightest smile by the end of the month!

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At Cigno Family Dental we adore animals and love to give to organizations that help animals in need. We also know that having the love of a pet is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. That’s why we are collecting money and items for The Hank Fund, and we’d love to have your support.

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June is almost here! And that means that as the temperature rises, Father’s Day is just around the corner. This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 21st. In honor of Father’s Day, Cigno Family Dental is giving away two Milwaukee Brewers tickets during the month of June!

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Dr. Cigno has always prided himself on his belief in patient-centered care. Since the age of five, when Dr. Cigno saw how his father was able to change the lives of people through dentistry, he knew he wanted to be a dentist. Together, he and his father still share a passion for dentistry.

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We at Cigno Family Dental believe that we provide the best dental care in Milwaukee, and we hope that we have a positive impact on the lives of all of our patients. One of our favorite ways to give back to the community is through our ongoing monthly referral program: we love to draw attention to the best services Milwaukee has to offer.

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Milwaukee Dentist Tony Cigno – Cigno Family Dental – Referral Contest Winner. April’s Referral Basket will be a roaring good time.

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Cigno Family Dental is very saddened to learn of the passing of one of our community members. Amber Ruth Ripple, 28, took her life after a long battle with mental illness. Amber was the only child of Jodie Baacke and Henry Ripple, Jr. Through her life, she hid much of her struggle with her mental illness and kept only several close friends though she was dearly loved. The crushing societal stigma against mental health issues

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This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 10th. To celebrate mom, all during the month of May Cigno Family Dental invites you to visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeeDental and post a story about your mother. Describe why your mom deserves a day of pampering and tell us about all the things she does that make you feel grateful. Whoever gets the most Facebook likes on their story wins! The Prize When you nominate your

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Milwaukee Area Dentist, Cigno Dental, Monthly Referral Program and Family Zoo Pass Month Most of our clients already know about Cigno Family Dental’s monthly referral program. If you refer family, friends or co-workers who make an appointment with our dental associates Milwaukee, we will randomly select a winner to receive a cool prize. We vary the prizes from month to month to keep it intriguing (and the prizes are really fun, if we don’t say

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Did you know that April is oral cancer awareness month? Cigno Family Dental is determined to be proactive about early detection and so we’re offering free oral cancer screenings to anyone who wants one during the month of April. All you need to do is call first to make an appointment at (414) 282-6020, then come in and we’ll take care of the rest. By the way, it’s a completely painless and easy process that

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Ahh, Milwaukee Brewers baseball is back! Opening day is Monday, April 6th and here at Cigno Family Dental, we can’t wait to celebrate! Boy, do we have something in store for you guys, not only in our office, but in the parking lot before you step foot inside. Even if you don’t have an appointment with us on April 6th, be sure to stop by because… Lunch Is On Us! We’re scrubbing our grill, firing

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We believe that you won’t be better cared for by any other dental office in town! It’s our mission to touch the lives of as many people as possible, and our ongoing referral program is just one way Dr. Cigno gives back to the community, touches people in a positive way and helps us maintain vital health. Here’s a peek at what we’re offering this month and what’s on the horizon. Want to See the

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You are going to LOVE March’s Referral Basket. Cigno Family Dental is giving away 4 tickets to an Milwaukee Admirals Hockey game. We are positive the hockey game will be nothing short of stick slapping fun!! Ask us how you can get your name entered into the Referral Basket!  

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With Valentine’s Day being this month we found it fitting that for our referral basket for February would be a date night!! We are giving away a gift card to Il Mito’s Restaurant for two and we will also arrange to have someone pick you up in style for your date!!! Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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Here at Cigno Family Dental, we realize that when it comes to dental health, many Milwaukee kids are underserved. Because there is a great need for children to be seen by the dentist, we decided to go out into the community and be part of the solution for Dental Health Month. We care about all our clients, and we place a particularly high value on preparing children for their first dental visit. We want kids

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With the temperatures a little on the chilly side we though a Movie Theater gift card would be awesome for January. Warm-up with some popcorn, comfy seat, good movie and great company!! Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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For the referral basket for December, one lucky person will win a $200 Gift Card to Target for your kind words and referrals. Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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Our November Referral Basket has a little bit of everything for the holiday season including a $100 gift card to Pick’N Save. Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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I work with a couple of gals that are trying to get their hands on the $200 gift card to Kohl’s that we are giving away for the month of October!! Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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Packer season is soon approaching so we figured a nice new large TV would be best for this month’s referral basket to watch those Packers!!! Ask us how you can get your name in the referral basket drawing.  

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