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December 26, 2014 - 3:00pm

Tooth loss leads to additional consequences which may only hurt one's health. Traditionally we have replaced teeth with removable dentures or possibly with fixed dentures which are cemented to adjacent teeth. When possible, there is now an even better alternative, dental implants.
Your typical dental implant is basically an artificial root made out of titanium and placed into the bone. That's it. On top of these artificial roots or implants we attach teeth. Most commonly we see one tooth replaced by one implant and the tooth or crown attached to it. Three teeth can easily be replaced with two implants and often we replace one's whole upper or lower teeth on top of as few as four or five implants. One can use just two implants and give a lower removable denture unbelievable stability and retention.
Patients worry about the discomfort involved with implant placement. The truth is that there is really no discomfort during placement and rarely any reported discomfort afterwards. Your dentist might suggest "mini implants" which are even easier to place. They are classified as "mini" only because they are smaller, but often "mini implants" work better for a particular patient especially when simply anchoring a denture.
Costs of implants have come down and even compare with traditional tooth replacement options. Most dentists offer implant treatment whether they place the implants themselves or refer to specialists for implant placement or they may do both as we do in our office. If you are missing a tooth or you'd like to replace a denture that you do not like or may not even wear, talk to your dentist. Dental implants can be a magical way to stay healthy!
Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook for more information.
December 23, 2014 - 5:00pm

New Batavia Volleyball League starting up. Seeking Intermediate Co-ed teams for the winter session starting Thursday nights January 22nd thru March 26th. Team sign-up packets available at T-Shirts Etc. 111 Main St. Batavia. Get your team in!! Contact Beth or Brian Kemp for more info: 345-1993.

December 21, 2014 - 9:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

We ran a Flip Ad contest on Thursday, but unfortunately, I got really busy over the next couple of days, so sorry for not announcing the winner sooner.

The winner is Elizabeth Downie, of Batavia. Downie correctly identified the Flip Ad code phrase of "Centennial Park."

We'll run another contest this week.

December 17, 2014 - 7:18am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

We're a little behind in putting together our 2015 calendar of Genesee County photos. We'll take orders up until Monday morning. It will be difficult, but we'll try our best to get them in the mail by Jan. 1.

The price this year is $15.95, plus tax, plus $4 for shipping and handling.

To order individual prints of the photos contained in the calendar, click here.

Purchase via PayPal using the button below, or mail your check (must be received by Monday's mail) to The Batavian, 200 E. Main St. #5, Batavia, NY 14020.

To order by credit card, call our office either today or tomorrow only, 585-250-4118.

Order Calendar via PayPal:


December 15, 2014 - 9:15am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

It's still important to us that you join The Batavian Club. As I've said before, every membership is important to us. We appreciate the support. It goes a long way toward helping us meet all the expenses associated with The Batavian (expenses that are growing all the time).

This isn't just about us, however. It's also about you. You receive valuable savings at local businesses for an amount far exceeding the cost of the membership, and if you enjoy getting your local news from The Batavian, you are helping to sustain that effort.

So many people every day tell me how much they love The Batavian. All we're asking is for those loyal fans to make a small financial contribution to help support and sustain our news coverage and in exchange we'll send you gift certificates worth a lot more than the membership price.

NOTE: If you've joined in the past two months (a handful of people have, even without prompting by a post like this), we will send out your membership get with the batch generated by our effort over the next three weeks to invite more people to join. Sorry for the delay, be putting together the kits is a time-intensive process, so we do them in batches).

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

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Includes membership card, bumper sticker, one package of gift certificates to local businesses.


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December 12, 2014 - 3:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

I forgot yesterday afternoon to announce the winner of the Flip Ads contest.

The winner was Dave Olsen, of Basom.

Dave was the 12th person to find the secret code, flipped under the Alli's Cones & Dogs ad, which was "Dean Richmond."

We'll play again on one day next week.

December 11, 2014 - 3:00pm

Like all health care these days, dental treatment is not inexpensive…so prevention and keeping one’s mouth clean means everything! It is a fact that most people do not clean well enough. The “2-minute rule” doesn’t work anymore if you want an honestly clean mouth unless you have only half your teeth! Using a soft tooth brush, concentrate on cleaning one tooth at a time or even one tooth surface at a time. Try it! Two minutes might turn into four before you know it.
Flossing those surfaces of your teeth that your brush does not reach, basically, in between your teeth and using a good mouthwash makes the cleaning complete. When finished do a “quality –control” check. Using something like a toothpick, look for that soft, white bacteria filled substance that we call plaque and where you might find it is where you need to spend more time cleaning.
Surprise your dentist or hygienist next time. Clean teeth means fewer cavities and fewer other tooth problems, healthy gums and a boost to your overall health. Dr. Russell Marchese Jr. -- 585-343-2711. Like us on Facebook or visit our Web site for more information.
December 10, 2014 - 1:41pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Kyle Couchman, of Batavia, is today's Flip Ad winner. Kyle was the seventh person to correctly identify today's secret code, which was "Brisbane." It was flipped under the Turnbull ad.

Reminder: To win you must correctly identify the secret code word. I received a half dozen e-mails this morning before we even put the contest up. Each e-mail was idenifying an existing Flip Ads. That's not how the contest is played.

When playing, remember to include your full name and address to qualify for the prize.

There won't be another code up until some time tomorrow.

December 9, 2014 - 11:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

Katie Bieber, of Batavia, is our winner. She correctly found the secret code "Joseph Ellicott" under the Kleen-All ad.

Katie will be sent a check for $25.

We'll run another contest tomorrow.

December 8, 2014 - 3:13pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement.

We have a winner in our first Flip Ad contest. Dan Bartholf, of Geneseo, will receive a check for $25.

We'll play again tomorrow. A code like the one to the right will be visible under a randomly selected ad that will flip when you mouse over it. 

We've received numerous e-mails just telling us which ads are currently running as flip ads -- Reed Eye and Kreative Kitchen -- but that's not how you play the game.

At an unannounced time, we'll pick an ad at random and turn it into a flip ad and put a secret code like the one in the sample in this post.  

Today, we made it the first person to e-mail us. When I was a kid and radio stations did contests like this they would say a different number caller each time -- the 7th caller, the 8th caller, the 12th caller. We got enough people responding today, that should work for this contest, too, so tomorrow's flip ad will say which number person to e-mail the correct secret code will win.

Happy hunting!




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