If you’re from Conway, AR, you are probably familiar with the name Toad Suck and the yearly Toad Suck Daze festival. For those who are new to or live outside of the area, a little explanation of the name is in order. The name “Toad Suck” can be traced back to the days of riverboats. When the water level of the Arkansas river was not high enough to continue, the riverboat captains would tie up their boats and head to the tavern where they drank so excessively that the locals would proclaim that they “sucked on the bottle until they swelled up like toads”.
The colorful image has stuck and spawned a yearly festival. Conway, AR, is the home of the annual festival known as Toad Suck Daze on the first weekend of every May. Many visitors (approximately 160,000 of them) flock to the festival to enjoy the musical acts, art displays, carnival rides, special events and atmosphere. The town of Conway, AR has been raising money for scholarships for the past 29 years with this festival and it’s attractions and has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to local students.
Some of the events at Toad Suck Daze, such as the toad race, are open to public participants. One of the popular annual events is the Toad Daze Pageant, for girls aged 0-17 years old and boys aged 0-8 years old. If your child is going to compete in the pageant, why not have their teeth cleaned and checked ahead of time by the dental professionals at Central Dental of Conway, AR, to help them feel more confident about their winning smile? If they are due for a checkup, it also couldn’t hurt to have your children’s teeth cleaned by Central Dental after eating all that starchy, sugary, delicious but tooth decay promoting carnival food.
If you’re planning to participate in any of the public events, you may be photographed, and don’t you want to be seen with the best smile possible on your face? No one wants to be caught at the toad race with dingy looking, broken, or missing teeth. Dr. Ryan Moore, DDS, of Central Dental can work with you to repair or replace broken or cracked teeth, and also offers whitening services to make your smile dazzling to onlookers. Even if all you are doing at the festival is relaxing and enjoying the entertainment and festival atmosphere, now is the time to make plans to give yourself the gift of a confident and vibrant smile. Make the best first impression possible by visiting Dr. Moore of Central Dental of Conway, AR to achieve your dental goals for the festival and beyond.