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Legend of the Toothworm—Alive and Well

Toothaches! Man has been suffering from, writing about, and chanting magical phrases to “cure” toothaches for more than 3,000 years. As recently as 200 years ago, mankind still believed that the “scientific” cause of tooth misery was a silent, deadly worm that gnawed away at tooth enamel and pulp. The […]

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Brush Your Way to Healthy Teeth and Gums

How hard can it be? We’ve been doing it all of our lives! We’re doing lots of things differently these days – some better, some not. You may have learned to brush up-and-down, not sideways, and later to brush in a circular motion rather than up and down. Let’s take […]

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The Negative Health Impacts of Drinking Soda       

Two studies reveal how your diet can have negative and long-lasting impacts on your health in alarming ways. One study found that a teenager’s extremely poor eating habits caused him to effectively go blind; another found that people who drank at least two sugar-sweetened soft drinks a day had a […]

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Nip It In the Bud   

We love our pets. When they hurt, we feel their pain – although its cause sometimes escapes us. Next time Fido or Miss Kitty shows signs of distress, make sure a dental problem isn’t behind it. If Kitty or Fido eat only soft canned food, their gums don’t get massaged […]

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The Tooth About Sharks…

We humans get only two sets of teeth…care for them or lose them. But a shark (The Ultimate Eating Machine) grows an endless supply of teeth! One gets ripped out? No problem: another is on the way. And there are dozens of them! Not only that, sharks even have teeth […]

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Older and Healthy…a Natural Match

The words “aging” and “healthy” don’t have to be an either-or proposition. Fact is, in some ways we grow healthier as we age. We’ve built up so many antibodies that our resistance to virus increases.  Years of brushing with fluoride toothpaste can actually strengthen tooth enamel.  A little effort on […]

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Drive-in Movies Have Come to Southern Oregon!

If you’re like us, you are looking for something safe and fun for the whole family to enjoy during the pandemic. Well, Central Point and Medford have brought back drive in movies to local families. We love it and hope you get to enjoy this delightful slice of nostalgia. We […]

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Go For It

We all suspect that how we look makes a difference in our lives. Think of the times when everything is going great, a day you’re feeling good, looking good. In our teens, looks are everything. But as we get older, we tend to take our appearance for granted, and learn […]

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Your Teeth Age Too

Along with those gray hairs and inevitable smile lines, your mouth undergoes natural changes over the years, as well. Among them: Cutting edge of teeth are worn flat by chewing or grinding. Jawbones supporting teeth or dentures can shrink by as much as two-thirds! Tooth enamel becomes thinner, more brittle, […]

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Dental Magic

Okay, dentistry isn’t magic. Great, healthy smiles takes care and effort on both our parts. But, we do have have some handy tricks. For example, veneers. Your front teeth play a major role in that important first impression. Veneers can brighten your smile, cover chips, gaps and contour—visually straighten those […]

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