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TONGUE-BRUSHING

An old habit seems new… Here’s an idea that may be new to you. Did you ever think of brushing your tongue? Actually, tongue-brushing is an ancient practice. Our ancestors considered it part of their daily hygiene. In fact, it can be traced back to rudimentary tortoise shell and bone inscriptions […]

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Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Here today…gone too soon. Don’t neglect baby teeth because the health of their replacements is right beneath the surface. Caring for your child’s baby teeth lays a foundation for a lifetime of oral health. Teach good dental hygiene habits while the child is very young. Before the first teeth begin […]

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Runners Risk Decay

“Aside from overuse injuries and skin cancer, runners score well on most measures of good health. But another red flag has been raised by new research: Runners may suffer higher risks of tooth erosion and cavities.” – Runners World Runners risk “robbing Peter to pay Paul” unless they are diligent about […]

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How Do You Know…

…if you’re showing signs of aging? Shortened teeth are a sure sign; lengthening them makes people look younger. We have methods to build up shortened or chipped teeth. …if you have periodontal disease? Periodontal, or gum, disease are rarely noticed in early stages. Only by dental exam do you know […]

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Slay the Dragon

Whether you call it dragon breath, morning breath, or halitosis, persistent bad breath is not only socially embarrassing, it can also be a sign of poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, digestive problems, and even sinus trouble. And all the mouthwashes and breath fresheners in the world won’t solve the problem. […]

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Does Flossing Make a Difference?

“Recent news reports question whether existing scientific research support oral health benefits associated with flossing. The bottom line for dentists and patients is that a lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness.” ~American Dental Association So…everyone should floss their teeth daily but when is the right time? […]

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Insurance Benefits Don’t Last Forever!

During the holidays, give yourself a gift: Schedule pending treatment before the end of the year to take full advantage of your insurance benefits. Call our office today at 541-779-9059 to check your benefits. You’ve earned ‘em—so use ‘em. For most insurance plans, a new benefit year begins on January 1— and […]

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