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Water—Water—Water!

Sure you know that you should drink eight glasses of water a day. But do you really know why? Our bodies lose about 68 ounces of water daily due to perspiration and urination. That water loss needs to be replaced daily. When water is not replaced in the body it […]

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Root Canal Therapy

When a patient comes to our office with an infected nerve in a tooth, root canal therapy can save a precious tooth from extraction. Sometimes infection can be present even if there is no discomfort. Root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) is necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes damaged […]

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Does Your Whistle Need Wetting?

That parched feeling in your mouth has a name – Xerostoma – a Greek word combining xero, dry, and stoma, mouth. Your chance of experiencing it increases with age, and 60% of all common medications can make it worse. Dry mouth can hinder eating and speaking, cause bad breath and […]

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Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is your healthy body’s response to illness or injury. Your immune system sends in white cells to heat up the site and burn out the enemy. Temporary pain and swelling result—but healing soon begins. Chronic inflammation (CI) is the classic sign of an autoimmune disease, which can affect almost […]

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Eat Your Veggies but Don’t Swallow the Hype

Food makes news, but it’s hard to sort out the fads from the solid science of nutrition. Every week a new study warns us of danger, until a newer study lays that fear to rest. Not everyone has the same nutritional needs, and your body is a better judge than […]

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