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Hard Pills to Swallow – but Don’t Crush

A recent nationwide study verified that 40% of adults have a challenging time trying to swallow pills. So if you struggle taking your daily dose— you’re not alone. And the solution most used is crushing pills or opening capsules. This practice changes how the dosage is ingested in your body. This can be very unwise—even […]

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How we Manage Dental Emergencies

The dictionary defines an accident as an “unplanned event.” And when that “unplanned event”occurs unexpectedly in your mouth, it can be an unsettling experience. The team at this office understands. We’re committed to be there for you in case of emergency. But it’s important to remember that there can be significant differences between a problem, […]

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Does Flossing Really Help?

What Do We Know Now? A recent report from the US Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older […]

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Vaccinate Your Children – Now it’s more important than ever!

Parents want to do what is best for their child and list doctors visits and immunizations among the most important things that keep their children healthy. Infant immunization programs have proven so successful that threats like rubella, mumps, and diphtheria are almost unheard of. Vaccine—preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. That’s great […]

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Up With Feet

You eat and drink smart. You balance exercise with rest, and you avoid habits that harm your health. But have you neglected your feet? Foot doctors tell us that the average 50 year old has walked nearly 75,000 miles, nearly three times the distance between San Francisco and New York City. Feet deserve some respect. […]

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Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64

Most everything still works, but let’s admit it, you’re getting a little older. Maybe you hear your joints creaking, and you’re wearing glasses to read. Your hair stylist suggests new ways to cover the gray. Face it—your teeth aren’t as young as they used to be either. Teeth naturally change as we age, meandering and […]

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