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Tamara Abbett

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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Ouch! Why am I Wincing?

A sudden, sharp pain when you bite—that’s seemingly out of nowhere? Most likely, it’s a cracked tooth. Even a hairline fracture in a cavity-free molar can make the most hardy of us sit up and take notice. When you’re visited by this kind of bite-down pain, get to the dentist […]

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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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Floss Your Way to a Healthy Heart!

However you describe it, the relationship between periodontal and heart disease is growing more distinct. It may even prove a more significant risk factor than well-known warning signs like high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

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Eat Yogurt—Probiotics Give Your Body Better Health

When we say yogurt we don’t mean the frozen kind you buy at the mall—we mean the real thing! Yogurt with probiotics is the real deal. It needs to contain: B. lactis, L. casei and L. acidophilus or what are known as live, active cultures. B. lactis wards off allergies. […]

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