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Salivary Glands

Saliva… Fantastic Fluid!

Your salivary glands make up to three pints a day of this fantastic fluid. Why so much? Because saliva plays an important role in keeping your teeth and gums fit and smiling. Saliva helps fight cavities by prevent food from sticking to teeth and gums, it also helps neutralize stomach acid preventing heartburn. Saliva even […]

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Elderly Woman

Bone Up on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass as we age, could affect half of all Americans over 50 by 2020. It is defined as bone loss of about 25 percent, which results in fragile bones that fracture easily. Its reputation as an old person’s disease stems from the fact that bone loss doesn’t hurt and osteoporosis […]

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Woman Covering her Mouth

When Diseases Cause Oral Complications

We have come a long way in the treatment of serious, life-threatening systemic diseases. Part and parcel of healing more aggressive diseases are—more aggressive therapies. And sometimes as a result of forceful care, complications arise that demand attention of their own: oral problems. When an individual is very sick, nutrition becomes more important than ever. […]

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Quit Smoking

The Truth About Smoking

While nobody enjoys getting lectured about a bad habit, it’s important to have all the relevant information available to you, especially when it involves health implication. So if you need any extra motivation to help you quit smoking, we’ll discuss some of the lesser known problems it can cause. It isn’t just your lungs that […]

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Dental Tools

Sterilization In Our Practice

Dentistry, like any other science, has evolved over time. We’ve come a long way from the old days of “drill and fill” to a new era of sophisticated technology and technique. And along with this growth has come a new understanding of sterilization and infection control. With a variety of serious illnesses that can be […]

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Relieved Dental Patient

Overcome Your Dental Fear

We’d like to offer one comforting and wonderful fact about today’s dentistry: it’s comfortable, even pleasant. Technology, new procedures, and some very sophisticated approaches to anesthesia have all contributed to painless treatment, from cleaning to cavity preparations to root canal therapy. But what if you didn’t grow up with modern dentistry, and remember it differently? […]

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Calcium-Rich Foods

Don’t Forget Your Calcium

Since childhood we’ve been told we need calcium to build strong teeth and bones. But the fact is we never outgrow our need for this important mineral. Why…? Osteoporosis and loss of bone around the teeth can result when we don’t consume enough calcium Authorities say that to reduce the risk of weak, brittle bones […]

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Asthma Inhaler

Asthma Alert

Beware of oral complications from this respiratory disease In years past, asthma attacks could be unpredictable and difficult to control. Today, medications have been developed to control attacks—in some cases preventing them from occurring at all. If you—or a member of your family—still suffer the attacks, check with your physician about new treatment methods. Although […]

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Snoring Husband

Sounding Off About Snoring!

Do you snore, and has your partner compared it to the sound of a giant band saw slowly slicing through the house? Ever wake up groggy and grumpy after a “full night’s sleep?” If the answers are “Yes” and “Yes,” you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a not-so-funny condition in which sleepers actually stop […]

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