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Friends Toasting in a Tavern

Alcohol and Your Health…

Just the Facts There’s so much conflicting information regarding drinking alcohol blasting at us these days. A glass of red wine is good? Is even drinking at all a good idea? It’s a matter of proportion. The facts are these. First, alcohol affects women more than men. Because men tend to be heavier in muscle […]

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Diabetes Blood Test

Diabetes

The first clue to diabetes may be in your mouth! In many cases it’s the dentist–and not the physician–who has the first opportunity in the early detection of diabetes, because diabetics are especially prone to dental problems. Swollen, tender, bleeding and receding gums, loose teeth, and a sore tongue may not just be signs of […]

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Anxious Woman with a Toothache

How to Dispel Dental Anxiety

Of course, we do what we can to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible. But there are also ways to help yourself deal with any anxiety you may have while anticipating treatment. Positive self-talk. Tell yourself, “I can handle this well.” Make other positive self-statements, especially about tense situations similar to this with […]

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Woman with a Pierced Tongue

Tongue Piercing

A Bit on Body Art In every big city—and down on a lot of farms—”body art” is all the rage. While we begged our parents for discreet earrings, our children are piercing various body parts in surprising places. Lips, tongue, cheeks, even the uvula (the dangling thingie in the back of the throat) are fair […]

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Woman Biting an Ice Cube

Do You Commit Tooth Abuse?

Especially for Braces Wearers Do you absent-mindedly commit Tooth Abuse? These are habits definitely off limits for the health of your teeth: Don’t chomp on a toothpick—it can wear teeth down and get caught in your braces. Stop chewing your nails, pens and pencils—it’s hard on teeth and gums. Leave the ice in your drink? […]

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Dental Impressions

Impression Material

What is that goo? Whether you need a new denture, braces, or a single inlay restoration, you’ll encounter the “goo” dentists use to make an impression – the first step to a perfect likeness of your mouth. In effect, the material you bite into registers a “negative” image, like a photograph. To make a positive […]

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Vitamin Rich Foods

The ABC’s of Vitamins

Here’s our Cast List: Vitamin A; the “B’s” (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12); Vitamins C, D, E, K, and P. Some, like Vitamin C, are old friends; others, like Vitamin P (bioflavonoids) are more mysterious. What they have in common: all can be found in one or another food source. And all can be taken […]

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Energy Drinks

Energy—Not!

“Meal Replacement” alternatives…How much of the hype is science—and how much is fiction? Like personal aircraft, elixirs offering all the necessary nutrients in a single dose have been a staple of science fiction. For good reason. Athletes seek a power surge. Seniors dream of a healthy dinner which needs no cooking before and no clean-up […]

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2018 Happy New Year

Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Here’s to Health in 2018! We care about you as patients and as friends too! As we all try to get healthier in the New Year, here are some common resolutions that can improve dental and overall health. Make the New Year tobacco-free! Do whatever you need to quit smoking—seek out a program, a patch, […]

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End of the Year

Expiring Dental Insurance Benefits?

Use Them or Lose Them! What if someone gave you free money to spend on improving your smile? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Well, for those fortunate enough to have insurance, be sure to take advantage of your plan’s benefits before they expire at the end of […]

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