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Your Gut Health Could be Ruining Your Teeth

Your Gut Health Could be Ruining Your Teeth

Gut health is directly linked to overall health. People with a healthy gut tend to be sick less frequently than those with GI (gastrointestinal) issues. This is because most cells that make up the immune system are located in the gut. But gut health is also linked to...

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Gaps are Meant for Pumpkins, Not Your Smile

Gaps are Meant for Pumpkins, Not Your Smile

It’s that pumpkin spice time of year when the leaves are aglow with majestic hues of red and yellow, and fireplaces are dusted off and turned back on to keep us snuggly as we sip our coffee and tea. And while you consider how to carve your pumpkin, consider the mouth...

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Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Really Necessary?

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Really Necessary?

We are creatures of evolution and are grateful for three significant evolutionary changes: opposable thumbs, losing body hair, and larger brains. An area that hasn’t entirely kept up with evolution is wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Our ancestors had larger...

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Dental Implants – Because Having Teeth is in Style

Dental Implants – Because Having Teeth is in Style

I remember going into my grandparent’s bathroom as a child and seeing their dentures soaking at night. Dentures were the norm until advancements in dentistry proved there was a longer-lasting and functional treatment available for missing teeth - dental implants. ...

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Understanding Radiation Exposure in Dental X-rays

Understanding Radiation Exposure in Dental X-rays

Wait, I don’t want that dental X-ray. Do you get a little nervous when you hear that X-rays are needed? While most people take getting X-rays with ease, some people have concerns about radiation and the risk of getting cancer from too much exposure. This is a valid...

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Celebrating 25 Years as a Dentist in Bend, OR

Celebrating 25 Years as a Dentist in Bend, OR

Living Dental Health: Customized Care with a Gentle Touch Many options exist when you need a new dentist in Bend, OR. And while it is good to have choices, sometimes too many can make the decision more difficult. We also don’t need to sugarcoat the reality that for...

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The Connection Between Oral Health and Whole Health

The Connection Between Oral Health and Whole Health

The health of your body is directly linked to the health of your mouth. This is called oral health. And while most of us are good about brushing and flossing every day, others aren’t. That’s why we sat down with Dental Hygienist, Nicole Nolan, to get the dirt on how...

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How the Heck Did Dentists Become So Scary?

How the Heck Did Dentists Become So Scary?

When asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” most children don’t say, “a dentist.” Let’s face it, many people, and I mean many, have a love-hate relationship with their dentist. And that’s pretty sad because it takes a special kind of person to stare into a...

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