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Tooth Loss Linked to Decline in Mobility, Memory

In recent years, a growing amount of research has found compelling links between an individual’s oral health and his or her overall long-term health. Studies have found compelling evidence that suggests poor oral health increases an individuals’ risk of a number of chronic illnesses, including heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Now a new study has…

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Last Minute Tooth-tastic Gifts

Running late on holiday shopping? Afraid your kids’ stockings will be empty this year? Just interested in including a little “health education” into your gifts this year? Look no further! Your Gladstone OR dentist, Dr. McDowell, has got it figured out for you. Books If you are a parent of small children, you may have…

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How To Keep Your Smile White

Keeping your smile brilliant is one of the most important things in many people’s lives. We all would like to have our teeth look our best and show our pearly whites to world. So here are a few simple fixes to help convert your grin from dingy to vivid with just a few easy steps.…

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Dealing With Your Sensitive Teeth

Many people suffer from sensitive teeth, which can make even the most mundane activities, such as eating food or drinking coffee, painful. This is due to the enamel of the tooth surface being worn away and leads to the exposure of the teeth roots through cavities, cracks or chipping in your teeth. If you frequently…

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Six Steps Towards Keeping a Healthier Toothbrush

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know – or maybe even want to know – how much gross stuff finds its way onto your toothbrush. Your number one tool in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease may actually harbor such potential hazards as intestinal bacteria, yeasts, coliforms and Staphylococci, the bacteria…

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Keeping Teeth Healthy During The Holidays

As the winter holidays roll around, starting with Thanksgiving and not ending till well after the New Year, sweet treats abound. The constant temptations that this season offers can often lead to dental hygiene issues, cavities, and tooth decay. No one wants to end these merry celebrations with a trip for a filling. At McDowell…

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How To Choose A Toothbrush

The average person spends over 1000 hours brushing their teeth over their lifetime. With hundreds of options on the market, how do you choose which brush is right for you and your needs? There are a few things to look out for, but many factors depend on making sure that you’ll actually use your brush…

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