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Teaching Kids about Teeth

Helping children learn more about their bodies and how they work is a key part of nurturing healthy habits. That includes their teeth – the topic of a new children’s book we were recently given a copy of. Open Wide by St. Louis writer Susan Grigsby is a richly illustrated journey through a wide range […]

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Reflux, PPIs, & Magnesium

Watch enough television, and you’ll come away with a pretty skewed picture of health in the US. Case in point, advertisements for proton pump inhibitors – one of the most prescribed types of pill in the nation, yet also readily available over-the-counter. Many are lured by the possibility that our heartburn can be easily relieved […]

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Giving Thanks for Your Healthy Smile

One thing we are deeply grateful for this Thanksgiving is our patients. We appreciate the trust they place in us. We’re honored that they’ve chosen our office out of many to provide for their oral health care needs. So to our patients, we say thank you. Each and every one of you is a gift. […]

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Vaping E-Cigs May Have Your Kid Smoking in No Time

Lots of folks think that vaping is safer than smoking. It’s not. And if the findings of a new study are correct, it may also pave the way for teenagers to move on to regular cigarettes in adulthood. The study, published in Pediatrics, focused on high school juniors and seniors – 152 who had never […]

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Dental Emergency – Who Ya Gonna Call?

Dental emergencies happen. They come out of left field. Intensely painful, they can swell your face and feel dangerously serious. Many folks ultimately decide their toothache warrants a visit to an emergency room or physician’s office. But are they really the best ones to deal with your problem? Not really, according to a recent study […]

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Buried In Sugar: Our Dangerous Taste for Sweets

Let’s face it: We all love the taste of sugar. Biologically, we’re hardwired to love sweets. It’s a way our bodies ensure our survival when food is scarce. But like any strength overplayed, this taste for sweetness has become our weakness. Just how weak? Here’s how we stack up to other countries in terms of […]

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From Our Archives: Healthy Diet, Healthy Teeth

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN Although the heading seems to state the obvious, you might find this article quite interesting as we uncover the underlying events that actually occur to our teeth when our diets become compromised. Poor diets eventually invite a decaying process to develop within the oral cavity. Not eating properly, and […]

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From Our Archives: Got a Toothache? Remember to Check Your Bite

By Michael G. Rehme, DDS, CCN There’s nothing worse than having a nagging toothache. It will not only occupy your time but zap your energy while you try to find relief from the pain. Sometimes it may last for only a day or two, but in some cases it could last for months and even […]

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Since Big Sugar Paid the Piper

The sugar industry could not deny the role of sucrose in dental caries [cavities] given the scientific evidence. They therefore adopted a strategy to deflect attention to public health interventions that would reduce the harms of sugar consumption rather than restricting intake. That’s the key finding of research recently published in PLOS Medicine. Examining internal […]

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Nutrition, Oral Health & the Tooth-Body Connection

Disease is not due to the presence of bacteria, but rather to the body being out of balance in such a way that the bacteria responsible for the inflammation are breeding out of control. Killing the bacteria is not the answer. Placing the body back in balance is a much more effective method of treatment. […]

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