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May 2022

JR Dental Newsletter – May 2022

Summer is about to burst onto the scene. And with it, your “free time” will turn to “busy time” as you plan, plan, plan for your relaxing summer vacation. So while you’re thinking about where you’ll go, where you’ll eat, and what you’ll see along the way, don’t forget to plan a visit to your […]

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Gum Disease Dentist

Six Ways to Prevent Gum Disease

Gum disease affects approximately half of all Americans. While that’s a startling statistic, what’s more notable is that most cases are preventable. The good news is that preventative care is simple and, by taking care of your smile daily, you can ensure you don’t become part of the statistic above. Understanding Gum Disease Gum disease […]

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Dental Implant Smile

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Having a broken or missing tooth can be painful and upsetting and often results in losing self-esteem and confidence. Missing and broken teeth can also cause other health problems, such as jawbone loss, gum recession, crooked or crowded teeth, trouble with chewing, talking, and chronic headaches. Replacing any missing teeth is essential to your overall […]

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Teething Tips

Dental Care For Infants and Toddlers

Everyone knows dental care is important for children and adults, but what about baby teeth? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. They help children speak clearly and chew naturally and also aid in forming a path those permanent teeth can follow when they are […]

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Good Nutrition for Oral Health

Why is nutrition good for oral health?

We all know that daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential for a healthy smile, but nutrition also plays an important role in your dental health. Poor nutrition can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. Researchers have also linked oral diseases to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The food we eat […]

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Sleep Apnea Causes

What is sleep apnea and how can my dentist help?

The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 18 million Americans have sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can cause numerous health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are therapies and treatments available. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by a repeated interruption […]

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