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Oral Cancer Facts

Rates of occurrence in the United States Close to 48,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,575 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 48,250 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. (Approximately […]

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Sensible Care for Sensitive Teeth

If you’re one of those unfortunate souls who flinches with the first bite of ice cream or sip of coffee, you may well be suffering from sensitive teeth. Your Bethany OR dentist believes that all patients deserve to enjoy their morning coffee, or an occasional ice cream– and we’re here to help. How does hypersensitivity […]

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Have Researchers Found the Next Great Anti-Bacterial?

Periodontitis (gum disease) affects millions of people worldwide. In the USA alone, a 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report sites almost half of adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease or gingival bleeding. What usually happens in the case of gum disease? Traditional treatment of periodontitis involves the use of antibiotics […]

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Kids With Bad Teeth May Get Bullied More

A new study out of Jordan sheds new light on a lesser-known target of bullying: dental features. This research, led by the University of Jordan in collaboration with University College London in the UK, involved tracking 900 sixth graders ages 11-12, and revealed that dental issues were one of the main causes of bullying from […]

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The Oncoming Dental Health Dilemma

As the New Year rolls around and the new Affordable Care Act offers up insurance to millions and millions of people all over the nation, many will soon note that dental care is not among those services covered. Because of this and other factors, some health care authorities predict a dental health disaster may be […]

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Wi-Fi Tooth Sensor Can Track Oral Habits

A new breakthrough in technology by researchers at the National Taiwan University may outfit future mouths with a Wi-Fi enabled tooth to help in everything from stopping smoking to weight loss. By tracking jaw motion, this wearable technology can be used in numerous health care applications, such as food and fluid intake monitoring, and even […]

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How to Correctly Brush, Floss and Rinse

There is a lot of conflicting information out in the public about how to care for your teeth. Should you floss before or after your brush your teeth? To rinse or not to rinse, that is the real question. Here at Bethany Family Dental, the doctor wants to clear up some rumors. We decided to […]

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Don’t Be Afraid!

Did you know that roughly 80 percent of Americans are afraid of the dentist? That’s a staggering number considering that nearly all of that 80 percent actually go to the dentist. Most dentist fear and anxiety stems from the sounds of drills, or having to open wide for a little too long. Add that with […]

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Use of Mouthwash and Antibiotic Resistance

Most of us consider anti-bacterial mouthwash to be a preventative measure, fighting off bad breath and gingivitis. As we’re now finding out however, sometimes antibiotics do more harm than good. Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem throughout the world. The question is, does antibacterial mouthwash lead to bacteria resistant bacteria in the mouth? The jury’s […]

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Best Foods to Detox Your Teeth

Here at Bethany Family Dental, your health is our top priority. We have patients that come in and ask about detoxes. We know that detoxing can be overwhelming, especially with so many companies advertising powders, shakes and new products that are on the market. And different professionals recommending fasts and cleanses it can be hard […]

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