Are Blueberries the Key to Fighting Gum Disease

A common condition among many of Oregon City dentist Dr. Brett Johnson’s adult patients at Oregon City Dentistry, gum disease occurs when oral bacteria form biofilms – more commonly referred to a plaque – on the surface of teeth. More severe cases of gum disease – a condition known as periodontitis – can even require…

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What Are The Worst Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth?

Oregon City dentist Dr. Brett Johnson hopes that by now most of our patients at Oregon City Dentistry understand that the basic recipe for maintaining healthy teeth and gums includes brushing and flossing daily, along with eating a diet full of teeth-healthy foods. However, what many people may not realize is how some choices about what…

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Oral Bacteria Can Slow the Body’s Ability to Heal

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Of the little nuisances the come up in life, few things are as frustrating as accidentally biting your cheek or tongue. Not only do these accidental little bites hurt, they also seem to take forever to heal. Part of the reason why is due to oral bacteria. While your mouth may contain billions of bacteria…

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What You Need to Know About Your Oral Health

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When it comes to protecting your oral health, most people need to know more than just how many times a day they should brush. Even if you brush and floss daily, schedule regular visits with family dentist in Oregon City Dr. Brett Johnson, and avoid eating foods high in sugar, you can still develop a…

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Chewing Gum May Remove as Much Bacteria as Brushing

Chewing gum has long been linked to a number of positive oral health benefits, including fighting cavities to improving saliva flow. Now a new study has discovered that chewing gum can actually remove harmful oral bacteria from the mouth. In fact, researchers suggest that chewing gum may remove as much bacteria from the mouth as…

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Oral Problems Could Signify an Eating Disorder

Individuals suffering from eating disorders typically hide their disease, making it difficult for their doctors to detect. However, a dentist can see the signs that indicate eating disorders, such as ulcers and redness, which patients just can’t disguise. This places dentists in a unique position as a primary care doctor capable of spotting and helping…

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Thumb-Sucking Not Always a Harmless Habit

For young children and babies, thumb-sucking ranks as a perfectly normal habit. Most babies suck their thumbs, while some even take it a step further to include fingers, toes, and whatever else they can get their hands on. Whether on a body part or pacifier, a baby’s urge to suck comes from a natural need…

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Could Black Tea Really Fight Oral Bacteria?

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Are you worried about oral bacteria? Researchers claim that drinking at least three cups of tea a day could help strengthen the health of teeth and reduce the risk of decay. A nice warm cup of tea brings a smile to the face of most people. At Oregon City Dentistry – your Oregon City kids…

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Oral Health Problems for Athletes a ‘Pressing Concern’

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Poor oral health impacting athletes’ general health and performance shows little signs of improvement and must be addressed, states a group of UCL led health experts and sporting bodies. In a recent statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers called for action to deal with poor dental health among athletes. Researchers claim that…

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Severe Gum Disease a Global Concern

Even though most people give their oral health little consideration until something goes wrong, maintaining strong teeth and gums remains vital to protecting an individual’s overall health. In recent years, a number of studies have found links between a person’s oral health and the development of such chronic illnesses as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.…

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