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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses the History of the Toothpick

"Pick not thy teeth with thy knyfe, but take a stick, or some clean thyng, then doe you not offend" ~ Rhodes: 15 century philosopher Apparently, picking the teeth with some type of dental implement has been around for a while, probably long before there were dentists! Although the quotation above da...

April 15, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses Gum Disease And Diabetes

On their own, gum disease and diabetes are pretty serious conditions. When they go hand in hand, they're even worse. But what is the connection? How does one relate to the other? Gingival disease is considered a potential complication of diabetes. If your blood sugar is not controlled, you are at a ...

April 03, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses Periodontal Disease And Your Heart

  Can your mouth tell on you? An eye doctor can effectively look inside the eye and tell what health conditions you have. Can your Gettysburg dentist look inside your mouth and warn you of certain health risks? Recent studies suggest that common problems such as cavities, missing teeth and periodont...

March 06, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses the History of Toothpaste

Way before there were dentists or dental hygienists, people found a need to keep their teeth clean. Dental hygiene may have been crude, but not without some degree of ingenuity. As always, the focus on preventive dental hygiene remains paramount. The history of toothpaste revealed some interesting d...

February 26, 2014
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Gettysburg Dentist Discusses Gum Disease and Diabetes

Various population studies indicate a strong relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes. These two chronic and highly prevalent diseases work like a tandem bicycle, one affects the other and vice versa. People with periodontal disease have a harder time controlling their blood glucose lev...

February 13, 2014
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