• JUNE 1, 2015
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    Why Do I have Xerostomia (Bad Breath)?

    Xerostomia is the academic term for what you and I call dry mouth. It is, quite simply, the feeling you have when there is little to no saliva in your mouth. You can probably recall times in your life when you were particularly anxious, dehydrated or otherwise exhausted and had that awful dry feeling. Dry

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    • JUNE 30, 2014
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    Welcome Dr. Matt Ellison

    Karen Barwick, DDS, PA and her team welcomes Matthew Ellison, DDS as the newest member of their dental team.   Dr. Matt will be providing care to both our current and new patients. Dr. Matt is a native of Midland, Michigan. He graduated from Hope College in 2009 with a B.A. degree in Chemistry and from

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    • JUNE 4, 2014
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    The Oil Pulling craze: What are the true dental benefits?

    It’s becoming popular, but is it for you?With its popularity growing and although it’s not new, we wanted to share some information about Oil pulling and dental hygiene. Original Article from www.DentistryIQ.com by Becky Speer, RDH. What is it? Oil pulling is a home remedy that involves putting about one tablespoon of oil in your

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    • FEBRUARY 3, 2014
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    Teeth Brushing – What is the right way?

    How long do you spend brushing your teeth?  Did you know proper brushing takes at least two minutes? That’s right; most of us do not come close to brushing for 120 seconds.  It’s suggested that you clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth, then clean the inner surfaces of upper

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