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Oral Cancer: A Yearly Screening Could Save Your Life!

By jameson / March 28, 2012 /

Here are some sobering facts. Approximately 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year in the U.S. That is over 100 individuals each and every day. An additional 12,000 will develop cancer of the throat. Worldwide, nearly 640,000 new cases of oral cancer will be discovered every year. Statistically, 57% of those people…

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February is National Dental Health Month! So What?

By jameson / January 30, 2012 /

Every month recognizes some organization, cause, person, event or thing.  Why should you care about Dental Health Month?  One reason is that each day more and more evidence is being produced that shows how your oral health is a barometer of your overall health.  Because of this evidence, we should all be doing everything we…

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White and Silver Fillings: A Little History, A Little Education!

By jameson / August 3, 2011 /

A large part of every dental practice is dental fillings.  The same is true in our office.  At each professional cleaning we examine every filling to determine its integrity.  A large percentage of my time is spent placing new fillings or repairing old ones.  The majority of you as patients have experienced having one or…

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Our New Hygienist is Awesome!

By jameson / July 23, 2011 /

I have asked our newest team member to write this month’s blog.  I thought you would all like to get to know her a little bit and this seemed like a great way to start.  So, here is Jill Root RDH: JILL’S BLOG I GREW UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN THE THUMB AREA,  THE…

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Changes: Good, Bad and Inevitable!

By jameson / June 1, 2011 /

My daughter Emily just graduated from Wayland Union High School.  She had an outstanding high school experience.  Great grades, sports, student government, volunteer work, you name it, she did it.  Next, she is off to Dad’s alma mater the University of Michigan where she hopes to pursue a career in pediatric medicine.  We couldn’t be…

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Cavities are on the Rise. Guess Why?

By jameson / July 23, 2010 /

Something that many people consider to be healthy is actually causing an increase in dental decay among children and many adults. For the first time in decades cavity rates are up, and many dentists are reporting that adult patients who didn’t appear to be cavity-prone are showing up with decay around existing fillings and crowns.…

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