Health

Brighter Smiles: Sweet Tooth

Dental caries (cavities, decay) is still very prevalent in today’s society. There are many factors that contribute to dental decay. In addition, there are some people who are more susceptible to decay than others. In a recent article in the Journal of the American...

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Brighter Smiles: It’s a Choice – Part 2

Last week I introduced a couple who had been seeing the same dentist for 30 years and were finally forced to make a change due to the dentist’s retirement. They visited a “new” dentist and were turned off because the dentist recommended significant treatment. Then...

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Brighter Smiles: It’s a Choice – Part 1

People often ask me how I have time to write columns, and how I’ve come up with topics for as long as The Town Common has been around. If you have read my columns over the years, you’ll remember I have discussed that time was one of the barriers keeping people from...

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Brighter Smiles: Snoring is NOT Normal

It is not uncommon for me to get a strange look when I ask a patient about snoring in the dental office. After an explanation about some of the reasons I include this on my medical history form, the patient will often say, “Well, I don’t snore but my spouse does. In...

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Brighter Smiles: Dentistry in the News – Part 2

Last week I discussed some of the content that was presented in a recent U.S. News & World Report which featured seven pages of information on dentistry. This is a continuation of that. One of the columns in this section of the report entitled, “Guarding Kids’ First...

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Make a positive impact: Give blood with the Red Cross

Make a positive impact: Give blood with the Red Cross Donors needed to help keep blood supply growing as seasons change REGIONAL - As spring approaches, the American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood...

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Brighter Smiles: Dentistry in the News – Part 1

A recent U.S. News & World Report featured seven pages of information on dentistry. Although I was surprised that most of the information was accurate, as the media often skews the facts to make a point, there were a few things that I felt needed clarification. The...

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Brighter Smiles: Integrated Health Care

Dentistry is one of those things in life….as with most things…. that people view in different ways. Some are interested in their appearance, some are interested in their health, some both, and others none of the above. A major role of health care providers is to make...

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Ipswich Winter Wellness Sampler

Ipswich Winter Wellness Sampler Fri, March 15 Friday March 15, 6pm: Join the Ipswich Wellness Collective for a beginner-friendly Gentle Yoga class. All classes in the Winter Wellness Series are FREE to the public!...

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St. Patrick’s Day Yoga

St. Patrick’s Day Yoga Sat, March 16 Saturday March 16 @ 12pm: Unwind before the St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans with a FREE Gentle Yoga class @ Ipswich Public Library. Grab your mat and join certified yoga instructor Melanie Simard for a beginner-friendly slow flow to...

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