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Are Bleeding Gums Normal?

Hello again! This is Dr. Hena with another post to inform you about more misconceptions in dentistry. But first I would like to start with an update about my time working at this incredible office. I love working with the Lewiston community and feel very much at home working at

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The Importance of Flossing & Flossing Alternatives

Happy National Flossing Day! What? You didn’t know there was a national flossing day? Well, evidently there is. It turns out it was first celebrated in 2000 and is always celebrated on black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. What better day to celebrate flossing than after a day of national

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Read Before Vaping

Hello Tooth Fans! One of the questions we routinely ask at a new patient visit is whether or not a patient has a tobacco habit. This isn’t because we’re nosy or because we want to judge you in some way, but because there are very important health consequences, including dental

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Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

For years we have heard about bacteria gut flora (or gut microbiota) and the benefits of having the correct balance of gut flora to your overall health. If the population of bacteria becomes out of balance, the body is negatively impacted. You’ve seen the Activia probiotic yogurt commercials and Benefiber’s

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Periodontal Disease – Silent But Deadly

Hello Tooth Fans! April is nearly over, can you believe it? And it seems we’re finally starting to see some of that spring weather we’ve been anxiously awaiting! Things have been crazy busy at our little office, and I feel like I’ve been on tour lately with the amount of

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The Sleepy Snorer & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Greetings tooth fans! This month’s blog post topic is part 2 in my series on sleep dentistry. Last time we talked about nocturnal bruxism (grinding your teeth at night), and I alluded to how sleep disordered breathing can be a contributing factor to this condition. Today I’ll talk a little

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