Smile-Blog

Save Your Smile and Stop Smoking

Dr. McLeod | Dentist in Newberg Oreogn

  Smoking ranks as the worst habit you can have, and the effects smoking has on your oral health often lead to serious problems. Not only does smoking contribute to a number of cardiovascular and lung problems, the habit also leads to the development of lesions in the mouth and greatly increases your risk for…

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Gum Disease Linked to the Development of Diabetes

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You don’t need to be a local dentist in Newberg to understand that our oral health plays a significant role in determining our overall health. In recent years, a growing amount of research has found compelling associations that link common oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease to an increased risk for such…

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The Underrated Importance of Saliva

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Unless you’re a Newberg family dentist, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about saliva. While the saliva your mouth produces certainly doesn’t have much appeal, it does play an incredibly important role in helping to protect your long-term oral health. That’s because saliva acts as the body’s natural defense mechanism against plaque, which uses…

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Don’t Let Your Dental Benefits Expire

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At our Newberg Family Dental office, we see far too many of our patients celebrate the New Year with far too much money left unused from their dental benefits. In fact, less than 3 percent of individuals with a PPO dental plan reach or exceed the annual maximums covered under their plans, according to the…

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