From time to time we see young kids with numerous cavities at Newberg Family Dental, where Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her staff specialize in the treatment and prevention of childhood tooth decay. Unfortunately, the numbers regarding cavities and tooth decay in children continue to be alarming. According to Dr. Burton L. Edelstein DDS MPH of Children’s Dental…

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In the last few years, it has been well documented that gum disease ( periodontal disease) effects more than just the gums. Dr. Jennifer McLeod and her team at Newberg Family Dental realize that periodontal disease will give a person a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, plaque build-up in the arteries and will also make…

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Like a an old injury that throbs when a storm is coming, a sensitive tooth can mean potential problems better dealt with earlier than later. A sensitive tooth is Mother Nature’s “early warning system” that tells a person in advance that trouble is on the way. Too often, Dentist in Newberg, Oregon Dr. Jennifer McLeod sees…

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Cavity prevention is a valuable exercise for any stage of life, including the golden years. Seniors present some special dental challenges, including an increase in cavities. There are many reasons why senior citizens are at a greater risk of developing cavities. Medication Effects Dental Health Senior citizens often present with a laundry list of medications, some…

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