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Dental Health – Dr Priscilla Shih , a general, family & cosmetic dentist, offers dentistry with cleanings, teeth whitening and implants.

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right – just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard

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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are time-tested treasures gaining new popularity among fans everywhere. These potent liquids are fun and fresh ingredients that you can customize for almost any oral hygiene need. As with any DIY dental treatment, do your research and be

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Holistic Dentistry – A Whole Body Approach to Oral Health

True or false: the human body is made of many unique parts that work together and affect each other. True. True or false: dentists only treat oral health and do not consider other parts of the body. False.     

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How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in West Salem during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People

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Dentistry for Kids: What the Tooth Fairy Won’t Tell You

Kids are constantly growing and changing, and their mouths are no exception! Throughout childhood, kids lose their baby teeth, gain adult teeth, and they begin to take ownership of their own oral health. From brushing to braces to practicing their

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Dental Inlays & Onlays

Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a tooth will not heal itself and you need to take care of it immediately. Depending on how bad the damage is

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Dental Crowns 101

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what a crown is—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life—they do everything from begin your digestion to make a great first impression—and you deserve

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Baby Dentistry: Teething and Other Joys

It’s easy to think that baby teeth aren’t important. They make their grand entrance (however painfully) and leave your baby’s mouth so soon thereafter. But your baby’s oral health is very important today and to set the stage for a

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Senior Dentistry: Embrace Healthy Aging

Someone once said, “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” How true! It can be disorienting and frustrating to watch your health change with age, but you don’t have to accept poor oral health and

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Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Nicknamed for the fact that they come into your mouth (and your life) by the time you are finally mature and supposedly “wise” wisdom teeth are simply molars in the far back of your mouth. Whether or not these molars

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