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Research Suggests New Treatments May One Day Help Teeth Repair Themselves.
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NBC News (1/15, Cox) reports that although “science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay,” including fluoride toothpaste and dental sealants, many “Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental caries.” However, “provocative new research suggests that cell-stimulating medications can ‘trick’ teeth into repairing themselves,” says NBC News,…

ACA Open Enrollment Period Begins Today

The Washington Post (10/30, Goldstein, Eilperin) reports the ACA open enrollment period, which begins today, will take place amid “ground-level disruption” that could make the registration period a challenge for many. The article says “the greatest challenges” are “higher prices and fewer options, plus less time to sign up, less assistance for doing so and…

TODAY Highlights ADA’s Information On Halloween Candy.

Can Halloween Affect Your Oral Health? TODAY (10/18, Pawlowski) discusses Halloween candy, sharing information from American Dental Association spokesperson and pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes. Dr. Hayes noted that consuming excess candy can affect oral health. “I see what happens every day when kids eat a lot of candy,” said Dr. Hayes. “The process of…

Help the Humane Society (Raleigh County)

My office (Dr. Steve Childress II) is a “Stocking Stop” for the Humane Society of Raleigh County Christmas time fundraiser.  Please drop off anything that would be useful for the shelter at my office.  If it’s small enough to put in the stocking please do so.  Gift cards to pet stores, cash, and checks are always…