Tooth Loss Associated With Reduced Physical, Mental Health Among Older Adults
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Science Daily (9/13) carried a release stating “older adults who have significant tooth loss are less functional when compared with people who lose fewer teeth,” according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. For the study, researchers “examined information from the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) project,” which asked participants…

Some People May Be Able To Deduct Dental Expenses.
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Fox Business (4/2, Frankel) reported on its website that “there is a tax deduction for medical and dental expenses,” although not everyone qualifies for the deduction. According to the article, “For most people, medical and dental expenses are deductible only to the extent that they exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI),” although “if you…

All in a Day’s Work!
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This young man had 10 permanent teeth that had never developed.  With some alignment help form an orthodontist and a long day at my office (Dr. Childress), in 4:30 of treatment time we made all of the corrections you can see in the photo.  A 1:00 long appointment in the morning and a 3:30 long appointment…

Raised $1,170 and Matched $1,000 for HSRC in 24 Hours!
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WOW! In under 24 hours, the kind people of the Beckley area have donated $1,170.00 to the HSRC. Your response was so swift that Susan & I decided to match $1,000 instead of the pledge of $500. We have taken $2,170 in donations to the Raleigh County Humane Society​ today. I am going to keep…