Finding a Dentist in Martinsburg & Hedgesville WV

Dr. Kenneth C. Barney is an experienced dentist in Martinsburg and Hedgesville, WV. At his clinic, we work to deliver quality and friendly care to our patients. His commitment to keeping up with new dental techniques and technology makes him one of the best dentists in the area. Dental Health Visiting the dentist regularly is […]

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The Case of the Roommate’s Bruxism

During her freshman year of college, Julie was often bother by the strange sounds coming from her roommate, Kathy, while she slept. In her sleep, Kathy made a strange grinding noise with her teeth. After Julie finally approached her about the problem, she decided to see Dr. Kenneth Barney. Dr. Barney diagnosed Kathy with bruxism, […]

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Neuromuscular Dentures – Are They Useful?

The teeth are important, obviously, for eating. But they’re also important for your appearance, your self-esteem. Tooth loss, whether from poor oral hygiene, breakage, or issues with aging, creates problems. Dentures are a popular option, especially for replacing many missing teeth. They are false teeth that allow you to chew food without issue, and regain […]

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Are Teeth Made for Meat or Vegetables?

Have you ever given much thought to why your teeth are designed as they are? Vegetarians will argue that the teeth are made for cutting and crunching vegetables. Meat eaters insist the teeth are designed to rip and chew meat and vegetables. Ancient man relied on their teeth. Their diet consisted of meat, root vegetables, […]

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Why do I need to floss?

Exactly what does flossing do and why do we have to do it? Does everyone have to floss? My parents never flossed, so why do I have to? These are just a few of the questions people ask when it comes to flossing the teeth. The main purpose for flossing is to remove tiny particles […]

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Vegetarianism may be good for your heart, but is it good for your teeth?

Many people make losing weight and getting healthy their new year’s resolution. If this is your goal for 2012, you might decide to try vegetarianism. While vegetarianism can help reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol while increasing your intake of those healthy fruits and vegetables, are there any dental care issues associated with becoming […]

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If I Could Only Have My Two Front Teeth…

If I Could Only Have My Two Front Teeth… Around the age of six, a child’s baby teeth begin to fall out to make room for primary teeth. The last of their baby teeth typically fall out by the age of 13. Teeth fall out in the same order they erupted. So, most children lose […]

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For This Year’s Halloween, Choose Candy Made with Xylitol!

You probably have memories of your own Halloweens when you were a kid. You know what that sense of anticipation feels like waiting for Halloween to come, and that giddy, nervous sensation as you stand on a neighbor’s porch, waiting for candy. But you probably have memories of getting a filling, too. And though getting […]

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Are You At Risk for Cavities?

Are you at risk for cavities? That may sound like a trick question—everyone is at risk for cavities! But some people are at a higher risk than others, and knowing the risk factors could help you improve your oral health and avoid the extensive tooth decay that eventually turns in to the dreaded cavities. So, […]

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