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A Friendly Reminder | Ken Barney DDS | Hedgesville, WV

A Friendly Reminder

You may be accustomed to receiving friendly reminders from your dentist. “It’s time for your dental cleaning!” These little notes that are sent out are necessary in these busy times. Most people are so busy that time continues to move faster and faster. The timing of dental care can easily get thrown off by several […]

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When Snoring Goes Wrong | Ken Barney DDS | Hedgesville, WV

When Snoring Goes Wrong

If you have ever shared a room with someone who snores, you know just how annoying this habit can be. There are several reasons that can explain the occasional experience of “cutting some logs;” temporary swelling due to allergies or a cold is often the underlying cause of snoring.  More and more lately, though, we […]

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How brushing your teeth could be affecting your sleep

This might sound contradictory, but stay with us: we always tell our patients that they should pay attention when they brush their teeth. That means making sure you brush for at least two minutes twice a day and don’t do other distracting things, such as walking around the house or using your smartphone. To do […]

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The benefits of having healthy teeth are more than smile deep. Research has found links between poor oral health and problems for many other parts of the body, including the brain and heart. So here are five of the latest tips for taking care of your teeth and gums that could be good for the […]

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Pediatric Care Hedgeville WV

Careful, Or You Might Catch A Cavity

You might not know this, and even after you hear it, you might not believe it: Cavities can be just like the flu. If that sounds impossible, this could better explain it: cavity-causing bacteria can be passed from person to person, the same way a cold or the flu passes from one person to another. […]

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dental bonding Hedgeville WV

Dental Bonding Can Help Your Smile Look New Again

Bonding is a process designed to repair various types of teeth damage, improving and restoring their appearance. The treatment can be an affordable solution for: Stained teeth Broken teeth Chipped teeth Gap in teeth Other minor cosmetic dentistry issues Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure The dentist applies a tooth-colored composite material to your damaged […]

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The Seven Things Your Dentist Wishes You Wouldn’t Eat

Next time you’re getting a cavity filled, your mind might wander to ways you can avoid the treatment in the future, including changing your diet. Here’s what your dentist has to say about that. For healthier teeth and cavity prevention, beware these seven items 1.) Citrus juice and fruits The citric acid in oranges, grapefruit, […]

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