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Sensitivity: Do you Know What to Do?

Millions of people live with slight tooth sensitivity. Often, as a result of effective advertising, it is believed that sensitive teeth are just sensitive, and that comfort can improve with the right kind of toothpaste. We won’t argue the fact that there may be cases in which sensitivity is just that. However, we feel that […]

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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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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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7 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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Five common items that could be hurting your teeth

Some dental “don’s” are obvious – don’t skip brushing, don’t skip flossing, don’t skip your regular dental exams. But there are some things we put between our teeth and in our mouths that can cause a lot of damage over time. Here are some items that need to stay out of your mouth altogether if […]

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Brushing 50% of the time is 100% percent not ok

Bacteria is everywhere, some of it bad and some of it good. But when it comes to the kind of bacteria that thrives on food that’s on and between your teeth after you eat, that’s definitely the bad kind. And it multiplies really fast. So if you’re one of the many Americans who admit that […]

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Dental Health | Kenneth Barney, DDS | Hedgesville, WV

We hope you haven’t heard this news about dental health

Dental health professionals, including the American Dental Association (ADA) are pretty much in solidarity when it comes to these four rules for maintaining good oral health: 1.Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes 2.Use fluoride toothpaste 3.Clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner 4.Regular dental visits for professional cleanings and […]

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Don’t ignore dry mouth, fight it

It’s not unusual for your mouth to feel dry and cottony occasionally. But if you start to notice that your mouth feels dry all the time, or if you’re having trouble chewing, swallowing or even talking, you could have an actual condition called “dry mouth,” or xerostomia. Dry mouth is actually a common problem, but […]

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