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5 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

 

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The saying goes, “Pay the farmer, or pay the doctor.”  The more fresh, healthy, organic foods we eat, the healthier we are, and the less we have to deal with chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.  And while many of us can justify paying more for a nice salad than we pay for drive-thru dollar menu fare, we just can’t afford to shop exclusively at the health food store.  If you’re one of the many people who want to eat healthier, but don’t think you can afford it, here are some tips to get you on the right track. Read the rest of this entry »

Whiten Your Smile, Help A Child

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I am excited to share, that during April and May, Legacy Dentistry will be participating in the Smiles for Life campaign.  How it works is very simple: 1) You want whiter teeth.  2) Ultradent donates their whitening materials to our practice, 3) We donate our time, 4)Every penny you pay goes to local and not-so-local charities.  Easy, right? Read the rest of this entry »

The No-Cavity Diet

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Originally written January 2015 for publication in Midlothian NOW Magazine:

Yes, you still have to brush and floss, and have your friendly neighborhood dental hygienist clean the areas you might miss.  But if you keep your pearly whites sparkly clean and still find yourself on the wrong side of the dentist’s drill, it’s very possible your diet is at least partly to blame.  Not to worry, though, you won’t have to make celery sticks and raw apples your primary source of calories (although they are great).  Follow the guidelines below to make your next check up much more pleasant.  Read the rest of this entry »

An Unexpected Reason To Take A Closer Look At Your Child’s Tonsils

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Originally written in July of 2015 for publication in Midlothian NOW Magazine.

Approximately 500,000 tonsillectomies are performed in the US each year.  And while the number of these procedures has dropped significantly in the last 30 years, it still remains the second most common childhood surgery.  But not for the same reasons you, or perhaps your parents, had the procedure.  Read the rest of this entry »

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