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When a Dry Mouth Is Caused by More Than Just a Lack of Water

July 28, 2017

July 23rd is World Sjögren's Day. It’s named after Dr. Henrik Sjögren (pronounced SHOW-grin), the Swedish ophthalmologist who noticed a connection between patients he was seeing with dry eyes, and patients who suffered from a consistently dry mouth. Further investigation resulted in the discovery that these symptoms where caused by an immune system attack on these patients' moisture-producing glands. Today, approximately 4 million Americans live with this chronic disease, and many more go undiagnosed. Let’s take a quick look at the symptoms, and learn more about this disease that causes more than just the occasional parched mouth.

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What Is Dry Socket? And, How You Can Avoid It.

July 21, 2017

 

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This Independence Day, Be like George

July 3, 2017

Ah, July … barbecues, and summer fairs, fireworks, and cook-offs, and good-ol' Independence day hero, George Washington. In thinking about our country's esteemed first President, you might also get to thinking about his famous teeth - or, rather his lack of teeth. Most of us know about George Washington's famous dentures, but did you know that he also put a lot of effort into trying to care for his teeth? That might seem surprising given that at the time of his inauguration he only had a single natural tooth in his mouth, and that his dentures have achieved a certain legendary status in their own right. So, where did he go wrong?

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Update On The Dental Membership Plan And The Road Ahead

November 2, 2015

The purpose of this article is to provide some more information to address the numerous valued inquiries from our customers regarding the Dental Membership Plan and its status.

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What's The Big Deal About Flossing?

October 19, 2015

In the dental world, October serves as National Dental Hygiene Month for the purpose of educating Americans on proper dental hygiene practices. How often do you brush your teeth and for how long? Do you brush up and down or side to side? Does anyone really know how to floss? Is rinsing with mouthwash necessary or optional? These are just a few questions that we at Grassroots Dental want to answer for our readers and patients by conducting a 3-part blog series that centers around the different aspects of oral hygiene. The vast majority of dental problems start with a dental hygiene issue.

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The Dental Membership Plan: Providing Affordable Periodontal Services

September 9, 2015

We are currently reforming the dental membership plan, details are subject to change.

Periodontal services are a branch of dental treatment that focus on the unseen side of oral health. Composed of, primarily, what lies beneath the gum line, this dental specialty has the ability to treat conditions such as periodontal disease and even complete a smile by replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

 

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The Dental Membership Plan: Providing Affordable Fillings and Restorative Treatment

August 10, 2015

We are currently reforming the dental membership plan, details are subject to change.

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Treatment That Takes Time: Dentures

July 14, 2015


Note
: The treatment process discussed in this article will vary case by case depending on the status of a patient’s oral health.

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Treatment That Takes Time: Dental Implants

June 30, 2015

In our history of providing affordable dental care, we have found that there is broad speculation about dental implant procedures and the time frame in which they are completed. Many would believe that an implant procedure is performed in one appointment and ready for use. This, however, is misleading and we want to help clarify for our patients the realistic process. Today we begin a 2-part series called Treatment That Takes Time. It’s purpose is to provide useful information for our readers on topics such as dental implants.

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Georgia Medicaid: 3 Common Misconceptions of Dental Coverage

May 26, 2015

Dental insurance can be a bit confusing. With the vast amount of information that is fundamental to understanding dental insurance, it is no surprise that many individuals struggle to navigate their coverage. Today we begin a 2-part series dedicated to clarifying some common misconceptions of dental coverage by means of Georgia Medicaid and Medicare. The hope today is that this information will serve as a resource for our readers who receive Medicaid.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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