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Plumb Dental Welcomes Dr. Harmer

Paul grew up in a military family and has a varied background with lots of traveling. He attended BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Provo, the University of Utah, and Creighton University. After graduating from dental school, he worked in Northern Arizona for 6 years until he felt ready to start his own practice, which ...

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Chew On This!

Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth Did you know that the average person produces a quart of saliva daily? That's 10,000 gallons of spit over a lifetime. Saliva is essential to good dental health because it washes food off the teeth, neutralizes acids in the mouth, fights germs and ...

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The Mouth-Body Connection

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Protect Your Child’s Teeth

[caption id="attachment_1077" align="alignnone" width="299"] Protect your child's teeth[/caption] Protect Your Child’s Teeth: 7 Oral Health Tips for Parents February is Children’s Dental Health Month and is a good time to remind parents about the importance of early childhood dental visits and establishing an oral hygiene routine at a young age. Did you ...

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10 Crazy & Fun Dental Facts

Here are ten wild and crazy dental facts that will make you smile and improve your health as well.By David M Dillon DMD1. The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough spit to fill 2 swimming pools!2. You should not keep your toothbrush near ...

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Fluoride for children

Did you know that Saint George does not have fluoride in the water? Children in our town should be on fluoride supplements starting at age 6 months until 16 years. These are the years that their adult teeth are developing. Their teeth will be strengthened and more resistant to cavities ...

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Floss the teeth you want to keep!

Mayo Clinic: Oral Irrigators should not replace brushing, flossing."Healthy Lifestyle" blog considers whether flossing or an oral irrigator is more effective for cleaning "the tight spaces between the teeth." Although oral irrigators can be effective in removing food particles from teeth, Mayo Clinic advises, "If plain dental floss gets stuck ...

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What goes with National Lipstick Day? White Teeth of Course!

What goes with National Lipstick Day? White Teeth of Course!

 Our office offers three different types of teeth whitening methods. There is a method for everyone! The first and easiest is using custom whitening trays and gel. This type of whitening has really improved over the years. You used to wear the trays and gel overnight and that caused ...

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Don’t Rush the Brush, Brush to the Beat!

Don’t Rush the Brush, Brush to the Beat!

Last week on our brushing tips for a stellar smile, we talked about brushing to a song on the radio. This weeks article extends upon that - Brushing to the BEAT!Despite the variety and advancements in toothbrushes today, people don't brush long enough to get the best results, reports the ...

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Dental Tip Tuesday-Five tips you probably haven’t heard from a dentist before

Five Tips you probably haven't heard from a dentist beforeTips from Plumb Dental - Dr. Scott Ellis 1. How can you get your children to brush better? Show your children online pictures of rampant dental caries. This is a big deterrent for them eating loads of treats and a great incentive ...

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