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How to Prevent Pregnancy Gingivitis

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Aug 20, 2017

If you’re pregnant, you’re probably so exhausted most nights that completing your normal dental hygiene routine might seem like more trouble than it’s worth. But your friendly Milwaukie, OR dentist wants you to know that flossing and brushing while pregnant is actually vitally important to not only your long-term health, but to your baby’s health…

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Diabetes Patients More Likely to Develop Gum Disease

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jun 28, 2017

Periodontal disease ranks as a major complication of diabetes mellitus. But is a patient that suffers from type 2 diabetes more likely to actually develop periodontal disease when compared to a patient that suffers from type 1 diabetes? A recent study conducted by the American Dental Association sought to answer this important question that could…

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Diet Not the Only Factor in Determining Oral Health

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Apr 1, 2017

As your dentist in Milwaukie, Dr. Sue Walker, often reminds her patients, what you eat can have a major impact on your oral health. That’s why diets high in sugar lead to increased rates of tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, what we eat has long been a suspect factor in determining humanity’s health…

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How to Keep Your Breath Consistently Fresh

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Dec 20, 2016

If you constantly worry about the state of your breath, you’re dentist in Milwaukie, Oregon wants you to know that you’re not alone. Over 40 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, a condition referred to as halitosis, according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Bad breath can interfere with your social life, make you…

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Understanding Oral Thrush

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Nov 16, 2016

If you stick out your tongue and look in the mirror, you should see somethings that’s slightly pink and red, and covered in tiny nodules. However, if you notice a white coating or bumps on the tongue that look different than how your tongue normally looks, you may need to schedule a visit with our…

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Tips On Cutting Back On Sugar

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 22, 2016

As patients of Milwaukie family dentist Dr. Sue Walker know, sugar plays a primary role in determining your long-term oral health. That’s because plaque, a sticky biofilm that clings to the surface of our teeth and along the gum line, uses the sugars we consume as fuel to produce harmful substances that irritate gum tissue…

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Dealing With TMJ

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jan 27, 2016

As a family dentist in Milwaukie, Dr. Sue Walker helps patients overcome a variety of oral health problems. While most patients may think of a dentist whenever they experience a toothache or biting problem, Dr. Sue also helps patients suffering from jaw pain. The hinge that connects the temporal bones of your skull to the jaw…

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The Lowdown on Inflammation

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 31, 2015

There’s a lot of talk about inflammation from health experts these days. Inflammation is being considered as a key culprit in a wide spectrum of diseases: from cancer to cardiovascular disease. There is ongoing science attempting to pin down the mechanism and degree of responsibility that inflammation has in disease processes, but in the mean…

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Plant Potential?

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 23, 2015

It’s common knowledge that many of our pharmaceuticals are sourced from plant materials; aspirin, for example, comes from salicylic acid, located in the bark of willow trees. And many plants, like the garlic bulb, are known for antibacterial properties as well as their nutritional value. Throughout human history, we owe a lot to plants. But…

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