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Prehistoric Toothache Sheds Light on Modern Mouths

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Sep 17, 2014

At Sue Walker Dentistry, we love learning about new research about teeth– sometimes even when those teeth aren’t human! A very old ache Recently, a study on fossils came up with some surprising insights on the impact of evolution on oral health. Researchers used CT scans of Labidosaurus hamatus, a 275-million-year-old reptile and found that…

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Dr. Sue is Out the Week of July 22nd!

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 8, 2014

Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sue before she leaves for a week! She will be out of the office July 22 – 25, and back at her regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, the 29th. We have appointment times available so call today! Remember, it’s summer vacation – it’s a great time to…

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Five Dental Themed Gifts for This Holiday Season

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Dec 21, 2013

Still have some last minute Christmas shopping that needs to be done or a few stockings that still haven’t been fully stuffed? Well don’t worry, Dr. Sue Walker, your best choice for family dentist Milwaukie OR has and her friendly staff have you covered with a few dental related gift ideas that are perfect for…

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Study Suggests Oral Bacteria May Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Nov 21, 2013

Bacterial infection may play a role in the development of pancreatic cancer, according to a review of several recent studies. A growing amount of research has found links between infections – primarily of the gums and stomach – and pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly form of the disease that the American Cancer Society estimates will…

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The Tooth Fairy Economy Is Improving

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Sep 25, 2013

Are their small children in your household who are waiting for a visit from the tooth fairy? Well they may be in luck, as the amount that the elusive sprite is now leaving under our nation’s pillows has reached new heights.  Children these days are getting more then the nickel or quarter that you might…

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Successfully Soothing Sensitive Teeth

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 31, 2013

For individuals who suffer from sensitive teeth, eating, drinking, and even talking can become a painful inconvenience. When teeth become sensitive, consuming sweet, cold, hot or even acidic foods can trigger sharp, sudden sensations of pain that can seem to pulsate out from the tooth to affect the entire jaw. Tooth sensitivity develops when the…

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Dispelling Common Cavity Myths

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 31, 2013

Whether from a dentist lecturing on the importance of not eating too much candy or from a parent reminding them of the importance of brushing daily, by the time most children reach grade school age they have an understanding that cavities hurt their teeth. However, even though most people know that cavities damage the health…

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How Oral and Physical Health Relate

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Sep 3, 2012

Dentist in Milwaukie, Oregon Dr. Sue Walker and her courteous staff want to ensure all of their patients enjoy a lifetime of quality oral health. Besides helping your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong, the state of your oral health can also influence how the rest of your body feels. In recent years, a…

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Should You Exercise After Oral Surgery

By Sue Chadwick Walker, DMD FAGD | Jul 29, 2012

You’ve heard it before: exercise is good for your overall health. Here at Sue Walker Dentistry, a dentist in Milwaukie OR, we like to say that exercise is a lot like brushing your teeth– make it part of your daily routine! But what about when our teeth have work done to them? Is it a good…

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