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                                                                                                                                          Dr.  Mark Stephen Thompson, D.D.S.

                                                                                                                                                        (Family Dentistry)
                                                                                                                                                         114 Campus Avenue
                                                                                                                                                         Raeford, NC 28376

                                New Patients Welcome                       NEW LOCATION

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                                     We accept, cash, checks,                  Suite 106                                                                             (910) 875-3622
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                                   and all major credit cards:              (Bronco Square)                                                                          (910) 875-3622
                                         Debit, Visa, Mastercard        (910) 323-9696
                                                                               9am to 6pm
                                                                          Saturday:9am to 1pm
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                    How dental care affects your overall health

                Since childhood, we’ve been told repeatedly how important   Ironically, these are the foods that are most recommended by
                it is to take care of our teeth. If we want to keep our pearly   dentists for healthy teeth. Almonds, apples, leafy greens, raw
                whites, we brush twice a day, floss with great care, ease up on   carrots and celery all contain helpful nutrients and provide a
                the sugar, possibly endure years in braces, and visit our dentists   texture that helps to keep teeth clean and strong.
                                                                      Gum Disease is a Gateway
                But did you know that good dental health has a solid
                                                                      Your gums protect your teeth in much the same way that skin
                connection to health that goes way beyond your mouth?
                                                                      protects the rest of your body. When they begin to recede from
                Making dental health a priority can help keep your whole body   their original position, it can leave you vulnerable to a number
                healthy. And when your body is in distress, the first symptoms
                                                                      of problems.
                may pop up in the dentist’s office.
                                                                      Gingivitis is the earliest stage, marked by swelling and redness
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                thoroughly examined by professionals. From a quick look   At this point, it’s relatively easy to get back on track with
                around, they can spot signs of infection, sinus trouble and   improved brushing and flossing.
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                Even if you are a dedicated brusher and flosser, your mouth is   in someone whose sugar level is already complicated.
                home to hundreds of different species of bacteria. Good dental
                                                                      Brush Up on Good Habits
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                                                                      good to have a reminder: Brush your teeth twice a day,
                                                                      floss daily, limit sugary snacks and beverages, and visit your
                Some dental procedures can open up tiny wounds that allow   dentist regularly. (Every six months is fine for most people,
                this bacteria into the bloodstream. For most of us, this is no   but your dentist may want to see you more often if you have
                big deal—our trusty immune systems will keep them from   complicated health issues.)
                doing any harm. But for people with certain conditions, the
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                risk is greater that the bacteria will be up to no good once they
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                                                                      various conditions affect your dental care, plus how to choose
                visit just to be on the safe side.
                                                                      a dentist and what to expect if you haven’t been in a while.
                Make sure your dental professionals have a thorough
                knowledge of your medical history so they’ll know if this
                intervention is right for you.

                Healthy Teeth and a Healthy Diet
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                Good dental health is essential to enjoying many of the foods
                that are beneficial to your whole body. When you are missing
                teeth, or experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, fresh fruits and
                vegetables can be especially hard to get down.                                             ∑øœ∂˚

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