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Stop Giving Your Babies Fruit Juice

The “health halo” effect can certainly make foods seem healthier than they are. Fruit? Healthy. Fruit juice? Must be, too. But if the American Academy of Pediatrics wants to make one thing clear, it’s that “healthy” doesn’t apply to fruit juice for children under age 1, according to its latest recommendation.

That’s because fruit juice doesn’t provide these young children with any nutritional benefit, and it could be contributing to rising child obesity rates and dental health concerns. This recommendation marks the first time the AAP has updated its stance since 2001.

Overall, fresh fruit is preferred to fruit […]

10 Great Oral Hygiene Tips for Healthier Living

Every individual wants to have a lovely smile and the right to ensure that you do is with proper oral hygiene techniques. When you have poor oral hygiene habits, you can be at risk for major dental and medical problems including gum disease, heart disease and stroke. Be sure to follow the ten tips below as well as have regular checkups with your dentist, including cleanings, for a clean and healthy mouth.

Proper Brushing Techniques

To get started, you must have a proper brushing technique. The bristles of the brush should be placed in your mouth at an angle of 45 degrees […]

Tooth Sensitivity: What It Is and How to Treat It

Tooth Sensitivity: What It Is and How to Treat It

Tooth sensitivity is no laughing matter. In fact, those sharp and sudden pains can make even the toughest person groan in agony. All it takes is one sip of hot coffee or a cold beverage to ignite the pain, make you wince and place your hand over your mouth. It can even hurt to brush or floss your teeth every morning and night. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, ignoring the pain won’t make the problem go away. If you are experiencing tooth pain, please call our Eugene Dentist office to schedule […]

Results from large international clinical trials provide dentists…

Results from two of the largest international clinical studies performed to date with dental implants have just been published and demonstrate excellent clinical performance. Together, the studies have evaluated more than one thousand Straumann Bone Level implants in Europe, the US and Australia. The scope of these studies is particularly remarkable in view of the fact that most dental implant companies do not conduct clinical trials because they want to cut costs and do not have the capabilities.

The studies are also remarkable in that they both reported very high implant survival rates of more than 98% with practically no bone […]

Think before you drink: Erosion of tooth enamel from soda pop is permanent

You may be saving calories by drinking diet soda, but when it comes to enamel erosion of your teeth, it’s no better than regular soda.

In the last 25 years, Kim McFarland, D.D.S., associate professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln, has seen an increase in the number of dental patients with erosion of the tooth enamel – the protective layer of the tooth. Once erosion occurs, it can’t be reversed and affects people their whole life.

“I’d see erosion once in a while 25 years ago but I see much more prevalence nowadays,” Dr. McFarland […]

Dr. Park Receives Eugene’s 2010 Best Boss Award

The staff at Oregon Family Dental is pleased to announce that Dr. John Park was the proud recipient of The Eugene 2010 Best Boss Award presented by Dandelion’s Flowers & Gifts. The staff nominated Dr. Park and his wife Sandy for this award due to the incredible graciousness, generosity and selflessness that they exhibit in their lives on a daily basis. Each staff member has been personally touched by their kindness and well doing for others. Dr. Park & Sandy’s open hearts have encouraged their staff members to do their part in helping to change lives by simple, random […]

Certificate Of Appreciation From St. Vincent de Paul Society 2010

Dr. Park was presented with a Certificate for Dental Support for Veterans through St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County for a second year in a row. This honor was given to Dr. Park for changing the lives of veterans through his compassionate care.

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