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The Consequences of Ignoring Your Oral Health

The Consequences of Ignoring Your Oral Health

As your trusted Beaverton family dentist, Dr. Richard Barrett wants to stress the importance of treating your oral health with just as much care as your overall health. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t brush or floss frequently enough to lower their risk of serious disease, nor do they schedule enough regular dental checkups and cleanings.… Continue Reading

Report Finds Beverage Industry Hid the Impact of Sugar on Health

Report Finds Beverage Industry Hid the Impact of Sugar on Health

When it comes to needing family dental care in Beaverton, one of the biggest threats our patients’ oral health face at Barrett Family Dental is excess sugar consumption. While many of our patients understand the risk consuming excess sugar can represent to the health of their teeth and gums, many don’t fully appreciate just how… Continue Reading

Why You Need To Lower Your Cholesterol

Why You Need To Lower Your Cholesterol

Have you heard from the doctor that you suffer from high cholesterol? Then you probably also know that you now need to change your lifestyle and diet in order to lower your cholesterol and risk of developing heart disease. Even if you receive a prescription for a medication that helps to lower your cholesterol, you… Continue Reading

How To Cut Back On Sugar

How To Cut Back On Sugar

As patients of Beaverton family dentist, Dr. Barrett, know, diets high in sugar can have a negative impact on an individual’s long-term oral health. That’s because plaque, a sticky biofilm comprised of harmful oral bacteria, uses the sugars we consume to produce harmful substances that slowly erode away tooth enamel. Over time, these plaque acids… Continue Reading

5 Frightening Things That Happen When You Don’t Brush

5 Frightening Things That Happen When You Don’t Brush

As your trusted Beaverton family dental care provider, Dr. Barrett wants every patient to know that the best practices for protecting the long-term health of your teeth and gums require brushing and flossing daily, along with scheduling regular appointments at our Beaverton family dental care office once every six months. Not only can these practices help… Continue Reading

Oral Health Traps To Avoid

Oral Health Traps To Avoid

As your Beaverton dentist, the staff at Barrett Family Dental understands that we all suffer from poor habits that can negatively impact our oral health. While some of these types of habits are fairly obvious – like crunching on ice cubes or grinding our teeth – some are a little harder to detect. Here are… Continue Reading

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