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A Cautionary Tale for Frequent Biting, Grinding, or Clenching

by GERALD V. CERDAN, DMD Biting and chewing your food.  It’s something we do every day and without thinking.  That’s why when most people have biting issues— where they bite

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Caring for Your Kid’s Teeth

by ARCHANA ANTONY, DDS It’s not easy, but somebody has to do it.  If you have an infant, toddler, or school-aged child, chances are you’ve said this to yourself more

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Diverticular Disease

Dr. Trishanna Sookdeo Diverticular disease describes the formation of small pouches in the large intestinal wall called diverticula. These pouches forms as you become older and many do not know

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Teeth Whitening

By William Nerestant, DDS With the weather getting hotter and hotter, the summer months are right around the corner, and that means wedding season is upon us. Whether you’re the

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Learn About LASIK and Other Refractive Procedures

By David Loewy, MD Refractive surgery is designed to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism to effectively reduce dependency on eyeglasses and contacts. The most popular refractive procedure is

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Manual or Electric Toothbrushes?

Looking at the Pros and Cons of Your Main Oral Hygiene Tool by MARY TOOTHMAN They started out as twigs with frayed ends — ancient civilizations rubbed chew sticks against

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A Tribute to Our Local Nurses

Celebrating National Nurses Week by Highlighting the Great Work of our Area Nurses Bartow Regional Medical Center Elaine Bernard was named Bartow Regional Medical Center’s 2018 Nurse of Excellence. She

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

By Teresa Schiffer Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness that many people suffer from as they age. Experts estimate that more than 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from

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Wake Up to these Facts and Stats About Getting Better Sleep

A good night’s sleep is worth its weight in gold when it comes to your physical and mental health, but it’s an important facet of good health that too many

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Pattie Johnson, LVIM’s 2018 Volunteer of the Year

When a patient makes an appointment at the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Lakeland, there’s a good chance that someone along the way, they will be in contact with