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Dr. D. Gregg Baker, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Thomas C. Baker, D.M.D.

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New Years Resolutions for a Healthy Smile             It’s that time of year when we start making resolutions to improve ourselves. Whether it be weight loss, eating better, spending more time with family or learning something new, there is one New Years resolution we should be making that is most likely over looked.  Improving...
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Have A Healthy Holiday Smile

Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago
Christmas Treats
Have A Healthy Holiday Smile             With Christmas right around the corner, we find ourselves surrounded by many different treats.  From Thanksgiving all the way to the New Year, you can count on many different treats tempting you daily.  Cookies, candies, cakes and hot coco you and your children are bound to indulge in one...
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Pacifiers, Thumb and Finger Sucking

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
Pacifier
Pacifiers, Thumb and Finger Sucking             For many parents there is a love/hate relationship when it comes to pacifiers.  They love them because they provide comfort for their baby and it often helps them stay asleep through the night.  However, some parents dread the day when they get rid of a pacifier, especially if the...
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How Bad Are Soft Drinks For Your Teeth?

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Soft Drinks
How Bad Are Soft Drinks For Your Teeth?             Everyone enjoys a sweet carbonated drink every once in a while, others a little more often, and our children are the first to want to take a sip. Carbonated drinks, while they are fun to drink because of the fizziness and the sweet taste, it could be doing a fair amount of damage to your...
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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
Baby Bottle
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay             The health of your child’s baby teeth is very important, that is why it is important to be aware of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, some may know it as Early Childhood Caries (caries is another word for cavities). What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay you ask? This is a type of tooth decay that occurs because of prolonged exposure to...
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Teeth
Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Oral Health?            Anyone who has toddlers or small children knows that they find chewing gum very appealing.  So lets talk about how chewing gum can be beneficial to your oral health.  Growing up I remember being told that gum was bad for my teeth, and had friends who weren’t allowed to...
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Toothbrush
Toothbrush Care And Replacement - And Why It Is Important Caring for your toothbrush is very important for your dental health and your overall health.  The environment that you have your toothbrush in determines the cleanliness of your toothbrush.  The ADA recommends that you do not share your toothbrush; this can result in the sharing of unwanted bacteria putting you at risk of...
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Dentist Flossing
Flossing: When To Start And How To Teach Your Children            As parents I think it is easier for us to just focus on making sure our children’s teeth get brushed, because we all know how that can be a battle.  Adding one more thing, like flossing, on top of that can seem like a daunting task. However, the sooner we start flossing and brushing our...
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Snacks That Cause Cavities

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
Snacks That Cause Cavities Kids love a sweet snack between meals, but how will that sweet snack affect their teeth? There are many foods out there that dentist warn us to stay away from, or consume minimally because of their damaging effects. Here we will talk about some of those snacks that may be causing cavities in your child’s teeth. My daughter loves fruit snacks and raisins for...
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Foods For A Healthy Smile

Posted 5 months 2 days ago
Good Foods for Teeth
Foods For A Healthy Smile We are often told by our dentists to limit candy, soda and other sugary treats as this can lead to tooth decay. Sometimes with kids, it is easy to toss them a fruit snack or a juice box as a quick snack. As convenient as these quick snacks are, they are not the best choices for your child’s teeth, we should try and choose the healthier alternative snacks....
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