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  • Aging and Dental Health
    What’s life like for the average 60-year-old today? It’s complicated! We travel. Or we work out. Or we relax with friends. We pursue favorite hobbies or we develop new ones. Read more
  • Early Detection is Key to Treating Oral Cancer
    Every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, Read more
  • Year-End Insurance Reminder
    the doctor, as well as our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end Read more
  • I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?
    At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is Read more
  • Ancient Grains for Modern Diets
    One of the latest foods in dietary news is also one of the oldest—ancient grains. What makes these old-timers so appealing to modern tastes? Let’s run down the menu! Why Are Read more
  • Is there really a link between my mouth and heart?
    Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, the doctor and our team want Read more
  • Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!
    It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read more
  • Happy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read more
  • Care for Your Dentures
    Just like natural teeth, the doctor will tell you that dentures have a tendency to get coated with plaque, which is a sticky, transparent film that attracts food and bacteria. Read more
  • Mouthguard Q&A
    Today, the doctor and our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA thought we would talk about mouthguards, what they are, where to get them, and when to use them. Q: Read more
  • Is periodontal disease contagious?
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and over suffer from some form of gum disease. Caused by plaque buildup, gum disease is Read more
  • Hot Day? Three Drinks to Leave Home When You’re Packing the Cooler
    Whew! It’s a hot one! And whenever the temperature soars, you need to stay hydrated, especially when you’re outside or exercising. But all cold drinks aren’t equal when it comes Read more
  • How many times a day should I floss?
    Flossing is one of the most important parts of your oral care routine. Many patients know they need to do it but find it difficult to fit into their busy Read more
  • Pregnancy and Oral Care
    Pregnancy involves a lot of alterations in your health. Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA is here to help you understand the oral health aspects of your pregnancy. As you may already Read more
  • Are you nervous about seeing the dentist? You’re not alone!
    With advances in modern dentistry, a trip to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA these days is pretty routine. But visiting the doctor and our team still makes some patients anxious—so Read more
  • Teeth Whitening For a Bright Summer
    Summer brings sunshine and warm weather, and many of our patients begin thinking about brightening their smiles this time of year. A whiter smile is one just one visit away Read more

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