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Posts for: January, 2014

 

If our office has any closures or delays due to inclement weather, you can find out here on our blog or our Facebook were you can stay updated on all of our office appointment openings, office closures and other office news.


This Thursday January 30, 2014, Dr. Prior, his team and Anne our Hygienist will be in Lexington Park instead of Prince Frederick from 8am-4pm, so call to make your appointments. Dr. Prior will be out of the office Friday January 31, 2014.


It depends on what’s been ailing you. if you’ve had a cold, you’re unlikely to reinfect yourself by using the same toothbrush, says Dr. Aileen Marty, professor of infectious diseases at Miami’s Herbert Werthelm College of Medicine. That’s because most viral infections trigger the production of antibodies that provide immunity to the cold virus that made you sick. However, that may not be the case for the flu virus. In addition, some bacterial infections, such as strep throat, can cause repeat infections. If you’re unsure what’s been making your family sick, consider disinfection your brushes. Dr. Marty recommends soaking your brush for an hour in a glass of mouthwash containing alcohol or chlorhexidine (both kill germs), then rinsing it thoroughly to make it good as new. you can also control the spread of germs by ensuring your family’s toothbrushes aren’t touching when stored.