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By Robert Dawe, DDS
November 17, 2014
Category: general dentistry
Tags: prevention  

It’s cough and cold season: Beware what remedies you use.

It is that time of the year.  The time when runny noses and coughs are rampant.  Beware what you use to quiet that cough.  We have noticed a number of instances where people who had not previously had any problems with tooth decay suddenly developed rampant decay.  Upon questioning, the culprit appeared to be prolonged usage of cough drops.  While these lozenges may alleviate your cough, your teeth don’t see them as anything different than hard candy, which is not good.  Consider using sugar free cough drops, which are not risk free, but are an improvement over the sugar containing variety.

By Robert Dawe, DDS
October 05, 2014
Category: general dentistry
Tags: experience  

Dr. Dawe, Dr. Fiedler and staff have a cumulative two hundred and eighteen years of experience in the same practice.  Dr. Dawe and lead assistant, Jan Pomeranke, both have thirty-seven years of experience. (They started when they were toddlers).  Deb Urbanowski and Darla Harvey have each been in the Granville office for thirty years, and assistant Melanie Hundley has worked in the office for twenty five years.  Hygienist Jenelle Colvin has been cleaning teeth in Granville for twenty years and Deanna Fecht for sixteen years.  The newcomer of the practice is Dr. Evan Fiedler, who is already a veteran with 5 years practice in his hometown.  You can always expect to see a familiar face any day of the week.