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Bad Food + Bad Oral Hygiene = Bad News

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Jan 31, 2015 |

With the growing body of evidence that oral health can impact a patient’s systemic health comes a growing concern from health care professionals about eating– and drinking– habits. In fact, a report published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, a group from Britain, announced that one way consumers could improve both oral…

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Sugar: What You Should Know

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Dec 23, 2014 |

Ever wonder how the sugar plum fairies have it in for your teeth? After all, their appearance in renditions of the Nutcracker is quite lovely, and they taste great! With the holiday blizzards of sugar flying around, Dr. Lemire, your Coos Bay dentist, hopes to explain a little bit about why sugar is actually pretty…

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A New Approach to Learning Oral Hygiene?

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Oct 31, 2014 |

As all parents are well aware, teaching our children how to care for their oral health through disciplined habits, repeated daily, is a process that can take years. Part of our job as parents is helping kids to learn these habits through example as well as by supporting, often through supervision, kid’s practice of regular…

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The Hidden Opportunity Behind Halloween Candy Consumption

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Oct 28, 2014 |

Halloween is right around the corner! For health-conscious parents, this holiday truly does contain both tricks and treats: we want to see our children bask in the fun activities, and we hate to see them gorge themselves on sweets that we know are bad for their small smiles! At Dr. Lori Lemire’s clinic, we get…

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Dr. Lori Lemire's 5 Suggested Steps to Dental Health

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Aug 19, 2014 |

We only get one shot at taking care of our teeth, but we do have the support of dental science, great tools (like electric toothbrushes!), and the team at Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry. And while Coos Bay dentistry professional Dr. Lemire and team do have many different options for our patients who need restorative work— like…

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Another Study Draws Connections Between Oral and Cardiovascular Health

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Jul 31, 2014 |

Recently the team at Lori Lemire Family Dentistry learned of another study that finds a correlation between oral and vascular (blood vessel) health. Previous studies showed a connection between atherosclerosis and gum disease (periodontitis); this new research corroborates these findings. Dental Down Under In Australia, a study among Aboriginal Australians shows that non-surgical periodontal therapy…

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How To Deal With Dental Injuries

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Jun 17, 2014 |

As summer starts in full effect this month, many of our families will flock outside to play sports and other activities. At Lori Lemire Family Dentistry, we often notice an uptick in patients with cracked, chipped, knocked out, or broken teeth as a result of increased outdoor activity. Many of these injuries occur when children…

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Teeth Whitening for an Oscar Winning Grin

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Feb 28, 2014 |

This Sunday afternoon marks the celebration of the 86th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. As stars take to the red carpet in the latest fashions and glittering jewels, there is one accessory that none of them will leave at home: a beaming smile. Have you ever wondered how the stars on the red…

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candy For Teeth

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Oct 15, 2013 |
orth Bend dentist Dr. Lemire

Halloween is just around the corner and your kids may have already picked out their costumes. As you find yourself going door to door with your fairy, witch, or vampire this October 31st, here are a few things to keep in mind as those trick or treat bags fill up. Of course, no candy is…

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Going Back To School With Healthy Teeth

By Dr. Lori Lemire Family Dentistry | Sep 6, 2013 |
Coos Bay, Oregon Dentist Dr. Lori Lemire

It’s official; it’s back to school time. You can tell by the sound of the school buses that stop to pick up their newly outfitted frames and ferry them off to school and then deposit them back (usually hungry) in the afternoon.  But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 40% of the…

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