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Christopher and Anne Thompson, DDS
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Parents, pack these tips for healthy mouths alongside your sleeping bags, s'mores, and tents!

  Temperatures are heating up, schools out, and the kids are likely growing restless. That must mean it’s about time to dust off the old tent and hitch up the RV. For many in Turlock and the surrounding areas, summer means at least one good camping trip…
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Supporting youth tobacco prevention programs is one of the best ways to keep our kids healthy. In this post, learn about the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids...

Image Source: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Our Turlock dental practice loves being part of local and national smoking cessation efforts. We feel it’s a very worthy cause, and as stewards of good public health we feel it’s our duty to do what we can to…
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Thinking about getting your tongue pierced? Here are 8 reasons your dentist thinks it's a bad idea...

  As a health professional, you sometimes have to advise against behaviors people know they shouldn’t do. Most people know they shouldn’t drink carbonated beverages with heaping servings of sugar, but dentists routinely find evidence that this behavior…
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Why brings people to their cosmetic dentist and what work are they having done? Check out these results from an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey...

  We love cosmetic dentistry at our Turlock practice! For us dentists, it’s extremely gratifying to help a patient radiate a newfound or rediscovered sense of self-confidence. Helping someone show off a  beaming smile stretching from ear to ear after…
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Having wisdom teeth extracted? Here are five tips to put you on the road to a speedy recovery!

HAving a   Many people will eventually have their wisdom teeth extracted. There’s a small percentage of people who don’t, but wisdom tooth extraction is a common experience for Americans. It’s a procedure performed by dentists and oral surgeons and may be…
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It's National Children's Dental Health Month! Why is children's dental health important to you?

  February is an important month for dentists all across the country. Since 1949, February has been the time we nationally recognize the importance of children’s oral health. It’s a good opportunity to look back on huge steps forward in children’s…
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These oral health tips for baby come from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry...

When it’s time to plan for a baby, new parents often scour the internet and find many books at the bookstore to learn how to care for their new little one. There’s a lot to learn for new parents, from how to soothe your new baby, to how to sneak in a few…
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The New Year is right around the corner! Here's to you and your family's best oral health ever in 2018!

  The New Year is almost here. Can you believe how fast 2017 flew by? As we roll into 2018, many parents out there will be setting resolutions to improve things like their health, financial decision making, or habits. We’d like to challenge parents to…
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If you believe there's a baby in your future, check out these things you should know about pregnancy and your oral health...

  Special oral health considerations accompany many physical and emotional changes that occur during a woman’s pregnancy. Good daily habits and prevention practices will take care of many concerns, but there are some things we’d like to point out to our…
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Happy Halloween! Enjoy these interesting facts about this fun time of year...

  It’s the spookiest time of the year again! Jack-o-lanterns, skeletons, and the occasional robotic crypt keeper are starting to become familiar sights around the neighborhood. Halloween is right around the corner, and that means kids everywhere are…
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