Archive for March 2013

Nutrition And Oral Health Go Hand And Hand

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Brushing, flossing and dental checkups are all important aspects of keeping a healthy mouth, but the type of food and drinks you consume can have a huge impact on your teeth, gums and bones as well.

“Our practice approaches dental health comprehensively,” says Dr. Kelly Barnett, a Branson teeth whitening expert. “We’re not here to simply do fillings and cleanings. We treat people, not just their teeth and want our patients to be healthy overall. That is why we focus on patient education, which encompasses nutrition, and prevention.”

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Get Relief From Jaw Pain And Bruxism-Related Sleep Deprivation

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Sleep apnea, jaw pain and snoring are common contributors to getting a poor night’s sleep, which can impact everything from work performance and mood to driving abilities the next day.

“Sleep deprivation has actually been linked to and correlated with chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression,” says Dr. Kelly Barnett, who is a periodontist and dental crowns provider for more than three decades “In fact, studies show that driving sleep deprived can be as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol level about the legal limit.”

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One of Our Own Voted Best Cosmetic Dentist in 417 Magazine

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI – The 417 Magazine just announced the winners of their annual readers’ choice awards and Dr. Kelly Barnett, a dentist from Barnett-Davis Dental Group, won first place in the Best Cosmetic Dentist category for 2013.

What an award winning office! In August last year, Dr. Barnett and her partners were all voted Top Dentists for the fifth year in a row in a separate 417 Magazine feature. Then, in October, Dr. Barnett was saluted by the Springfield Business Journal for being a Health Care Champion. Just last month, the practice topped the readership poll as Best Dentist Office in the Ozarks for the sixth year in a row in the Springfield News-Leader. And now, Dr. Barnett has been honored again.

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How A Healthy Mouth Helps Keep A Healthy Heart

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Everything from stress levels and smoking to diet and exercise impact your heart health, but another factor of life that affects your heart you might not hear mentioned as often is your mouth.

“That’s right,” says Dr. Marc Barnett, a Rogersville MO dentist since 1984. “There is a link between your oral health and your heart health. Research has shown that keeping your mouth healthy can help reduce your risk of problems with cardiovascular disease.”

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