C. R. Harris, Jr., D.D.S., LTD

Summer Newsletter 2013

Our half-price Summer Whitening Special continues for our patients. We have several whitening options available and will help you choose the one that's best for you.

Come on in while the special is still going!
Summer Whitening Special
Want a Healthy Body? 
Start With a Healthy Mouth!

Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand the intimate connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to protect yourself.

Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria — most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

In addition, certain medications — such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers and diuretics — can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease. 

Read the remainder of this article from the Mayo Clinic at 


If you have had any invasive surgeries, please contact our office before your next appointment to see if you need to pre-medicate. 

Patients with artificial joints, structural heart defects, prosthesis or pervious severe infections are at a higher risk of developing endocarditis.  IE is closely associated with some dental procedures, making it a concern for heart patients and people with compromised immune systems.
Use SPF protection on your face and lips!