The Dental Group
Blair A. Jones, DMD
Ryan C. Barnhart, DDS
Charles J. Labin, DMD, MBA
Thomas J. Kuon, DMD
Joshua A. Bryan, DMD
Zachary T. Roach, DMD

Patient Testimonials

"I was petrified before I came in. ..probably more afraid than most. Dr.Jones and his staff completed a thorough exam of my teeth and gums, followed by a well-explained, DETAILED outcome and plan of action. Completed my second visit today - a very deep cavity needed filling. I was seen right on time and was completely satisfied with the entire process and outcome. I especially appreciated Kelly's ability to assuage my fear and apprehension. Great job all around! - Mildred L.

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How Parental Stress Affects Children's Dental Care

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Being a parent can be overwhelming! With so many things to remember, think about, and worry about, your child's oral health may not be the top priority on your list. In fact, as parents become busier and more stressed, teaching their children good oral hygiene can sometimes fall by the wayside.

Here are a few things your pediatric dentist in Lewes, DE wants you to know about your child's oral health so you can help them stay on track.

The First Visit

Starting dental visits with your child early on helps them feel comfortable at the dentist and sets them up for future success. We will spend much of the first visit just ...

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What You Should Know Before Switching from Cigarettes to E-Cigs

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If you are a cigarette smoker who has been contemplating the switch to electronic cigarettes, also known as “vaping,” you might think you would be doing yourself—and your oral health—a favor. But you might want to think again.

According to a recent study published in the medical journal Oncotarget, researchers have found that the chemicals in e-cigarettes are equally as damaging as those found in regular cigarettes. Although e-cigarette liquids don’t contain tobacco like cigarettes, they contain nicotine and other dangerous chemicals.

Talk to your dentist in Lewes about your smoking habit before you switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes. Your oral health—and your overall health—will still be at risk.

Traditional Cigarettes ...

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Worried Your Teeth Are Holding You Back? You Might Be Right

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If you are a job seeker or trying to advance your career, you know how competitive it can be. This is particularly true among millennials aged 18 to 34 years.

In fact, a recent survey conducted by the research arm of the American Dental Association showed that over a third of the adults in this age range avoid smiling because of tooth decay or gum problems. Of those surveyed, 28 percent said they felt their poor oral health was holding their career back.

A lot of research supports the fact that your oral health is closely tied to your quality of life, and that includes your ability to reach your goals. ...

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Oral Health Care: Ancient vs. Modern

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You wake up every morning and brush your teeth dutifully because you know it’s necessary for good oral health. It’s become a habit that you do without question.

But consider the fact that history tells us ancient people didn’t brush and didn’t get cavities. How is that possible?

The Answer Is in Your Diet!

Until the early 1900s, we didn’t have access to processed foods. Instead, our ancestors consumed natural diets rich in nutrients that made their teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities. Ancient diets also consisted of a lot of fibrous foods that were not only good for digestion but also carried off bacteria and plaque to keep teeth clean.

Today, our ...

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