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Keith R. Berg, DMD
Dentist in Medford, Oregon

My profession allows me to identify and solve patients' problems and concerns. I receive a great amount of satisfaction in this process. The continual challenges of dentistry, both skill and learning, motivate me. However, the "icing on the cake" is being able to accomplish the above while in the presence of an outstanding staff and wonderful patients.

Education and Continuing Education
In my youth, I went to Medford schools before attending the University of Oregon
for my Undergraduate Degree. I then attended Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry.

Although my dental education is complete, I know that in order to provide the highest level of comfort and quality, I must continually educate myself on evolving methods and technologies. As a part of my continuing education, I have been president of the Southern Oregon Dental Research Group for the past 25 years. I also participate in 30 to 50 hours per year of continuing education in all phases of dentistry, with an emphasis on implants, Invisalign, cosmetics and dental medicine. It is my obligation to stay current on all phases of dentistry in order to ensure that my patients are receiving the best care possible from my practice.

Professional Info
For the past 40+ years, I have had the opportunity to interact daily with wonderful people, patients and staff. I help people attain a state of health, comfort, function and aesthetics, and in fact I've completed special training in Bioesthetic Dentistry and have achieved Level IV (highest level) certification. Providing a better quality of life for my patients is what makes my job so rewarding!

I realize that each person is an individual with unique needs and desires, and I strive to cater to each patient's unique needs. I love getting to know my patients and helping them achieve their individual goals.

I like to be able to teach patients about how to best care for their mouth. Many people do not realize that the foundation of dental health is in the gums. Find a way to consistently clean between your teeth and save them for a lifetime!

I am a native of Medford, and have lived here all my life. I love serving the people and families of my hometown community. I have two grown children, one of whom is a dentist in Pittsburgh, PA! I am also a proud grandfather of five. In my spare time, I am an oil artist and musician. I once had a bluegrass band and played banjo!

Effects of Not Brushing Your Tongue
You probably already are aware that brushing your teeth is vital to good dental health. But have you ever considered the importance of brushing your tongue? Brushing your tongue can help remove any food particles or bacteria and prevent any negative effects that result.

Struggles with Bad Breath

Nobody wants to have bad breath. However, if you are not brushing your tongue, you are setting yourself up for issues here. Remember that the surface of your tongue is anything but smooth: on the contrary, it is covered with bumps, crevices, and pits where all sorts of odor-causing bacteria can hide.

If you do not brush your tongue, bacteria can collect in these areas. As a byproduct of their biological processes, the bacteria release compounds that contribute to bad breath. Meaning, if you are not brushing your tongue, you are setting yourself up for more issues with this embarrassing problem.

Health Issues

Of course, as embarrassing as bad breath can be, it is not the most dire outcome of not brushing your tongue. All those nasty bacteria that can hide in the pits and wrinkles on your tongue could do some real damage to your health.

Keep in mind, the bacteria procreate very quickly, meaning that they will raise the overall level of bacteria in your mouth—which lead to other oral health issues. For this reason, failing to brush your tongue can contribute to health problems down the road.
Next time you are brushing your teeth don't forget to brush your tongue. Your mouth will thank you for it.

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