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Spencer Burnham, DMD
I love dentistry because it allows me to do something meaningful and rewarding as a career. I enjoy helping people get out of pain, restoring confidence in their smiles, and the opportunity to build long term relationship with the patients who trust me with their care. For me, dentistry is about helping people. This was recognized by my clinical faculty in dental school when I was given the Patient Centered Care Award at graduation.

Education and Continuing Education
I studied Business and Hospitality Management at BYU-Hawaii and graduated with a double major in 2004. In 2010, after six years in various sales capacities, I enrolled at the University of Utah as a Biology major in preparation for Dental School. I was admitted to Roseman University of Health Sciences in 2012 and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2016.

One of the reasons I was drawn to dentistry is because the profession demands a lifetime of learning. I am a member of the Southern Oregon Dental Society, the Oregon Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of LDS Dentists. I look forward to continuing my professional development through these associations.

Family Life
I grew up in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, a small agricultural town about four hours east of Vancouver. I fell in love with Medford when looking for a place to settle in the Northwest because it reminds me of home, but with a better winter. In my spare time I enjoy water-skiing, camping, playing guitar and spending time with my wife and three children. I am excited to experience the great fishing, rafting and other activities the Rogue Valley has to offer.

Great Snacks for Healthy Gums
Having healthy gums takes work. It doesn't just miraculously happen simply because you want it to. The way you take care of your mouth and what you eat have a significant impact on just how healthy, or unhealthy, your gums really are. If you are carefully maintaining your gum health with thorough brushing and flossing, then it is important you eat the right foods to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep your gums really healthy.

Snack Items to Regularly Consume for Healthy Gums

Produce should be your go-to snack if you want to have healthy gums. While it may not always taste as good as the sweet or starchy snacks and treats, it is far better for your body. Fruits are a great alternative if you are looking for a sweet snack, especially if you buy fruits that are in season. Also, don't forget about adding more vegetables into your diet since eating raw leafy greens and celery will help your gums stay healthy.

Ideally, you want to eat your produce with the skin on since the skin contains fiber that is beneficial to your overall health. This skin is what pushes on your gums, stimulating them to hold tight to your teeth. Plus, it scrubs off the tartar on your teeth with each bite you take.

Planning out your snacks ahead of time can help you get the healthiest mouth possible. Taking care of your gums and teeth can also help you keep your body healthier overall. To learn more about taking care of your gums, ask us at your next appointment!



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