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James K. Johnson, DMD
Dentist in Medford, Oregon
drjohnson@drjameskjohnson.com

As a dentist, I am able to provide a high level of care in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The relationships I've built with my long-standing patients are very strong and each time they come in for a checkup I feel like I have the chance to catch up with an old friend. I have been in practice for over 35 years and have enjoyed every moment of it! All of my staff members have many years of experience in the dental profession and are especially skilled at making patients feel relaxed and comfortable. Working with
a highly trained and caring staff every day is very rewarding and fun. I love dentistry, my patients, and my staff.

Education and Continuing Education
I attended Oregon State University, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology. I continued on to the University of Oregon Dental School where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1972. After graduation, I worked with the US Public Health Service.

I enjoy being able to offer our patients the latest dental technology in all aspects of dentistry. I continue my education though active memberships in several professional organizations, including the Southern Oregon Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Southern Oregon Dental Research Group, and the Southern Oregon Implant Study Club. I do all this to ensure my patients always receive the highest quality care possible.

Family Life
I was born in Eugene, OR, and lived in Mapleton, a small logging and lumber town in the coast range of Oregon, until 1973. I had the pleasure of raising my three children in the Rogue Valley and am currently enjoying my three grandchildren who are active in local schools and sports and my newly born grandson. When I have free time I enjoy whitewater rafting, water skiing, boating on Lake Shasta, biking, camping, snow skiing, and fishing for steelhead on the Rogue. I'm also a powerboat captain and enjoy chartering in many different areas.

What Your Teeth Get from You Eating Protein
When you eat protein, it helps your body in many different ways. It can help you build up muscle, and it helps rebuild many different tissues within your body. Your teeth also benefit from you eating protein. Not only do you get healthier gums when you eat protein, you also get stronger teeth and an overall healthier mouth simply by making sure to eat enough protein throughout the day. Here are a few things you can do to increase your protein intake.

How to Get Enough Protein

One thing you can do to get enough protein is to eat protein bars or drink protein shakes as your snacks throughout the day. This fills you up, provides a good boost of protein, and helps your body use the nutrients in those items where it needs. This can be done to replace a meal as well. However, you need to make sure that you are still getting a healthy balance of foods, not just protein.

Another thing you can do to increase your protein is to eat lean meats. Avoiding fattier foods and carbs allows you to fill your diet with more protein than before. If you prepare most of your own meals, make sure to cut off any excess fat from the meats that you choose to eat. That way you get the most protein possible, without the parts that are not as healthy for your teeth, or the rest of your body.

By eating protein, you can help strengthen your gums, teeth, and the rest of your body. If you want to find out how much protein you should be eating, give us a call. We can help you figure out the right amount for your specific needs.



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