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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Many people find themselves feeling anxious during their dental appointments. People can feel anxious for a variety of reasons, including the anticipation of pain, the cost of the dental procedures, a negative previous experience, or even the smell of the dental office itself.

Most people who are anxious during dental appointments start to avoid the dentist’s office in an attempt to avoid the

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Keeping up with brushing, flossing, and regular checkups can help maintain good oral health, but can maintaining your oral health also be connected to the chance of being diagnosed with heart disease? Scientific studies are still working on find a direct connection, however, signs and symptoms may be directly related. 

Cardiologists, heart specialists, and Periodontists, the doctors who treat gum

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Friday, December 11, 2015

In society, we hear everyday horrors of tooth decay brought on by sugary drinks such as soda, energy drinks, lemonade, and many more. The real question is are these sugary drinks the only problem? At the grocery store we don’t always look at the ingredients in the foods we buy. Some food we think of as “healthy” can also contribute to tooth decay.

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Everyone knows the importance of brushing (and flossing) their teeth twice a day, but how do you determine which type of toothbrush is right for you? There are so many shapes, styles and sizes. Electric or manual? Soft-bristles or hard-bristles? Are you confused yet? First, let’s discuss the characteristics you should look for in any toothbrush you use, whether it’s manual or powered. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

In our first two posts in this series, we covered the pacifier controversy and medical and dental risks and benefits of pacifier use. We promised to suggest ways to rid your house of the binky. Unlike the rest of the series, however, these tidbits aren't based on research…unless you count playdates, lunch conversations and pediatrician recommendations as research.

Make the change when the rest of

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Last week we wrote about the controversial parenting topic of pacifier use. While we can laugh about the antics of parents trying to keep pacifiers, we also know there has to be a time to let them go.

For dental reasons, it's important that babies stop using pacifiers, or sucking their fingers and thumbs for that matter. So what's the magic age?

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ah, the great pacifer debate. If you yourself have a child, you know this is a hot topic among parents. 

On one side of the white picket fence, there are moms and dads whose babies don't take a paci. Some see this as a point of pride, while others wish their babies would—to help them settle themselves, reduce SIDS risk or keep them from sucking their thumbs.

On the other side of the fence, there

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Many people can’t embrace the change of seasons from summer to fall without a pumpkin spice latte. We do have to admit, there is something special about the warm, spicy aroma, especially as the days grow cooler. But, besides the $4 price tag, what are the costs of this, and many other, popular fall indulgence drinks?

  1. Sugar: A grande Starbucks #PSL will hit your teeth with 50 grams of sugar, or
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We recently wrote about the parents increasingly hanging onto their children's baby teeth as mementos. Well, that trend may be one more reason for parents to quit smoking.

Besides increased risks for lung cancer, heart disease, asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis, secondhand smoke, or involuntary smoking as it's sometimes called, may be causing kids cavities as well.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

We always enjoy giving readers good news about their favorite treats. Coffee could reduce tooth decay? Yes! Chocolate contains cancer-fighting antioxidants? Yes! Drinking tea reduces oral cancer risk? Yes!

Well, this time, we've got good news about hops. Yes, hops, as in beer. Hops are flowers used in the brewing process to give beer its distinctive flavor.

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