Category Archives: Healthy Lifestyle

Is Oil Pulling Good for Oral Health?

By Jenifer Dorsey Oil pulling might be the latest alternative oral health craze. It’s appearing in blog posts and news stories with increasing frequency as people rave about and question the oral health benefits of oil pulling. Even celebrities are … Continue reading

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How to Handle Kids’ Dental Emergencies

By Jenifer Dorsey Summertime means active time. Unfortunately, as much as we try to create safe conditions as kids spend more time playing outside and participating in summer organized sports, injuries are sometimes inevitable. Knowing how to respond can improve … Continue reading

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Study: Dental Conditions Treated More Effectively in Dental Office

By Jenifer Dorsey In recent years, an increasing number of Americans have taken their dental problems to the emergency room. Dental emergency room visits nearly doubled from 2000 (1.1 million) to 2010 (2.1 million), according to the latest National Hospital … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Right Mouthguard to Protect Kids’ Teeth

By Jenifer Dorsey Sports accidents account for 10 to 39 percent of all dental injuries in children and are most often caused by direct hits with a hard object, such as a puck or ball and player-to-player contact, according to … Continue reading

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Does Mouthwash Cause Oral Cancer?

By Jenifer Dorsey A new study published in Oral Oncology showed that heavy use of alcohol-containing mouthwash, along with poor oral health and dental care, may increase one’s risk of oral cancer. If you saw the headlines earlier this week, … Continue reading

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National Facial Protection Month: Be Proactive with Active Kids

By Jenifer Dorsey Spring’s arrival often means increased activity, especially for youth. As temperatures warm and days grow longer, kids pull out their skateboards and bicycles and engage in pick-up and organized sports such as soccer, baseball and softball. To … Continue reading

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Is Chewing Gum Bad for Your Oral Health?

By Jenifer Dorsey Whether or not chewing gum is bad for your teeth depends on what type of gum you are chewing. Chewing gum, unlike eating candy, can actually have some dental benefits. According to the American Dental Association, chewing … Continue reading

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It’s New Year’s Resolution Time! How to Make Flossing a Successful 2014 Goal

By Jenifer Dorsey We are a little more than one week into the new year, which means talk of resolutions is still in the air. A lot of us aspire to take better care of ourselves and set our new … Continue reading

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2013 Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them or Lose Them

By Jenifer Dorsey Have you been to the dentist yet this year? Only once? Not at all? You still have time to book an appointment for an exam and cleaning. If you obtain dental coverage through an employer, it’s likely … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Your Oral Health

By Jenifer Dorsey The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout occurs annually on the third Thursday in November. Yesterday marked its 37th year. It’s a day for tobacco users of all sorts to quit or make a plan to quit. … Continue reading

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