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Remember Dental Exams, Cleanings in Back-to-School Prep

By Jenifer Dorsey  Late summer can be a busy time for families with children. Adding one more thing to the back-to-school checklist may seem unpleasant, but the preparatory mindset that comes with this time of year is why it might … 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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5 Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

By Jenifer Dorsey With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, candy is everywhere. For weeks now, supermarket shelves have been taunting shoppers with bags of individually wrapped candy bars. Candy corn has infiltrated the office. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Tooth Decay on the Rise as Millions of Children Lack Dental Coverage

By Paul Tiller Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease among children.[1] This is true despite the fact that tooth decay is preventable. Although this issue is always relevant, it is especially prescient now; after many years of declining … Continue reading

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What Causes Toothaches?

By Jenifer Dorsey True or False? A toothache means you have a cavity. Answer: It depends. You may have a cavity and feel no pain in or around your teeth. You may have oral pain caused by something other than … Continue reading

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4 Dairy Product Dental Benefits

By Jenifer Dorsey Most of us grew up being told to drink our milk so we could become big and strong. We all know now that vitamins and minerals found in dairy products are essential to growing bodies as well … Continue reading

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Pre-Historic Smiles Show Diet Matters

By Paul Tiller If you were to try imagining a typical caveman, chances are you would not picture him with a gleaming set of pearly whites. But according to a new study published in Nature Genetics, prehistoric humans actually had … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Fluoride Works?

By Paul Tiller It is no accident that illustrious, Hollywood-worthy smiles are seen with much greater regularity these days. The precipitous decline of tooth decay in developed countries is largely attributable to the widespread use of fluoride, a substance now … Continue reading

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Many States Fall Short in Preventing Decay with Sealants

When it comes to preventing tooth decay by providing children with dental sealants, many states are failing. A new report from the Pew Center on the States grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth from Holiday Foods

The holidays often mean attending food-focused gatherings, seeing an increase in office treats, and receiving tasty gifts. When snacking this season, remember your teeth! Toffee, caramel, sticky candies, dried fruits and many holiday drinks leave sugary, bacteria-loving residue in your … Continue reading

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