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On the Go? 4 Key Dental Tips Just for You!

We’re all set in our busy schedules, but it’s important not to forget about the health of your mouth and teeth. Luckily, we have quick and easy tips even the busiest multi-taskers can fit into the day: Tip 1: Keep travel-sized toothpaste, floss, mouthwash and a toothbrush with you. Just bag them up and throw…

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How Athletes Can Protect Their Teeth

Without the right protective gear, there are many potential dental injuries that can happen when you play sports. In fact, sports injuries account for 13-39% of all dental injuries. Most affect at least one of the front teeth, while damage to the tongue and cheeks is also common. Fortunately, it’s not too hard to protect…

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Micro-Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Spending an hour at the gym is a luxury many of us just don’t have time for. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in a mini-workout.There are many exercises you can do quickly even while you’re brushing your teeth! Wall sits: Slowly slide your back down a wall until your thighs are parallel to…

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How To Make An Egg-cellent Post-Easter Snack

Why does Easter and holiday celebration have to be associated with candy and sugar? There’s another wonderful food synonymous with the holiday: hard-boiled eggs! Egg yolks are rich in vitamin D, which your body needs to absorb calcium and maintain healthy teeth. The yolk is also a rich dietary source of the B-complex vitamin choline,…

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What to Know About Diabetes and Oral Health

Over 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, have diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar, due to not producing insulin (type 1 diabetes), or not producing enough insulin for proper function or the cells do not react to insulin (type 2 diabetes). Diabetes can harm many parts of the…

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3 Early Signs Of Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease sounds like a scary thing, but what is it? Gum disease also called gingivitis or periodontitis is caused when bacteria grow in the mouth. A common, mild form is gingivitis, which, if untreated, can lead to periodontitis. Periodontitis is more severe and can cause tooth loss and may increase…

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How To Get Kids To Eat Teeth-Boosting Greens

It can be a constant struggle to get kids to eat their veggies especially if they’re green! What’s a parent to do? Here are some sly ways to encourage healthier eating in kids just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Dips: Maybe they won’t touch a stalk of broccoli with a 10-foot pole but what…

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Oral Benefits of Oil Pulling

If you check out any lifestyle blog or magazine, chances are you’ve heard of Oil Pulling. The popular health fad entails swishing around a spoonful of oil for 20 minutes, preferably in the morning, as a holistic remedy to extract bacteria. Reported benefits include relief for ailments such as headaches, asthma, arthritis and skin conditions.…

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How to Deal with Mouth Burns

There are few things as painful and startling as a mouth burn. You think that coffee is farther away in your travel cup or that your burrito couldn’t have gotten that hot in the microwave, but then it hits you! And the most frustrating part of the whole experience is the after-burn. Unfortunately, there isn’t…

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When Your Child Fears the Dentist

Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a challenge at times, but sometimes even more difficult is a trip to the dentist. Fear of the dentist is pretty common for kids, especially for younger ones who can get overwhelmed with all the lights, sounds, smells and tools. Regular checkups and cleanings are as…

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