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World’s Worst Weed Was Prehistoric Cavity Fighter

Who knew that chewing what today’s farmers call the "world’s worst weed" could prevent cavities? Seems our early ancestors, who lived during the pre-Mesolithic, Neolithic and Meroitic periods, had a c…

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Do Vegans Get More Cavities?

By looking in your mouth your dentist may find out more about you than you realize. A diet high in saturated fat, which can clog our arteries and to inflammation, is also considered a key underlyin…

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Little Cavities

Last month I hit a personal low. While I never thought of myself as having a pristine set of teeth, the idea of having a root canal seemed like a mark of shame I would never have to endure. Well when …

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Floss for Health

Recently, while joking and bemoaning with a good girlfriend about the realities and our fears around getting older, she said, “I’m flossing like a maniac!”  I laughed because that was one of the behav…

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Mercury Fillings and Your Health

Q: Do you think that having mercury fillings in our teeth is detrimental to your health? A: For the adult person, the limited amount of mercury in a single mercury filling is unlikely to cause harm…

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