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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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Oil Cleansing: Why Would You Want to Do That?

For the most part, we are a culture obsessed with personal cleanliness; we have shelves brimming with soaps, shampoos, deodorants, cleansers, anti-bacterial wipes and a host of other products to keep …

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7 Signs You’re Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way

Of course we all brush our teeth daily. But are we doing it right? Here are top mistakes to look out for, and fix if need be: You're brushing only twice daily, or worse, once: From breakfast to di…

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Healthy Teeth, Happy Pet

Oral care is a growing trend among pet guardians and for good reason. A healthy mouth is vital to a healthy body. “Dental care is one of the simplest things you can do to help maintain a dog or cat’s …

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DIY Natural Toothpaste and Mouthwash

I wouldn’t want to take the time and care to prepare delicious, healthy, organic meals only to brush and wash out my mouth with a toxin-filled toothpaste or mouthwash. Many big-brand oral hygiene prod…

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Which Toothbrush Type Is For You?

Do you go for soft or medium bristles? Round or square head? Angled or straight. Electric or manual? It's tempting to just grab your favorite color and run to the register. But NOT SO FAST - all tooth…

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Toothbrush Dog – Photo Caption Winners!

Last week, we asked you to caption this toothbrushin' dog photo. Now, we present our top five favorite captions! First, the grand prize winner, who will receive 5,000 Butterfly Rewards for her clev…

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Dental Hygiene Visit 101

Does every dental appointment seem the same? You sit in the chair, your dentist pokes around your mouth, tells you to floss more. If this sounds familiar, you're not getting the most out of your appoi…

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5 Common Dog Tooth Problems

By Debbie Swanson, Animal Planet Your dog's happy, carefree life should be unbothered by dental concerns, right? Think again. Vets say 85 percent of canines over age 4 have some form of gum disea…

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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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