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3 Easy (And Cheap!) Ways to Improve Your Dental Health

If you’re anything like me, you probably feel like you could do more to improve your dental health. Sure, I go to the dentist twice annually for hygiene treatments, and I brush and floss fairly religi…

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Sugar Alcohols: Sugar That’s Good For Your Teeth?

For many decades, sugar alcohols have been popular alternatives to sugar. They look and taste like sugar, but have fewer calories and fewer negative health effects. In fact, many studies show that sug…

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You’ve Probably Been Holding Your Toothbrush Wrong

When you reach for your toothbrush each morning, how are you holding it in your hand? Gripping it between your thumb and fingers, nice and tight? You might want to relax the white knuckle grip, sug…

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A Surprising Reason You Should Eat More Cranberries

Do you enjoy your morning cereal with a sprinkling of cranberries? Good idea! The tartness of the berries complements the mild sweetness of the grains. But more importantly, those little red jewels ar…

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What’s Lurking in Your Toothpaste?

We all want to fight cavities and have a megawatt movie-star smile. But some toothpaste may be going too far, adding ingredients that could be bad for our overall health. Here are a few of the more in…

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Give Yourself a 60-Second Dental Check-Up

The American Dental Association estimates that more than 164 million work hours are lost every year due to oral health problems and dental visits. While regular visits to your dentist are essential…

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3 Things You Probably Should Replace Now

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol Warhol may have said this in another context, but as a b…

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20 Huge Health Benefits of Sesame

Sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. They were worth their weight in gold during the Middle Ages, and for many good reasons. The more I learn about this precious seed, the …

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How Medicine Can Affect Your Mouth, and What to Do About It

In general, medicines are supposed to make you feel better. But while they may bring relief from the specific symptoms you are suffering, several over-the-counter and prescription medicines can have a…

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Parabens in Your Child’s Toothpaste?

Even children's toothpastes that proudly say they're fluoride free and safe if swallowed can contain harmful ingredients like parabens. Here's how to find safer toothpaste for your baby. Pediatric …

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