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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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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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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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How Cheese May Help Your Teeth

This really is the most delightful piece of information I have learned in a long time: cheese is good for your teeth! I stumbled upon a study published by General Dentistry, which states how cheese ca…

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The Best and Worst Times to do Everything

Don't schedule a surgery on a Friday:  A startling research study published in the British Medical Journal shows that those who get operated upon on a Friday are 44% more likely to die than if they go…

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Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

Most toothpaste contains sugar, fluoride, artificial colors, and other harmful ingredients that are best avoided.  Instead of using the toxic commercial varieties, why not make your own?  It’s simple …

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