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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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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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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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Amalgam: Never Do This with Your Teeth

Photo Courtesy Of:  Comstock/Thinkstock After enormous public pressure from scientists, dentists, health professionals, and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promised to make an …

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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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Hang On to Your Tin Foil Hats: The Darker Truth About Fluoride

In my first posting on fluoride from earlier in the week, I took a brief look at the common use of fluoride as an additive in toothpaste, as well as other commonly consumed products (soda, tea, and bo…

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Get On Your Tin Foil Hats: The Dark Truth About Fluoride

Go into your bathroom and grab any tube of toothpaste within reach. If it is a tube of fluoride toothpaste (as the vast majority are) it will, by law, have this warning printed somewhere on the tube: …

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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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Is Brushing Your Teeth Good for Your Heart?

Q: How does oral hygiene relate to heart health? A: Who knew that your dentist could be good for your heart? There does indeed seem to be a connection between gum health and heart disease. In f…

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Protecting Baby Teeth

Baby teeth generally first make their appearance between five and seven months and are expected to stay around to do their job for six years or more. Many babies still use a bottle for quite a few mon…

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