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National Women’s Health Week

Mark your calendars! Mother’s Day is March 14. But don’t just mark the day—mark the whole week! May 14-20, 2017 is National Women’s Health Week. Did you know an overwhelming amount of research links oral health with overall health? In fact, gum (periodontal) disease has been linked to several other health conditions, including heart disease, […]

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Five Thoughts On Life After Oral Cancer

The best thing to be said about life after oral cancer is that yes, there is in fact life after oral cancer. If that describes you—congratulations! Now that the scary part is behind you, here are some questions and concerns you may have about making the most of your life after cancer surgery. Your cancer […]

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Losing Baby Teeth & Negotiating With the Tooth Fairy

Baby teeth come and baby teeth go. It’s all part of the process Of how little grins grow. It’s cutesy but true—that really is part of how little grins grow. And in case it’s been a while since you lost your first tooth, it may be helpful to remember that for some kids, losing a […]

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Pointers On Pacifiers For New Parents

Expectant parents often begin coming up with baby names on day one. It’s fun! But it may not be quite as fun as coming up with pacifier names. Consider the following examples from this official list, which includes Binky, Passy, BeeBee, Bobber, Booba, and Nipper. Of course, some just call it The Mute Button. All […]

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Seal, Smile, And Help Your Kids Fight Tooth Decay

Seal, Smile, And Help Your Kids Fight Tooth Decay

Want an easy, effective way to help your kids fight tooth decay? Consider dental sealants. These thin, plastic coatings are painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, covering them to keep out germs and food. While fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water protects teeth’s smooth surfaces, the back teeth need extra protection because […]

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Can Red Wine Help Fight Oral Cancer

Can Red Wine Help Prevent Oral Cancer?

Does red wine help fight and prevent oral cancer? Maybe. A recent blog post on The Huffington Post references a 2011 research that a substance called resveratrol—an anti-oxidant found in red grapes, wine, peanuts, plums and other plants—can make tumor cells more sensitive to chemotherapy. According to Subash D. Gupta, Ph.D. and his colleagues, cancer cells […]

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How Alcohol Increase Your Risk For Oral Cancer

How Alcohol Increase Your Risk For Oral Cancer

  A recent study indicated heavy drinking has increased more than 17 percent in many parts of the U.S. since 2005, with rates rising faster among women. So in honoring Oral Cancer Awareness Month this year, we compiled a few commonly asked questions to help explain the connection between alcohol and oral cancer. What evidence […]

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national nutrition month eat healthier

It’s Easy To Eat Healthier. Just Put The Pastry Down!

Just in case those New Year’s Resolutions have started to fade, National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to get back on the bandwagon and renew your commitment to eat healthier! For most people, all the conflicting advice on diet and nutrition can be overwhelming. Here are a few thoughts that may be familiar, but […]

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The Smile Generation Looks Back on 2015

As part of the Smile Generation®, it’s an honor to be associated with so many excellent dentists, clinicians and staff around the country. But did you know that we also stay busy throughout the year with service projects in our local communities and around the globe? In 2015, Smile Generation-trusted teams came together and: Raised […]

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Four Tips to Help Your Kid Floss Like a Boss!

For a little guidance on helping your family floss like a professional, we went to some of our favorite professionals. Here’s what the American Dental Hygienists’ Association offers as the key elements of proper flossing technique—in four simple steps. They even rhyme! *Wind. Guide. Glide. Slide.* Wind: Wind 18 inches of floss around the middle […]

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