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World No Tobacco Day 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has dedicated May 31, 2014 as World No Tobacco Day to raise awareness regarding the effects of tobacco. What exactly is Tobacco? Tobacco is a green, leafy plant that is grown in warm climates. After the plant is picked and dried up, it can be smoked, chewed (called smokeless tobacco or […]

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Child Athlete Safety: Custom-Fitted Mouthguards

Not only can a mouthguard save your child’s smile, it can help save you thousands of dollars in the long run should a dental catastrophe occur. According to USA Today and additional sources, there are 35 million kids between the ages of 5-18 who play organized sports each year. That’s an impressive number, and The […]

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Ask Your Dentist: Oral Cancer Check

Smile Generation®-trusted dentist Dr. Nicole Smith of The Dental Office on Red Hill explains how a trip to the dentist could be lifesaving thanks to an oral cancer screening!  Oral Cancer Facts Approximately 43,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year, with 1 person dying from oral cancer every hour. […]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February marks the return of National Children’s Dental Health Month, with the theme “Defeat Monster Mouth” National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) is observed every February around the world, and is sponsored by the American Dental Association® (ADA) and their public oral hygiene resource – Mouth Healthy™. The impetus behind NCDHM is the goal of early adoption […]

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Uncovering the Roots Behind National Toothache Day & Common Causes for Toothaches

Did you know that National Toothache Day is a real holiday? “Celebrated” every February 9, National Toothache Day shares the same day as the founding of Hershey Chocolate Corporation in the year 1894. The Feast of Saint Apollonia, the Christian patroness of dentistry, is also celebrated February 9.  Coincidence perhaps? Whatever the reason is behind the creation of […]

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Importance of Dental Health During Pregnancy

Oral health is known to be a significant contributor to general health. Periodontal (gum) disease has been previously shown to affect other systems in the human body. Pregnancy brings about a greater importance on ensuring good oral health, as the individual is caring for the general health of multiple people. Mothers must take care to […]

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TIPS FOR A SAFER, HEALTHIER “TRICK OR TREATING & EATING” HALLOWEEN

October is here, and that brings three things to mind for parents and dentists throughout the nation: National Orthodontic Health Month, National Dental Hygiene Month and, of course, Halloween. With last year’s tricks, treats, monster cavities, and broken brackets and appliances haunting memories, The Smile Generation®-trusted dentists are gearing up to raise awareness on how […]

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How To Conquer Bad Breath Once And For All

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell from the mouth that can often negatively affect one’s self esteem when speaking to others. Bad breath is typically caused by several factors:     Improper Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup around the teeth leads to bacterial growth, thus producing an unpleasant smell. If not cleaned properly, plaque can cause […]

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When it comes to oral cancer, early detection is key to survival. But due to lack of oral cancer awareness, many people have never heard about the importance of oral cancer screening. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 42,000 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed in 2013 with oral cancer. And […]

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Root Canal Awareness Week March 17-23, 2013

This week, March 17-23, marks the 7th Annual Root Canal Awareness Week. Through this national effort, the American Association of Endodontists are raising awareness about their profession, so that patients and general dentists know to contact a specialist when a root canal is needed. Endodontists play an important role in maintaining our dental health. Watch […]

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