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Orthodontics For Adults

Orthodontics for adults is a trend you’ve probably noticed in recent years. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients today is over the age of 21. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that more than 1.2 million adults in the U.S. received orthodontic treatment in 2012, the most recent numbers available from the American Association […]

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Fluoride Facts

Fluoride Facts Every Family Should Know

Why is fluoride so important for your family’s smile? Simple. It fights tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one in five people have untreated tooth decay which can lead to pain, infection and ultimately to problems speaking, eating, working and playing.1 Most people already know fluoride is good for […]

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Why Avoid Energy And Sports Drinks? (Infographic)

It’s no surprise that sugary drinks aren’t good for your health. What may be surprising, however, is just how much sugar is in those supposedly healthy beverages. Sports drinks that promise to replenish electrolytes after a hard workout often contain 6-8 teaspoons of sugar per serving. Energy drinks are even worse, often with as much […]

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Why Age 7 is the Right Time for an Orthodontic Exam

You would think kids only look forward to getting their braces off. But some look forward to getting them on! It could be the cool factor with friends at school now wearing them. Maybe it’s the fun of choosing different color bands. Whatever it is, the fact that braces have gone from geek to chic […]

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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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Time To Get In The Know On Oral Cancer.

When it comes to your health, ignorance is never bliss. And with oral cancer, one point that’s crucial to be clear on is this: regular dental checkups that include oral cancer screenings can help prevent a disease that’s easily treatable yet otherwise deadly. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of the occasion, here […]

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