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What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

Be Smart About Your Smile With These Sweet Dental Tips “While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” is a famous line from the beloved holiday poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. You’re probably familiar with it. However, you may not be entirely familiar with the damaging acids and havoc […]

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The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 2: Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Research has increasingly shown a strong connection between oral health and overall health. Considering that more than 47% of adults in the U.S. have periodontal (gum) disease, the connection merits serious examination. That’s why we’re continuing to look at the link between gum disease, diabetes and diet. In part one of this series, we offered […]

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Your Holiday Diet and Diabetes: The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 1

The CDC reports that 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. With the holidays coming up, that’s 29 million people who need to be a lot more careful about their holiday eating. After all, they need to be careful with their diet every day of the year. People with diabetes also run a particular […]

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halloween costume ideas and your health

It’s Not Just About The Candy!

Halloween Costume Ideas and Your Health Candy is a natural concern for parents and dentists at Halloween. And you can find plenty of information here, here and here on our blog to help your kids (as well as yourself) maintain good oral health amidst the sugar-filled spoils of annual trick-or-treating. But candy isn’t the only […]

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Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

Mouth Guards Will Keep Your Athletic Kids Smiling

It’s all fun and games until somebody chips a tooth. If you have kids in contact sports you may know what we mean. That’s why a mouth guard is a must for kids in sports like hockey, lacrosse, football, basketball or boxing. In fact, The American Dental Association reports the risk of injury is 1.6 […]

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What Your Child Needs Most To Succeed In Sports

Want to give your kids a leg up in sports? Make sure they fill their tummies up before they leave the house in the morning. Breakfast has legitimate bragging rights as the most important meal of the day. It increases energy, boosts the metabolism, aids concentration, increases problem-solving skills and heightens overall mental performance. To […]

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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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March is National Nutrition Month®. Do you know where your vitamins are?

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Savor the flavor of eating right.” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors the campaign every year to focus attention on the importance of developing good eating habits and making informed food choices. Take time to think about some healthy, tasty meal options and use […]

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