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Smile, It’s National Dentists Day

It can be hard to tell your dentist how much you appreciate him or her, especially when your mouth is full of mirrors and those plastic gum stretcher things. But don’t worry, there’s more than one way to say thanks without having to spit out any instruments in the process. With March 6th being National…

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Your Heart Hearts Healthy Gums

February was both Heart Health Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month. (It also happened to be National Grapefruit Month, but that’s a tad off topic for our purposes.) That meant it was the perfect time of year to check in with one of the leading experts in understanding the link between oral health and cardiovascular…

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An Alternative To Your New Year’s Resolution

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Making a New Year’s resolution is widely recognized as an exercise in futility especially when the resolution involves changing health habits. So, what if we took the pressure off the whole resolution thing? What if we could improve our health without requiring a drastic change? If that sounds agreeable, we have a very simple, prepackaged…

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It’s All About The Bubbles

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Bacteria are survivors. They live in seemingly uninhabitable places, and they reproduce like jack rabbits. Actually, it would be more appropriate to say jack rabbits reproduce like bacteria. They adapt to their surroundings as they morph, mutate and colonize. Traditionally, bacteria that take up residence inside the mouth have been fought with antibiotics. But as…

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Looking Diabetes In The Mouth

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For those suffering with diabetes, every month is diabetes awareness month. The disease requires constant attention and alters the way sufferers think about what they eat, where they go and, generally, how they function. Yet not until recently have diabetics considered the impact of gum health on their glucose levels. Fortunately, Dr. Tim Pranger has…

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Pregnancy & Periodontal Disease

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We’ve long known that oral health habits are passed down from generation to generation. But we’re only starting to see the impact of oral health on the next generation, even before birth. Dr. Yiping Han of Columbia University explains the link between gum inflammation and complications during pregnancy.     Research has shown that pregnant…

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