New Study Links Gum Disease to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, which confirms that women with periodontal (gum) disease are at as much as a 36% higher risk for developing breast cancer.

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Winterproof Your Mouth

The cold winter months can take a toll on the mouth: hot beverages can burn the inside of the mouth, colder temperatures can leave the teeth feeling extra sensitive and delicate lips crack and dry with the cold weather.

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What you should know about tooth whitening strips

A dazzling smile for holiday photos is at the top of our seasonal wish lists, but before you reach for at-home tooth whitening kits, read these careful considerations for safely whitening your smile.

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5 Tips for Diabetes Patients to Maintain a Healthy Mouth

More than 29 million American adults suffer from diabetes. Among a range of predisposed health conditions, diabetics are twice as likely to develop gum disease, and are at an alarmingly higher risk of developing tooth decay and tooth loss.

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The Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

Dressing up and trick-or-treating creates lasting memories for the whole family, but there’s nothing spookier than cavities in your teeth. Moderation is key when it comes to tempting Halloween delights for your little ones.

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5 Tips to Have the Best Dental Appointment

You only see your dentist for a few hours each year, if you’re attending your twice annual check-up appointments. Too often patients are distracted by pain, dental anxiety, concerned with time or preoccupied with other outside influences and forget to address the questions or concerns that they have.

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Impacts of Disparity in Dental Health of Hispanic Communities

The Hispanic population experiences significantly higher rates of cavities, periodontal disease, and untreated decay that steadily worsens with age.

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Understanding pH Balance in the Mouth

Balancing the pH of the mouth may be one efficient way to reduce bacteria that can cause tooth decay. There are several ways to balance pH including consumption of alkalosis foods, reducing consumption of foods that lower the pH of the mouth, and of course regular dental care.

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Sep 16

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Back-to-School Snacks that Encourage Healthy Mouths

There is much to consider when packing healthy back-to-school lunches and snacks. When thinking up snacks that are both kid-friendly and healthy, consider where the root of health starts: in the mouth. Try packing these snacks for a fresh alternative to common snacks that can have corrosive effects on kids’ teeth during school hours.

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Millions Can Lose Teeth; Viral DIY Braces Trend

A horrifying $5 do-it-yourself braces trend, popularized to millions of teens through YouTube videos, can cause permanent injury that can require reconstruction, and even surgery to repair damage.

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Aug 13

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