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Gluten & Tooth Decay: What You Need To Know

Buzz around gluten-free lifestyles has surged in recent years. Gluten intolerance, often recognized as Celiac Disease, is most commonly known for causing painful gastrointestinal issues. A less familiar and dangerous manifestation of the disease takes place at the site of gluten ingestion, in the mouth.

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The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

It is estimated that up to 1 billion bacteria reside on each individual tooth at any given time. Multiply that by 32 teeth, that’s a lot of bacteria to keep in check! Good news is that most of the bacteria is harmless if kept under control with good oral hygiene, yet with as many as 80% of American adults battling with some form of gum disease, it’s easy for bacteria to create issues in the mouth that correlate to health risks in other parts of your body.

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Prevention Practices for the Dental Health Crisis in America’s Children

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time to recognize and combat the dental health crisis plaguing millions of America’s children. Alarmingly children, as young as the age of two, are experiencing cavities in their primary teeth. Read our blog post about NCDHM to learn more about oral health for children.

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Eat for your teeth: Top 6 superfoods for great oral health

Improving and maintaining total-body health begins with a commitment to improve oral health. Strengthening the teeth and gums is the best way to prevent oral maladies such as gingivitis, cavities, periodontal disease, bad breath and tooth loss. Let's take a look at the top 6 super foods that will improve your oral health.

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Infographic: New Year, New You!

New Year, New You: A Guide to Smiling. To celebrate 2015, we created an infographic explaining the health benefits of smiling. And since it's the start of a new year, why don't you make a resolution to smile more often?

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Your daily grind: Stress and other factors can cause Bruxism

Stress and anxiety factors loom on the minds of millions of working Americans each night around bed time. With the end of the holidays and the start of the new year, high stress and pressures are inevitable. And an unknown side-effect of this stress may lead to Bruxism, or tooth grinding, while you're sleeping.

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Make a New Year’s resolution to smile about!

The start of the New Year is a wonderful time to perfect old routines, as well as start new ones. Many of us opt to make healthy lifestyle choices for our bodies, like exercise and diet changes, but New Year’s resolutions aren't only from the neck down. This year, make a resolution for your teeth! Pledge to step up your oral health routine, a resolution that can have lasting benefits throughout your body. Your smile deserves a resolution too!

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Christmas 2014: Toys and gifts for the future dentist in your family

Giving your child a gift that’s is fun, meaningful and educational can be a challenge. When in doubt, select a gift that speaks from the heart and encourages your children to follow theirs. What should you get for the little one in your life who aspires to be a dentist? Here are six great gifts for aspiring dentists on your holiday shopping list.

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What are the Benefits of Mouthwash?

At one point or another everyone has suffered the confidence crushing blow of having bad breath. Though chronic bad breath may be the cause of a serious condition in the body, most times it’s a simple case of poor hygiene. In any event it can lead to serious anxiety. Using mouthwash on a regular basis has several benefits. Keep reading to learn more.

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Does Coffee and Tea Stain Your Teeth?

Mornings are tough. Plain and simple. To help ease the transition from deep sleep to fully awake, millions rely on a steamy caffeinated beverage to get them going each morning. However, the daily grinds which help you through your daily grind can eventually cause wear and tear to your pearly whites. Are you considering making a switch to either coffee or tea on account of your winning smile? Read on.

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