15 September 2015
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End of Summer Tooth-Healthy Party Foods

Throwing an end-of-summer bash? Make it a healthy one for guests’ teeth. The American Dental Association has outlined some of the best foods to serve at your next shindig to promote optimal tooth health. Check it out:  Crunchy Snacks Salty potato chips taste great, however they also end up lodged in the pits of teeth, […]


15 September 2015
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Smoking Equals Greater Risk of Tooth Loss

It’s common knowledge that tobacco use is detrimental to oral health. A new study further emphasizes the negative consequences of smoking on teeth and gums, as it found smokers are at greater risk of losing their teeth. Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth, while female smokers are 2.5 […]


14 September 2015
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New App Helps Kids Remember to Brush

Brush DJ is a new app designed to help children form healthy dental habits. Research about the app was recently published in the British Dental Journal and touted the app’s effectiveness. The study was led by researchers that included a consultant orthodontist from Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, a general dental practitioner and NHS Innovation Accelerator […]


10 September 2015
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The Tooth Fairy: A Fantastic Dental Health Tool

The tooth fairy is a children’s figure frequently put in the same category as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Children are told the famed pixie takes their baby teeth in exchange for quarters and dollars as they sleep, which gets them excited about losing said teeth. The tooth fairy makes the experience of losing […]


9 September 2015
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Mouth Rinses: A Few Do’s and Don’ts

Mouthwashes aren’t essential to oral health the way brushing and flossing are, however they do serve a purpose, particularly for those fighting tartar and gum disease. Some mouthwashes function purely as breath fresheners, but many of today’s options provide oral health benefits as well. “They [mouthwashes] can also reduce gingivitis [gum disease], tooth decay, tartar […]

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