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re Sugar Taxes Effective at Improving Oral Health?

Are Sugar Taxes Effective at Improving Oral Health?

Sugar in large quantities can be bad for the teeth, causing cavities and gum disease. Sugar also has a negative impact on health, causing weight gain, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, inflammation, and diabetes,…
What to Expect When Doing Invisalign

What to Expect When Getting Invisalign

Many people prefer Invisalign over traditional braces because they’re removable and, as the name suggests, relatively invisible so that they don’t have a major impact on your appearance. However, before you take the leap and…
The Pros and Cons of Invisalign

The Pros and Cons of Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular brand of clear orthodontic tooth aligner. While Invisalign’s purpose is the same as braces - to straighten your teeth - it’s meant to be a lot more inconspicuous. It’s for this…
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Study Shows Xylitol Reduces Preterm Births

Studies have found that chewing xylitol while pregnant can help to reduce the likelihood of a preterm birth. This is because premature births have been linked with periodontal disease in mothers. Chewing xylitol can help…
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Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Talk to your dentist to determine which is best for you. If your teeth need to be straightened, there are two popular options most people choose between: Invisalign and braces. But which is better? The…
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How to Fix Your Teeth After Not Wearing a Retainer

Millions of Americans get braces every year. Getting braces is almost a rite of passage for many. This means that millions of Americans also know the pain of having to keep track of a retainer…
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Vaping and Periodontal Disease: What You Need to Know

It’s common knowledge that smoking or chewing tobacco is bad for your health, including your oral health. Many have turned to vaping as a healthier substitute for smoking. However, while vaping may be better than…
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What to Do About a Broken Tooth

There are many different things that can cause you to break a tooth. Sports injuries, for example, particularly in sports that involve projectiles like a hockey puck or a ball. You can also break a…
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Poor Oral Health Can Affect Cardiovascular Health

Oral health is important and not just for keeping your teeth healthy. Oral health is also connected to your overall health and the health of other systems within the body. Poor health elsewhere in the…
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Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

If you’re like many people, you may notice that your teeth seem to hurt a bit more when you run. You’re not imagining things – there is actually a scientific reason for this! The most…
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What Is the Average Wisdom Tooth Recovery Time?

Getting your wisdom teeth out is a very common dental procedure. Most adults have gone through it at some point in their lives and most likely have stories about their recovery process. These can range…
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Oral Health Challenges Parkinson’s Disease Causes

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the body’s nervous system. In particular, it affects the motor movements, making normal movements difficult because of tremors or stiffness caused by the disease. Because of this, there…
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What Is a Cavity and How Did I Get It?

Dental cavities are one of the most common afflictions that can affect your teeth. They can happen to anyone at any age. They’re so common that only around 8% of people have never had a…
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What You Should Know About Renewing Health Benefits

Every year, health benefits need to be renewed. It’s an opportunity to review your current health benefits and decide if it’s time to make any changes to your plan. Usually, you’re only able to renew…
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How to Stop Grinding Teeth

Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, clenching teeth, or gnashing your teeth, is a very common dental issue. In fact, it’s one of the most common oral conditions that dentists see. Many people do…