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Tired of Drill and Fill? A Faster, Cheaper, and Painless Alternative For Cavities.

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In 2018, the then-president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry said that, aside from fluoridated water, a topical cavity fighter which has already been used in other countries for decades, “may be the single greatest innovation in pediatric dental health in the last century.” Silver diamine fluoride is a liquid that can be painted on teeth to stop decay. Fast, low-cost and pain...

Strength in Numbers: How Your Association Membership Benefits You

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For many people, retirement is surprisingly one of the most stressful times in their entire lives. The sudden transition from a day filled with tasks working alongside peers to a life of leisure can be jarring and isolating. The good news: there’s a group of people with a similar background to you who are eager to have you join them (if you haven’t already). Your association! Whether you’re an...

Want to Get Insights on Your Overall Health? Get an Eye Exam.

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We all know the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”. But for your ophthalmologist, eyes are also windows to the live action of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves throughout the entire body.  Issues spotted in the eye can often be the first indications of health problems elsewhere in the body. Here are 5 surprising conditions eye doctors can detect during a comprehensive...

Is the Pandemic Ruining Your Oral Health?

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We’ve all talked with friends how the pandemic and social distancing has affected our mental health. But dentists are now reporting increasing evidence that the curtailment of normal office visits is having an adverse effect on our dental health. Many dentists are reporting that, even though they’ve treated fewer patients this past summer compared with last year, they’ve treated twice as many...

Finding the Balance: The Keys To Successful Retirement

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For many of us, work has been the center of our lives for years. Everything else was secondary to giving work our all. Between working all week and focusing on family nights and weekends, you might have found little time to focus on yourself. Many people find little room for “Me Time”. Now, in retirement, many of us have to step back and figure out, “Now that I’m no longer working…what defines me...

Screen Time Is Strain Time: Protecting Your Eyes While Online

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The news is full of stories about how the pandemic is putting economic and emotional strains on many of us. But what’s frequently overlooked – no pun intended – is the indirect effect the situation is putting on our eyes. With more people spending a greater amount of time at home, the use of digital devices such as using computers for web browsing, checking social media, and making video...

5 Ways to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life. Everyone, women and men, should want to do their part to raise awareness and do their part to find a cure. Whether you’re a breast cancer survivor, know someone who is combatting the disease, or just want to increase awareness and join the fight against breast cancer, here are 5 ways to do a lot...

New Season, New Sunglasses

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September might be here, but summer is still going strong – and so are the sun’s UV rays. Sunglasses with UV protection are critical to protect your eyes and even multiple other structures surrounding the eyes. Even eyelids can be damaged from the sun. One way to test if the UV protection in your sunglasses has expired is to buy a UV flashlight. Shine the light on some paper money. When the...

Tips For Safe Fall Hiking

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Fall hiking fanatics, rejoice! The season for cooling temperatures, changing colors, and spectacular views has finally arrived. As picturesque as fall hikes are, the season also brings many dangers and challenges for those looking forward to getting outdoors. Here are some things to watch for along with tips on how to stay safe: Falling is the #1 Hazard For Fall Hikers. As beautiful as fall...

Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

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We all know the dental community recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day. But what about when to brush in the morning, before or after breakfast? Many people who brush after breakfast say they prefer it because they want to avoid the unpleasant flavor that occurs when you drink orange juice after brushing with minty toothpaste and it clears debris left over from their meal and...

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