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3 Simple Tips To Help You Remember To Floss

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It’s one of the best ways to protect our dental health, and it’s frequently the most neglected. The benefits of flossing are beyond doubt. Flossing can help prevent tooth decay, keep and restore healthy gums, fight plaque buildup, and avoid tartar. There is even evidence that dental health has benefits beyond the confines of your teeth and gums and can help prevent a stroke (learn more here: )...

Here’s Something To Drink To: Tap Water Can Help Protect Teeth

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With summer finally approaching, here’s yet another reason to pour yourself a tall glass of ice water. Students attending dental school in the late ‘70’s were taught that most middle class patients would lose many of their teeth and require dentures before they even reached their 60th birthday. Today, most middle class people keep their teeth into their 80s. Needless to say, that’s a vast...

Dental Care In A Time Of Social Distancing: What You Can Do

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Along with all the challenges we face with social distancing to stay as safe as possible against COVID-19, an important question – especially for seniors – is what to do about dental care. In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the American Dental Association issued a recommendation to all dentists to postpone elective procedures. This includes routine dental cleanings...

Want To Reduce Stress? Reduce Your Stress-Eating.

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If ever there was a time for comfort food, this would be it. But if anxiety is causing you to reach for that pint of ice cream, you might want to reconsider. You’re probably all too familiar with sugar’s harmful effects on physical health and how reducing sugar can help lose weight and lower the risk of disease. While reducing sugar intake can result in a physically healthier you, sugar’s impact...

Want to Boost Your Confidence? See Your Dentist.

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During a 1990 conference in Dharmashala, India, a group of philosophers, psychologists, scientists and translators attempted to explain to the Dalai Lama the idea of low self-esteem. In his homeland of Tibet, they don’t have a word or concept for it. This esteemed leader, revered for his profound understanding of the human mind, was dumbfounded. In Western culture, however, most of us are...

New High-Tech Floss Puts the Fun in Dental Hygiene

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Flossing has come a long way since 1815. That’s when Levi Spear Parmly, a New Orleans dentist, recommended running a thread “through the interstices of the teeth, between their necks and the arches of the gum, to dislodge that irritating matter which no brush can remove and which is the real source of disease.” In 1898, Johnson & Johnson patented the product with material...

Dentists Lead the Way in Confronting the Opioid Crisis

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The American Dental Association (ADA) recently became the first national health professional organization to agree to imposed limits on opioid prescriptions. In fact, dentists already have been writing nearly 500,000 fewer opioid prescriptions over the past five years. On a state level, the Georgia Dental Association (GDA) is urging its 3,500 members to consider non-steroidal anti...

Dentists Have Begun Filling the Need for Diabetes Screenings

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Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is proposing a new precedent: for dentists to screen their patients for diabetes. Each year, according to Dean Cecile A. Feldman, 27 million Americans see their dentist but not their primary physician. “Many patients seeking care here are either diabetic or prediabetic but haven’t been diagnosed and don’t know they’re at risk,” she reports. The two...

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