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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 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...

Advanced Smiling: Lessons from Your Grandchildren

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One of the perks of grandparenting is an education in how to smile. Babies are the experts. They smile in the womb and continue after they’re born. Smiling is innate, not learned; this we know because even blind babies smile. Children smile as many as 400 times a day. That’s a lot more than the general population, with 30% smiling more than 20 times a day and about 14% smiling...

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