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  • Cut Out Dental Visits to Save Money?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    It’s true that money is tight for most people, and many people are looking to cut out unneeded expenses. So, is a dental visit “unneeded”, and should you cut out going to the dentist? No way, unless you would be happy to be toothless! Dental visits are very important! According to many health professionals – not …
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  • Can a New False Tooth Prevent Tooth Decay?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    If you take care of your teeth and gums as you should, you spend several minutes twice a day brushing and flossing. These minutes help prevent tooth decay… but these minutes add up. What if a new tooth – a false tooth printed by a 3-D printer – could prevent tooth decay all by itself? What if the …
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  • Starbucks, Sugar and Your Smile

    Posted on in Educational, Food & Health

    The next sentence won’t surprise anyone, but it should give you a quiet moment to think about what it means for you if you regularly visit Starbucks. Starbucks hot coffee drinks have excessive sugar. A recent study in England that tested the hot drinks at popular food and drink chains (including Starbucks, KFC, and McDonald’s) confirms what …
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  • Sugar and Demineralization

    Posted on in Educational, Family, Food & Health

    Your grandma, your mom, and your dentist have told you forever that too much sugar isn’t good for you, your health, and your teeth. No one out there is telling you to follow the soda-pop-only or candy bar diet. But what’s the real deal with sugar, and how does that sweet stuff impact your teeth? Just what …
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  • Teeth Grinding: Causes, Effects and What To Do

    Posted on in Cosmetic, Educational, News

    If you regularly wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, headache, mouth or tooth pain, or tenseness in your mouth or jaw, you could be grinding your teeth in your sleep. Dentists around the country have reported that between 30 and 50 percent of their patients have problems with unconscious (either while awake, or more …
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  • The Effects of Sugar on Your Teeth

    Posted on in Educational, Food & Health, News

    A school in England made the news recently, and teachers (and dentists!) are cheering. They are happy because the school has banned students from drinking sugary drinks at school. Students’ drink choices are limited to water and milk while on school grounds. So, what’s the big deal with sugary drinks? Everyone will tell you drinking too much …
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