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  • ADA Urges MLB to Ban Tobacco Use At Ballbarks

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    The American Dental Association, as well as right other major medical and public health organizations, is urging Major League Baseball(MLB) and its players to ban the use of tobacco at its ballparks and on camera. After the tragic death of Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn, due to his long-time tobacco use, these orgnizations felt that, …
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  • Coffee: Need Another Reason To Drink It?

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    Coffee can stir up some strong feelings in a lot of people. Some people can’t go a day without a cup, and others could go years and never miss it. A recent study from the State Key Laboratory or Oral Diseases in West China, found that drinking coffee sped up the rate at which teeth …
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  • All You Want To Know About Dentures

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    Do you have questions about dentures? We will try and answer the most frequent questions we hear from people about dentures. What types of dentures are there? Complete Dentures – These are for people who have lost all or most of their teeth because they replace all of the teeth. Partial Dentures – For people …
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  • Why Do I Need A Custom Made Athletic Mouth Guard?

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    Custom made athletic mouth guards (the ones made by dentists) may decrease the chances of you or your child getting a concussion as well as enhancing performance on the field. Today children and adults play many contact sports that are wonderful for fitness and team building skills but there are possible serious dangers. Concussions can …
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  • New Poll: How Often Do Americans Visit The Dentist?

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    According to a new Gallop poll, over one-third of Americans did not visit the dentist in the last year. ┬áIn this poll, Gallop did interviews with 178,072 American adults to determine how important it is to go to the dentist on a regular basis. Gallop did a similar poll in 2008, and interviewed 354,645 adults. …
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  • What You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth

    Posted on in Cosmetic, Educational, Family, News

    What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth is just another name for your third molars. Your first molars usually come up through the gums around age 6, and your second molars emerge sometime around age 12. Third molars come later in life, sometime after age 16. Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed? They do …
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