Archive | June, 2012
Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can be bad for your teeth and gums.

How 8 Hours of Sleep Keeps Your Mouth Happy

With more hours of daylight to work with in the summer, it’s tempting to stay up later to hang out with friends or cross off items from your to-do list. But getting the recommended amount of sleep – 7 to 8 hours for adults – is still important, even when sunlight keeps you outside until […]

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Watermelon slushies are a healthy, cool treat on a hot summer day!

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Watermelon Slushies

This recipe couldn’t be any easier, but be warned: it needs to freeze overnight, so be sure to plan ahead. Ingredients Seedless Watermelon Directions First, puree six cups of seedless watermelon in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow, airtight container and freeze overnight. Let it thaw just a little before serving, then scoop it out, […]

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Stress can take a toll on your mouth.

When Stress Takes a Bite Out of Your Oral Health

You already know that stress can be physically harmful. It can raise blood pressure and cause severe headaches, among other things. What’s often overlooked is that stress can also take a toll on your mouth. If you’re feeling the pressure lately, pay extra attention to your oral health. Here are some things to look for: […]

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More than 75 percent of Americans feel anxiety about dental appointments.

Kick Back & Relax: Tips for Overcoming Anxiety in the Dentist’s Office

Curled toes, tight shoulders, grim expression, hands gripped firmly on the arm rests – does that sound like you when you’re at the dentist? If so, you’re not alone – more than 75 percent of Americans feel anxiety about dental appointments. Though most dentist visits don’t exactly feel like a trip to the spa, you […]

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