Archive | 2015

5 Reasons Why It’s Easy Being Green

A wise frog once told us, “It’s not easy being green.” Well, no offense Kermit, but we have to disagree. There are so many emerald wonders to enjoy! Mint There’s a reason most dental products are mint-flavored. Besides their fresh taste, mint leaves clean your tongue and teeth. How? They block harmful bacteria growth inside […]

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3 Tips for Establishing a Speedy Smile Routine the Whole Family Can Follow

Chef. Chauffer. Teacher. Event coordinator. Financial planner. Personal shopper. What if we told you approximately 66% of Americans juggle all six of these jobs? Would you believe these individuals make a $0 annual salary? It’s true, and you might even be one of them. So, who are these remarkable, multi-tasking people? Parents. Moms and dads […]

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Make Time for Break Time: Lunchbox Ideas for Work

It’s lunchtime on a weekday. Do you know where your coworkers are? Chances are they’re still sitting at their desks—just like you’re sitting at yours—doing something similar to what you’re doing: pausing between bites to catch up on emails, hop on a call or surf the web. It turns out that skipped lunch breaks and […]

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Leonard Nimoy, COPD & Oral Health: What’s the Logical Connection?

He lived long and prospered, but if Leonard Nimoy had one regret, it may have been smoking. The late actor died today at age 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to years of smoking. What is COPD COPD is a progressive lung disease that blocks airflow and makes breathing […]

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3 Surprising Toothache Causes

Got a pain in your mouth? Don’t assume the worst right away. Cavities aren’t the only things that can make your teeth hurt. Check out these three common toothache causes – and what you can do to combat them. Sinus problems. If your upper rear teeth are giving you trouble, you may have a sinus […]

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Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings

Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove tartar and stains that you can’t remove on your own. If it’s been awhile since you’ve found yourself in a dental chair, here’s what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning. Tartar forms when plaque is left on teeth long enough that it […]

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Is Juice Bad for Kids’ Teeth?

I can’t tell you when it happened, but at some point in the last year my baby morphed into a walking, talking toddler. Shortly after we celebrated my son’s first birthday, his daycare informed me that he’d be graduating to the toddler class, where they had juice with their snacks. Worried about his sugar intake, […]

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Yes Whey, Cheese is Good for Your Teeth

Smile and say “cheese” for the good news: Cheese is “grate” for your smile! This melted gooey goodness pleases your taste buds, tummy and teeth. Cheese is a natural source of calcium, a key nutrient for building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. Cheese also contains a protein that prevents bacteria from sticking to your […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe: 3-Ingredient Cookies

Love cookies but hate the guilt? Then stop feeling guilty and indulge the cookie monster inside you with these healthy and delicious cookies! Ingredients 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup uncooked quick oats ¼ cup crushed walnuts or pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with […]

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Keeping a Clean Toothbrush Routine [infographic]

As many as 10 million microbes can live on your toothbrush at a time. Because one of the main purposes of a toothbrush is to remove bacteria from your mouth, it’s important to know how to keep a clean toothbrush routine:

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