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What is a Pregnancy Tumor?

What is a Pregnancy Tumor? If you’re pregnant you’re probably aware of how your hormones are causing many changes in your body. A rise in estrogen and progesterone can cause symptoms like morning sickness, fatigue, brain fog and dizzy spells. But you might not realize they’re also at play when it comes to your oral […]

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How Often Should I See My Dentist?

Why are regular dentist appointments important? You have great oral hygiene and regularly brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean. Your excellent oral hygiene habits may lead you to wonder if you still need to visit your dentist on a regular basis. The answer is yes!  Even if you take good care […]

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Women’s Equality Day: A Celebration of Female Leadership

Over 100 years ago today, the 19th amendment to the constitution was certified, granting women the right to vote. Today we recognize this important milestone in history with Women’s Equality Day. It’s not only the right to vote that we celebrate and remember each year—this day calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equity […]

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6 Ways to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a child who is a fussy eater, you’re not alone. Picky eating is common among young kids. While pickiness is normal, it’s also important for children to develop a healthy relationship with food to avoid eating issues later in life. They also need to eat a balanced diet to get important nutrients […]

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The Tooth Development Timeline

Your teeth do more than help you flash a nice smile — they also work together to help you chew and speak properly, and shape the appearance of your face. To do all that important work, your teeth took an interesting journey that began before you were even born. Here’s how they developed every step […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Blueberry Muffins

You’ll never taste the difference, but these moist, fluffy muffins are healthier because they’re made with whole-wheat flour. And they’re loaded with tasty blueberries — an antioxidant superfood! The blueberries and whole-grain fiber both work to help fight gum disease. The beauty of the classic blueberry muffin is that they can be enjoyed at any […]

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Consumer Checkup: Zero-Waste Toothpaste & Your Smile

Brushing your teeth twice a day is the first step in a good oral hygiene routine. If you’re already doing that, kudos to you! With all that brushing, you probably go through quite a few tubes of toothpaste each year. In 2018 over 146 million tons of waste landed in U.S. landfills, and plastics made […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Vegetarian Burrito Bowl

You can easily make a meatless meal that’s full of flavor and protein. Just spice up your summer menu with the delicious tastes of the season. Black beans make this vegetarian burrito bowl a nutrient powerhouse. In addition to protein, they’re full of calcium, fiber, potassium and antioxidants that can help fight tooth decay and […]

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You Can Eat a Vegetarian Diet & Keep a Healthy Smile

Some research shows eating a vegetarian diet can help prevent cancer, lower cholesterol, reduce weight and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. These diets frequently contain less fat and fewer calories, along with more fiber and nutrients like potassium and vitamin C. In spite of those advantages, there can be potential […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Spinach Salad Wrap with Feta

“Everything’s better with feta!” And we couldn’t agree more. That’s because feta cheese is lower in calories than many other cheeses and a one ounce serving contains 10% of your daily recommended intake of calcium. Plus, like other full-fat dairy foods, eating it may help reduce overall body fat. Adding a little bit of cheese […]

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