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3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

Although some brands may market gender-specific products, like Colgate did with its Max White toothpaste, most dental products are unisex. However, the ingredients in some products may be more beneficial to women when their hormones are in flux. Here are 3 types of dental products to help you through each stage of womanhood: Toothpaste without […]

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Hookah Smoking: Oral Health Impacts

Dating back to the Safavid dynasty, hookah smoking has been a staple in Middle Eastern culture for over 500 years. In recent decades, hookah smoking has become more popular in the US, particularly among young adults. Flavored tobacco, hookah lounges and the belief that smoking out of the traditional Mediterranean water pipe is less damaging […]

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Smoking with Diabetes May Increase Oral Health Risk

Did you know that smokers may be at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes? While more research needs to be done to establish an association, there’s reason to believe that a family history of diabetes combined with a smoking habit can lead to this disease. What’s worse? Diabetics who smoke are at increased risk […]

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Smoking Linked to Poor Oral Health

“Kissing a person who smokes is like kissing an ashtray!” While this statement might be a hyperbole, it’s a sentiment many non-smokers share and it turns out, may be rooted in fact. More often than not, smokers tend to have poorer oral hygiene than their non-smoking counterparts. With every puff of smoke they inhale, smokers […]

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Head and Neck Cancer Can Hurt your Mouth

Cancer: it is a terrifying word when you hear it. The one thing that never entered my mind as I began to battle melanoma, a form of skin cancer, was that my teeth and mouth would also be under siege. After two surgeries and facing radiation and drug treatment, I was wisely referred to my […]

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Are Your Prescription Drugs Harming Your Oral Health?

Have you used tetracycline to fight acne or an infection? How about Nexium for GERD? You may be among the millions of people who use medication to manage a disease or condition. Although every drug your doctor prescribes has been evaluated and approved by the FDA, it’s important to know that the prescription medications you […]

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Menopause and Your Mouth: How Menopause Affects Women’s Oral Health

Hot flashes and night sweats are two menopause annoyances utilized for comedic relief in TV shows and movies like That 70’s Show and Mrs. Doubtfire. While the comedic dramatizations are chuckle-inducing, there are other serious changes associated with menopause — including problems with your oral health — that are no laughing matter. Research has long […]

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Senior Oral Health Care: Some Things Never Change (And Some Do!)

The most common chronic disease during childhood is exactly the same in people ages 65 and older: tooth decay. Nine in 10 people 65 or older have cavities, and 25 percent of those people have decay that has yet to be treated. In fact, 25 percent of people 65 or older haven’t even visited the […]

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Too much alcohol can affect your oral health.

Libation Lesson: 5 Overlooked Risks of Drinking

Sipping a few cocktails on your porch during a sunny Arizona evening might sound innocent, but are those drinks really worth it? When you get a little too tipsy, it’s not just your eyesight and reaction time that suffer. Think about the last time you went to bed three sheets to the wind. Did you […]

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Older adults need to pay special attention to their teeth and gums.

The Top 3 Oral Health Risks for Seniors

For many seniors, oral health can become an issue when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. Here are three of the most common problems and how to help the seniors in your life avoid them: Cavities. Though you may associate cavities […]

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