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Yellow is a Nice Color for Leaves, Not Teeth

Driving up north to see the leaves turn beautiful colors is one of the best things about fall. Watching your teeth turn colors isn’t quite as fun! If your teeth don’t look as bright white as they used to, don’t worry – discoloration is common. Even if you floss daily and brush the recommended two […]

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Five Reasons to Floss Your Teeth Daily

If you’re like most people I talk to, your flossing regimen consists of flossing the night before and the day of your dentist appointment. Your palms might even get a bit sweaty and you might try to avert your eyes when the dentist asks how often you floss. Since you’re a thorough brusher, you say, […]

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Smile Safety Tips for Summer Swimmers

As a former lifeguard with more than 12 years of teaching swim lessons and managing community pools under my belt, er, towel, I’ve seen my share of pool accidents. What many kids—and their parents—don’t realize is that lots of dental emergencies can happen near the swimming pool. Consider these daily scenarios and their risk for […]

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Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Like many Americans, you’ll probably hit up your fair share of barbecues, cookouts, and picnics this summer. Though they’re sure to be filled with tempting treats, too many sugary foods and drinks can take a toll on your teeth over time. Here are a few better-for-you alternatives to consider the next time you find yourself […]

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Pucker Up: 6 Tips for Soft, Kissable Lips

Hoping to celebrate International Kissing Day by planting a sexy smooch on your partner? Follow our tips for a kissable mouth and your sweetie just may want to set the new record for locking lips: Banish bad breath. While it’s important to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, brushing your tongue […]

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7 Reasons Smiling & Laughing are Good for You

Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right! Researchers at the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland found that “people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations” when compared to those of a similar age without heart disease. In addition to “eating right […]

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How to Floss Perfectly in 5 Easy Steps

Flossing is the single most important thing you can do for the health of your teeth. That’s because the friction created by floss rubbing against your tooth removes plaque much easier than brushing alone. When it comes to getting into every nook and cranny, there are 5 steps that will make your cleaning much more […]

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6 Gifts for Your Dental School Grads

6 Gifts for Your Dental Graduate

If you have a dental graduate in your life and want to stand out from the crowd try roaring “Felicitations” or say it with a gift! Here are 6 gifts to celebrate their hard work and dedication to dental health: Help Pay Your Student’s Debt The average dental grad has a little over $261,000 in debt at […]

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6 Easter Bunny Approved Candy Alternatives for Your Kids’ Baskets

Hippity hop! Our friend the Easter Bunny is on his way. But this year, he wants your kids to have fewer sweet treats. Marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered in sugar are tasty, but they can cause tooth decay. Try to think outside the box – or Easter basket – this year for some fun alternatives […]

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

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