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Why Diabetics are at Higher Risk for Gum Disease

  When most people around the Thanksgiving dinner table are happily enjoying pecan pie, candied sweet potatoes, and pumpkin bread, it’s easy to forget that people with diabetes have to be mindful of the high sugar content of every forkful. Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing they have to worry about. Whether they’re type 1 […]

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Turn Pregnancy Symptoms into a Smile

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, but the symptoms? Not so much. The smell aversions, the shrinking bladder, the gas and indigestion, the swollen fingers and feet, the bad back only a memory foam mattress can solve, the bleeding gums… Apparently, it’s all part of the fine print you agree to when you’re growing a brand-new […]

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Something to Smile About: The Positives of Perfect Posture

Slouchy may be a good look for boots and boyfriend jeans, but it’s not a good look for your body. Standing or sitting in the right position affects more than your looks – it can impact your posture and smile. Posture Affects Jaw Alignment In recent years, researchers have shown an increasing interest in the […]

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5 Tips for Aging Gracefully

What do you, a fine wine and George Clooney all have in common? These are all things that get better with age! While many of us loathe blowing out birthday candles each year, it’s time to change that way of thinking and embrace your age. Start with these 5 simple ways to age gracefully and […]

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Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel?” If you find yourself feeling your age, it might be time to get active! Even though there are no roadmaps to good health, starting and maintaining an active schedule can contribute to healthier bones, a healthier body, and yes, a healthier smile. Healthier […]

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Pack a Mouth-healthy Lunch Your Child Will Actually Eat

School’s been in session for a month and you’ve finally gotten back into a rhythm. After you’ve double-checked your children’s homework, you’re likely to start prepping the next day’s lunch. Are you loading that lunchbox with tooth-friendly foods? While we know daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing are essential to a healthy smile, nutrition […]

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4 Reasons to Drink Tap Water When You’re Feeling Thirsty

Think of your body as a houseplant. When a houseplant shows signs of thirst—dry soil, wilted leaves, discoloration—you don’t give it a can of soda or pour a bottle of Gatorade on it. You give it water, usually straight from the tap, and the houseplant thrives. So why wouldn’t you do the same for your […]

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Keep Your Smile Healthy During Pregnancy

Congratulations, mommy-to-be! While it may be far from your mind right now, this is a very important time to think about the health of your teeth and mouth. Going to the dentist while you are pregnant is safe. In fact, your mouth may need extra attention during the next several months, as the changes in […]

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Why is Dental Insurance Important?

Looking for ways to keep your family healthy? Eating good food, exercising regularly and scheduling annual exams with the doctor are a good way to start. Buying dental insurance and using your dental benefits is another. Twice annual dental visits keep both your teeth and body healthy. Studies tell us that people with dental benefits […]

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New Research Finds Oral Bacteria in Healthy Placentas, Emphasizes Importance of Good Oral Health During Pregnancy

Once considered a sterile environment, scientists have discovered that a mother’s placenta is no stranger to bacteria. Additionally, research suggests that the bacteria may have originated in the mouth, solidifying the belief that good oral health is crucial to a healthy pregnancy. The placenta, a female reproductive organ responsible for feeding, removing waste, and providing […]

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