Archive | September, 2012
A smile does a lot more than tell someone about your mood.

The Science of Smiling

Believe it or not, a smile does a lot more than tell someone about your mood. Simply lifting the corners of your mouth can make strangers happier, improve your own mood and may even extend your lifespan if you do it often enough. After studying the effects of smiling, scientists have come to some not-so-surprising […]

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Try this healthy meatloaf recipe for dinner!

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Healthy Meatloaf

Meatloaf is often a family favorite, but it’s not exactly the healthiest choice when it’s made with fatty meats and other high-calorie ingredients. This made-over recipe not only decreases the fat and calories, it manages to sneak in some added protein as well. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 small onion, […]

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Longing for a brighter smile? There are plenty of teeth whitening options available!

Lighten Up: Find the Best Teeth Whitener for You

Even if you’re religious about brushing and flossing the recommended amount, your teeth can still take on a hue that’s better suited for bananas. Smoking, drinking coffee, tea, red wine, soda and even eating healthy foods like berries can leave your teeth looking less than their best. Luckily, there are many whiteners available that will […]

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The best gum for your teeth is xylitol gum. Second best? Sugar-free gum.

The Gum Your Dentist Wants You to Chew

Want healthier teeth? Chew gum made with xylitol, a sweetener made from the bark of birch trees. Studies show that xylitol doesn’t contribute to tooth decay formation like normal sugars – and it may also prevent the usual decay-forming oral bacteria from doing damage. Here’s how it works When you eat something that contains sugar or starch, […]

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