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Diabetes & Dental Health

Diabetes & Dental Health

Recently, news of “smart” insulin made international headlines. It’s a fascinating development that may change how often diabetes I patients need to take insulin. To be clear, there are two kinds of diabetes. Type I is when the body’s immune system kills off...

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What Are “Cavitations”?

What Are “Cavitations”?

A tooth extraction isn’t just yank and all done. It’s a surgical procedure. Sometimes it’s relatively simple and straightforward; others, it’s more complex. In all cases, and like any dental or medical treatment, it involves risks. Last week, we mentioned an all...

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Sparkling Water & Your Teeth

Sparkling Water & Your Teeth

As long as we’re on the subject of beverages, let’s take a look at yet another type you’ll find near soft drinks, teas and juices: sparkling water. What makes sparkling water sparkle is carbonation – the infusion of carbon dioxide gas into water. Here’s how it...

Gratitude 9 Ways

Gratitude 9 Ways

Here's something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: practicing gratitude can be a boon to your health. Repeatedly, scientific research has shown gratitude's benefits to mental, social and physical health alike. It's a stress buster and immune booster. That's...

How Much Sugar Is OK? Not Much.

How Much Sugar Is OK? Not Much.

Most every adult in the US – 92%, to be exact – have experienced cavities. What’s to be done about it? Quite a bit, actually. Such a high rate of decay is unnatural, and we know the culprit: added sugars. Every time you eat hyper-processed food or sip a soft drink,...

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Not “Silver” but Mercury

Not “Silver” but Mercury

Although current concerns about dental amalgam and mercury-related illness emerged just a few decades ago, it’s not like no one was aware of the problem before then. In fact, the nation’s first dental association – the American Society of Dental Surgeons – made a...

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Fluoride & Informed Consent

Fluoride & Informed Consent

About a year ago, voters in Portland, Oregon, said "no" to fluoridation. And since then, it seems the pace of change has really picked up, with more residents in more towns and cities standing up and saying no to this well-intentioned but misguided practice. Here...

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Don’t Like to Floss?

Don’t Like to Floss?

Let’s face it: Committing to flossing regularly is a tough task for a lot of people. The most generous surveys say only about half of us floss daily. Others put the figure around 20%. Some folks never floss at all. Maybe flossing feels awkward or icky. Maybe it...

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