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Some Harrowing Hygiene Habits

Some Harrowing Hygiene Habits

A recent headline from a British tabloid: The horror! Actually, toothpaste really isn’t all that necessary. A soft bristled brush is. And your arm power. But that’s about it. In fact, some research has suggested that brushing without toothpaste may be more...

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

So we left off last time by noting that, unlike soda pop, water is something your body needs. Yet many Americans don’t drink enough of it. As a result, many suffer from chronic tiredness, headaches, constipation and a host of other problems. While you get some of...

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Since Big Sugar Paid the Piper

Since Big Sugar Paid the Piper

The sugar industry could not deny the role of sucrose in dental caries [cavities] given the scientific evidence. They therefore adopted a strategy to deflect attention to public health interventions that would reduce the harms of sugar consumption rather than...

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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...

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