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Lack of Sleep Affects Your Oral Health, Too (plus 10 Ways to Get More – and Better – Sleep)

Lack of Sleep Affects Your Oral Health, Too (plus 10 Ways to Get More – and Better – Sleep)

Lately, it seems there's been a lot more news than usual about the science of sleep and how a chronic lack of sleep can damage your health. How it can raise your risk of heart attack and stroke. How it impairs your decision-making ability. How it may contribute to...

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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...

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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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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