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What’s More Important: Toothbrushing or Flossing

You’ve probably heard that toothbrushing and flossing are important to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. But does the order of the technique matter? Should you always use dental floss first and then brush your teeth? What happens if you don’t have time to brush and floss? Is it OK to floss, but not … Read Full Article

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5 Ideas for Healthy Easter Baskets

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way. Bringin’ ev’ry girl and boy, a basketful of Easter joy, things to make your Easter, bright and gay.” — Peter Cottontail lyrics written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, 1949   On Easter Sunday, many U.S. children look forward to … Read Full Article

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Preventing Kids’ Tooth Pain

Growing up is filled with many challenging experiences for kids. From academics and athletics to relationships with family and friends, kids often are stressed and stretched in many directions. One thing they shouldn’t have to worry about is their oral health. But many experience dental pain every day. The good news is that dental problems … Read Full Article

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How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

The condition of your mouth can affect the health of your body. If you take care of your teeth and gums, you can lower the risk of developing serious medical problems.   20 billion oral bacteria Your mouth contains 20 billion bacteria that reproduce every five hours. Many bacteria protect your teeth and gums, and … Read Full Article

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A Better Smile

What advice does your dentist give for you to enhance your smile? Recently, WebMD featured tips for improving the health of your teeth and gums from a dental expert at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine:         See the dentist – About half of American adults avoid scheduling dental visits due to dental … Read Full Article

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Six Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Exercising regularly and eating nutritious meals that are low in fats and sugars is a great way to stay healthy. Experts share advice on additional easy steps you can take to enhance your health.

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Rewards for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Benefit surveys show that people with dental insurance value their coverage and tend to use their benefits. They are more likely to schedule a yearly checkup with a dental professional to evaluate the health of their teeth.

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Brushing or Rinsing After Meals?

For years, dental professionals have advised patients to brush their teeth at least twice daily immediately after meals. But new research is challenging dentists to reconsider this traditional advice.