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4 Options for Dental Benefits

Reviewing health benefit choices can be confusing. Medical insurance often is the first option people consider. They also may want dental coverage, but aren’t sure what they need. Consider these four options for dental benefits. Invest in your health Dental coverage is an investment in your health. Research shows that people who have dental benefits … 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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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Cleans the Best?

Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria.

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When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

Babies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life.

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A New Way to Remove Plaque?

While the Emmi-dent may be the latest in oral care technology, there are many others styles of manual and electronic toothbrushes available. The important thing is to choose one that fits your mouth and preferences (ask your dentist for recommendations).

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Brush and Floss Daily During Pregnancy

Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.

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Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.

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Snuff and Tooth Decay

Worldwide use of traditional tobacco has declined, while the number of individuals using snuff has increased. New research conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden demonstrated that use of snuff doesn’t lower or raise the risk of tooth decay.