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Know the #1 Health Problem That Affects Women

Heart attacks affect men and women. And the truth is that heart disease is the No. 1 killer for women. Six stages to acceptance Chest pain is a common heart attack symptom that men and women experience. Often it’s described as pressure, squeezing, tightness or burning. According to a study published in the Canadian Journal of … Read Full Article


Why Flossing is So Important

Is it really necessary to floss your teeth? That’s a question many people ask their dentist. Flossing will not prevent tooth decay, or cavities, but combined with daily brushing, flossing removes plaque and food particles from teeth, reducing the risk of cavities. But flossing also helps reduce the chance for developing gum disease. Understanding gum … Read Full Article


Why Take Good Care of Your Dog’s Oral Health?

In the past, dog owners viewed their pets as important for warding off intruders or serving as playmates for children. Beyond providing for their dog’s sustenance and occasional medical needs, little attention was paid to their overall health. But today Americans view their dogs as extended members of their families, and they are recognizing the importance of taking good care of their dog’s teeth.


Pregnant? Follow a Healthy Lifestyle and Care For Your Teeth

Women who are pregnant receive a lot of information stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly. However, they may not realize they also need to take good care of their teeth.


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.


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.


Five Mistakes to Avoid with Toothbrushing

You know it is important to brush your teeth. But did you know there is more to toothbrushing than just brushing? Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good.


Germs That Lurk in Your Mouth

Most germs are harmless. They are digested along with food and killed by stomach acids, and others are eradicated by enzymes in saliva. But there also are several types of bacteria that create oral health problems because they attack tooth enamel causing decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

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10 Tips to Understanding Dental Benefits

Dental insurance proposals often look similar on the surface. But when you dig into the plan details, you may be surprised to discover some important differences that could impact the coverage and services expected.


Enjoy Healthy Teeth and Gums as You Age

How many of your own natural teeth do you want to have when you are older? The quality of your oral health when you’re a senior citizen is influenced strongly by the care you gave your teeth as a child.