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Your Teeth Reflect What You Eat

We really are what we eat. Did you know that what you eat can affect the healthiness of your teeth? The American Dental Association reports that people can prevent tooth decay and gum disease by choosing nutritious foods and developing healthy eating habits. Balanced food choices Many people choose with their eyes the foods they … Read Full Article

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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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Laser Technology Assists Dentists in Detecting Cavities

Many people put off going to the dentist until they have a toothache. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, at least 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist due to anxiety and fear.

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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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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.

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Protect Kids From Tooth Decay

Tooth decay has become one of the most common chronic health issues that kids face today. Nearly 6 out of 10 kids in the United States have cavities.

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New Study: Vitamin D Helps Reduce Tooth Decay

In recent months, there have been several news reports promoting the health value of Vitamin D, including how it helps provide protection against some types of cancer, osteoporosis, hypertension/high blood pressure, hair loss and various autoimmune diseases.