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Chewing gum is good for my teeth??

Posted on: September 12, 2016
Science has proven that chewing sugarless gum after meals stimulates saliva flow which, in turn, rinses away plaque acids that can cause cavities and other dental problems.  The American Dental Association has even put their seal of approval on several brands that have been rigorously tested and proven beneficial to ...
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The Practice of Oil Pulling

Posted on: June 2, 2015
"Oil Pulling" is a folk remedy derived from Indian and Asian cultures and has gained significant popularity recently. "Oil Pulling" is done by using a tablespoon of edible oil, (coconut, sesame oil being most common) and swishing with it anywhere from 5-30 minutes. This practice is said to decrease the amount of ...
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Why is My Blood Pressure Taken at My Dental Visits?

Posted on: April 28, 2015
One of the first things that should occur when adults see a dentist for a dental check-up or teeth cleaning appointment is a blood pressure check. Here's why. Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is the most common primary diagnosis in the United States. It is a major cause ...
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ADA (Eric and Casey Burns are members of the American Dental Association) Debunks Five Oral Hygiene “Myths.”

Posted on: October 14, 2014
The US News & World Report (10/14, Kohnle) carries a brief Health Day report in which the American Dental Association debunks common oral hygiene “myths.” The article references five different myths, including that gum disease is rare, which it is not; that having few cavities means one will not suffer ...
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Concerned about nutrition and developing healthy habits? No matter what stage of life, the ADA has you covered!

Posted on: April 29, 2014
The ADA’s new dental health website for consumers, MouthHealthy.org, has information you need to take better care of your mouth today so it will take care of you for life.Visit your life stage and find healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition and fact or fiction information by visiting the tabs labelled:PregnancyBabies ...
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