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Good dental hygiene goes beyond dodging cavities while freshening your breath… your mouth is the gateway to your digestive system, and anything unkempt in it is going to end up inside you. For instance, plaque on your teeth can contribute to plaque in your arteries. And your good bacteria define you, so don’t let bad […]

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You fall hiking, you get hit in the face during sports, or maybe you just slip in the shower, and a tooth gets knocked out. What do you do next? According to some researchers, the first five minutes are critical. Yes, FIVE minutes—that means you need to know what to do (starting with remaining calm) […]

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Science is starting to get really cool. We already have 3D printed organs in the pipeline, but a new technology may allow your body to rebuild itself—low frequency lasers. The journal Science Translational Medicine has published a study where scientists successfully triggered the growth of dentin in rodents. Dentin is the substance inside teeth. Lasers […]

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Oil Pulling (aka Oil Swishing) is the latest up-and-coming health fad. Practitioners take oil, (coconut oil, which has numerous health benefits for the skin, and even the brain, seems to be the most popular) and swish it around their mouth as part of their oral health care routine. The most common benefit listed? Whiter teeth. […]

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The old recommendation was to get bite wing X-rays of your teeth yearly, and full X-rays every three years, regardless of risk factors. Now, the recommendation is to only get X-rays as needed. Dentists are advised to make decisions that will minimize patient exposure to radiation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t speak up—people don’t […]

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