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  • Oral health issues that may arise with age
    Sep. 6, 2018

    Oral health issues that may arise with age

    General oral health

    As you age, your body can experience shifts in health that affect your mouth in ways you might not expect. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, take a look at few conditions people may encounter with age that can affect their oral health – including bone loss and dry mouth. Bone loss  As you age,... More »

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  • The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth
    Mar. 12, 2018

    The Effects of Alcohol on Teeth

    General oral health

    It's common to indulge in a libation or two to celebrate St. Patrick's Day – but will your smile feel the effects the next day? Here are a few ways to combat potential oral health issues while raising your glass to the Irish. Stay hydrated. Drinks containing spirits are especially drying to the mouth. A... More »

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  • New Year's Celebration – Drinking Harmful for your Health
    Dec. 31, 2013

    New Year's Celebration – Drinking Harmful for your Health

    General oral health

    New Year's Eve is tonight and you might be tempted to down a pint (or more) of beer before the celebration. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind that your frothy beverage might affect your pearly whites. Tooth decay is a big problem related to alcohol consumption because of the sugars and acids... More »

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  • Outsmart Oral Cancer
    Apr. 2, 2013

    Outsmart Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can't control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find... More »

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