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  • Oral Health on the Job
    Sep. 25, 2015

    Oral Health on the Job

    General oral health

    When you're at work, your oral health is probably not top of mind. Some jobs can have a substantial impact on your teeth – and not just due to repeated coffee refills! Here are a few professions that can wreak havoc on your teeth. Seamstresses or tailors who hold pins and needles in their mouths... More »

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  • Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth
    Jun. 19, 2015

    Three Nervous Habits That Are Harming Your Teeth

    General oral health

    We've all got a nervous habit or two, whether it's chewing nails, tapping toes or chomping gum. For the most part, nervous habits are harmless – but there are a few that can be bad news for oral health. Here are three to stop. Nail biting. Nibbling on your nails can stress your teeth and... More »

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  • What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer
    Apr. 6, 2015

    What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Thanks to technological advances, medical knowledge and early detection, we've seen some progress in the fight against oral cancer over the last 30 years. About 60 percent of people diagnosed with oral cancer will survive for at least five years.1 Although survival rates have risen steadily, oral cancer is a serious condition, and it's important... More »

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  • Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health
    Apr. 4, 2015

    Avoid Baseball's Bad Habits and Hit a Home Run with your Oral Health

    General oral health

    From chewing tobacco to sunflower seeds, some bad oral health habits can be found on the baseball diamond. While the popularity of chewing tobacco has decreased in baseball over the years,1 it still causes major league oral health problems such as root decay, leathery white patches inside your cheek, red sores and even oral cancer.... More »

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  • The Tooth Fairy Placed Higher Value on Teeth in 2013
    Feb. 27, 2014

    The Tooth Fairy Placed Higher Value on Teeth in 2013

    Children’s Oral Health

    The Tooth Fairy was a lot more generous in 2013 than the year before, with the going rate for a lost baby tooth rising more than 44% from 2012 levels. Nationally, the average gift for a lost baby tooth last year was $3.50, up $1.08 from the prior year according to The Original Tooth Fairy... More »

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  • Is Your Breath Trying to Tell You Something?
    Jan. 21, 2014

    Is Your Breath Trying to Tell You Something?

    General oral health

    Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Watch what you eat You probably already know that what you put in your mouth can give you foul breath long after the plates have been cleared. Garlic, onions and coffee are a few... More »

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  • Healthy Celebrations: It's Easy!
    Jan. 7, 2014

    Healthy Celebrations: It's Easy!

    General oral health

    New Year's Eve isn't the only time for celebrations. Whether you're anticipating a new baby in the family, a big anniversary, or a promotion at work, 2014 is sure to have its share of festivities. Whatever occasions you are celebrating, keep them happy and healthy by following these tips. Say No to Cigars Though it's... More »

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  • Bust Bad Habits for Good
    Jan. 2, 2014

    Bust Bad Habits for Good

    General oral health

    It's the New Year – a time for resolutions, fresh beginnings and saying “goodbye” to the bad habits of yesteryear. As the countdown starts, don't drop the ball on your oral health. This year, resolve to do good by your mouth by ramping up your oral health habits and banishing bad behaviors once and for... More »

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