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  • Is Oil Pulling a Safe Practice?
    Jul. 22, 2014

    Is Oil Pulling a Safe Practice?

    General oral health

    Oil pulling has been in the news and all over social media as of late. Oil pulling is the practicing of swishing oil in your mouth, which supposedly cleans your teeth and gums. But does it work? Well, there is a lack of evidence to support that oil pulling has any oral health benefits.  Luckily,... More »

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  • Seniors Oral Health
    Sep. 12, 2013

    Seniors Oral Health

    General oral health

    As we age, many times our dental health takes a backseat to more pressing matters. What may surprise you though, is that senior oral health is pretty darn important. Not just so you have a healthy smile, but to avoid the uncomfortable side effects that accompany gum disease. If you think you might be suffering... More »

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  • Eating Disorders Take a Toll on Oral Health
    Aug. 29, 2013

    Eating Disorders Take a Toll on Oral Health

    General oral health

    It's a sad truth: More than 10 million teens and young adults in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders. Conditions such as anorexia and bulimia are dangerous to overall health, but they can also be extremely harmful to oral health. Bulimia is characterized by eating binges, followed by an effort to get rid of the... More »

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  • Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)
    Aug. 20, 2013

    Losing Your Wisdom (Teeth, That Is)

    General oral health

    For many people, wisdom teeth (also known as “third molars”) are often more problematic than helpful. Wisdom teeth often come in misaligned or emerge only partially, and some remain trapped underneath the gums. These are known as “impacted” teeth and can eventually cause infection of the gums and surrounding bone. Because of these issues, many... More »

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