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  • Should You Avoid Some Fruit?
    Jun. 1, 2019

    Should You Avoid Some Fruit?

    General oral health

    With so much produce in season right now, it’s a good time to consider the effects of fruit on your smile. Not only are fruits better for you than sweets, they can also reduce your cravings for sugary snacks. Most fruits are mouth-friendly, especially crisp ones like apples that help clean plaque from your teeth and freshen breath.1 However, some fruits may have surprising effects on your smile.

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  • The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    Feb. 11, 2019

    The Basics of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

    Children’s Oral Health

    When parents put their little ones to sleep, sometimes they leave them with a bottle. While that might be soothing as they drift off to dreamland, leaving a bottle in the crib can be problematic for tiny teeth. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month this February, take a moment to brush up on the basics of baby bottle tooth decay.

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  • The benefits of laughing are no joke
    Dec. 8, 2018

    The benefits of laughing are no joke

    General oral health

    Holidays are a great time to spend with family, and laughing with relatives is one of the best parts of the season. Whether you're barely giggling or totally cracking up, laughter can have positive effects on your oral and overall health. Read on to learn what a good laugh can do for you. Reduce your... More »

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  • Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile
    Feb. 26, 2018

    Snacks That Will Make Your Guests Smile

    General oral health

    Whether you're hosting your book club or throwing a game-day bash, you can help your guests take care of their smiles as well as their taste buds. Rosé?1  No way. Champagne, prosecco and rosé may be having their moment in the spotlight, but these trendy tipples can be hard on tooth enamel because of their... More »

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  • When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking
    May 27, 2015

    When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

    General oral health

    When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and... More »

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  • Tooth “Tattoos” May Help Detect Disease
    Jul. 18, 2013

    Tooth “Tattoos” May Help Detect Disease

    General oral health

    Just when you thought you'd seen every type of tattoo out there, a new version is on the horizon. This one, however, could help prevent pain instead of causing it. Researchers at Princeton University are working on a technology that “tattoos” – no needles involved – a graphene sensor onto tooth enamel. The sensor is... More »

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  • Summer Snacks: Give Your Kids Healthy Choices
    Jul. 2, 2013

    Summer Snacks: Give Your Kids Healthy Choices

    General oral health

    Summer is in full swing bringing warmer weather, more free time and frequently, summertime snacking. If you want to keep your family's teeth healthy, keep track of what and how often you eat. Bacteria in the mouth changes sugars from food your family eats into acids. These acids attack teeth enamel and can lead to... More »

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  • Fluoridated Water still Remains a Great Oral Health Benefit
    Apr. 9, 2013

    Fluoridated Water still Remains a Great Oral Health Benefit

    General oral health

    Have you had your dose of fluoride in your water today? According to the 2013 Delta Dental of Illinois Children's Oral Health Survey, 64% of caregivers say bottled water is better than or equally as good as tap water for children's oral health. This opinion is at odds with evidence-based dentistry and more than six... More »

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  • Dental Bites
    Mar. 28, 2013

    Dental Bites

    General oral health

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  • Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth
    Mar. 26, 2013

    Acid Reflux Can Affect Your Teeth

    General oral health

    Ever experience a painful burning sensation radiating from inside the chest? Well, that's good old heartburn. And persistent symptoms, more than twice weekly, may be a sign of acid reflux (officially Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease, or GERD). However, not everyone with GERD suffers from heartburn. In fact, you may have GERD and not even know it.... More »

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  • It's Spring Break – 6 Ways to Care for Your Teeth on Vacation
    Mar. 21, 2013

    It's Spring Break – 6 Ways to Care for Your Teeth on Vacation

    General oral health

    It's Spring Break – a time for families to pack up their suitcases and spend a nice long week together. Everyone wants to avoid the dull and dreary routine of everyday life when they're on vacation. But that doesn't mean you can slack off regular brushing and flossing. Good dental habits ward off plaque, a... More »

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  • St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Can Harm Your Teeth
    Mar. 14, 2013

    St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Can Harm Your Teeth

    General oral health

    St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and you might soon be tempted to imbibe in a pint of green beer. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind the trouble you might cause in your mouth. Tooth decay is a big problem related to alcohol consumption because of the sugars and acids... More »

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