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A Mom-To-Be’s Guide to Gummy Bears

Don’t stand between a pregnant woman and her cravings. They are very real and can signify a nutritional deficiency that’s worth talking to a doctor about — some women crave chocolate when they are low on magnesium, for example. But there are ways to have your cake and eat it, too, while sparing yourself unnecessary dental damage. Here are some…

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Does my child need dental sealants?

Nothing beats brushing, flossing and healthy snacking for a healthy mouth, but dental sealants provide young teeth with some added insurance. Q: What are sealants? A: Sealants are thin protective coatings placed on teeth to prevent cavities. Q: Do they work? A: Research shows that sealants are 100% effective at preventing cavities on molars, the teeth in the back of…

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Protect Your Teeth During Morning Sickness

One of the hallmarks of pregnancy is morning sickness. (We didn’t say it was the fun part.) Despite its name, morning sickness can strike any time of day…and does. Over half of pregnant women suffer from the nausea and vomiting that may be caused by a sudden increase in hormones. Degrees of morning sickness range from woozy feelings caused by…

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Why pregnant women get swollen gums (and how to prevent them)

Ah, hormones. When you’re pregnant, they can be blamed for lots of stuff. Like swollen gums. Pregnancy can cause this condition, also known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” It’s common — about half of us get it — but it can be annoying, mostly because swollen gums tend to bleed more readily when flossed or brushed. This type of mild gum disease…

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Healthy mom, happy home: a new mom’s guide to babying your teeth and mouth.

A baby on the way or a new baby can make the rest of the world fade away. Between sheer joy and almost-round-the-clock baby care, mom self-care often takes a backseat. Already a mom? You know what we’re talking about. All-baby, all-the-time is a losing long-term strategy for you, your baby and everyone else in the house. Here’s what every…

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Finding and paying for dental care

Word of mouth is by far the most common way to make a great dentist connection. Friends, family, and co-workers generally won’t steer you wrong....

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Finding and paying for dental care

Word of mouth is by far the most common way to make a great dentist connection. Friends, family, and co-workers generally won’t steer you wrong....

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Questions to ask your physician

More and more physicians and dentists are teaming up to promote oral health – along with overall health. The link is clear: a healthy mouth is one key to a healthy body....

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Questions to ask your dentist

Dentists sure have the upper hand when it comes to asking questions. Who can talk with hands in their mouth? Nevertheless, don't forget: you're the patient....

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The Mighty Mouth: How-to hacks

The four basic steps that keep your mouth – and body – healthy are pretty simple. But everyone loves a good hack, so we found ways to make them even easier. ...

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Retirement planning?

Make sure you cover your mouth. When you’re planning your next act–otherwise known as retirement–there are a lot of things to consider. There are also a lot of reasons to make sure your mouth is one of them. Why?...

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Flossing: It’s the new yoga

Feel better all over with a once-a-day flossing routine.   Of all the jars, bottles and tubes in your medicine cabinet, dental floss is a beauty and health product not being used frequently enough....

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A Mom-To-Be’s Guide to Gummy Bears

Don’t stand between a pregnant woman and her cravings. They are very real and can signify a nutritional deficiency that’s worth talking to a doctor about — some women crave chocolate when they are low on magnesium, for example. But there are ways to have your cake and eat it, too, while sparing yourself unnecessary dental damage. Here are some…

Read more

Does my child need dental sealants?

Nothing beats brushing, flossing and healthy snacking for a healthy mouth, but dental sealants provide young teeth with some added insurance. Q: What are sealants? A: Sealants are thin protective coatings placed on teeth to prevent cavities. Q: Do they work? A: Research shows that sealants are 100% effective at preventing cavities on molars, the teeth in the back of…

Read more

Protect Your Teeth During Morning Sickness

One of the hallmarks of pregnancy is morning sickness. (We didn’t say it was the fun part.) Despite its name, morning sickness can strike any time of day…and does. Over half of pregnant women suffer from the nausea and vomiting that may be caused by a sudden increase in hormones. Degrees of morning sickness range from woozy feelings caused by…

Read more

Why pregnant women get swollen gums (and how to prevent them)

Ah, hormones. When you’re pregnant, they can be blamed for lots of stuff. Like swollen gums. Pregnancy can cause this condition, also known as “pregnancy gingivitis.” It’s common — about half of us get it — but it can be annoying, mostly because swollen gums tend to bleed more readily when flossed or brushed. This type of mild gum disease…

Read more

Healthy mom, happy home: a new mom’s guide to babying your teeth and mouth.

A baby on the way or a new baby can make the rest of the world fade away. Between sheer joy and almost-round-the-clock baby care, mom self-care often takes a backseat. Already a mom? You know what we’re talking about. All-baby, all-the-time is a losing long-term strategy for you, your baby and everyone else in the house. Here’s what every…

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Water vs. sugary drinks: Which is actually sweeter?

Soda can clean rust. Kool-aid can polish silver. Not a lot of people know that, but it can’t be great for our teeth, right? Non-cola drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks can do even more damage than soda, causing cavities, tooth sensitivity and even (oh, no!) tooth loss. ...

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Flossing: It’s the new yoga

Feel better all over with a once-a-day flossing routine.   Of all the jars, bottles and tubes in your medicine cabinet, dental floss is a beauty and health product not being used frequently enough....

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