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6 Ways Exercise Can Ruin Teeth

You may have taken up a new exercise regimen because you thought it was healthy. Or maybe you wanted to look better. Visiting the gym can accomplish both these goals, but if you’re not careful, it might actually backfire. Some exercising habits can be so damaging to their teeth that they can end up suffering [...]

Brushing Teeth and Seeing the Dentist Can Reduce Heart Risks

For many years, the link between gum disease and heart disease was controversial. Now, that controversy is largely resolved. Most doctors and dentists agree that gum disease is associated with, and likely causes, increased risk of heart problems. But now we have to ask: can we use this information to help people [...]

Soft Drinks Link Obesity and Tooth Wear

We’ve talked before about the link between obesity and tooth loss. We’ve also talked about the dangers of soft drinks to your teeth. Now it turns out that soft drinks are the key link between the two health problems of obesity and tooth wear. That’s according to new research [...]

Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer in New French Study

We know that sugar consumption is the primary reason why people develop cavities. The rapid increase in consumption of sugary beverages is one of the chief driving forces behind rising sugar intake. This means that, despite all the increases in dental technology, we aren’t able to eliminate the risk of cavities. Now a new French [...]

Peace Corps Spreads Tooth Brushing Around the World

A century ago, tooth brushing was the latest thing in the US. The state of oral health in the country was terrible. Our diet had changed to include much more refined sugars, and we were coming to understand how badly that was impacting our teeth and gums. Across the country, kids learned how to brush [...]

Before You Give Up Brushing, Check the Details of Stories

The story seems like a revelation: two women who gave up brushing their teeth now enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. Reading that, you might be tempted to give up on oral hygiene. But before you throw your toothbrush away, it’s important to pay attention to the details of the stories and see that, actually, these women [...]

Cracks Are a Major Threat to Your Teeth

Cracks are the third leading cause of tooth loss, after gum disease and tooth decay. And most people have at least one cracked tooth, although they may not know it. It’s important to see us regularly to identify cracked teeth before they fracture and may be beyond help. We can perform a close examination of [...]

Larger Families Can Mean Fewer Teeth for Moms

Moms are well known for giving everything to their families. It seems that, for women with larger families, that may even include their teeth. That’s according to a new European study that shows women with larger families are more likely to lose teeth than women with smaller families. The findings show that women with three [...]

Resolving Tooth Brushing Controversies

One thing social media is definitely good at is blowing things out of proportion. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that one of the most recent tempests in a teapot was over tooth brushing. It seems that people were divided over the issue of whether they should wet their toothbrush first, then add the toothpaste [...]

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