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The 13 Oddest Dental Facts

Posted July 28, 2013

Peculiar Dental Facts Crazy information floats around about your mouth and teeth and you may wonder whether it is true or false. It’s hard to believe, but evidence supports that some of these crazy details are, in fact, true. So, the next time you brush your teeth, eat a snack, or flash a friendly grin, […]

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Vitamin D is Linked to a 50 Percent Reduction in Tooth Decay

Posted May 10, 2013

The sun does quite a bit for us here on earth. Without the sun, we would have no plants, no animals, and no food — life as we know it would cease to exist. A key component of the sun’s life-giving power is vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial to the absorption and metabolism of […]

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Tell Tale Teeth: Discover our Evolutionary Origins

Posted May 02, 2013

Scientists and dentists may not attend the same schools or encounter the same things every day, but we both have one complex skill in common: we can tell a lot simply from the condition of someone’s teeth. From how old you are to what kind of food you eat each day, your teeth tell a […]

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Inspiration from Mother Nature to Treat Sensitive Teeth

Posted April 11, 2013

Never underestimate the power of Mother Nature. Before turning to manmade materials and treatments, take a chance on nature’s ability to heal. When it comes to tooth sensitivity, your demand for healing and protecting may be stronger than other conditions. According to recent research, three out of four people experience serious sensitivity in the teeth. […]

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Ancient Tooth Provides Possible Evidence of Prehistoric Dentistry

Posted December 21, 2012

Have you ever wondered what the prehistoric dentists used to take care of their patients’ teeth without the technology that we have today? Thanks to researchers, you may not need to wonder anymore. Researchers have discovered something that may open up knowledge and insight into the world of ancient dentistry. In September 2012, researchers from […]

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ADA Gives the Big Apple Ban on Large Sugary Drinks a Thumbs Up

Posted December 18, 2012

It is common knowledge that large sodas and sugary drinks are unhealthy. However, restaurants, theaters, and food chains always have super-sized and extra large cups available for purchase, most of which include unlimited refills. It is not healthy for people to consume such large quantities of sugary drinks, but who is going to put a […]

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Coconut Oil May Prevent Tooth Decay

Posted December 11, 2012

Coconut Oil Benefits “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts…do dee do dee…” We all know the Merv Griffin song singing the praises of delicious coconuts. Now dentists and doctors are singing the praises of coconut oil for tooth decay. Scientists believe that enzyme-modified coconut oil, or semi-digested coconut oil has feasible antimicrobial qualities for oral health. […]

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What’s a tooth worth? Tooth Fairy says it’s now $3

Posted December 07, 2012

Imagine a world where a child is paid almost your hourly wage for losing their tooth and putting it under their pillow? Open your eyes and you’re in that world. According to a survey conducted by Visa, the average amount of money the Tooth Fairy is paying kids these days is $3, and some receive […]

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Oral Bacteria May Signal Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Posted December 05, 2012

Many do not realize how crucial it is to take care of their teeth for overall health. Those who do not brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly increase their chances of developing other serious health issues. One of the most difficult cancers to detect, as well as one of the most deadly, is pancreatic […]

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Americans Score Poorly Regarding Knowledge on Oral Health

Posted November 21, 2012

How often should you brush? What causes cavities? A study conducted a few months ago by the American Dental Association (ADA) revealed that Americans need to brush up on their knowledge about good oral health practices. The results from the survey heeded an average score of a “D” on a range of true/false questions about […]

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