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Keep Your Toothbrush Clean | Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Mouth

  It’s hard to tell exactly which is the germiest room in the house. The bathroom? The kitchen? An independent health organization called NSF International conducted a study on this. They noted where they thought the most germs in a household were hiding, and where they actually were.     They looked for these bacteria: Coliform … Continued

Hack: How to Order Healthy Coffee Shop Drinks

Between mountains of whipped cream and caramel drizzles, it can be hard to stay away from sugar at coffee shops. But balance can be found at our favorite coffee chain. Here’s how to order healthy coffee shop drinks:   Choose a smaller size The larger your drink, the more sugar you consume. It’s important to … Continued

Oral Cancer: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

One of the scariest things about cancer is that it can affect just about anyone. While oral cancer is often most attributed to tobacco users, those are not the only people who can be affected. Cancer is the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells anywhere inside the body, and this disease can target even the healthiest … Continued

Gum Disease and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great excitement and anticipation. For nine months, women get to experience the growth and development of a new life inside of them. Nine months sounds like a long time to wait to meet someone, but in reality, nine months is a very short amount of time for life to be … Continued

Gum Recession

Gum tissue is an overlooked, yet very important, feature of your mouth. The gums not only help to hold the teeth securely in place, but they also protect the roots of the teeth from damage. Whenever there is damage to the gums it leaves the teeth vulnerable, which is why it is always advised that … Continued

Smoking: A Real Drag On Your Oral Health

With every drag on a cigarette or cigar, with every wad of chew that you put into your mouth, with any kind of tobacco use – significant damage is being done to your health. In fact, when it comes to bad habits, few are worse than tobacco use. Tobacco users are far more vulnerable to … Continued

Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Chewing gum is a habit that many people enjoy on a daily basis. Some people enjoy chewing gum for its tasty flavors, while others chew it out of habit or as a means of breaking a bad habit (e.g. smoking or biting fingernails). There is another benefit to this habit that may sound too good … Continued