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Getting Back Your Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they see you and can impact people’s first impressions of you. Studies show that one-third of American adults are

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Common Myths Regarding Oral Health

Oral health is of the utmost importance, but unfortunately, many people don’t understand the link between oral health and overall health. Our mouths are the gateway to our bodies, and

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Pop Quiz: See How Much You Know About Tooth and Gum Disease

by ERIKA ALDRICH   Tooth and gum disease are important health considerations well beyond childhood, but they are not as high in our social health consciousness as they need to

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Editor’s Dose: Daily steps toward a healthier heart — so you don’t skip a beat

IN MY FAMILY, there is a history of a blood disease, which causes the person to produce too many red blood cells. This, in turn, causes the blood to be

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Word of Mouth: Facts and myths about wisdom teeth — what you need to know

WHEN IT COMES to wisdom teeth and myths, the tall tales rank right up there with toads causing warts! You’ll hear a lot of information about wisdom teeth, but not

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Word of Mouth: ‘Wise’ advice for back-to-school oral care

WHILE WISDOM TEETH don’t make you smarter, they do usually come in when you are in your late teens or early 20s — a time when you’re expected to start

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Turning the tide of tooth decay with proper pediatric dental care

| Teaching healthy habits to children now prevents oral health problems later | MANY OF US EXPECT cavities if we neglect brushing our teeth. But we may not recognize how

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PCMA Letter: Here to help you live a safe and healthy life

AS PHYSICIANS, we understand that healthy lifestyle choices are key to a long and fruitful life. It’s important to look at all aspects of your daily health routine, including how

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Then & Now: How modern dentistry makes oral health easier than ever

We are certainly well past the ancient Sumerians’ belief in tooth worms or the days when fillings were made from beeswax. When it comes to oral health, we’ve never had