Monthly Archives: September 2016

Cavities: Not Just for Kids

Most Americans don’t make it into adulthood without at least a few cavities. In fact, more than 90% of adults over the age of 40 have had tooth decay in their permanent teeth. What many adults don’t realize is that … Continue reading

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Dental Health Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Dental health problems in Alzheimer’s patients can lead to pain, unmanageable behavior and extensive dental treatment. Yet, the dental needs of Alzheimer’s patients are often overlooked, usually for very understandable reasons: the patient’s forgetfulness results in unintentional dental neglect; medications … Continue reading

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Gum-chewers Have a Reason to Smile

In the 1980s, artificial sweeteners in blue and pink packets, diet soda and sugar-free gum set the standard as “healthy” alternatives to their sugar-laden parent products. Today, there’s another low-calorie sweetener called “xylitol”. It has a sweet-as-sugar taste, and studies … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Floss Every Day

You know brushing twice a day is important. But do you floss? And, no, twice a month doesn’t count. Here’s why you shouldn’t write off this essential step.   Plaque acts quickly. Skipping a few days allows bacteria the perfect … Continue reading

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