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April Fools!

April Fools has been around as early as the late 1300’s. “Celebrated” all over the world for centuries—pranks include printing a single false story on the front page of newspapers in Scandinavia, a day of jokes in Poland, attaching a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed in […]

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Adults Need Flouride, Too!

Alas, as we age, wrinkles and graying hair become inevitable. For adults, there’s no reversing the aging process. But happily, a lifetime of fluoride use can reverse the tooth demineralizing process! Bacterial plaque continually forms on teeth, producing acids that initiate the process of decay, causing tooth calcium and phosphate […]

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Got the Springtime Blues?  

Call it the blues, call it the blahs, call it a funk. It strikes us all from time to time, like a spell of bad weather. Springtime can get us down with its sudden temperature changes (summer one day; winter the next)…the loss of that valuable weekend hour when Daylight […]

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Diabetes—Are You One in Nine?     

Diabetes rates are up—again. Some 30 million Americans—one of every nine adults—have diabetes. Another 84 million have pre-diabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes. Diabetes affects the blood chemistry and metabolism, threatening its victims with such serious disorders as eye disease, heart disease, kidney failure and stroke. Early […]

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Make the Most of Your Benefits 

What if someone gave you free money to spend to make your smile better? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Many of our patients with dental insurance are in that position today. Many policies provide a certain dollar amount of coverage to be […]

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Teachers Can Get Free Toothbrush Kits For Students

It’s never too early to teach and encourage children to take care of teeth. A study of tooth brushing techniques in groups of children aged 7 through 11 shows definite styles of brushing, according to age. Younger children use long, exuberant, not-too-effective strokes (parents must help!) and fewer of them; […]

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Whatever Makes You Smile

Something in the air tugs at your heart this season and brings a smile. It might be choral music or children’s laughter, the fragrance of pine or of fresh baked cookies. It might be twinkling holiday lights, or the warmth of a crackling fire. It could be the memories ignited […]

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Our Kind of Holiday

In Iceland, books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents, then you spend the rest of the night in bed reading them and eating chocolate. The tradition is part of a season called Jolabokaflod, or “The Christmas Book Flood”, because Iceland which publishes more books per capita than any other country, […]

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