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Does Flossing Really Help?

What Do We Know Now? A recent report from the US Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease increases with age, 70.1% of […]

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Vaccinate Your Children – Now it’s more important than ever!

Parents want to do what is best for their child and list doctors visits and immunizations among the most important things that keep their children healthy. Infant immunization programs have proven so successful that threats like rubella, mumps, and diphtheria are almost unheard of. Vaccine—preventable disease levels are at or […]

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Up With Feet

You eat and drink smart. You balance exercise with rest, and you avoid habits that harm your health. But have you neglected your feet? Foot doctors tell us that the average 50 year old has walked nearly 75,000 miles, nearly three times the distance between San Francisco and New York […]

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Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64

Most everything still works, but let’s admit it, you’re getting a little older. Maybe you hear your joints creaking, and you’re wearing glasses to read. Your hair stylist suggests new ways to cover the gray. Face it—your teeth aren’t as young as they used to be either. Teeth naturally change […]

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Your Mouth Says So Much – Without Speaking a Word

Looking into your mouth we see so much more than teeth. In many ways, it’s a window into the health of your entire body. Things like vitamin and mineral deficiencies are easily detected—and just as easily treated. Problems that might in the future become serious are spotted and responded to. […]

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The “Tooth” about Unhappy Pets

Suddenly, Rover—or Fluffy—is grumpy, withdrawn, not eating. The root cause could be dental—and treatable. Imagine what it might be like to have a raging 
toothache, and not be able to communicate 
your problem to those who could help. Some symptoms to watch out for which indicate you need a visit […]

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Sleep Apnea – the Story of the Spouse That Snored

Besides the sound of your house being sawed in half, what happens when you snore? Your tongue’s so relaxed it caves in to the throat, blocking air passages. In rare cases, when snoring goes ballistic, sleep apnea is the diagnosis. The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. Three types […]

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Ouch! Why am I Wincing?

A sudden, sharp pain when you bite—that’s seemingly out of nowhere? Most likely, it’s a cracked tooth. Even a hairline fracture in a cavity-free molar can make the most hardy of us sit up and take notice. When you’re visited by this kind of bite-down pain, get to the dentist […]

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Eat Your Veggies but Don’t Swallow the Hype

Food makes news, but it’s hard to sort out the fads from the solid science of nutrition. Every week a new study warns us of danger, until a newer study lays that fear to rest. Not everyone has the same nutritional needs, and your body is a better judge than […]

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