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Oral Hygiene

Red Wine: Good or Bad For Teeth?

You’ve probably heard that red wine, in moderation at least, is good for the heart. But when you have a glass of red wine in the evening after dinner, or sip a glass over conversation with friends, you probably aren’t thinking much about the health benefits of the drink. It’s even less likely for you [...]

How Much Of Your Smile Is Genetic?

You’ve probably heard that you have your mother’s eyes, or your father’s nose, but whose smile do you have? As tempting as it is to attribute a gorgeous smile to your genetics (or blame a flawed one on them!) only some of your oral health is a direct result of your DNA — some of [...]

Should You Avoid Chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, you may be thinking of getting your Valentine the tried-and-true present of a box of chocolates. But if you care about your Valentine’s dental health, you may be questioning whether or not a box of chocolates is a good choice. So what’s the ideal Valentine? Sugar Wreaks Havoc on Teeth [...]

Should You Brush Your Tongue?

The first time you heard of brushing your tongue (which might be right now, in this blog!) you may have thought, “But isn’t the whole point brushing… my teeth?” Adding another step to your twice-daily toothbrushing and once-daily flossing oral hygiene routine may sound unnecessary. But tongue brushing has one primary result that you might [...]

Gum Disease May Spell Cancer for Older Women

It’s easy to think of oral health as isolated from overall health. Failing to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing could have consequences like tooth decay, bad breath, or even tooth loss, but most people don’t think about the consequences that could extend throughout the body. Unfortunately, poor oral health isn’t limited to [...]