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What Our Teeth Tell Us

We know the power of a smile, but what can pearly whites predict? One thing’s for sure: if your teeth could talk, they’d have a lot to say!

Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. In fact, even identical twins have completely different sets of chompers. Thanks to their uniqueness, your teeth tell a tale about your age, past and even your habits.

Your smiles can tell more about you than just your emotions.

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15 Facts About Kissing on Valentine’s Day

15 Kissing Facts

15 Facts About Kissing

Nobody wants to lean in for a kiss with their breath smelling like garlic, onions, or any of these foul-smelling bad breath foods.

But luckily for us – and luckier for those whom we’ll be kissing on Valentine’s Day – we don’t have to deal with a potentially kiss killing funk emanating from our mouths.

How to defend against the kiss diss?

To ensure we’re totally kissable morning, noon, or night – whether it’s Valentine’s Day, Halloween, or just another day – there are steps we can take to limiting our bad breath. Read More

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Should You Floss Before or After Brushing?

Should You Floss Before Or After Brushing Your Teeth?

 

The question is not whether to floss…that one is a given. You should floss your teeth, EVERY DAY!

The question is whether to floss before or after you brush your teeth. And that question of course hinges on whether you actually floss at all.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends flossing at least once a day to help remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach.

Flossing  – whether before or after you brush your teeth – is important because if that sticky, foul-smelling plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing – twice or thrice daily – then that putrid plaque will eventually solidify into calculus or tartar.

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6 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Making & Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, keeping them is the difficult part.

Whether it’s joining the gym, improving the diet, or spending more time with friends & family, we all know how to make resolutions, but despite some of our best intentions some of us have problems actually keeping the resolution. Read More

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Quit Smoking Like A Champion

Quit Smoking During the Great American Smokeout

Join The Great American Smokeout

Are you planning on quitting smoking?

Then you’re in luck, because aside from there being no time like the present, the annual Great American Smokeout is taking place once again.

The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to finally kick those butts to the curb.

The American Cancer Society declares the third Thursday of every November, The Great American Smokeout.

The aim is to encourage people who still smoke to finally give up the unhealthiest of habits once and for all. Read More

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Halloween Tips (or Tricks) for Healthy Teeth

3 Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

What do most children want on Halloween, tricks or treats?

We believe 4 out of 5 children agree…and would choose a treat over a trick any day.

And all too often the overindulgence in those sweet toothy treats can lead to issues with tooth decay and gum disease.

But Halloween is a great time to teach children about good dental health habits, while still allowing them to enjoy those Halloween treats.

3 Tricks to Maintaining Healthy Teeth on Halloween

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