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  • Tooth Loss Linked to Memory Loss?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    The group of people who are most likely to have tooth loss and therefore wear dentures are older adults. This same group of people are also more likely to have some type of memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease than a younger group. Some wonder: Is there a link between tooth loss and memory loss? Yes, says a …
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  • What is a cavity?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    You probably know that ache in your tooth, the discomfort when chewing, the pain when drinking something hot or cold. You know something is probably wrong with one of your teeth, but do you really know what a cavity is? What exactly is a cavity, and what needs to be done to fix it? A cavity is …
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  • Cut Out Dental Visits to Save Money?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    It’s true that money is tight for most people, and many people are looking to cut out unneeded expenses. So, is a dental visit “unneeded”, and should you cut out going to the dentist? No way, unless you would be happy to be toothless! Dental visits are very important! According to many health professionals – not …
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  • Can a New False Tooth Prevent Tooth Decay?

    Posted on in Educational, News

    If you take care of your teeth and gums as you should, you spend several minutes twice a day brushing and flossing. These minutes help prevent tooth decay… but these minutes add up. What if a new tooth – a false tooth printed by a 3-D printer – could prevent tooth decay all by itself? What if the …
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  • Starbucks, Sugar and Your Smile

    Posted on in Educational, Food & Health

    The next sentence won’t surprise anyone, but it should give you a quiet moment to think about what it means for you if you regularly visit Starbucks. Starbucks hot coffee drinks have excessive sugar. A recent study in England that tested the hot drinks at popular food and drink chains (including Starbucks, KFC, and McDonald’s) confirms what …
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  • Sugar and Demineralization

    Posted on in Educational, Family, Food & Health

    Your grandma, your mom, and your dentist have told you forever that too much sugar isn’t good for you, your health, and your teeth. No one out there is telling you to follow the soda-pop-only or candy bar diet. But what’s the real deal with sugar, and how does that sweet stuff impact your teeth? Just what …
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