Are Teeth Made for Meat or Vegetables?

Have you ever given much thought to why your teeth are designed as they are? Vegetarians will argue that the teeth are made for cutting and crunching vegetables. Meat eaters insist the teeth are designed to rip and chew meat and vegetables. Ancient man relied on their teeth. Their diet consisted of meat, root vegetables, […]

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Why do I need to floss?

Exactly what does flossing do and why do we have to do it? Does everyone have to floss? My parents never flossed, so why do I have to? These are just a few of the questions people ask when it comes to flossing the teeth. The main purpose for flossing is to remove tiny particles […]

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Vegetarianism may be good for your heart, but is it good for your teeth?

Many people make losing weight and getting healthy their new year’s resolution. If this is your goal for 2012, you might decide to try vegetarianism. While vegetarianism can help reduce your intake of fat and cholesterol while increasing your intake of those healthy fruits and vegetables, are there any dental care issues associated with becoming […]

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If I Could Only Have My Two Front Teeth…

If I Could Only Have My Two Front Teeth… Around the age of six, a child’s baby teeth begin to fall out to make room for primary teeth. The last of their baby teeth typically fall out by the age of 13. Teeth fall out in the same order they erupted. So, most children lose […]

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For This Year’s Halloween, Choose Candy Made with Xylitol!

You probably have memories of your own Halloweens when you were a kid. You know what that sense of anticipation feels like waiting for Halloween to come, and that giddy, nervous sensation as you stand on a neighbor’s porch, waiting for candy. But you probably have memories of getting a filling, too. And though getting […]

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Are You At Risk for Cavities?

Are you at risk for cavities? That may sound like a trick question—everyone is at risk for cavities! But some people are at a higher risk than others, and knowing the risk factors could help you improve your oral health and avoid the extensive tooth decay that eventually turns in to the dreaded cavities. So, […]

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Support Your Health with Antioxidants

Your Smile, and Your Overall Health, Is Under Attack You can’t tell it right now, but your body is under attack from free radicals. What are free radicals? To understand that question, you need to know a little bit about the human body. You already know your body is made of cells, and that cells […]

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