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Avoid the Halloween Candy Danger to Your Teeth

This week children and adults will be celebrating Halloween, a night of feasting on candy and other sweets. During this holiday and the ones that follow, it’s almost impossible to attend festivities and not eat sweets. There are some strategies that [...]

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Are Sports Drinks Healthy?

School is back in session again, and that means fall sports are in full swing. At most, if not all, sporting events you will find athletes consuming sports drinks for what they assume are the health benefits. No one wants to get dehydrated in the middle [...]

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What Does Vaping Do To Your Teeth?

Vaping, or inhaling nicotine through e-cigarettes, has become extremely popular in recent years, especially among teenagers. What was unknown a decade ago is now a habit: 10.8 million adults and 3.6 middle and high school students use electronic [...]

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Stay Hydrated in Hot Weather!

We are now in heat wave season in Michigan. When the sun beats down we all try to cool off, whether that’s drinking cold drinks, jumping in the pool, or cranking up the air conditioning. Heat is uncomfortable, and in some cases excessive heat is even [...]

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The Danger Acid Reflux Poses to Your Teeth

Acid reflux is a problem for many Americans. It’s on the rise in our society; one in five Americans suffers from it. If you have acid reflux, you should know that it can damage your oral health and cause changes in your mouth that can be painful. [...]

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Smoking Damage to Your Teeth and Oral Health

After a half century of educating the public about smoking, most people know the dangers that smoking poses to their long-term health. Smoking can cause significant damage in the short term as well. The smoking damage done to people’s teeth can be very [...]

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Does Marijuana Use Cause Cavities?

Last November the voters of Michigan approved the recreational use of marijuana. Prior to that it had been legal for medicinal purposes. While many people have smoked or otherwise ingested marijuana for decades, many more will be trying and using it now [...]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Prevention

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. There are a number of ways parents help establish good oral health, including brushing and flossing and requesting dental sealants for their children’s teeth. But there’s one thing parents can [...]

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Fight Winter Colds and Flus with Better Oral Hygiene

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. While we battle the snow and ice outside, our immune systems have to fight off winter colds and flus with whatever resources they can muster. That’s a tough job, but you can boost your immune system [...]