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Brush out the Old Brush

new_slider_3 Question: My 3 year old has become attached to her toothbrush. It's shaped like a ballerina and she just loves it. The problem is that it's getting kind of worn down and she does not...
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Case of the Month

2AfterImplantCrown 1BeforeImplantCrown I will include a recent Before and After photo, and describe the benefits of this procedure for this patient. He unfortunately lost a tooth, and we replaced...
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Cereal: How Sweet Is It?

cereal Cereal is a good breakfast choice, right? Yes, if it’s made from whole grains, which are packed with nutrients and fiber. But not if it’s loaded with sugar—as many are. According to a new report...
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13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable...
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A dereliction of duty on prevention

Baby-in-orange-shirt-with-two-teeth-smilingBy John Fisher, DDS, DrBicuspid.com contributing writer January 27, 2015 -- Community water fluoridation is personal to me. When I first opened my family practice in 1975, I was fresh out of the army, and...
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Teeth Grinding

white2Q: I grind my teeth at night. Is it okay to use an off-the-shelf mouth guard? A: Though they are cheaper than customized mouth guards made by a dentist, which can cost several hundred dollars, over-the-counter...
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E-cigs: Keeping Smokers Hooked?

  ecig photo Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are promoted as a healthier, cleaner, and cheaper alternative to regular cigarettes. But no one really knows how much safer e-cigs are, since there has been little good research on...
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Asians and Alcohol

asiansandalcohol         Q: Why do many Asians flush when they drink alcohol? Is this dangerous? A: Sometimes called the Asian flush or Asian glow because it is very common in people from East Asia (such as China, Japan,...
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