Monthly Archives: April 2012

Top 10 Foods For A Good Night’s Sleep

The secret to getting a solid 7 to 8 hours? About 90 minutes before you want to nod off, head for the kitchen and make yourself a sleepy-time snack. Keep it light (around 200 calories), so you don't overload your digestive system. And include...
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Teeth-Cleaning Tips for a Bright Smile

 The last few weeks -- or even days -- before starting a diet can be a perilous time for your teeth, thanks to "last chance syndrome." You know: "Hey, it's my last chance to indulge before my diet, so why not go for it...
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Are Your Teeth Wearing Away?

Dental Erosion: 7 Tips for Your TeethYou probably take steps to prevent cavities by brushing and flossing your teeth. Even so, you're still at risk for dental erosion. This growing and underappreciated problem of dental erosion now affects as many as one in five Americans,...
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Omega-3 Rich Fish

Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of heart disease mainly by lowering triglycerides and countering inflammation.You can find these fats in a variety of sources, including spinach, mustard greens, wheat germ, walnuts, flaxseed (and flaxseed oil), soybean and canola oil, and even pumpkin seeds....
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5 Self-Esteem Boosters for Kids

An occasional bout of self-doubt is to be expected, and even has an upside -- it keeps a child from thinking she's invincible. But too much doubt leads to low self-esteem. To help your child strike the right balance, give her plenty of opportunities to...
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What Is Gum Disease?

Stories often appear in the news about the association between oral health—specifically gum disease—and overall health conditions, such as diabetes or stroke. But what is gum disease exactly? WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE? The condition you may refer to as “gum disease” also is called “periodontal disease.” Periodontal disease is an inflammation of...
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Bubbles May Mean Bad Teeth

Yellow stains aside, brewed coffee or tea may not be the worst thing you could swish past your pearly whites. Other drinks tested in a recent study produced much more wear and tear on tooth enamel, especially bubbly soft drinks. But here's the surprise: It...
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