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Home remedies for various health problems are quite common. In some cases, they are backed by scientific evidence, while others are purely anecdotal. One alternative health practice that is gaining popularity is consuming apple cider vinegar. Whether supported by science or not, people praise apple cider vinegar as a method to treat acne, fight diabetes, stimulate weight loss, and help prevent cancer. Few people, however, are aware of the effects of using apple cider vinegar in regard to teeth. read more

Do you live with chronic gastrointestinal problems? If you don’t, chances are you know someone who does. Luckily, researchers have discovered something that may bring us one step closer to successfully treating conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—and it relates to your oral health. read more

Do you find yourself consistently sleepy? Being overly tired during the day can indicate a variety of things, including sleep deprivation, depression, sleep apnea, or other sleep disorders.

To help determine whether your level of tiredness is within a normal range, use the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, below. read more

Cold weather calls for warm drinks. It’s the season for speciality coffee or hot chocolate, tea, hot apple cider, or maybe even a hot toddy. But many, if not all, of these drinks can harm your teeth with their sugary contents, or stain your teeth with their dark color. We don’t think that should stop you from enjoying that warm cup of joe, though! Here are a few tips we suggest to enjoy your sips, without the stains. read more

We all know that eating healthy helps ward off obesity and a variety of diseases. However, research also shows that eating certain foods can help prevent tooth loss. Studies have shown that people who ate an anti-inflammatory diet were less prone to tooth loss. read more

Bad breath (halitosis) can be embarrassing. But does having bad breath automatically indicate that you are a bad brusher? Not necessarily.

Although poor oral health habits are one cause of bad breath, it can also be caused or worsened by several other factors, such as diet, lifestyle, disease or medication. read more

We realize that a trip to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite activity. However, it is an important one. Not only do routine and specialty visits keep your teeth healthier and minimize your risk for cavities, they can also save your life. read more

Brushing your teeth is a good and healthy habit! But we’ve all heard the question, “is there ever too much of a good thing?” In the case of dentistry, there is. read more

Minnesota summers can be hot and muggy. On days when the temps and humidity are high, it can be very tempting to reach for ice-cold lemonade, or grab a can of pop from the refrigerator. Unfortunately, both of those drinks are bad for your teeth due to the acidity and sugar content. Here are several alternatives that are less acidic, and lower on sugar, to keep your mouth happy. read more

Just when you think allergy season can’t get any worse, it does. You’re stuffy, sneezy, and itchy, and your eyes won’t stop watering. We don’t blame you for reaching for allergy medication. However, we do want you to be aware that your medication may be affecting your oral health. read more