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We tend to take our teeth for granted. Have you ever wondered why they are the way they are in our mouth and what they have evolved to do?

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The folks at the American Dental Association have a ton of consumer information on their website regarding pregnancy and dental care. Here is a summary:

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There are many reasons to change jobs: looking for a better opportunity, increase in pay or responsibility, layoffs, etc. No matter what the reason, it’s quite common. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) had almost 12 jobs from ages 18 – 50. Not surprisingly, almost half of those jobs were held from ages 18 – 24. Another interesting statistic is that jobs started by 35 – 44 year olds lasted less than one year (36% of the time) and 75% ended in less than 5 years.

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It is essential to start your children’s oral hygiene routine early. Doing so will get, and keep, your children on the road to strong teeth, and a healthy mouth. But if you are a parent, you know, it isn’t that easy. Here are some tips and tricks for getting children in the routine, from infancy, on.

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Professor Dr. Daniel Fried of the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry recently made advances in laser and light-based imaging technologies. This could mean great changes in the world of modern dentistry. read more

After last weeks poll, out of all who participated only about 30% of our followers use mouthwash. While we aren’t here to judge or scold, we felt it was timely to educate on the importance of mouthwash.

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Dental issues, of one kind or another, plague all of us to some degree. From typical sensitivity and sores, to cancer and gum disease, there is a spectrum of simple, solvable problems and more serious complications. It is important to be informed on when to contact your dentist, and when to make at-home oral heath more of a priority. Here are the top dental issues with short explanations and links to a more detailed blog on each subject.

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We get it, between everything in your life, dental work may not be a high priority. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to assure you keep your pearly whites as clean as can be. According to the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report, the cost of dental care has increased 23% since 1996.

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We are all aware of the teeth harming things your dentist warns you about, like sugary drinks, candy, wine, and coffee, etc. But, what about the things they tend not to warm you about unless they are scolding you after the damage is done? Here are 5 surprisingly harmful things that could ruin your pearly whites.

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We all know that teeth are important. They assist in one of our most basic needs, eating. We often take for granted the value of our teeth – they do more than we think they do.

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