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    Charcoal Toothpastes Doing More Harm than Good?

    Trending now: Charcoal toothpaste! In the past few years, you may have seen celebrities, advertisements, and Youtube videos along with other social media posts raving about using charcoal to brighten teeth. But, these notions may just be a marketing act. In fact, contrary to the advertisements, charcoal toothpastes may not be the solution for obtaining pearly whites and can also add potential risks to your oral health.

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    2019 Mother’s Day in Boston!

    Today we celebrate our appreciation for Mothers across the nation! Mother’s Day is the perfect holiday for celebrating everyone who has played a role as a mother figure. Their sacrifices, unconditional love, and all of their efforts. From flowers, to cards, to a trip out on the town, there is a lot going on in Boston to honor your special mom this Mother’s Day 2019. Check out some events happening today: 

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    Got Gingivitis? A Plant-Based Whole Foods Diet May Help

    As many of us know, our diet plays a huge role in our overall well-being. You may notice that your body feels differently when you eat certain foods. For instance, eating processed and fast foods often can make you feel less energized. For several reasons, opting for a healthy diet can improve your overall health. In fact, a new study points out that a plant-based whole foods diet may even improve your oral health. Researchers found that an ant-inflammatory plant-based whole food diet reduced gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).

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    Is there a Genetic Component to my Kid’s Tooth Decay?

    Our genes make us who we are and seem to play a significant role in many conditions in our lives. However, according to a recent study (“Genetic and Early Life Environmental Influences on Dental Caries Risk: A Twin Study), tooth decay may not be one of the conditions influenced by genetics. But what about your lifestyle habits? Recent research shows that environmental factors rather than genetics could be the main culprit influencing the development of tooth decay.

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    Donating Blood Benefits You, Too!

    A whopping 5 million Americans are in need of a blood transfusion every year – that’s a lot of blood! It’s common to hear about the positive impact donated blood has on the lives of those in need , but what about the benefits for the individuals donating the blood? In addition to helping save lives across the world, there are health benefits both psychologically and physically for donors, too! According to the Mental Health Foundation, donating blood can help improve your emotional state by reducing stress, and eliminating negative feelings. Not to mention, giving blood has been found to improve cardiovascular health, and lower the risk of cancer, obesity, and hemochromatosis.…

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    What’s Up With My Bite?

    Malocclusion, or the misalignment of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaw, is very common in both children and adults. This is often due to the fact that teeth can move slowly overtime just from the normal forces of chewing. This can even occur in individuals who have had braces in the past if they are not wearing a retainer. But not to worry, occlusal/bite problems can be identified early on in children while they still have baby teeth or mixed dentition and restored with orthodontic treatment.

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    Watch out for these fruits that weaken your enamel!

    Did you know that enamel, the hardest substance in your body, can be weakened over time by eating certain fruits? The FDA lists the 13 most acidic fruits and their pH ranges as: Lemon Juice (2.00 – 2.60) Limes (2.00 – 2.80) Cranberry Juice (2.30 – 2.52) Blue Plums (2.80 – 3.40) Grapes (2.90 – 3.82) Pomegranates (2.93 – 3.20) Grapefruits (3.00 – 3.75) Blueberries (3.12 – 3.33) Pineapples (3.20 – 4.00) Apples (3.33 – 4.00) Peaches (3.30 – 4.05) Mangos (3.40 – 4.80) Oranges (3.69 – 4.34) If you are experiencing sensitivity, you may want to cut out acidic fruits listed above from your diet as much as possible.…

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    Do you like a lot of sauce on your food? Here’s how your teeth are taking it

    It’s hard to resist dipping french fries in ketchup, adding a extra dressing on salad, or smothering steak in steak sauce. After all, all we crave is a little added taste for our food. Ketchup is basically crushed tomatoes, right? Actually, one bottle of ketchup contains approximately 33 teaspoons of sugar!  One of the main reasons why sauce is unhealthy and bad for your teeth is due to the added sugars and acidity of the sauces. The acid weakens your enamel, while the added sugars feed bacteria in your mouth. Both of these elements ultimately result in an increased prevalence of cavities. In addition to the negative effects on your…

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    To pick or not to pick?

    You may see these little wooden toothpicks in restaurants across your city, either by the register or on the table. Although you may feel tempted to grab one and pry food debris between your teeth, you may not be doing your gums and teeth a favor by doing so! Here are some reasons why tooth picking is a bad habit: It irritates your gums. People could be very harsh when trying to get food debris from in between their teeth. As a result, they may also end up picking their gums too harshly to the point where they are red and inflamed. If this is the case, stop picking your…

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    Do you have dry mouth like a desert? Here’s why

    Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, happens when salivary glands in your mouth do not produce enough saliva. If you have dry mouth, you may constantly feel the need to drink water- only to find that you still have a ‘dry feeling’ afterwards. Having a dry mouth may result in bad breath, a dry tongue, difficulty swallowing, and a general unpleasant feeling. Causes of dry mouth: Medications Side effects of several medications, including over-the-counter antihistamines and pain relievers, may include dry mouth. Tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol use Reducing tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol use is not only beneficial for your overall health, but also will reduce dry mouth. Certain health conditions…