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January 28, 2020: Kombucha, Gummy Vitamins Among Trending Foods That May Harm Your Teeth!

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January 27, 2020: Update On The Oral-Systemic Link: As science’s understanding of the role of inflammation evolves, the oral-systemic association between periodontal disease and a broad array of other inflammatory conditions becomes clearer.
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January 22, 2020: Study Suggests Fitbits Could Help Health Officials Predict Flu Outbreaks In Real-Time.
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January 21, 2019: Tongue Piercings May Lead To Infection, Pose Risks To Oral Health
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January 20, 2020: "Life's Most Persistent and Urgent Question is What Are You Doing For Others?" -MLK...Today we remember the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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January 16, 2020: Study: Decreased Tongue Fat May Help Reduce Severity Of Sleep Apnea
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January 15, 2020: Researchers Find “Normal” Body Temperature Has Dropped. Probable causes seem to be related to several factors, including the development of treatments to address inflammatory conditions, including periodontal disease.  
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January 9, 2020: Study Identifies Food Trends That May Be Contributing To Obesity In The US
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January 7, 2020: Study: Treating Periodontitis In Patients With Diabetes May Reduce Tooth Loss, Microvascular Diseases 

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December 24, 2019: Nearly 85% Of US Children Up To 23 Months Old Eat Foods With Added Sugars, Artificial Sweeteners, Study Suggests
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December 23, 2019: Up to 43% of Antibiotic Prescriptions in US are unnecessary, Study Finds
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December 19, 2019: Vaping Of Marijuana, Nicotine On The Rise Among Teens, NIDA Study Indicates
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December 18, 2019: Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Associated With Less Severe Periodontitis, Study Finds
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December 16, 2019: Study Suggests Food Labels With Caloric Costs In Exercise Could Lead To Healthier Choices
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December 10, 2019: US Winter Flu Season Off To Earliest Start In More Than 15 Years
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December 9, 2019: Study: Cell Phone Injuries To Face Have Risen Sharply Over Past 20 Years!
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December 5, 2019: Study Suggests Inflammation May Be Common Link Between Obesity, Gum Disease
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December 4, 2019: Bones May Age Faster In Older Women Who Get Too Little Sleep, Researchers Say
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December 3, 2019: Study Suggests Good Oral Hygiene May Reduce Risk For Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation
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November 19, 2019: Study Find Association Between Periodontal Disease, Carotid Plaque Area
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November 18, 2019: Despite Popularity, Chlorophyll Not Considered A Remedy For Bad Breath, Other Conditions
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November 14, 2019: Review Finds Correlation Between Periodontitis And Stroke.
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November 13, 2019: Only About 60% Of Women Receive Dental Care During Pregnancy, Study Suggests
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November 11, 2019: Over 2,000 People Have Been Diagnosed With Vaping-Related Illnesses, CDC Says
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Novemeber 7, 2019: Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Associated With Poor Muscle Health In Older Adults, Study Indicates
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November 6, 2019: Nanoparticle Drug Delivery May Provide Effective Opioid Alternative, Animal Study Suggests
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November 5, 2019: American Adults Consume On Average 17 Teaspoons Of Added Sugar Daily, Scientists Say
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November 4, 2019: Many Cases Of Sleep Apnea In Older Adults Go Untreated, Study Finds
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October 31, 2019: Most Parents Worried About Oral Health Around Halloween, Survey Finds
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October 30, 2019: Study Finds Sugary Drinks Associated With Dental Erosion, Obesity
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October 29, 2019: People With Chronic Back And Neck Pain Who Receive Chiropractic Care May Be Less Likely To Use Opioids, Review Study Indicates
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October 28, 2019: Humid, Windy Days With Low Pressure May Make Pain Worse In People With Long-Term Health Conditions, Research Suggests
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October 24, 2019: Process Of Tooth Renewal In Mice Could Inform Regeneration Research In Humans. ADA News reports that "new findings related to tooth regeneration in mice could offer insights into how human teeth could potentially be regenerated."  
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October 23, 2019: DEA To Collect Vaping Products On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
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October 22, 2019: Study: People Exposed To More Sources Of Stress In Utero And Early Childhood May Be More Sensitive To Pain By Early Adulthood
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October 21, 2019: Juul Vaping Company Suspends Sales Of Fruit-, Dessert-Flavored Products
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October 17,2019: Americans Spent $1.4B Last Year On Unhealthy Fruit Drinks For Kids, Report Finds
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October 16, 2019: Vaping Illnesses, Deaths Lead To Name For Condition-EVALI: E-cigarette, vaping product use-associated lung injury.
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October 15, 2019: Many Children Not Wearing Mouthguards During Sporting Activities, Delta Dental Survey Indicates
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October 14, 2019: CNN Highlights Dangers Of Mixing Benzodiazepines With Opioids. 
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October 10, 2019: Health Anxiety May Increase For Older Adults, Study Finds. 
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October 9, 2019: Sensory Cells In Gums May Help Protect Against Periodontitis, Study Suggests
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October 8, 2019: Tooth Loss May Be Associated With Higher Risk Of Heart Disease, Study Suggests
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October 7, 2019: Over-The-Counter Topical Anesthetics, Antimicrobial Mouthwashes May Help With Discomfort From Canker Sores
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October 3, 2019: Dental Groups Join Coalition Asking For Flavored E-Cigarette Ban
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October 2, 2019: Eating Handful Of Nuts May Help Prevent Excessive Weight Gain, Lower Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
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October 1, 2019: Dentists Encouraged to Address the Long-Term Risks of Vaping
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September 30, 2019: Zoledronic Acid May Reduce Periodontal Disease In Patients With Osteoporosis, Research Suggests. "Once-yearly zoledronic acid helps prevent symptomatic periodontal disease" in patients with osteoporosis. 
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September 26, 2019: Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic Drugs Do Not Prevent Bleaching Sensitivity, Systematic Review Finds
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September 25, 2019: Certain Racial And Ethnic Minorities More Likely To Have Diabetes Than Whites Even At Normal Or Below-Normal Body Weight, Researchers Say.
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September 24, 2019: Vitamin D Intake During Pregnancy Linked to Child’s Enamel Defects! Children born to women who received high doses of Vitamin D during pregnancy had a 50% lower risk for enamel defects in permanent teeth than those whose mothers received a standard dose. Vitamin D supplementation may serve as a preventative interventon for enamel defects.       
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September 23, 2019: Researchers May Have Found A Way That Obesity Damages Arteries
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September 19, 2019: CDC Activates Operations Center To Help Current Investigation Into Lung Illnesses Linked To E-Cigarette Use
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September 18, 2019: Many Americans Unaware Of Cancer Associated With HPV, Survey Suggests.
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September 17, 2019: US Adult Obesity Rates Are Increasing, Report Finds
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September 16, 2019: Physical Irritation, Smoking, Stress May Contribute To Canker Sores
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September 12, 2019: Gastroesophageal reflux associated with chronic pain in the temporomandibular joint, Study reveals.      
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September 11, 2019: FDA Sends Warning Letter To Juul Labs For Claiming Vaping Products Are Safer Than Traditional Cigarettes
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September 10, 2019: Number Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Cases Surges As Total Deaths Rise To Five!
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September 9, 2019: The satisfying fizz of a patient's favorite sparkling water elevates the risk for tooth decay.  Any drink with carbonation--including sparkling water--has a higher acid level, which some reports have stated that sipping on sparkling water will weaken tooth enamel. 
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September 5, 2019: Consumption Of Soft Drinks May Raise Risk Of Premature Death, Research Suggests
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September 4, 2019: Scientists Create Material That May Help Regrow Tooth Enamel!
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September 3, 2019: Surgeon General Adams Warn About Dangers Of Marijuana Use For Pregnant Women, Young People
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August 30, 2019: Popularity Of CBD Growing Despite Lack Of Evidence Of Health Benefits.   New report sites the growing popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) among consumers, despite a lack of research into the compound's long term effects.  The National Institutes of Health says that "Consumers are participating in one of the largest uncontrolled clinical trials in history, and no one really knows what it is they're taking...It's scary."  
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August 28, 2019: Say “hello” to the Seal! Hello Kids Fluoride Rinse is the latest product for children to earn the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The strawberry-flavored rinse earned the Seal for helping to prevent cavities.  
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August 27, 2019:   Women With Sleep Apnea Face Higher Risk of Cancer, Study Reveals
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August 26, 2019: Many Professional Athletes Have Oral Health Problems, Study Finds
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August 22, 2019: Dental Opioid Prescriptions Declining, But More Reductions Needed, Researcher Says
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August 21, 2019: Seniors May Have More Trouble Swallowing Larger Vitamins Or Supplements Than Younger People, Study Suggests.
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August 20, 2019: Oral Health Tied To Overall Wellness. Report indicates that some "diseases and medications may affect dental health, and conversely, dental decay and infection and inflammation can adversely affect overall health."  
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August 19, 2019: “Dental Floss Is Your Secret Multitool,” NPR Says. Not only does it help keep your gums healthy, "it's the Swiss Army knife" of modern travel!
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August 15, 2019: Prenatal Vitamin D Intake May Reduce Risk Of Enamel Defects In Children, Study Suggests
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August 14, 2019: Crocodiles Have Thin Tooth Enamel, Researchers Find.
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August 13, 2019: Dental Stem Cells, Gene May Help Regrow Dentin, Research Suggests.
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August 8, 2019: FDA Issues Statement About Uptick In Seizures Potentially Linked To Vaping
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August 7, 2019: Researchers Develop Material That Replicates Human Bone Tissue
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August 6, 2019: Study Indicates High Prevalence Of Osteoporosis A Decade After Gastric Bypass Surgery.
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August 1, 2019: Bad Breath Among Potential Symptoms Of Tonsil Stones Reported in Article; Maintaining proper oral hygiene practices may help prevent them from forming. 
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July 31, 2019: Sixteen New Measles Cases Recorded, Outbreak Shows Signs Of Slowing.
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July 30, 2019: Kombucha Tea May Harm Enamel! The fermented tea drink's acidity could contribute to dental erosion of the tooth's vital structures, report reveals. 
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July 29, 2019: High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation May Slow T2D Progression, Research Indicates.
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July 24,2019: Many Americans Take Antibiotics That Were Not Prescribed For Them, Research Indicates.
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July 23, 2019: Systolic And Diastolic Blood Pressures Both Important In Determining Heart Disease Risk, Researchers Say.  When uncontrolled, both measures of blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. 
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July 17,2019: Researchers Examine Association Between E-Cigarette Use, Smoking Reduction. Research suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse. 
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July 15,2019: Cutting Just 300 Calories From Daily Diet Could Benefit Cardiovascular Health, Study Suggests
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July 9, 2019: Sparkling Water Weakens Enamel, Study Finds. Any drink with carbonation-including sparkling water-has a higher acid level, which can weaken the enamel of teeth as it is sipped on. 
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July 2, 2019: Patient Education May Help Reduce Opioid Use, Study Indicates. A study found that "surgery patients who were taught to manage their pain with tylenol and ibuprofen ended up using few or no opiod pills." 
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July 1, 2019: Tongue Condition May Reveal Symptoms Of Diabetes, Celiac Disease, Other Health Issues
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June 25, 2019: Zip Code May Be Key Factor In Predicting Lifespan, Evidence Suggests
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June 17,2019: Undetected Diabetes Linked to Periodontitis and Heart Attacks.

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June 10,2019: Gingivitis Linked With Alzheimer's Disease!
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June 6, 2019: Studies Find Association Between Oral Health, Systemic Health. Reports on recent studies have found an association between poor oral health and Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic stroke, and high blood pressure, among other health issues.

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June 3,2019: Caffeinated Energy Drinks May Affect Heart’s Electrical Activity, Increase Blood Pressure.

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May 27,2019: Electric toothbrush users experienced 20% less tooth loss in an 11-year follow-up study than manual toothbrush users! 

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MAY 20, 2019: Diet Of Ultra-Processed Foods Tied To Higher Calorie Consumption And Weight Gain Compared To Whole Foods Diet, Study Indicates
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May 13,2019: Charcoal Toothpastes Don’t Whiten Teeth, Review Says.
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May 9, 2019: Say helllo to the newest ADA Seal-Accepted toothpaste! Hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance! The toothpaste is safe and effective at helping prevent cavities when used as directed. 
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May 8, 2019: Study Finds Children Who Drink Diet Sodas Don’t Consume Fewer Calories.
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May 6, 2019: Study: Poor Oral Health In Childhood Associated With Increased Heart Disease Risk In Adulthood.
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May 2, 2019: Research Looks Into Snoring Among Women. Sleep studies found that nearly 40 percent of women who declared themselves to be non-snorers turned out to have severe or very severe snoring intensity!
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May 1, 2019: Measles Cases Reach 25-Year High In US This Year, CDC Says.
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April 29, 2019: All Tobacco Products May Harm Periodontal Health, Research Suggests.
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April 25, 2019: About 20% Of Children, Teens Do Not Drink Water On A Given Day, Study Suggests.
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April 23, 2019: Practicing Proper Oral Hygiene Among Ways To Prevent Dental Stains, Study Reveals.
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April 17, 2019: FDA To Investigate Hand Sanitizer Ingredients.
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April 15, 2019: April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

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April 10, 2019: A Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Gingivitis, Study Reveals.
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April 8, 2019: April Raises Awareness On Facial Protection.
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April 5, 2019: Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Improve Gum Health, Study Suggests.
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April 1, 2019: Tooth Loss Associated With Pancreatic Cancer In African American Women, Study Suggests. Compared to African American women who showed no signs of poor oral health, those who reported tooth loss had a substantially increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
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March 25, 2019: Demand For Vaping Addiction Treatment Grows As Study Cites An Increase in Vaping Among Children.
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March 17, 2019: Not-so-lucky charm: Data found that dental emergencies rise 77 percent after St. Patrick's Day!
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March 7, 2019: Nearly 30% Of Seniors Who Identify As Socially Isolated Report Poor Health, Poll Finds.
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March 6, 2019: Common Oral Bacteria May Accelerate Growth Of Colon Cancer, Study Suggests.
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March 5, 2019: Louisville Dental Researchers: Oral Bacteria Linked to Esophageal Cancer.
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March 4, 2019: FDA Commissioner Supports Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco To 21.
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March 1, 2019: Dental Enamel Hypoplasia May Be Sign Of Celiac Disease.
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February 28,2019: More Providers Embracing “Food As Medicine:” Growing trend of “food as medicine,” explaining that more health care providers are taking steps to improve the diets of their patients.
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February 27, 2019: Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes May Harm Airway Passages, Study Suggests.
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February 26, 2019: Taxes On Sugary Drinks May Decrease Consumption, Studies Suggest.
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February 25, 2019: Ten Warning Signs Of Unhealthy Teeth: consistent bad breath, a white tongue, frequently getting food stuck between your teeth, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, white patches on your teeth, one tooth getting darker over time, lingering oral discomfort, a sensitivity to hold or cold drinks, a tense jaw when waking up, and teeth appearing to grow longer or wider.
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February 22, 2019: UK Study Shows Home Teeth-Whitening Kits May Weaken Teeth. Dental experts have called for a “ban on non-hydrogen peroxide based whitening kits which can be sold over the counter, after tests of five common brands found they could harm enamel.” The study found “damage was visible in tests on extracted teeth which had been whitened in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.” Home users could cause additional damage “by applying them for too long or more frequently, or if they have underlying dental problems that would take a dental inspection to pick up, the authors said.”
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February 21, 2019: Flu Vaccine Relatively Effective This Season, CDC Says.
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February 20, 2019: Most Children With Sleep Apnea Are Undiagnosed, Study Finds.
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February 19, 2019: Kombucha’s Low pH Makes It A Risk For Dental Erosion: ADA reports.
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February 18, 2019: Happy President's Day!
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February 15, 2019: Flu Season Has Not Yet Peaked, CDC Says.
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February 14, 2019: Happy Valentine’s Day: ADA wishes: “You’re Floss-some!” “Be My Bicuspid!” Making your smiles even brighter!
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February 13, 2019: Parents May Not Be As Vigilant As Needed When Measuring Children’s OTC Medicines, Survey Finds.
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February 12, 2019: Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Likelihood Of Breaking A Bone When Their Average Blood Sugar Levels Are Dangerously High, Study Indicates.
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February 11, 2019: While Most Parents Recognize Importance Of Oral Health, Many Still Delay Child’s First Dental Visit, Survey Finds. Survey found “about 95 percent of the parents really thought that oral health for their children was important,” although about 75 percent of those parents did not bring their child to the dentist by age one, and about 30 percent “didn’t think that dental pain was a serious issue.”
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February 8, 2019: New Film Spreading Misinformation About Root Canals, Dental Professionals Say. American Dental Association: Film “spreads fear and misinformation about the safet

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