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March 16, 2020: In Compliance With Current Recommendations From The American Dental Association, The Oklahoma Dental Association & The CDC, our Dental Office Is Closed For All Non-Emergent Dental Procedures! Tentatively we are scheduled to reopen Monday, April 6th. During this unprecedented time, we pray for all to stay healthy & we appreciate your patience and understanding!
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March 13, 2020: We understand that you may have questions and concerns about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you have a scheduled appointment, please plan to keep this appointment. If you are experiencing symptoms like fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, please cancel your appointment. We have been advised that you should contact your primary health provider for the appropriate course of action. We want you to know that Thomas Family Dentistry's highest priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff, and guests. We continue to follow all recommended CDC Guidelines for your protection.
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March 11, 2020: Kids May Get More Calories From Post-Sports Snacks Than They Burn While Playing, Study Suggests!
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March 10, 2020: Brushing Teeth Frequently May Be Associated With Lower Risk For Diabetes, Researchers Say
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March 9, 2020: Periodontitis Associated With Respiratory Disease Mortality In Older Patients, Study Finds.    

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March 5, 2020: Poor Oral Health May Increase Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes, Study Suggests
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March 4, 2020: Researchers Say Number Of Deaths In The US Tied To Opioids Over The Past Two Decades May Be Almost 30% Higher Than Previously Thought.
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March 3, 2020: Dental Education needs to start early. Dr. Riddel provides information to these Kindergarteners about their first Dental Visit!
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March 2, 2020: Poor Oral Health Associated With Dementia!
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February 27, 2020: More Than 10% Of US Adults Have Diabetes, CDC Report Says

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February 26, 2020: Dental Health Reminder for National Children's Dental Health Month: Replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months to get the best clean!
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February 25, 2020: Studies Link Gum Disease With Stroke Risk!
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February 24, 2020: Invisalign: The 48 Hour Rule: Research shows that teeth move more during this timeframe with the insertion of each new aligner!
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February 20, 2020: Certain essential oils possess dental pain-relieving qualities, including clove, nutmeg, eucalyptus, or peppermint oil.
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February 19, 2020: Studies have found that cheese is great for your teeth enamel!
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February 18, 2020: Dark Chocolate, AKA, Protector Of Teeth: Study reveals that Dark Chocolate Tannins can actually help prevent cavities by interfering with the bacteria that causes them.
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February 17, 2020: Celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month!
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February 13,2020: Projection Shows Half Of US Could Be Obese By 2030
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February 12, 2020: Periodontitis Correlated With Worse Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Activity, Systematic Review Suggests
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February 11, 2020: FDA Begins Crackdown On Vaping Flavors, But Some Teens Have Found Workarounds
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February 10, 2020: CDC Recommends Clinicians Use Standard Precautions And Isolate Patients With Coronavirus Symptoms
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February 6, 2020: Flu Poses Greater Risk To Americans, But Coronavirus Causes Panic
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February 5, 2020: Signs of Vitamin B Deficiency May Appear In Your Mouth, Study Shows!
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Februaury 3, 2020: February Is National Children's Dental Health Month And Give Kids A Smile!
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January 30, 2020: Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Rising, Young Adults Experiencing Decline In Buprenorphine Treatment, Research Indicates
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January 29, 2020: Healthy Eating Habits May Reduce Risk For Untreated Caries In Adults, Study Finds
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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 Rai

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