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5 Surprising Facts About Spinach

Why do we love National Spinach Day (March 26th)? Because it may be one of the healthiest food-related holidays of the year! Just check out some fun facts about it: Spinach is an edible, flowering plant native to central and western Asia. It is thought to have originated in Persia (modern day Iran) and was…

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4 Ways to Build a Strong Immune System

Your immune system is an intricate system of cells that patrol your body, destroying germs and other infections. It’s also your first line of defense against illness. Keeping your immune system strong is the best way to stay healthy. Here are some ways to do just that! Relax: There are two types of stress: good…

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Healthy Thanksgiving Food Trades

On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The problem is that most people never lose that added weight, which can quickly add up as the years go by. Try one of these healthy swaps to avoid those extra pounds this year: Trade candied yams for roasted sweet potatoes. Candied yams…

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Wisdom Teeth: Should They Stay or Go?

Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They typically come in between the ages of 17 to 25, which has been coined the age of wisdom, hence the name wisdom teeth. In some cases, the wisdom teeth erupt through the gums and become fully…

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How to Care for Teeth With Braces

Braces help improve many things about the appearance of your teeth: the alignment, bite, spacing, and more. But it’s important to remember that proper oral care includes keeping teeth healthy and strong, too. Braces create space for food and bacteria to hide in your mouth, which can lead to plaque buildup and eventually cavities. Here…

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3 Best Snack Recipes For All Ages

Now that school is back in full swing, it’s time to check in with how healthy our snacks are. From pre-school to high school, here are great options that will make everyone happy. 1.) Baked sweet potato fries. Most kids, no matter their age, love French fries. Here’s a healthy, easy-to-make sweet potato alternative to…

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The Worst Wake-Up Calls For Your Teeth

While many of us need a morning beverage to help start the day, unfortunately some of those drinks are not helping our teeth. From staining to eroding enamel, here are the worst teeth offenders you can drink: Coffee: Sadly, our favorite morning staple is also a notorious teeth-stainer. It is also highly acidic, which can…

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3 Problems Poor Dental Care Can Cause, Beyond Cavities

You may know that poor dental care can lead to cavities, infections, and the dreaded root canal. But cavities aren’t the only thing you have to worry about if you don’t brush and floss daily. Here are some of the most common dental issues: Bad breath: If the risk of cavities doesn’t motivate you, maybe…

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A Big List of Little Habits That Can Damage Teeth

Even if you brush twice a day and floss religiously, there could be tiny, seemingly harmless things that are damaging your mouth and teeth. To avoid fractures, chips, cracks, wearing down enamel and gums, and weakening tooth structure, steer clear of: Chewing ice cubes Crunching hard candies or other hard food Sucking on candies, lozenges,…

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How to Ease Kids Into a Back-to-School Routine

While kids wish summer could last forever, it’s almost time to get back into the swing of the school year. Here’s how to get them ready for their first day back. Set routines: Slowly move bedtimes and wake-up times to what they will be during the school year. Adhering to morning and nighttime routines will…

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