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Gum Disease Patients Nearly Nine Times More Likely to Die of COVID-19

In a study published in the online Journal of Clinical Periodontology, researchers found that COVID patients with gum disease were more likely to suffer serious medical complications, including being: 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator Nearly nine times more likely to die compared…

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Five Candy-Free Ideas for Your Little Ones on Valentine’s Day

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re a parent of a young child, it’s likely they’ll have an opportunity (or a few) at some point that day to exchange Valentine’s goodies with friends. We love the sentiment of this holiday, but encourage families to get creative and…

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Identifying the Cause of Your Oral Health Woes

Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Are the holidays stressing you out? Take a deep breath. Stress can cause wear and tear on your body, including your mouth. Ever had a painful canker sore? Or experienced uncomfortable dry mouth? Felt the symptoms of gum disease? Or ended your day with a sore jaw from grinding your…

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Give the Gift of Oral Health To Your Community This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for reflecting on this year’s activities and milestones, giving and giving back. Which is why we’re thinking about all the smiles that come into our offices and the difference we’re making with the help of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation at home and abroad. Smiles for Everyone Foundation was founded in 2011…

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Top Foods to Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth

Nobody wants to deal with the pain and discomfort caused by cavities, least of all your children! Limiting foods high in sugar like candy and soda is a great way to start taking care of your child’s overall oral health, but to maintain it, eating certain foods can help. From dairy to different fruits and…

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Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular issues and disease effects nearly 50 million Americans annually and is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. National Wear Red Day, held earlier this month, aims to educate and prevent heart disease, lung disease and strokes through awareness and action. Recently scientists have linked oral health to cardiovascular disease.…

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20 Ways to Spend Your FSA Money Before Year’s End

Before you start making your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about what you might be leaving behind in 2016. No, not just memories…we’re talking money! That’s right, you could be losing out on funds if you don’t spend them before year’s end. Most dental benefits and FSA spends will expire at the end of the…

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Orthodontist Approved Halloween Recipe

Do you know what is scarier than all the ghosts and monsters that crawl through the night? Cavities and broken braces! Let Halloween take a backseat (Okay, maybe passenger – we still love dressing up!) and take some time to honor National Orthodontic Health Month this October. One extra tasty way is with this Pumpkin…

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