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Antioxidants for the Graduate

May and June are the months when high schools and college celebrate graduation. It’s a bittersweet time for most graduates and their loved ones. On the one hand, graduation is a mark of accomplishment. It’s a happy relief to cross … Continue reading

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A Garden of Antioxidant Delights

Ah, spring is here at last. Blossoming flowers and trees are lovely, and people in towns and the country are planting vegetable gardens. Every doctor or nutritionist in the world will tell you how vegetables and fruit are vital to … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins Are The Berries!

What is more delicious than a bowlful of beautiful berries? Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries. Sweet, tart, and juicy, just thinking about them makes your mouth water. Berries may be one of those rare foods that are incredibly decadent and delicious—and … Continue reading

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Minerals for Your Teeth: Fluoride and Hydroxyapatite

Unless you read more than your share of technical articles, you have probably never heard of hydroxyapatite. It might sound like a miracle product for your diet, but hydroxyapatite is actually a mineral that is critically important to your teeth. … Continue reading

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The Best Toothpaste for Electric Toothbrushes

If raising your oral hygiene to the next level is one of your new year’s resolutions, you might think about getting an electric toothbrush. They are gaining in popularity among dental practitioners as well as consumers. Electric toothbrushes can do … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders and Oral Care

Eating disorders have probably been plaguing people for centuries, but it’s really been in the last couple of decades that they have been openly discussed and widely diagnosed. So much about eating disorders has been covered in popular and scientific … Continue reading

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They Call It ‘Fire Water’

Try this: Pour a shot glass of whiskey. Gin, vodka, tequila or other spirits will do, too. Don’t add anything else. No ice, lime juice, or olives are needed. Now take a big swig. Notice anything? How about that fiery … Continue reading

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Speaking of Tongues: Lingua geographica, or Geographic Tongue

Benign migratory glossitis, oral erythema migrans, glossitis areata exfoliativa, glossitis areata migrans, lingua geographica, stomatitis areata migrans, and transitory benign plaques of the tongue. These are some of the names for a condition more often known as “geographic tongue.” It’s … Continue reading

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The Bite of Teeth Whitening

The movie screen is filled with a weird image of a gaping mouth, with dental retractors and teeth gleaming under an eerie white light. The focus pulls away and we realize the mouth belongs to George Clooney in the 2003 … Continue reading

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Candy, Bacteria, Cavities, and You

One of the best things about a holiday—any holiday—is the candy! Chocolate shaped like chicks or stars or pumpkins. Unearthly colored marshmallows. Peanut butter, caramel, or nougat-filled; gooey, gummy, sweet treats. What’s not to love? What’s not to love is … Continue reading

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