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Category: Healthy Habits

Q and A with our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Lisa Mruz

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To wrap up National Children’s Dental Health Month, we sat down with our Pediatric dentist, Dr. Lisa Mruz for a Q&A from social media. She has been practicing for more than 18 years and understands that children are not “small adults”. Pediatric patients generally require a different treatment approach. Her goal is to help her […]

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

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Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip […]

Poll Shows Rising Anxiety Among US Adults

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USA Today (5/8, Molina) reports that a “poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association finds Americans’ anxiety is up from a year ago, and we’re most anxious about paying our bills.” USA Today adds, “Overall, the poll measured Americans anxiety score at 51, up five points from last year.” In a statement, Anita Everett, MD, […]

Erosion: Stomach Upset and Your Teeth

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Did you know your digestive health can affect your teeth? Frequent stomach upset can cause a gradual wearing away of the protective enamel on your teeth, a process known as tooth erosion. This can affect the appearance of your teeth and open the door for harmful bacteria that cause cavities. How Do Stomach Problems Affect […]

Some Popular “Healthy” Habits May Actually Cause Harm

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Business Insider (11/29, Praderio) states that over time, “myths and misinformation have given rise to a swath of ‘healthy’ habits that are popular but not actually backed up by science,” and some of these habits may “actually backfire and harm your body.” The article lists 17 of these habits, including brushing teeth immediately after eating. […]