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The Damaging Effects of Smoking on Oral Health

A smoker breaking his cigarette due to the effects of smoking on oral health

Smoking may be on the decline, but it’s still more common
than you may think. Many know that smoking carries risks but may not know
exactly how bad it is. In addition to major issues like lung cancer and heart
health, the effects of smoking on oral health are serious and can lead to a
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Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cavities or Gum Disease Like Sugar?

A man pouring artificial sweetener into his coffee.

Have you ever tried to avoid eating sugar? It’s in everything! The standard American diet incorporates sweet tastes into every meal of the day. For most, getting away from real sugar means switching to alternatives like xylitol, stevia or other artificial sweeteners. While they don’t carry the same caloric problems of regular sugar, do artificial sweeteners cause cavities or issues like … Continue Reading

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The Mysterious Origins of the Tooth Fairy Legend

Young girl smiling while holding her missing tooth in her hand - Origins of the Tooth Fairy legend
From Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, there are a handful of stories and figures that spark imagination and wonder in our children. One such character is the enigmatic Toothy Fairy – the mythical creature that exchanges payment for teeth; of course, only if they’re placed safely … Continue Reading

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