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What You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Oral Health

A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 9.4% of the United States population—that’s 30.3 million Americans—now has diabetes. According to a recent report from Blue Cross Blue Shield, diabetes is also currently the third most common health issue among insured Americans, following closely behind high blood pressure and mood disorders. Findings from this study also show that diabetes is growing at the quickest rate in the millennial age group. Aside from soaring medical costs (in

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AAP Updates Recommendations on Fruit Juice for Infants and Children

In May, the American Academy of Pediatrics released several updated guidelines regarding consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and children. The first update in 16 years, these new guidelines include limiting fruit juice intake for toddlers and completely cutting out fruit juice in the first year of a baby’s life. No juice for children under one year of age Previous guidelines from the AAP recommended that parents avoid giving 100 percent fruit juice to infants under six months of

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What is a Holistic Dentist? Holistic Dentistry Explained.

As a family dentist office offering holistic focused dental care, we often hear questions like: What is a holistic dentist? Why is holistic dental care important? How can I find a holistic dentist near me? In this post we will answer these questions by explaining how holistic dentistry differs from traditional dentistry, why holistic dental care is important for both prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and how you can find a holistic dentist in your area. Have a cosmetic issue and

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What’s Up with All that Poking at My Gums During Cleaning?

Have you ever wondered why your dentist or hygenist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What’s going on there? This practice, known as dental probing, is performed to check the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth and the level of bone underneath the tissue. It’s a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch it early.

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While Many Nations Restrict & Ban Use of Mercury Amalgam, U.S. Continues to Deny Its Dangers

On March 14, 2017, the European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority of 663 to 8 to approve regulations that will reduce the use of amalgam within the European Union. These new regulations are in line with Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global treaty aiming to decrease levels of mercury released into the environment, including those associated with dentistry. What is Amalgam, and what is it used for in dentistry? In dentistry, amalgam is a material used as a filling

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