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Answers to Your Most Asked Questions About Invisalign® (Video)

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Invisalign® is one of the fastest growing orthodontic treatments for straightening teeth. Are you wondering if it’s the right treatment for you? Dr. Bradley Olson answers your most asked questions about Invisalign®. But first, let’s talk about what the Invisalign® orthodontic process involves. How Invisalign® works Unlike traditional braces that are permanently attached to the […]

Diet Moderation

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Sugary Drink Consumption May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Premature Death, Study Suggests. USA Today (3/18, Molina) reports that researchers have “found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death.” The findings were published in Circulation. CNN (3/18, Bracho-Sanchez) reports, “Compared with women who had sugary beverages less […]

World Oral Health Day Today

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Celebrate World Oral Health Day On March 20. The ADA News (3/15) reported that World Oral Health Day is celebrated annually on March 20. The FDI World Dental Federation organizes the international awareness campaign, which “spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health […]

Periodontal Disease and Overall Health

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Periodontitis May Increase Risk Of Developing Dementia, Study Suggests. Forbes (3/17) contributor Robert Glatter, MD, states that “researchers in South Korea studied the relationship between chronic periodontitis and dementia over a 10 year period,” finding those with “chronic periodontitis had a 6% higher risk for dementia compared to those without periodontitis,” even “after controlling for […]

Charcoal Toothpastes

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Despite Popularity, No Evidence Charcoal Toothpastes Are Safe, Effective. Noting the prevalence of health and beauty products containing charcoal, PopSugar (3/7, Shiffer) questions whether using charcoal toothpastes to whiten teeth is safe. “Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s safe,” said Ada Cooper, DDS, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “Charcoal toothpastes often […]