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The Dental Blog of Bradley J. Olson, DDS

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Everything in Moderation

Hard Candies, Soda Among Worst Foods For Teeth. HealthDay (11/28) reports “the American Dental Association warns against certain foods and beverages that can contribute to tooth decay,” such as hard and sticky candies, crunchy snacks, soda, alcohol, and sports drinks....

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Fighting Bad breath

Poor Oral Hygiene, Diet Among Possible Reasons For Bad Breath. In a consumer-focused article, CNN (11/28, LaMotte) discusses causes of bad breath and possible solutions. Poor oral hygiene is “a leading cause of bad breath,” says CNN, and “the good news is that you can...

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Cannot be Emphasized Enough

Dentist, Patient Warn Against DIY Dentistry. Stating that “do-it-yourself dentistry is ruining mouths and costing families a lot of money,” WINK-TV Fort Myers, FL (11/16, Frampton) shared the experience of Nancy Kate Barr from Cape Coral, Florida, who attempted to...

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Energy Drinks

Energy Drink Consumption May Lead To Negative Effects On Blood Vessel Function, Research Suggests. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11/5, Pirani) reports research “suggests consuming just one” energy “drink can lead to negative effects on blood vessel function.” The...

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HSA Benefits

“HSAs Have No Use-It-Or-Lose-It Rule,” Kiplinger States. Kiplinger (11/2, Lankford) discusses health savings accounts, saying they “offer a triple tax break” since “contributions aren’t taxed, the money grows tax-deferred, and it can be used tax-free for eligible...

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Happy Halloween

CNN Highlights ADA’s Information On Halloween Candy. CNN (10/26, LaMotte) includes candy in its list of “health hazards of Halloween,” noting the American Dental Association says to “be picky if it’s sticky.” The article explains that caramels, gummies, taffy, and...

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Vitamin D

Study Suggests Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Falls, Fractures For Most Patients. Endocrinology Advisor (10/19) reported on a study that found vitamin D supplementation offered no benefit in fall or fracture prevention or in bone mineral density. The study...

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Just for Fun

FROM THE ADA Toothy Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Halloween! Download 6 frightfully fun pumpkin carving stencils to bring Halloween fun to your home or office! From “Count Bicuspid” to “Frankentooth’s Molar,” these spooky characters are lurking in MouthHealthy’s...

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Just Do It!

Well and Good (9/24, McPhillips) considers the question of whether to floss before or after brushing teeth, featuring comments from Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett, an ADA spokesperson and a professor at UCLA, and Dr. Philippe Hujoel, a professor at the University of...

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We can help you with Invisalign

Bloomberg News (9/20, Wolf) reported on companies that provide direct-to-consumer products intended to straighten teeth without a visit to the orthodontist’s office. The article reported that “a growing number of orthodontists,” however, are “warning consumers about...

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