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Why Top Athletes Can Have Bad Teeth

A new study confirms that top athletes in Great Britain have bad teeth. Although the study looks exclusively at athletes from the UK, its results are much more broadly applicable than that–many top athletes are plagued by dental problems. Understanding why competing as an elite athlete damages teeth helps show why a Holistic Dentistry

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U of Rochester Finds That Smiles Give Liars Away

Can you tell when a person is lying to you? The secret might be their smile, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. After looking at the expressions people have when telling the truth or lying, the researchers found that liars were most often given away by the sheer delight that showed on their […]

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Horseback Riding Can Lead to Tooth Injury

Horseback riding is a fun way to spend some time outdoors, enjoying the beautiful countryside around Rochester, but it can also be dangerous. Horses are very powerful animals, and when you’re on horseback, you’re elevated and vulnerable to falls, especially if you’re just an occasional rider. The recent, serious dental injuries to a young girl […]

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Your Household Environment May Determine Salivary Microbiome

It’s important to understand the oral microbiome if we want to properly prevent and treat oral disease. A healthy oral microbiome can help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease, but an unhealthy one can encourage decay and disease. Holistic dentistry teaches us that your oral microbiome is impacted […]

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If You Listen to Industry Research, Vaping Doesn’t Stain Teeth

As vaping grows in popularity, we have many important questions to answer about its impact on the oral and overall health of users. Preliminary research seems to suggest that vaping might have less impact on oral health than tobacco. But we also know it’s not entirely harmless. But what […]

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