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Is Juice Good for Your Teeth?

The Washington Post recently ran an Op-Ed by diabetes specialists on the health dangers of fruit juice, which stand in marked contrast to the perception that juice is healthy. The authors did a good job of running down many of the risks related to fruit juice in terms of weight gain, insulin surges, and more. [...]

How an Unhealthy Mouth Can Lead to Weight Gain

You might blame your weight gain on what you’re putting in your mouth, but the truth might be that it’s your mouth that’s the problem. It’s an illustration of the complex, reciprocal relationship between oral health and your overall health. From encouraging unhealthy behaviors to directly triggering weight gain, an unhealthy mouth can contribute [...]

Dry January Could Be Good for Your Teeth, Too

Over the holidays, many of us tend to drink more alcohol than usual. It often comes along as part of the usual social scene. Spending time with friends and family often come along with drinks, whether it’s wine with dinner, cocktails in the evening, or beers while enjoying the football or basketball games. But at [...]

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 [...]