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September 18, 2019: Many Americans Unaware Of Cancer Associated With HPV, Survey Suggests.
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September 17, 2019: US Adult Obesity Rates Are Increasing, Report Finds
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September 16, 2019: Physical Irritation, Smoking, Stress May Contribute To Canker Sores
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September 12, 2019: Gastroesophageal reflux associated with chronic pain in the temporomandibular joint, Study reveals.      
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September 11, 2019: FDA Sends Warning Letter To Juul Labs For Claiming Vaping Products Are Safer Than Traditional Cigarettes
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September 10, 2019: Number Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Cases Surges As Total Deaths Rise To Five!
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September 9, 2019: The satisfying fizz of a patient's favorite sparkling water elevates the risk for tooth decay.  Any drink with carbonation--including sparkling water--has a higher acid level, which some reports have stated that sipping on sparkling water will weaken tooth enamel. 
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September 5, 2019: Consumption Of Soft Drinks May Raise Risk Of Premature Death, Research Suggests
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September 4, 2019: Scientists Create Material That May Help Regrow Tooth Enamel!
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September 3, 2019: Surgeon General Adams Warn About Dangers Of Marijuana Use For Pregnant Women, Young People
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August 30, 2019: Popularity Of CBD Growing Despite Lack Of Evidence Of Health Benefits.   New report sites the growing popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) among consumers, despite a lack of research into the compound's long term effects.  The National Institutes of Health says that "Consumers are participating in one of the largest uncontrolled clinical trials in history, and no one really knows what it is they're taking...It's scary."  
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August 28, 2019: Say “hello” to the Seal! Hello Kids Fluoride Rinse is the latest product for children to earn the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The strawberry-flavored rinse earned the Seal for helping to prevent cavities.  
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August 27, 2019:   Women With Sleep Apnea Face Higher Risk of Cancer, Study Reveals
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August 26, 2019: Many Professional Athletes Have Oral Health Problems, Study Finds
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August 22, 2019: Dental Opioid Prescriptions Declining, But More Reductions Needed, Researcher Says
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August 21, 2019: Seniors May Have More Trouble Swallowing Larger Vitamins Or Supplements Than Younger People, Study Suggests.
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August 20, 2019: Oral Health Tied To Overall Wellness. Report indicates that some "diseases and medications may affect dental health, and conversely, dental decay and infection and inflammation can adversely affect overall health."  
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August 19, 2019: “Dental Floss Is Your Secret Multitool,” NPR Says. Not only does it help keep your gums healthy, "it's the Swiss Army knife" of modern travel!
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August 15, 2019: Prenatal Vitamin D Intake May Reduce Risk Of Enamel Defects In Children, Study Suggests
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August 14, 2019: Crocodiles Have Thin Tooth Enamel, Researchers Find.
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August 13, 2019: Dental Stem Cells, Gene May Help Regrow Dentin, Research Suggests.
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August 8, 2019: FDA Issues Statement About Uptick In Seizures Potentially Linked To Vaping
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August 7, 2019: Researchers Develop Material That Replicates Human Bone Tissue
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August 6, 2019: Study Indicates High Prevalence Of Osteoporosis A Decade After Gastric Bypass Surgery.
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August 1, 2019: Bad Breath Among Potential Symptoms Of Tonsil Stones Reported in Article; Maintaining proper oral hygiene practices may help prevent them from forming. 
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July 31, 2019: Sixteen New Measles Cases Recorded, Outbreak Shows Signs Of Slowing.
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July 30, 2019: Kombucha Tea May Harm Enamel! The fermented tea drink's acidity could contribute to dental erosion of the tooth's vital structures, report reveals. 
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July 29, 2019: High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation May Slow T2D Progression, Research Indicates.
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July 24,2019: Many Americans Take Antibiotics That Were Not Prescribed For Them, Research Indicates.
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July 23, 2019: Systolic And Diastolic Blood Pressures Both Important In Determining Heart Disease Risk, Researchers Say.  When uncontrolled, both measures of blood pressure can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. 
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July 17,2019: Researchers Examine Association Between E-Cigarette Use, Smoking Reduction. Research suggests that vaping may make ex-smokers more likely to relapse. 
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July 15,2019: Cutting Just 300 Calories From Daily Diet Could Benefit Cardiovascular Health, Study Suggests
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July 9, 2019: Sparkling Water Weakens Enamel, Study Finds. Any drink with carbonation-including sparkling water-has a higher acid level, which can weaken the enamel of teeth as it is sipped on. 
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July 2, 2019: Patient Education May Help Reduce Opioid Use, Study Indicates. A study found that "surgery patients who were taught to manage their pain with tylenol and ibuprofen ended up using few or no opiod pills." 
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July 1, 2019: Tongue Condition May Reveal Symptoms Of Diabetes, Celiac Disease, Other Health Issues
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June 25, 2019: Zip Code May Be Key Factor In Predicting Lifespan, Evidence Suggests
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June 17,2019: Undetected Diabetes Linked to Periodontitis and Heart Attacks.

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June 10,2019: Gingivitis Linked With Alzheimer's Disease!
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June 6, 2019: Studies Find Association Between Oral Health, Systemic Health. Reports on recent studies have found an association between poor oral health and Alzheimer’s disease, ischemic stroke, and high blood pressure, among other health issues.

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June 3,2019: Caffeinated Energy Drinks May Affect Heart’s Electrical Activity, Increase Blood Pressure.

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May 27,2019: Electric toothbrush users experienced 20% less tooth loss in an 11-year follow-up study than manual toothbrush users! 

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MAY 20, 2019: Diet Of Ultra-Processed Foods Tied To Higher Calorie Consumption And Weight Gain Compared To Whole Foods Diet, Study Indicates
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May 13,2019: Charcoal Toothpastes Don’t Whiten Teeth, Review Says.
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May 9, 2019: Say helllo to the newest ADA Seal-Accepted toothpaste! Hello Naturally Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste has earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance! The toothpaste is safe and effective at helping prevent cavities when used as directed. 
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May 8, 2019: Study Finds Children Who Drink Diet Sodas Don’t Consume Fewer Calories.
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May 6, 2019: Study: Poor Oral Health In Childhood Associated With Increased Heart Disease Risk In Adulthood.
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May 2, 2019: Research Looks Into Snoring Among Women. Sleep studies found that nearly 40 percent of women who declared themselves to be non-snorers turned out to have severe or very severe snoring intensity!
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May 1, 2019: Measles Cases Reach 25-Year High In US This Year, CDC Says.
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April 29, 2019: All Tobacco Products May Harm Periodontal Health, Research Suggests.
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April 25, 2019: About 20% Of Children, Teens Do Not Drink Water On A Given Day, Study Suggests.
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April 23, 2019: Practicing Proper Oral Hygiene Among Ways To Prevent Dental Stains, Study Reveals.
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April 17, 2019: FDA To Investigate Hand Sanitizer Ingredients.
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April 15, 2019: April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.

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April 10, 2019: A Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Gingivitis, Study Reveals.
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April 8, 2019: April Raises Awareness On Facial Protection.
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April 5, 2019: Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Improve Gum Health, Study Suggests.
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April 1, 2019: Tooth Loss Associated With Pancreatic Cancer In African American Women, Study Suggests. Compared to African American women who showed no signs of poor oral health, those who reported tooth loss had a substantially increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
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March 25, 2019: Demand For Vaping Addiction Treatment Grows As Study Cites An Increase in Vaping Among Children.
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March 17, 2019: Not-so-lucky charm: Data found that dental emergencies rise 77 percent after St. Patrick's Day!
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March 7, 2019: Nearly 30% Of Seniors Who Identify As Socially Isolated Report Poor Health, Poll Finds.
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March 6, 2019: Common Oral Bacteria May Accelerate Growth Of Colon Cancer, Study Suggests.
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March 5, 2019: Louisville Dental Researchers: Oral Bacteria Linked to Esophageal Cancer.
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March 4, 2019: FDA Commissioner Supports Increasing Minimum Age For Tobacco To 21.
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March 1, 2019: Dental Enamel Hypoplasia May Be Sign Of Celiac Disease.
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February 28,2019: More Providers Embracing “Food As Medicine:” Growing trend of “food as medicine,” explaining that more health care providers are taking steps to improve the diets of their patients.
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February 27, 2019: Flavoring Chemicals In E-Cigarettes May Harm Airway Passages, Study Suggests.
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February 26, 2019: Taxes On Sugary Drinks May Decrease Consumption, Studies Suggest.
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February 25, 2019: Ten Warning Signs Of Unhealthy Teeth: consistent bad breath, a white tongue, frequently getting food stuck between your teeth, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, white patches on your teeth, one tooth getting darker over time, lingering oral discomfort, a sensitivity to hold or cold drinks, a tense jaw when waking up, and teeth appearing to grow longer or wider.
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February 22, 2019: UK Study Shows Home Teeth-Whitening Kits May Weaken Teeth. Dental experts have called for a “ban on non-hydrogen peroxide based whitening kits which can be sold over the counter, after tests of five common brands found they could harm enamel.” The study found “damage was visible in tests on extracted teeth which had been whitened in line with the manufacturer’s instructions.” Home users could cause additional damage “by applying them for too long or more frequently, or if they have underlying dental problems that would take a dental inspection to pick up, the authors said.”
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February 21, 2019: Flu Vaccine Relatively Effective This Season, CDC Says.
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February 20, 2019: Most Children With Sleep Apnea Are Undiagnosed, Study Finds.
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February 19, 2019: Kombucha’s Low pH Makes It A Risk For Dental Erosion: ADA reports.
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February 18, 2019: Happy President's Day!
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February 15, 2019: Flu Season Has Not Yet Peaked, CDC Says.
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February 14, 2019: Happy Valentine’s Day: ADA wishes: “You’re Floss-some!” “Be My Bicuspid!” Making your smiles even brighter!
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February 13, 2019: Parents May Not Be As Vigilant As Needed When Measuring Children’s OTC Medicines, Survey Finds.
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February 12, 2019: Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Likelihood Of Breaking A Bone When Their Average Blood Sugar Levels Are Dangerously High, Study Indicates.
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February 11, 2019: While Most Parents Recognize Importance Of Oral Health, Many Still Delay Child’s First Dental Visit, Survey Finds. Survey found “about 95 percent of the parents really thought that oral health for their children was important,” although about 75 percent of those parents did not bring their child to the dentist by age one, and about 30 percent “didn’t think that dental pain was a serious issue.”
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February 8, 2019: New Film Spreading Misinformation About Root Canals, Dental Professionals Say. American Dental Association: Film “spreads fear and misinformation about the safety of root canals and extracting wisdom teeth.”
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February 7, 2019: February Is National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month.
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February 6, 2019: Some Parents Use More Toothpaste On Children’s Toothbrushes Than Recommended, CDC Study Finds. “Nearly 40 percent of children ages 3 to 6 used more toothpaste than recommended by dental professionals.”
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February 5, 2019: Study Suggests Water With High Iron Content May Contribute To Dental Staining.
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February 4, 2019: Are Children And Adolescents With Poor Oral Health More Likely To Also Have Poor School Performance And Attendance?  Study Suggests, Yes!
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February 1, 2019: Some Children May Use More Toothpaste Than Recommended, Survey Suggests.
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January 30, 2019: Coverage Continues: Researchers Suggest P. Gingivalis Bacteria Found In Gum Disease May Play Role In Alzheimer’s Development.
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January 29, 2019: Consumers Want Simplified Icon To Identify Healthy Food Options, Study Suggests. FDA to develop an ICON to easily identify products: no time frame announced.
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January 28, 2019: Brushing Teeth Considered An “Ideal Opportunity” To Add In Exercise: Article suggests people “try squatting” or “holding a stationary wall sit” while following the American Dental Association’s recommendation to brush teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
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January 25, 2018: FDA Chief Threatens To Take E-Cigarettes Off Market If Youth Use Continues To Rise.
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January 24, 2018: Patch On Skin May Be Able To Indicate Medical Complications: Advanced Technology: provides real-time information on the wearer’s pH, sweat rate, and levels of chloride, glucose and lactate – high levels of which could signal cystic fibrosis, diabetes or a lack of oxygen.
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January 23, 2019: ADA Reports: Give Kids A Smile Events To Take Place February 1st To Mark National Children's Dental Health Month.
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January 22, 2019: FDA Warns Against Use Of Teething Jewelry.
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January 21, 2019: Honoring the life of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
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January 18, 2018: Rheumatoid Arthritis And Gum Disease May Be “Partner Conditions,” Consumer Reports Says.
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January 17, 2019: Study Suggests Some Dental Floss May Contain PFASs. ADA RELEASES STATEMENT: “the ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to support the conclusions presented in this research and associated media coverage.”
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January 16, 2019: Healthier Sides, Drinks Added To US Fast-Food Restaurant Kids’ Menus In The Past Decade, Research Indicates.
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January 15, 2019: Sugar-Free Gum Or Candy May Help Alleviate Xerostomia.
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January 11, 2019: Use Of Flavored Tobacco Products By US Teens “Rebounded” In 2017 With Rising E-Cigarette Use.
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January 10, 2019: ADA NEWS: No Scientific Evidence To Support Benefits Of Oil Pulling.
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January 9, 2018: Older Adults Keeping Teeth Longer, Data Indicate.
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January 8, 2019: Flu Activity Across Most Of Country Is Now Widespread.
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January 7, 2019: Number Of Stroke Survivors With Poor Eating, Exercise Habits May Be Increasing.
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January 4, 2019: Poor Diet Has Become A Leading Cause Of Disease, Death, Study Reveals.
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January 3, 2019: Teeth Whitening Kits May Increase Risk Of Periodontal Disease, Study Reveals.
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January 2, 2019: Bacteria Living In Digestive System May Determine How Body Processes Diabetes Medications, Review Suggests.
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January 1, 2019: Happy New Year! May 2019 be your best year yet!
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December 22, 2018: Our Office Is Closed For Christmas Vacation And Will Re-open On Wednesday, January 2, 2019! Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
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December 21, 2018: Periodontitis May Initiate Alzheimers Disease, Study Reveals.
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December 20, 2018: Antibiotics May Make Oral Infections Worse, Study Reveals.
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December 19, 2018: E-cigarattes May Damage DNA In Oral Cells, Study Reveals.
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December 18, 2018: High Blood Pressure Linked To Periodontitis.
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December 17, 2018: Dental Anesthesia Milestone Marked: 174th Year Of The Discovery & Implementation Of Laughing Gas Into The Field Of Dentistry!
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December 14, 2018: Over 20% Of People Report Sharing A Toothbrush, Survey Finds.
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December 13, 2018: Youth At Greater Risk Of Opioid Addiction After Dental Prescriptions.
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December 12, 2018: Severity Of This Year’s Flu Season Remains Unclear, Experts Say.
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December 11, 2018: CDC Data Show 58 Million Americans Exposed To Secondhand Smoke.
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December 10, 2018: Increasing Dietary Fiber May Help Adults With T1D Lower Blood Glucose Levels, Research Suggests.
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December 7, 2018: Sucking On Baby’s Pacifier May Transfer Bacteria That Causes Cavities.
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December 6, 2018: Tooth Loss Associated With Increased Hypertension Risk In Postmenopausal Women, Study Finds.
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December 5, 2018: Partners Can Play “Critical” Role In Recovery From Eating Disorders, Experts Say.
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December 4, 2018: Snoring May Be More Damaging To Women’s Hearts Than Men’s, Study Indicates.
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December 3, 2018: Your Holiday Season Reminder: Hard Candies, Soda Among Worst Foods For Teeth.
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November 30, 2018: Meth Is Making A Little-Noticed Comeback Amid Opioid Crisis.
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November 29, 2018: Treating Periodontitis May Help With Diabetes Management, Study Suggests.
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November 28, 2018: New Study: Oral Microbiomes Have Changed Significantly Since Middle Ages.
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November 27, 2018: Poor Brushing Linked To Three-Fold Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease. 
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November 26, 2018: Cyber Monday!
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November 23, 2018: Black Friday! Let The Holiday Games Begin: Be Safe!
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November 22, 2018:  Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 21, 2018: Hormones May Affect A Woman’s Oral Health. Fluctuations Linked To Inflamed And Bleeding Gums.
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November 20, 2018: Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser And Philips Sonicare Water AirFloss Ultra Receive ADA Seal of Approval.
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Novemeber 19, 2018: Researchers Working to Develop A Molecule To Inhibit Bacterial “Evolvability Factor” To Limit Rise Of Superbugs.
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November 16, 2018: American Medical Association Wants Warning Labels For Foods High In Added Sugars.
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November 15, 2018: Quip Electric Toothbrush Receives ADA Seal Of Acceptance.
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November 14, 2018: ADA Clarifies: SmileDirectClub Social Media Post: Aligners are NOT Endorsed by American Dental Association!
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November 13, 2018: ADA Indicates New Study Needed: Does Taking Statins Promote Healing In Patients With Apical Periodontitis?
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November 12, 2018: FDA To Prohibit Sale Of Most Flavored E-Cigarettes From Stores.
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November 11, 2018: Veteran's Day: Honoring All Who Served!
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