How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Most children learn by the time they’re in elementary school that they should brush their teeth twice every day. But many adults still have no idea how often they should replace their toothbrush. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become frayed. Bacteria Buildup.  After you brush your...
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By Looking In Your Mouth, Your Dentist Can See What’s Happening in Your Body

Did you know your dentist can frequently spot the first warning signs of many major health problems? Issues like leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and more may all have oral manifestations, and can potentially be spotted by your dentist during a routine check-up even before you’re experiencing any symptoms. One of the first signs of leukemia can be gingivitis; or swelling and bleeding...
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July is UV Awareness Month

We all know how important it is to use sunscreen to protect our skin from Ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. But protecting your eyes is equally important.   Even though July is UV Awareness Month, our eyes are at risk to UV rays all year round. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye including cancer....
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The Pros and Cons of Progressive Lenses

As we get older, many of us discover we’re having vision issues with both nearby and further objects. The solution for some people is to have two pairs of single-lens glasses: one for activities that require clear distance vision, such as driving, and another set for close-up activities, such as reading. However, carrying two pairs of glasses at all times can be inconvenient.  ...
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