How to Protect Your Teeth If You’re Vegan

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Whether your diet is vegan, vegetarian, or includes meat, science shows that eating plenty of plant-based foods is necessary for optimal health. But if you follow a vegan diet (or are considering doing so), which nutrients could you be missing? What do you need for a healthy mouth and teeth? Here’s what to know—and do.

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Is Vaping Bad for Me?

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While vaping was once believed to be an acceptable alternative to smoking regular tobacco cigarettes, there is new evidence that this practice presents its own serious health risks. Moreover, in August 2019, the CDC confirmed the first-ever death caused by vaping.

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Love Chewing Ice? Why You Should Stop, AND See Your Doctor Promptly

Chewing ice can harm your teeth, and may be a sign of iron deficiency anemia.

If you love chewing ice, you’re not alone. Many people find that chewing ice helps them to deal with stress, ease the effects of dry mouth, lose weight, or stop smoking. Chewing ice might seem to be an acceptable coping method, but it can harm your teeth in other ways, and ice cravings may also be a symptom of a more serious health issue.

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The Best Oral Health Habits for Your Young Child

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Your child can begin a path to good oral health during early childhood, with your supervision and positive modeling. All oral habits—good and bad—affect the way children’s teeth, jaws, faces, and overall health develop. Here are answers to nine important questions you may have about your child’s oral health habits.

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Persistent Headaches? Surprising Reasons to Consult Your Dentist

A dental issue may be the cause of your persistent headaches.

Headaches can occur for different reasons, and most of us have experienced them on occasion. If you have headaches that persist or interfere significantly with your daily activities, your doctor may prescribe medication to help. But in some cases, when medication isn’t completely effective, your dentist may be the key to relief.

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A Clear Alternative to Braces

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If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, clear aligners may be a great option for you! The latest advances in research, technology, and materials mean that clear aligners are a comfortable, convenient alternative to braces. Gio Iuculano, DDS discusses the most recent developments.

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