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5 Habits That Wreck Your Smile

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Do You Have Bad Dental Habits? Nobody has perfect teeth or practices perfect dental hygiene. We occasionally skip our before bedtime brushing or are in too much of a hurry to floss. Our teeth often become casualties of several other habits and preferences we have adopted over the course of our lives. Do You Smoke?  …

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Is Never Flossing all that Bad

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Controversy over whether flossing is really all that necessary for good dental hygiene erupted in the last two years when the New York Times reported that there was no scientific evidence which supported the claim that daily flossing prevents periodontal disease. However, dental professionals all agree that flossing helps reduce gingivitis, the first stage of …

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Back to School Lunch Options

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA You did it! All of the paperwork, preparing, and shopping for school supplies, clothes, shoes, and everything else back-to-school is done, hopefully! You’ve sent your kids off to school, but are already aware that there will be days when they are sent him sick or have to miss school because of an illness. Did you …

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Bad Breath–it could be your Diet

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA Health, diet, and fitness represent a multi-billion dollar industry. Many people turn to a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet in an attempt to lose weight or improve their appearance. By avoiding carbs, you minimize your intake of flour- and grain-based foods, as well as dairy and many sugary snacks. While also consuming large amounts of protein, you …

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Should I trade my floss for a Waterpik® Water Flosser?

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA We get it, flossing can seem tedious and downright gross, so it is no wonder people are on the search for something simpler to use. Flossing removes biofilm and tartar buildup from between your teeth and has been proven to be a necessary part of oral hygiene in the efforts of reducing your risk of …

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How Smoking Damages Oral Microbiome

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Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA It is no surprise to many of us that smoking can lead to many different health conditions and diseases, including in the mouth. According to the International Society of Microbial Ecology, new research indicates that smoking alters oral microbiome, which can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer as …