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Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Though health officials constantly stress the need for rigorous dental hygiene, many people fail to heed this advice. Consequently, dentists spend many of their working hours filling in their patients’ cavities. Since cavities are so common, a number of myths ...

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Protecting Your Teeth From Sugary Treats

Protecting Your Teeth From Sugary Treats

What do Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas all have in common? They are all prominent holidays associated with sugary treats. Of course, eating so many sweets over such a short period of time can be bad news for your teeth. ...

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Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

Seven Tips for Smarter (and Healthier) Snacking

The word “snack” usually doesn’t bring to mind images of healthy and nutritious fare. Instead, this term is usually associated with junk food such as pretzels, chips, cookies and candy. In addition, many people snack on junk food several times ...

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Six Ways to Get Rid of Post-Holiday Weight

Six Ways to Get Rid of Post-Holiday Weight

The holidays are almost upon us, and you know what that means; lots of hours spent in stores buying gifts, traveling long distances to visit relatives and eating lots and lots of food. Of all of these traditions, the one ...

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Five Short Term Effects of Eating Junk Food

Five Short Term Effects of Eating Junk Food

For most people, diet has a very straightforward and obvious impact on health. People who regularly consume fruits, veggies and other nutritious fare generally stay skinny well into middle age and beyond. Conversely, junk food tends to go hand-in-hand with ...

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Six Food Swaps for Healthier Meals

Six Food Swaps for Healthier Meals

Cutting unhealthy food out of your diet is a goal that is often much easier said than done. Compounding this problem is that many popular foods aren’t especially great for your waistline, containing sizable amounts of sodium, sugar and calories. ...

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Making Cookies A Healthier Snack

When it comes to snack foods, America has had a long love affair with cookies. In 2012, shoppers in the United States bought over $1 billion dollars worth of Oreos alone. Like so many other popular foods, however, cookies are ...

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