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Boil, Soak or Pitch It? 4 Tips for a Clean Toothbrush

Tags: dental health, teeth, tooth decay, toothbrush

Some say a run through a dishwasher or a pricey UV sanitizer is necessary to keep a clean toothbrush. But hot water and regular replacement are all you need. Here are 4 toothbrush safety tips.

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Is Oil-Pulling Your Best Choice for Dental Health?

Tags: coconut oil, dentist, detox, heart-healthy oils, teeth

Oil-pulling is swishing a teaspoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every day, then spitting it out. The Indian folk practice is becoming a fad because of celebrity endorsements.

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TMJ: This Common Disorder Is a Jaw-Popper

Tags: dentist, jaw pain, teeth, teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)

Dental and pain issues that go undiagnosed can result in Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). It affects the joint between your lower jaw and your skull — known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ.

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7 Surprising Uses for Botulinum Toxin

Tags: bladder, botox, eye, multiple sclerosis, nerve blocks, teeth

Aside from its age-defying qualities, injectable botulinum toxin has medical uses for patients with nerve pain, migraine and spasticity, along with conditions like excessive sweating and overactive bladder.

Health remedies from long ago: Do they work or are they just myths? Cleveland Clinic Infographic

Grandma Was A Health Hacker (Infographic)

Tags: acne, bee stings, bronchitis, colds, constipation, cough, eye, female patterned hair loss, hair loss, infographic, male patterned hair loss, skin care, teeth

Not all of Grandma’s old-time remedies stand up to close scientific scrutiny. In fact, some are downright silly. Let’s have a look at Grandma’s medicine chest and see what works and what doesn’t.

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Avoid ‘Baby Bottle Tooth Decay’

Tags: baby, baby food, dental health, flouride, growing pains of parenting, pacifiers, teeth

Tooth decay without teeth? It can happen. Here are four tips to improve your “toothless” baby’s dental hygiene.

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6 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Tags: dentist, jaw pain, mouth sores, teeth, tooth decay, toothbrush

Bad breath after a garlic-laden meal? Mouth blisters from piping hot pizza? Oral health concerns are not uncommon, but some issues can be serious. Todd Coy, DMD, offers insight on when it’s time to see a dentist.

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4 Tips for a Healthy Smile — and Body

Tags: atherosclerosis, cancer, dental health, dentist, oral cancer, teeth

Good dental care is about more than just keeping your teeth and gums healthy — it’s about keeping your entire body healthy. Get started with these four tips.

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Young Children and Biting

Tags: behavior, child biting, growing pains of parenting, parenting, teeth

When your toddler bites, act quickly and calmly. An expert explains why children can bite and what to do about it.

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Tips to Wean Your Baby from Pacifiers

Tags: anxiety, pacifiers, preschool, teeth

When and how should babies be weaned from pacifiers? A pediatrician offers tips to help parents wean their children from pacifiers.