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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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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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Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

Tags: Bone loss, gum disease, oral cancer, quit smoking, smoke out 2012, stop smoking, tobacco, tooth decay

Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and not all are the result of cigarettes; many follow the use of cancer-causing smokeless tobacco and an emerging group of ‘safe’ alternatives. Brian Burkey, MD, discusses the likelihood of oral cancer as a result of tobacco abuse.