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When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and […]

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Make Time for Break Time: Lunchbox Ideas for Work

It’s lunchtime on a weekday. Do you know where your coworkers are? Chances are they’re still sitting at their desks—just like you’re sitting at yours—doing something similar to what you’re doing: pausing between bites to catch up on emails, hop on a call or surf the web. It turns out that skipped lunch breaks and […]

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Is Juice Bad for Kids’ Teeth?

I can’t tell you when it happened, but at some point in the last year my baby morphed into a walking, talking toddler. Shortly after we celebrated my son’s first birthday, his daycare informed me that he’d be graduating to the toddler class, where they had juice with their snacks. Worried about his sugar intake, […]

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Yes Whey, Cheese is Good for Your Teeth

Smile and say “cheese” for the good news: Cheese is “grate” for your smile! This melted gooey goodness pleases your taste buds, tummy and teeth. Cheese is a natural source of calcium, a key nutrient for building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. Cheese also contains a protein that prevents bacteria from sticking to your […]

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Holiday Sugar Shock

Almost everyone figures that the holidays are a time to loosen up a bit about what you eat, and there’s nothing wrong with reasonably partaking in some sweets. Nobody’s going to gain a pant size or develop a cavity because of the occasional holiday indulgence. However, you might be surprised by how much sugar is […]

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Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly

When the days get a little shorter and the weather gets a bit crisp, it can only mean one thing – tailgating! (You thought we were going to say, “fall is here,” didn’t you?) Whether you’re grilling in a stadium parking lot or just having some friends over to watch the big game, here are […]

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Eat This, Not That: Summer Edition

Like many Americans, you’ll probably hit up your fair share of barbecues, cookouts, and picnics this summer. Though they’re sure to be filled with tempting treats, too many sugary foods and drinks can take a toll on your teeth over time. Here are a few better-for-you alternatives to consider the next time you find yourself […]

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It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s How You Eat

Since the first television programming began in the 1920s, our desire for digital distractions has grown exponentially. In fact, nearly 67% of Americans regularly watch TV while eating dinner. This habit can have a negative impact on your health, prompting researchers to suggest it’s important to pay attention to how you eat in addition to […]

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Say Cheese: Study Suggests Cheddar Protects Tooth Enamel From Acid Erosion

Cheese is just what the dentist ordered for a healthy smile, according to a 2013 study published in General Dentistry. Researchers from India measured the dental plaque pH on the teeth of 68 adolescents, ages 12 to 15, before and after they sampled cheddar cheese, milk or sugar-free yogurt. A lower pH level indicates teeth […]

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Calcium Makes Teeth and Bones Strong

Remember the long-running ad campaign that said, “Milk. It does a body good,”? One of the reasons milk is so good for you is because it is high in calcium, one of the most essential minerals for the health of your bones and teeth. Calcium also helps support basic metabolic functions and is probably best […]

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