The All Smiles Blog

As early as a six-month well visit, doctors and pediatricians commonly ask questions about your family’s water source, and what type of water your child may be drinking and/or using in formula. So what difference does it make to your health? Fluoride can prevent, or even reverse, early tooth decay when it is ingested, and...
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Halloween means extra sweets for kids–and let’s be honest–for parents too! It is okay to indulge in an occasional treat, but with the abundance of candy around on Halloween (and continuing into the Thanksgiving and Christmas season), it is beneficial to be educated on which treats can leave a lasting impact on your mouth. Ask...
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It is no secret that a great smile gets noticed. A recent survey (2009) polled women and men on what they notice first on the opposite sex. The results are ranked as follows: Women notice in men: 1. smile 2. eyes 3. clothing 4. body and hair tied up for 4th place 5. other Men...
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We’ve all seen it–a coworker, friend, or acquaintance gets a new smile (or even some other type of cosmetic work) and while it looks attractive, it looks a little too perfect . We all want to look attractive, but no one wants to have an airbrushed, unnatural look that cause people to pay too much...
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The average American takes a little over 5,000 steps in one day, according to many studies requiring people to wear pedometers to measure activity. 10,000 steps is considered “active,” which should be your goal to maintain a healthy heart, and prevent diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Other countries that participated in the activity study...
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The term TMJ is tossed around and often misunderstood. It is also associated with a host of health problems. …so what is TMJ, and what does it have to do with dentistry? TMJ refers to the Temporo mandibular joint, and you have two of them, one on each side of your mouth. TMJ is actually...
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Facebook can be a great way to connect with friends, family, and colleagues, and is quickly becoming a common way to foster relationships and maintain contact with other people. The popular social networking site has also received bad press for privacy issues and making information available that shouldn’t be. Sharing certain information can put you...
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“Supersize” menu items have been all the health buzz lately, and most health conscious people are aware that super-sizing your meal can give you much more calories (and fat, and sodium, etc. etc.) than you bargained for. However, it is more and more common for restaurants to provide nutrition facts (often displayed on the wall...
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As with any health arena, dentistry and oral health often has myths attached. Here are several of the most common and the truths behind them. 1. Poor dental health affects only the mouth. Poor dental health in children often contributes to a poor diet, as foods that are healthier are often denser and hard to...
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Not all germs are bad, and sanitizing every surface multiple times a day is unnecessary for the typical home. However, there are certain areas that harbor some nasty germs, and some of them may surprise you. Here are the top ten spots that germs hang out, and how to properly prevent illnesses and contamination. 1....
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