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Sugar, Spice, but is it all Nice for your Teeth?

April 21, 2022

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Feeling spicy? Everyone likes to spice up their life every now and then, but doing so frequently with the consumption of spicy foods can take a toll on your teeth.

There are a few things you should know about spicy foods when consumed in overabundance:

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How does Alcohol Impact my Teeth?

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In 1987, National Alcohol Awareness Month was created and continues to this day. Founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), this annual observance is dedicated to educating the public about the health risks of alcohol dependence. Greater than 90,000 individuals lives are taken each year as a result of alcohol abuse and dependence.  In addition, about 29 people die in vehicle accidents due to an alcohol-impaired driver, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other campaigns that highlight the dangers of alcohol misuse include D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and Know Your Limits.

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What Happens without Adequate Sleep

March 23, 2022

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Are you getting enough sleep? Your body definitely depends on a good night’s rest. Staying up to finish just one more episode of your favorite show or not having a regular sleep schedule can cause a lot more harm to your body than you may think. Every year, Sleep Awareness Week® sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation reminds us of the significant link between sleep and overall health. The National Sleep Foundation aims to improve health and well-being by advancing sleep health theory, research, and practice.

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Socially Isolated Older Adults & Faster Tooth Loss

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A new study conducted by researchers at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing suggested that in comparison to older adults with more social communications, socially isolated older adults have a higher likelihood of having missing teeth and losing their teeth faster over time. Tooth loss can play a major role in your well-being, and can not only impact the beauty of your smile, but also your speech, chewing efficiency, and much more!

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Vaping & Gum Disease

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You may know the dangers of tobacco use to your health, but did you know that goes for vaping too?! Recent studies conducted by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry show the relationship between electronic-cigarettes (E-cigarettes)/vaping products and gum disease. They found that individuals who use e-cigarettes have a unique oral microbiome that is less healthy than nonsmokers, which may contribute to gum disease. E-cigarettes use a battery that allows for nicotine and other chemicals to be vaporized and then inhaled.

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Multiple Sclerosis and your Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — wellesleydg @ 12:08 pm

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) continues to work to cure multiple sclerosis (MS) via research and many educational initiatives. Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is an important yearly effort to spread awareness and help individuals impacted by this disease manage their treatment and overall health. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own central nervous system. This can lead to trouble balancing, impaired vision, fatigue, and other health irregularities.

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Could Oral Bacteria be a Cause of Migraines?

February 26, 2021

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Migraines can be a nuisance! If you’ve ever suffered a migraine, you know how significant an attack can feel. Could your dentist help relieve your migraines? In some cases, yes! A study published by the American Society for Microbiology suggests that certain oral bacteria known to increase nitric oxide in the bloodstream can cause the blood vessels in the brain to widen, which consequently can trigger the onset of a migraine.

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Every Body Has a Seat at the Table: Eating Disorder Awareness

February 21, 2021

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Every year, many organizations and individuals across the nation recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), which is the biggest and most recognized eating disorders education effort in the United States. This year, NEDAwareness Week runs from Monday, February 22 – Sunday, February 28. This national event aims is to shed light on eating disorders through educating, spreading hope, and making resources accessible to individuals in need. The theme for 2021 is “Every Body to Has a Seat at the Table.”

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Wine and Chocolate to the Rescue!

February 14, 2021

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Our loving team at WDG is wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is known for being a day full of love and sweet treats in appreciation of our relationships with others. Although delicious, we all know that sugary treats can be harmful to our teeth. But, what if we told you that there are some treats with added heart-healthy benefits to them?

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Preparing your Smile for Valentine’s Day!

February 12, 2021

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Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day approaching there will be lots of kisses, roses, hearts, candy, chocolates, kind words, and lovely memories exchanged by many as people across the United States celebrate the occasion. As you begin to make plans for this special day, there is one important thing that you won’t want to neglect: oral hygiene! Take a look at these tips and facts to get you ready to have a happy Valentine’s Day:

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