100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

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‘Public health impacts all of us, in every corner of the globe, every day of our lives-not only our healthy and safety, but also how we live, what we wear, what we eat, what happens to our environment and the stewardship of our planet.’ Here are a few objects that have shaped Public Health in […]

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day

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Most people have had visits from the tooth fairy. As children we were so excited to lose a tooth and put it under our pillow to wake up the next morning with a gift underneath. With National Tooth Fairy day approaching, we were curious where the “Tooth Fairy” legend began. To our surprise the tradition […]

Check your symptoms with Symptom Checker

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The American Dental Association (ADA) has many helpful tools on their website! One of their newest tools is the “Symptom Checker”. With a few simple clicks and a little information, you could get a general idea about what is going on with your mouth. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/symptom-checker Just select the area of concern, input your gender and […]

Smoke Free is a free app to help smokers quit

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The SmokeFree app by David Crane provides relevant and useful feedback while you are working toward a tobacco free life. The dashboard displays motivational statistics; you can tap on the screen when craving sneak up on you and get immediate encouragement. https://smokefreeapp.com/ Best of health to you

What does the tooth fairy pay in 2017?

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I remember a shiny quarter under my pillow after loosing a tooth. What the tooth fairy pays for a tooth has been a survey conducted by Delta Dental Insurance company for several years. USA Today reports the tooth fairy pay more when the economy does well. Kids are getting nearly five bucks a tooth. Wow! […]

A healthy start for children

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A healthy start in life includes taking care of teeth. Kids see what’s important when they watch us take good care of ourselves. How much toothpaste? Very little as a matter of fact. Look at the amount shown on this link from the American Dental association… https://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Publications/Files/ForthePatient-0514.pdf?la=en Have you considered music as a part of […]

Gum health is connected to your heart health.

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Inflammation is one element that connects the body with several conditions at the same time. Arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and gum disease are some of those connections. http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/playing-with-the-fire-of-inflammation?dlv-ga-memberid=10866807&mid=10866807&ml=251440 When inflammation is acute, the body is working on the normal healing process. But, chronic inflammation is the body working against itself. Protect your health by talking […]

Triclosan in toothpaste

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The chemicals triclosan and triclocarban are on a list the FDA recently required be removed from hand and body soap. The thinking is based on a couple of  questions. First, are these antibacterial chemicals making a health difference? And, are we manufacturing a line of products that create resistant bacteria in people and our environment? […]

Why Floss?

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Floss will keep you healthy. As will a Waterpik or Showerflosser, Hydro Floss, Perio Aid and soft picks keep the places between your teeth in good shape. You have many options. The Surgeon General and Federal Government need new research stating a medical benefit for flossing, a  legal reason to place floss on a list […]