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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Good news for those afraid of the dentist’s drill: New research suggests that a “no-drill” approach can halt tooth decay in many cases. An Australian team’s seven-year study found that the need for fillings fell 30 to 50 percent if patients used preventive …

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News Roundup: Blood

Problem drug may improve memoryThe drug erythropoietin has had a tough time recently. It’s been in the news for athletic doping scandals, a stepped up warning for cancer patients, and possible overuse in people undergoing kidney dialysis. Now there’s some good news about the genetically engineered version of a natural …

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Sports Drinks May Be Bad for Your Teeth

Istockphoto) By Mara BetschFRIDAY, April 3, 2009 (Health.com) — Sports drinks can rehydrate you after a workout, but they also may wreak havoc on your teeth. Prolonged consumption of these types of beverages could lead to erosive tooth wear, according to a study presented at the International Association for Dental …

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Drinking White Wine Can Lead to Stained Teeth

Istockphoto By Kate StinchfieldWEDNESDAY, April 1, 2009 (Health.com) – If you think you’re doing your teeth a favor by sipping white wine instead of red, you may need to rethink your tooth-whitening strategy. A new study shows that white wine has an acid content that tends to increase the risk …

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Beauty Tip: Power Wash Tooth Stains

Istockphoto Power washing your teeth is faster and easier than ever. For a 60-second DIY deep clean, try Philips Sonicare AirFloss—-I’m obsessed! Simply position the rubbery-tipped nozzle between two teeth, up at the gum line, then press the trigger. A burst of air and micro-water droplets cleans 99% of plaque …

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Does Oral Health Predict Overall Health?

Illustration by Elaine Liu/Greatist.com Upwards of 6 billion bacteria live inside the average human mouth. (Kiss me, now?) The wrong buildup of microorganisms in the mouth can lead to infections, tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. Oral bacteria can also travel into the blood stream, causing or contributing to an …

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Awesome or Crazy? A Cupcake

Baked by Melissa (a New York City-based cupcake company known for its miniature varieties that come in out-of-the-box flavors like peanutbutter and jelly and s’mores) launched the first-ever cupcake “gumball” machine at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Yes, we said it: A cupcake gumball machine (and …

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Hate Wine Stains on Your Teeth? How to Stain

Sick of wine stains on your teeth? New products aim to fix that. Health staffers sipped Cabernet and reported back! Wine Straws(12 for $8; winestraws.com): Drink red wine without passing it through your teeth; the diameter’s tiny, so you don’t down too much at once. Health says: “Usually my teeth …

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Does Oil Pulling REALLY Whiten Your Teeth?

By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes. Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering …

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