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Sweet potatoes – healthy treat or dental doom?

Sweet potatoes are starchy – and as you may have guessed, sweet - root vegetables. Most of us are familiar with the ones that have a brown skin and orange insides, but you can find ones with skin colors that range from white to yellow, red, and purple too – with white to yellow, orange, or orange-red flesh.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Football Snacks

Football season is snack season. Yes, even when the games are held on a day full of deliciousness –Thanksgiving – somehow, we still want to snack before and after the feast. Apparently, a football game without snacks is like a football game with goalposts – what would be the point?

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Take a Hike!

Wait, no, we don’t want you to go away! We’re just celebrating National Hike Day! It happens on November 17th, and was created by the American Hiking Society to encourage people to get some fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors.

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Pneumonia linked to oral health

Pneumonia is the single biggest infectious cause of death for both adults and children. Approximately 2,400 children under five die from pneumonia daily. World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, 2021, is working to raise awareness of the dangers of Pneumonia, and reduce the risks that can contribute to the disease.

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DentalPlans.com | Hearing Loss

One in eight people in the United States experiences hearing loss in both ears, according to the National Institutes Of Health (NIH). And while hearing loss can impact all ages, it becomes more prevalent as you grow older. Roughly 8.5 percent of adults aged 55 to 64 have severe hearing loss, that number grows to nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74.

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Oral Health and Breast Cancer

On average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The good news? Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

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Happy World Smile Day!

October 1, 2021 is the twentieth anniversary of World Smile Day. Founded in 2001, it’s a way to honor the memory of commercial artist Harvey Ross Ball, who created the smiley face that we all know and love 😊. Smiley Face was initially inspired by the need to calm down an office full of really grumpy people. Let’s take a little trip back to 1963!...