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December 2013

Did you smell something funny on Christmas Eve?
December 27, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings

A timeline of celebrities with missing teeth
December 26, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Seven all-stars, including John Lennon, Jim Carrey and Amy Winehouse, all had run-ins with missing teeth. Read about it here.

Top 5 winter foods
December 25, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Looking for some healthy food choices in the dead of winter? Discover them here. 

Holiday wishes and an important reminder
December 24, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Poor oral health lands identical twin in hot water
December 24, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Read about how good dental hygiene helped solve a crime of identity theft. 

Why some people are more prone to cavities than others
December 23, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Find out why some people are more likely to develop cavities more than others. 

Why is morning breath so bad?
December 20, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Morning breath happens to everyone. Find out ways to keep your A.M. funk to a minimum. 

IU delivers holiday present for homeless veterans
December 19, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Indiana University helps homeless veterans find a job by improving their dental appearance. See what you can do to help!

New Year's Eve: Best and worst alcoholic drinks for teeth
December 18, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Drinking in the New Year? Discover which beverages are best for your teeth.

Important information for cold and flu season
December 17, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Everyone gets dry mouth from time to time. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of medications, due to smoking or drinking alcohol, sleep apnea, etc. It's not only unpleasant. It is also really bad for your health.

Holiday Halitosis? Figure Out the Causes and Cures
December 16, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Tis the season for Christmas carols, reindeer, in-laws and bad breath. That's right, with the all of the exciting festivities, many folks get stressed out decorating, finalizing travel plans and setting the table for your spouse's parents. But while a little anxiousness is normal - and may help you complete your shopping list - too much can be bad for your overall and oral health.

New study on ancient lizard breath
December 16, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Hey you! You have lizard breath. Why, thank you.

Poor dental health linked to slower cognitive function
December 13, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Oral health and mental health were put to the test in a recent study. Discover what University of Carolina researchers found.

Top 5 ways to avoid Grinch-like smiles during Christmas
December 12, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Ever notice that the Grinch never shows his teeth when smiling? That's likely because he hasn't seen a dentist in Whoville in a while. Check out these remedies to avoid nasty oral health problems.

New sugar-free candy actually reduces cavities
December 10, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Researchers in Berlin developed a new candy that contains a good type bacteria which lowers your chances of bad breath, cavities and other oral health problems.

Educating Parents to Improve Kids' Oral Health
December 4, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
To improve children's oral health and keep them active in the classroom, education for parents may be the first step. From the early 1970s to the 1990s, the amount of cavities in the baby teeth of children ages 2 to 11 declined, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. However, in their latest study, that trend flipped. A small yet significant rise in tooth decay showed that 42 percent of kids have some form of cavity or dental caries. That's about 21 million American children.

A breakdown of sugar substitutes
December 4, 2013 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Do artificial sweeteners cause cavities like table sugar? Find out here.

Burning taste buds
December 2, 2013 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Most of us know the feeling of scalding our taste buds from hot foods or beverages. Read how it affects our mouths and how burning tongue syndrome comes into the picture.

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