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January 2014

Year of the Horse: What it means for your oral health
January 31, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
2014 is the year of the horse. While the astrologists predict what's in store for the upcoming months, we share our own predictions.

Gum Disease Almost 100 Percent Preventable
January 30, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Do you wear sunscreen on blistering hot days? Do you buckle your seat belt when going on a road trip? Like these measures, taking care of your gums and teeth marks the benefits of preventative care. Think ahead of time. Not only will staying on top of your gum health ward off unwanted accidents, it might also keep money in the bank later on.

The Differences Between Regular, Soy and Almond Milk
January 27, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings

Celebrating National Croissant Day with Kanye West
January 27, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
This Thursday, Jan. 30 is National Croissant Day. Join hip hop icon Kanye West in indulging!

Bieber breath
January 23, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Here's a breakdown of alcohol breath, something that Justin Bieber found out the hard way.

What to serve for the Super Bowl
January 22, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Watching the Seahawks vs. Broncos Super Bowl? Discover how to keep halitosis on the sidelines.

Racing Toward Better Dental Health with Danica Patrick
January 20, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
NASCAR speedster Danica Patrick has launched a new campaign to give thousands of in-need Americans better oral health. Teaming up with Aspen Dental and Oral Health, the program is called the Healthy Mouth Movement, a community initiative designed to deliver free dental care to thousands of low-income communities across the country, spreading oral health education to millions more.

Educating Parents to Improve Kids' Oral Health
January 16, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
730529_81831841 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. Education starts at home, where parents are lifelong teachers. Since day one, we learn from what our parents do, how they treat others and how they take care of themselves. You are your kids' learning models. The attitudes you maintain about oral health inspire theirs and can steer them to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Even if your kid seems to rebel against you sometimes, little Johnny or Sara will take after you more than you realize. After all, tooth decay in primary teeth has hefty implications on dental health later in life. "We do know from a number of studies that when children have tooth decay in their baby teeth, they tend to have decay later in their adult teeth," lead researcher Bruce Dye of the National Center of Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told ABC News. Encourage your children to eat nutritious meals and avoid frequent snacking. If you pack his or her lunch for school, make sure to throw in an apple, banana or some other fruit. Teach them from a young age to develop good habits for flossing and brushing. Dentists recommend that adults and kids floss once a day. Interestingly enough, it has been shown that flossing before brushing is more likely to develop into a habit. Why? Often after we finish with the toothbrush we feel like our mouths are sufficiently clean, so we postpone using the thread until tomorrow ... or sometimes next month. Always floss before brushing! <

Navy Dentist Vying for the Olympics
January 14, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Lieutenant Amanda Rice, 29, is a general dentist who treats sailors at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Japan. She's also an elite runner.

4 best smiles of the Golden Globe winners
January 14, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Discover who brought home the Golden Globes with the sexiest smiles.

2014 best places to visit and where to eat
January 13, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Expanding on "52 Places to Go in 2014" by The New York Times, we've tacked on the best cuisines to eat at that are good for body, soul and mouth. 

Tongues Out Tuesday
January 9, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
This is more than Miley Cyrus showing off her tonsils at the VMAs. Dozens of international celebrities have joined the ranks for Tongues Out Tuesday, posting pictures on social media of themselves sticking out their tongues. Actress Drew Barrymore snapped one with co-star Adam Sandler, Ke$ha surprised no one by licking her friend's face and American-German model Heidi Klum wagged her tongue beside her two big dogs.

Prehistoric teeth show rotten oral health
January 9, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Archeologists discovered some of the earliest evidence for widespread tooth decay in Moroccan skeletons. With so much mouth rot, they probably had some serious bad breath.

Tongue scraping, ancient health trend resurfaces
January 8, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Looking for alternative methods to knock bad breath? Check out the Ayurvedic health practice of tongue scraping.

Best and Worst Hors D'oeuvres for a Party
January 3, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
The New Year s celebrations are over, the ball dropped; you've celebrated with your family and friends. Whether or not you re already planning another party anytime soon, you pretty much know what to expect:

5 New Year's resolutions worth keeping
January 2, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Want your New Year's resolution to last? We have a trick for you.

Alligator tooth regeneration
January 1, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Alligators may hold the secret of re?-growing teeth for 2014 and beyond. 

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