March is here, and it’s time for the big day. No, not St. Patrick’s Day: It’s World Oral Health Day! The FDI World Dental Federation, representing over one million dentists worldwide, commemorates each March 20th in honor of everyone’s mouth—and how to keep it healthy. So why give your oral cavity its own day? For […]

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Maverick is back! Tom Cruise’s iconic ace from 1986’s Top Gun is returning in Top Gun: Maverick as a mentor to a new generation of elite fighter pilots. Today’s Maverick is older and wiser with a speckle of gray hair and a few more wrinkles. But one thing hasn’t changed: that flawless Tom Cruise smile. But Cruise wasn’t born […]

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A “toothy grin” might be endearing, but not necessarily healthy. More of the teeth showing may mean your gums have pulled back or receded from the teeth. If so, it’s not just your smile that suffers—the parts of teeth protected by the gums could become more susceptible to disease. There are a number of causes for gum […]

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If you know anything about dental disease, then you know bacteria ranks high on the Usual Suspects list. Tooth decay gets its start from acid produced by bacteria; periodontal (gum) disease is often triggered by bacteria that infect the gums. But the particular strains of bacteria that can cause dental disease are a small percentage […]

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