A shingles outbreak can be painful and embarrassing. It could also interfere with many areas of your life—including your dental care. Known medically as herpes zoster, shingles is a viral form of chicken pox. The virus can lie dormant for many years or decades in people that had chicken pox as a child, breaking out later […]

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Celebrities use Twitter to connect with their fans—promoting their next project, sharing big news and, yes, throwing a little shade. Occasionally, though, a tweet reveals something deeply personal about your favorite star’s life. A case in point: tennis great Serena Williams’ plea for help with her baby’s teething. “Nothing is working,” Williams told her followers […]

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“Cut down on sweets, especially between meals” is perhaps one of the least popular words of advice we dentists regularly give. We’re not trying to be killjoys, but the facts are undeniable: both the amount and frequency of sugar consumption contributes to tooth decay. Our concern isn’t the naturally occurring sugars in fruits, vegetables, grains […]

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Most babies come into the world ready and able to nourish at their mother’s breast—no training required! About one in ten children, though, may have a structural abnormality with their tongue or lip that makes it difficult for them to breastfeed. The abnormality involves a small strip of tissue called a frenum or frenulum, which is found in […]

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