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It may be caused by bad bacteria growing on the very back of your tongue. Here are the steps to take to treat it. Use Hibiclens 4% antiseptic skin cleanser, which is available at your drugstore Place 2-4 drops on your toothbrush Reach the toothbrush as far back on your tongue as possible Rinse, because […]

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Most people want to live long lives. We also want to be in good health for the majority of our lives. Health expert Dr Chip Whitney calls this, “Making your health-span match your life-span.” Here are our tips for a healthy life: Start with a better night’s sleep Sleep 6-8 hours per night. If you […]

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Let’s talk about bribing kids to get them to do what we want. I do this and I am not ashamed to tell you, their pediatrician, or their grandmas. My boys are nine and six years old now. I can get them to brush, use their flossers and tongue scrapers every day, but they are […]

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People did a double take last week when news outlets everywhere reported on flossing. I saw headlines ranging from “Flossing not effective” to “No need to floss, Us Health Department says.” The Associated Press writer Jeff Donn’s article, printed Aug. 5 in the Union Bulletin under the headline “Feds remove flossing recommendation, cite lack of […]

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Have you ever walked past your child’s bedroom on a quiet night and heard an awful noise? While some kids are sleeping soundly, their jaws are hard at work…grinding teeth. Let’s look at this a little closer. Why does this happen? We don’t always know why this happens. Research indicates that hyperactive children and kids with […]

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Hey, it happens! Most people worry about having bad breath. For many, having sweeter breath is just a matter of using the right products and following your dental hygienist’s instructions. Here are some of my recommendations for better breath: First, make sure your tongue is clean. After brushing and flossing, but before rinsing, use a […]

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As the end of the year edges closer many of us are getting ready for the holiday season and the busy months ahead. Don’t forget about your teeth. With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner most of us will be indulging in more sweets than normal. This is a good time of the year to […]

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There has been some interest and explanations in the UB along with a few letters to the editor— I know that the science supports later start times for teenagers and young adults—I can also remember waking up early in high school to do homework or chores at Dad’s shoe store—In fact, getting up early for […]

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