Should You Bother to Floss Your Teeth?

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Flossing isn’t usually seen as an enjoyable activity. Fifty-five percent of Americans, in fact, would rather wash dishes, sit in traffic, wait in a checkout line, or even clean the toilet than floss, according to a 2015 survey from the American Academy of Periodontology. If you’re in that camp, you may have rejoiced recently when headlines proclaimed that the medical benefits of flossing were unproved. But does that mean you can...

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How Your Dentist Can Save Your Heart

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Put off the dentist and your smile isn’t the only thing that can suffer: Poor oral hygiene could hurt your heart health, suggests a new study from Finland. After examining the teeth and the arteries of more than 500 people, the researchers discovered that those need of a root canal were nearly 3 times more likely to have acute coronary syndrome—a clogging of the heart’s arteries that can cause a heart attack—than patients with healthy teeth....

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Avoid Halloween Candy Overload with Switch Witchery

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The scariest part of Halloween is the prospect of her little one munching his way through his enormous candy haul. The good news: The solution just flew in on her broomstick. By Debbie Koenig I’m inviting the Switch Witch over for Halloween this year, but she won’t arrive until after my 6-year-old has gone to bed. Are you familiar with the dear old hag? Like Santa or the Tooth Fairy, the Switch Witch visits children while they sleep...

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