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Gum Disease Patients Nine Times More Likely to Die of COVID-19

In a study published in the online Journal of Clinical Periodontology, researchers found that COVID patients with gum disease were more likely to suffer serious medical complications, including being: 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to intensive care 4.5 times more likely to need a ventilator Nearly nine times more likely to die compared…

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Overeating And Your Oral Health

Photo by Lawrson Pinson on Unsplash Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Also known as the Feast of the Patron Saint, this holiday will be celebrated in Ireland and around the world by thousands with food, drink and merriment in the form of music and dancing. St. Patrick’s Day menus will typically feature comfort foods such as…

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Five Ways Winter Affects Oral Hygiene

Photo by Spencer Backman on Unsplash It’s February and, for many of us, the weather outside is still feeling frightful. No matter where you live, the idea of facing cooler temperatures can put a real damper on things. Harsh winter elements like whipping winds and drier air can produce a negative effect on your oral…

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Together with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation, We Celebrate a Season of Giving All Year Long

Good oral health is important 24/7 and 365 days a year. Unfortunately, there are people living in the U.S. and around the world who – for one reason or another – aren’t getting the dental care they need. At Bright Now! Dental, the season of giving lasts all year due to our important work with…

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Three Smile-friendly Stocking Stuffers

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash The holidays are right around the corner and that means gift-giving season is upon us! We get it, coming up with great gift ideas for friends and loved ones is hard. We’ve got you covered with three easy ideas for practical stocking stuffers this season. 1. Hello Toothpaste –…

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Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Mouth

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat,” and when it comes to your teeth, that saying couldn’t be truer! We know that we should stay away from sugary foods like candy and soda, and that eating healthy foods promotes overall health. But what can you eat to maintain good oral health? We’ve…

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National Wear Red Day: The Link Between Cardiovascular Disease and Periodontitis

The month of February is jam packed with events, celebrations and award shows, from the Big Game to Valentine’s Day to the Oscars. Amidst all the festivities, February also marks National Wear Red Day for awareness. Nearly 50 million Americans experience cardiovascular issues and it is the leading cause of death and disability in the…

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Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This October

Every October, stores fill their aisles with endless varieties of candy, and kids across the country get ready for some sweet, sticky, chewy treats. For those of us concerned about dental health, this can be a scary thought. Fortunately, there are some delicious treats that are safer than others. While we love Halloween, this October…

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Coconut Oil Pulling: Does This Celebrity Trend Work?

Coconut oil pulling has become one of the most popular methods when it comes to teeth whitening. Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley swear by the trend. Essentially, coconut oil pulling is swishing a mouthful of oil around your mouth for about twenty minutes and then spitting it out. The word pulling refers to…

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Take Your Kids To The Dentist

If you’re wondering if your child is old enough for the dentist, the answer is probably yes. Many parents are shocked when I tell them how early they should start thinking about their kids’ oral health. Experts recommend that brushing begin as early as six months, (or as soon as your child’s first tooth appears)…

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