Dental Health

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Be Well Philly

After Years of Neglect, I Finally Faced My Fears and Went to the Dentist

Laura, my wife, has this playlist called “’70s Dentist Office Waiting Room Music.” Collected, culled, curated over years, it’s a deep dive into wood paneling […]

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Philly Is Getting Another New Teeth Straightening Service

This past year, I’ve noticed some cosmetic beauty practices trending on Instagram: Botox, teeth whitening, personalized vitamins, and organic skincare. With every scroll, another influencer […]

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Goodbye, Braces: A New Teeth Straightening Service Just Arrived In Philly

For many adults, looking at photos from late middle school or high school can be cringe-worthy. From the questionable hairstyles to the semi-absurd apparel, our […]

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This Main Line Dental Office Is Wooing Patients With Netflix and Wine

There are a lot of things we’d rather do than go to the dentist. Get a massage after a really bad sunburn. Juice a bag […]

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The Checkup: The Undercover Health Issue You Should Be Paying Attention To 

• Loneliness: It’s not necessarily something we think about as related to health, but it is. And according to a recent review of studies from AARP, […]

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The Checkup: The New Food Label to Have on Your Radar

• Glyphosate, a chemical that’s used to kill weeds and is identified by the World Health Organization as a possible human carcinogen, might be lurking in […]

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8 Common Mistakes That Are Screwing With Your Teeth

The older I get, the more I realize why people loathe going to the dentist. I think it says less about dentists and more about […]

Be Well Philly

The Trick to Protect Your Teeth From Your LaCroix Addiction (Without Giving It Up)

If you were to peek into my recycling bin on trash day, you would see the signs of a true LaCroix addict: cans upon cans […]

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The Checkup: Why Your Tongue Turns White (And the Quick Fix for It) 

• Ever look at your tongue and notice that it’s white instead of pink? Well that, my friends, is tongue plaque — and it can cause […]

City Life

Choosing the Perfect Toothbrush for You

Everybody knows that brushing your teeth is essential for good oral health. Regular brushing—usually twice a day—helps clean the mouth, removing food particles and plaque […]

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The Items in Every Family’s Home that Pose a Risk to Your Child—You May Be Surprised

Any parent knows that seemingly safe items in one’s home take on a new, potentially risky light when there’s a newborn baby, infant, or toddler […]

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Modern Dental Implants Revolutionize Tooth Replacements

If you need to replace a missing tooth—following an accident or a health issue resulting in the loss of a tooth or teeth—you have several […]

City Life

Think Smokeless Tobacco Eliminates Your Cancer Risk? Think Again

Many people believe that smokeless tobacco—such as in the form of chewing tobacco or “snuff”—is less harmful to one’s health than cigarettes. (In 2011, a […]

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Stopping Gum Disease in its Tracks

Many of us worry about two basic things when we have to go to the dentist: that we will have cavities, and that the experience […]

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Snoring Is More than Just an Annoyance—It Could Be Bad for Your Health

We think it’s safe to say no one likes that they snore. And if you do snore when you sleep, likely the biggest sufferer is […]