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From Cavities to Stress-Grinding, the Pandemic Has Been Hell on Our Teeth

On March 26th, at the start of the first pandemic shutdown, Montgomery County resident Cathy Belfield was working from home while her two kids played […]

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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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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 […]

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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: How to Tell If Your Breath Stinks

• Bad breath happens. If you’re worried it might be happening in your mouth right this very second, breathing into your hand and sniffing won’t give […]


Shop Talk: See the Best in Philly Street Style From the Roots Picnic

Thousands of R&B fans flocked to Festival Pier last weekend as The Roots Picnic swept through town. As usual, stylish Philadelphians showed out in droves, […]

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The Checkup: The Low-Fat Avocado Variety Sparking Outrage Among Avocado Lovers 

• “Omg I hated it! Watery slimy. Gross.” That, my fellow avocado lovers, is how one Cooking Light editor described the SlimCado, a lower-calorie avocado […]

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The Checkup: How to Kill Bad Breath When You Don’t Have a Toothbrush on You

• Bad breath happens. And unless you happen to be one of those always-prepared people who keep a toothbrush and toothpaste at the office, there’s a chance that, […]

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The Checkup: Is Using Your Significant Other’s Toothbrush Really That Gross?

• I can’t be the only one who’s groggily grabbed their boyfriend’s toothbrush in the morning, scrubbed away at every crevice in their mouth, then — at […]

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Is Poor Dental Hygiene a Dating Deal Breaker?

I’m going to go ahead and say sorry for being so nosy in advance: We are totally about to grill you on your dental hygiene […]

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The Checkup: How to Avoid Stained Teeth from Coffee and Wine

• It seems just about everything good stains your teeth: wine (red and white!), your morning coffee — even tea! But there are some things […]

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The Checkup: These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for White Teeth 

• If you pride yourself on your pearly whites, you’re going to want to check this out: These are the best and worst foods when […]

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New Toothbrush Lets Your Dentist Spy on Your Brushing Habits

Today in inventions you never knew you needed: the “smart” toothbrush. This week, at Barcelona’s Mobile Congress 2014, Oral-B unveiled the latest in cavity-fighting gadgets, […]