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Julie Schmitt
Safety Warning Issued for Dental Teething Medicine
Date: 07/15/2014 10:12am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out a warning against the use of the drug lidocaine to treat young children who are experiencing pain while teething. The warning was issued on June 26 to healthcare professionals not to prescribe the oral drug.

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Gail Weisman
Top-15 Searched Dental Services
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/15/2014 09:13am

If you sat in your chair pondering what the most sought after dental topics on the Internet were, worry no more, as FAIR Health has compiled the list for you.

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Bob Alaburda
Sugar-Packed Sports Drinks Wreaking Dental Havoc
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/10/2014 02:31pm

Sugary sports drinks are causing major repercussions for athletes who slug down the electrolyte replenishing drinks. Dental disease is on the rise among young athletes after overconsumption of these drinks have eroded teeth enamel and caused a breeding ground for bacteria.

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Jason Schwartz
Navajo Children Facing Rapid Dental Decay
Date: 07/10/2014 09:14am

The Navajo region spans across more than 27,000 square miles across portions of Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. With this expansive region also comes new evidence that over 60% of children in the region have untreated tooth decay.

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Dave Pavlak
NSTEP Aims to Snuff Out Smokeless Tobacco
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 07/09/2014 02:51pm

When Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away in June, the baseball world was shocked. Gwynn himself cited his use of smokeless tobacco as the cause of his cancer throughout the years. Now understanding the severity of using smokeless tobacco, different individuals and groups are stepping up to raise awareness and put an end to the smokeless tobacco craze.

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Julie Schmitt
United Concordia Dental and the Philadelphia Zoo Team Up for Oral Health Awareness
Date: 07/09/2014 10:16am

United Concordia Dental and the Philadelphia Zoo might seem like an odd pair to come together to raise awareness of proper oral health, but the group has announced a 3-year initiative to do just that. The campaigns goal is to show how the oral health can affect the health of other parts of our body, not just in humans, but also animals.

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Gail Weisman
Molar Statues Unveiled in Chicago for 150th Anniversary
Author: Gail Weisman
Date: 07/09/2014 09:37am

Have you seen 4 molars in downtown Chicago and wondered what the story behind them was? The Chicago Dental Society celebrated its Sesquicentennial, or if you’re looking for an easier word to say, its 150th anniversary. For this honor, four 4-foot high molars were installed on the Magnificent Mile.

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Bob Alaburda
Unique Toothpicks Pack a Flavor Punch
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 07/07/2014 03:00pm

Though toothpicks aren’t necessarily a dentists' recommended way of cleaning teeth in-between meals, the wooden sticks still find their way onto the reception desks of restaurants worldwide. For those who can’t bear the stale taste of a pointy wooden stick in their mouth, a solution is on the horizon.

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Jason Schwartz
Going the Distance to Avoid the Dentist
Date: 07/03/2014 09:18am

In a story that is making the rounds on the Internet, a 12-year old French boy has faked his own kidnapping in order to avoid the dentist.

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Dave Pavlak
Taking the Edge Off a Checkup
Author: Dave Pavlak
Date: 07/02/2014 08:29am

While Manhattan has been famous in its own right for many years, local dental offices are gaining a following for serving a complimentary glass of wine to patients before their cleaning to help alleviate some apprehension about the appointment.

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