The Importance of Annual Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer, also diagnosed as pharyngeal cancer, causes more than 8,000 deaths a year. Surprising that such a small part of the body can cause such severe consequences, isn’t it? Oral cancer is most commonly diagnosed in its later stages. It has little to minimal symptoms at its early stages, making it less detectible at […]

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What is Your Dental Request?

If you deal with the public, you have probably addressed some crazy questions. Dentists hear some unusual questions from their patients, as well. Remember, no matter how crazy your request, Dr. Foust is here to help you! The Chicago Dental Society surveyed more than 300 members to discover some of the strangest requests people ask […]

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Lose Weight, Improve Your Gums

All the holiday celebrations can really add on the pounds. If one of your New Year resolutions is to lose weight, you’ll also be improving your gum health. Fat cells trigger inflammation, and your body is better at fighting disease, including gum disease, when those fat cells disappear. A study by the Case Western Reserve […]

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away?

You’ve probably heard that “an apple a day will keep the doctor away,” but what about the dentist? December 1st is “Eat a Red Apple Day,” so it’s time to focus on how the fruit can affect your dental health. Fresh fruit contains lots of healthy nutrients, and apples, in particular, come in many varieties, […]

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Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

Some of your favorite holiday spices can add flavor to your meals. However, they also have wonderful scents and health benefits. Cinnamon: Cinnamon has medicinal curing properties. It is linked to helping people with type 2 diabetes. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily can reduce your blood sugar level, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol […]

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Dental Health Before Bed

Before you lay down to sleep at night, what do you do for your dental health? Bedtime is a very vulnerable time for your mouth. While you sleep, your flow of saliva decreases because metabolism slows down. As a result, your mouth can become dry and inflamed, and bad bacteria multiply. Essentially, without the proper […]

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Smile Makeover Is No Illusion

What you see on TV and movies isn’t always real. We’re not just talking about the cool special effects that often defy gravity, explode wonders of the world, and morph humans and animals into one being. More than the obvious, many elements of TV and movie stars are digitally enhanced. Flaws are covered, stunt doubles […]

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Gum Recession and Tooth Sensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly known as tooth sensitivity, is often much more aggravating than it is dangerous. The main symptoms are discomfort and/or pain in response to hot and cold drinks, food, or air. The sensitivity may be caused by exposed teeth roots at the base of your teeth. Gum recession uncovers dentin that is […]

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Chocolate is the Antidote

Components of chocolate aid in the production of serotonin, which is responsible for the happy feelings in the pleasure center of the brain. Therefore, chocolate is a helpful antidote to stress and depression. Moreover, the flavonoids in chocolate have other health benefits. Have you ever heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? […]

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Dental Floss Cure to Bad Breath

With all of the breath mints, gums, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other breath-freshening products on the market today, why do so many people have chronic bad breath? 32% percent of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be linked to a lack of proper […]

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