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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing respiratory illness in people and others circulating among animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people and then spread between people. Previous coronavirus outbreaks have included Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). COVID-19 is the disease caused…

The Chronic Childhood Condition That’s 100% Preventable

Did you know that cavities are four times more common than childhood asthma? Did you also know that 20% of children ages 5 to 11 have untreated tooth decay? Tooth decay the most common chronic condition in children — and it’s 100% preventable! Influencing Factors of Childhood Decay You may have heard that bad teeth…

5 Holiday Indulgences That May Not Be Worth the Cavities They Cause

‘Tis the season to throw caution out the window and indulge in goodies we would normally skip during the rest of the year. This is understandable given the sweets and other delicacies that are offered at parties and gatherings during the holidays. But consider yourself forewarned that too much of a good thing can turn…

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Is Your Mouthwash Burning Your Mouth? Here’s Why

Many of us reach for mouthwash to beat bad breath or to put an extra shine on freshly-brushed teeth. But do you ever experience a burning sensation when using mouthwash? If so, it could be cause for concern. Types of Mouthwash There are two common types of mouthwash found in stores: Cosmetic mouthwash: These control bad…