26Jun, 2018

How Receding Gums Can Totally Ruin Your Teeth

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Brushing too hard may do you more harm than good. When it comes to your smile, keeping your teeth free of cavities and sparkly white are often top priorities. But while your chompers may look healthy, your dental health actually starts with an often overlooked part of your mouth: your gums. “Gums are the specialized structures that surround and support the teeth, maintaining them in your bone,” says Soo-Woo Kim, DMD, program director of predoctoral periodontology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. “Although you may have perfect teeth, if the […]
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19Jun, 2018

8 gross reasons why you should finally stop biting your nails

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This is one bad habit you should drop now. We all have bad habits that we could stand to lose — stress eating, nail biting, smoking, you name it. But some habits can be more detrimental than others. Nail biting, or onychophagia (as those in the medical field call it), is a common habit that affects 20-30% of people across all age groups. Although biting your nails may seem harmless, it can lead to some seriously nasty health effects. In fact, a 28-year-old father in England reportedly almost died after […]
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