Can you really swallow your tongue?

Can you really swallow your tongue?

Can you swallow your tongue? The short answer is no. You can’t. It is impossible to swallow your tongue.  Your tongue is a major player when it comes down to your oral health. It has eight flexible muscles packed with nerves and arteries. Swallowing it is a tall tale. According to Medical News Today, it’s a muscle that […]

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Up your calcium intake!

Up your calcium intake!

Maintaining a healthy calcium level is essential.  A massive 99% of your body’s calcium is in your bones and teeth. Before adulthood, your body requires a regular intake of calcium. It is constantly rebuilding and strengthening your bones.  What is calcium? According to Medical News Today,  it is a nutrient that all living organisms need. […]

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What energy drinks do to your tongue

Most of us are guilty of looking for an upper once the midday slump gets us down. Whether we need a jolt while we are sitting at our desks at work, or need some motivation to clean the kitchen at home, energy drinks can make you feel on top of the world, and they are […]

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Why you need insurance for dentures

A large percentage of the population have dentures. Dentures are also known as ‘false teeth’ and they are a common, cosmetic and medical prosthetic. But as with everything, there are “well-made dentures, and then there are knock off, more cost effective versions, which usually result in oral injuries and an all-around uncomfortable fit. Dentures can […]

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3 steps to make brushing teeth fun for kids

From the sighting of your child’s first milk tooth, experts advise that you get them into the habit of brushing their teeth. This not only protects their little baby chompers, but also sets a positive precedent: that dental hygiene is important. Now, it can be a tedious task to gather the troops, especially if you […]

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How to cope with dental anxiety

The thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can upset adults and children alike. The idea of needles being stuck into your gums and drills moving through your teeth can cause anyone anxiety. But normalising the experience of going to the dentist is important, so that you aren’t demotivated to get check-ups. Your dental health […]

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Why get a Platinum Plan from Affinity Dental

Dental insurance is a wonderful add on to any health plan, and thanks to businesses like Affinity Dental, it is now a service on its own, making dental care more accessible and affordable. A problem many consumers face with their dental insurance providers is that insurers only cover a very select number of procedures. Affinity […]

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Triclosan in Toothpaste: Good or Bad?

Toothpaste manufacturer, Colgate-Palmolive, recently removed triclosan, an antibacterial compound from their toothpaste, and it has not as yet been decided whether it will be banned for good. The popular, antibacterial Colgate Total was recently reformulated into Colgate Total SF. The new version of the toothpaste is advertised to be a better formula altogether, but as […]

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