Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fun Holiday Facts

Poinsettias were first introduced into this country in 1828 by the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett. Over $220 million worth of poinsettias are sold during the holiday season! The original ball lowered in Times Square on New Year’s Eve back in 1907 was made of iron and wood and decorated with 100 light bulbs. The modern New Year’s ball is made of Waterford crystal, covered with 696 light bulbs, 96 strobe lights, and 90 rotating pyramid mirrors.

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum diseases (also known as periodontal diseases) are a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaw where … Continue reading

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Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco is not only bad for your health, it can cause oral cancer and effect your weight & diabetes. In 1980, two studies were reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association by dental researchers led by Drs. … Continue reading

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