SUMMARY: Chewing a piece of sugar-free gum, whether it's minty fresh or traditional bubble gum, can be advantageous for your mouth, teeth, and gums. You might chomp down on a stick of gum after a meal as a force of habit, but do you know how beneficial this simple act can be? According to Wise Bread, chewing gum improves concentration and memory, combats stress and anxiety and even reduces acid reflux and heartburn. But that's not all - chewing a piece of sugarfree gum, whether it's minty fresh or traditional bubble gum, can be advantageous for your mouth, teeth and...

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SUMMARY: Unfortunately, bad breath goes deeper than brushing and flossing. Here are a few reasons your breath could still be rancid after brushing. Picture this: You wake up in the morning, have your cup of coffee and bowl of oatmeal and then head straight upstairs to perform your daily oral hygiene routine. You spend time brushing your pearly whites and flossing between your teeth, leaving your mouth feeling fresh as can be. But the second you walk downstairs and go to kiss your significant other goodbye for the day, he or she makes a pungent face and asks if you're...

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Love Red Wine But Hate Teeth Stains?

Sick of wine stains on your teeth? INNWHITE aim to fix that. Health staffers sipped Cabernet and reported back!   We love red wine. What we don’t love? Wine-stained teeth. Red wine is a tasty mix of natural dyes, acids, and tannin, three ingredients that work together to etch and stain your teeth. The shockingly red wine teeth you see in your mouth after a marathon of zinfandel tasting is mostly a coating of dyed saliva, but there can be some long-term dulling effects from a chronic diet of dark, acidic wines. Sometimes one glass is all it takes to unleash that dreaded purple smile (yes, the one...

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Will Whitening Your Teeth Help You Succeed?

We've been through one of these moments: Speaking in front of the boss for a big meeting, meeting a partner's parents, giving a speech that will decide your final grade. No matter what profession we choose or where we decide to live, we cannot fully avoid these scenarios. In every one of them, confidence is key. Without it, your voice may tremble. You may stutter. Then - oh no - your audience is whispering. They're exchanging looks and muttering under their breath. Whatever feelings you had of being in control will evaporate in an instant. Once off balance, every second...

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff —Your Mouth Will Thank You!

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Everyone has stress in their lives and that stress takes its toll on nearly every part of our bodies. The stress response is part of our body’s sympathetic (fight or flight) response controlled by our autonomic nervous system. During a stress response (such as a lion coming at us), the adrenal cortex releases cortisol, a steroid hormone that, in moderate amounts, is good for the body. It controls inflammation, regulates blood pressure, and maintains homeostasis, which is why corticosteroid drugs are administered for certain health conditions. However, an excess of cortisol due to chronic...

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Can Whitening Strips be Dangerous for Your Enamel? Discover the Truth.

Home Teeth Whitening is now as effective as dental office treatments, in addition to being less expensive and more convenient. It's now possible (in almost all cases) to achieve dental office quality teeth whitening, from the comfort of your own home. At-Home teeth whitening and bleaching has taken a bite out of (sorry about the pun) the in-office power bleaching systems, where millions of corporate advertising dollars now compete with the comfort of doing it at home. And rightly so... Up until a few years ago, teeth whitening was a fairly complex process - the hard part was making those...

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