Fear: Can You Pass it On?

by Jason 2/27/2014 8:00 AM

Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? You may have a condition called dentophobia.

Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits.... more...

Secondhand Smoke: A REAL Danger to Your Kids

by Jason 2/25/2014 8:00 AM

If you smoke, consider perhaps the most compelling reason for you to quit – your kids.

Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections and tooth decay.... more...

Smoking: A Surefire Way to Look Older

by Jason 2/18/2014 8:00 AM

It’s good news that smoking, which was once a cultural phenomenon across the U.S., is becoming less popular. Thanks to the continuous effort of activists and organizations, smoking rates have drastically dropped by 59%, compared to the mid-twentieth century.... more...

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