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Headaches - Why Do We Have Them And Can We Prevent Them?

Headaches - Why Do We Have Them And Can We Prevent Them?

August 07, 2020 5 min read

It's a pain we all deal with, at one time or another. A pain that is unforgettable and one that, unfortunately stays with us throughout our life span. Headaches, those frustrating, nagging, sometimes excruciating pains that seem to come at the worst times and have the capacity to knock us off of our feet for more time than we care to experience. We know stress can cause headaches, but it's quite remarkable all the different types of headaches there are, what can cause these irritating and unpleasant episodes in our lives, and is there any way we can prevent them?
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Best Baby Shower Gifts For Moms To Be

Best Baby Shower Gifts For Moms To Be

August 06, 2020 6 min read

Expecting a new baby is one the most exciting times in your life, filled with great anticipation and fun stops on the journey to becoming a parent. One of those "fun stops" along the way is having a baby shower. Whether you are a friend or family member giving the shower, or one of those attending the shower, the first question is always the same: "What should I buy for a gift?" The most FUN things to shop for are obviously baby clothes, but in reality there are so many things that the new mom and baby will need in this journey. Once you start searching, you are quickly made aware of the overwhelming amount of stuff that's available for such a tiny little person. To make it easier, you can break down baby items into these three categories: personal care items, items for use within the home, items to use when travelling.
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Is Laughter Really The Best Medicine?

Is Laughter Really The Best Medicine?

July 31, 2020 4 min read

Laughter encompasses your whole body, mind and spirit. When you laugh, everything is involved. So, is laughter good for you? It absolutely is! For every part of you: mind, body, and spirit. You might be surprised just how many benefits laughter brings to us, and why we want more of it!
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Mistakes you're making when brushing your teeth

Mistakes you're making when brushing your teeth

July 30, 2020 3 min read

Most people don't forget to brush their teeth in the morning before heading out for the day. However, with our ever-increasing schedule of demands, it’s become more common for some people to collapse into the bed, at the end of the day,
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Why Folic Acid Is Important In Pregnancy

Why Folic Acid Is Important In Pregnancy

July 24, 2020 4 min read

Folic acid is so important to the development of a healthy baby, it is actually a good idea for women even thinking about becoming pregnant to be taking folic acid supplements before they even become pregnant. It can't be stressed enough that women thinking about getting pregnant or who are already pregnant get enough folic acid.
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Debunking Old Wives Tales: Fact Or Fiction

Debunking Old Wives Tales: Fact Or Fiction

July 23, 2020 5 min read

We’ve heard them all our lives, these little “sayings” of helpful tips, nuggets of wisdom and ways to learn information first hand. Are they true, are they false? Several Old Wives Tales are common known “facts”, but are they really facts? Some have been so widely repeated we believe they have medical driven stability behind them. Let’s investigate some of these tales and see which ones were in fact correct and which ones are not.
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The Importance of Oral Care in Pregnancy

The Importance of Oral Care in Pregnancy

July 22, 2020 9 min read

Oral health during pregnancy is important, just like systemic health is important, in fact, oral health and systemic health are intricately connected and can directly affect one another.
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Look And Feel 20 Years Younger

Look And Feel 20 Years Younger

July 17, 2020 6 min read

As we get older, the joys of adulthood can weigh us down and that in itself can make us look and feel older than we really are. We have to wonder if there are functional things we can do ourselves to change our physical and emotional state as we age. As you will find, there are more ways to do that than you probably realize
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Best Baby Sleep Schedule

Best Baby Sleep Schedule

July 16, 2020 6 min read

Consistency is the key to making things run well and babies are no different. We, as adults, function well on a schedule, why would a baby be any different? How do you possibly begin to get your baby on a sleep schedule? You do normal, routine activities and you do them consistently:

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    Simple Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

    Simple Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

    July 14, 2020 6 min read

    It seems like everyone wants whiter teeth nowadays, and some are willing to spend big bucks on it too. Dental offices near you may advertise services that include in-office laser whitening sessions, custom made bleaching trays that can be used at home, and even full mouth makeovers for a more drastic result.
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    Start Baby Off With Best Oral Care

    Start Baby Off With Best Oral Care

    July 10, 2020 4 min read

    Between the bottles, diapers, baby shoes and toys, there's another important plan you need to be preparing for, one you may not be aware of. Babies, yes babies, need a good oral care regimen in place. They will have their own little baby teeth soon, sooner than you think, and they need to be accustomed to a good oral care routine from the beginning so it becomes an instinctive part of their daily life as they grow. And just because they don't have teeth doesn't mean they don't have bacteria in their mouth that can cause infections and damage for their oral health as their teeth come in later.
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    How To Brush Toddler Teeth Without A Struggle

    How To Brush Toddler Teeth Without A Struggle

    July 06, 2020 6 min read

    Oral care for babies and toddlers doesn't have to be a struggle, but sometimes it just is, and that's OK. Long days followed by even longer nights can wear down patience, planning and purpose of the most intentioned parents. Honestly, nothing is struggle free in life, and tooth brushing a wiggly 2 year old is no different. Keep expectations real and do the best you can, and know how to pick and choose your battles
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