Oral & Vision Health Blog

Why Do My Eyes Squeak?

Rumbling stomach, ringing ears, cracking joints, whistling nose. We’re inclined to investigate when our bodies make odd noises—even more so thanks to “Dr. Google,” a.k.a. the ...
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Women Face a Higher Risk for Eye Problems

Spring has sprung and now is the perfect time to consider a visit to your eye doctor for a checkup.  Along with pesky, springtime allergies, there are other reasons to pay ...
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Does Coffee Stain Your Teeth?

Coffee—it’s a major part of our lives, and the numbers back it up. Americans are the top coffee consumers in the world, spending $40 billion annually as a whole and an ...
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What is Teledentistry?

Imagine receiving a dental exam without ever meeting the dentist. That is, meeting the dentist in person. Teledentistry sounds futuristic, but it’s here and emerging in the ...
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What Is Blue Light? Why You Need to Protect Your Eyes

If you spend any time during the day looking at a screen, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, e-reader, LED TV, or computer, your eyes are exposed to blue light.
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What causes bad breath?

None of us likes to imagine we have bad breath. The trouble is, it's hard to assess the freshness of your own breath. That's why many of us use products that promise to keep ...
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I thought this was covered. Why do I have a co-payment?

You've just bought insurance to cover dental and other health-related procedures, and what a great decision! Whether it was through work or wanting to obtain your own coverage, ...
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Types of Dental Floss: Which is Right for You?

We all know that we should be flossing, but only about 30% of U.S. adults report flossing every day. Are you one of the many Americans who doesn't floss as often as they ...
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Why is My Eyelid Twitching?

Most of us have experienced the annoyance of a twitching eyelid at some point in our lives. Because it typically goes away on its own, we don't stop and think much about this ...
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Why Does the Eye Doctor Dilate Your Eyes?

You've probably wondered why your eyes need to be dilated when you visit your eye doctor. Your eye doctor thoroughly examines all parts of the eye when it is dilated, and might ...
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