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  • A Single Kiss Can Transfer 80 Million Bacteria To Your Mouth... And They’re Probably Not All Good

    A Single Kiss Can Transfer 80 Million Bacteria To Your Mouth... And They’re Probably Not All Good [[Share]] Scientists have found over 700 different species of bacteria living in human mouths. Don’t panic just yet. Spit out that bar of soap and we can talk this through. While it’s true that a single 10-second kiss might transfer as many as 80 million bacteria to your mouth, what really matters are which bacteria are being shared. The vast majority of oral bacteria are harmless. They’re ...

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  • My Least Favorite Neighbor (On Halloween)

    My Least Favorite Neighbor (On Halloween) By Matt Richards [[PostImage]] [[Share]] When I was a kid, there was a man on our street who we always tried to avoid on Halloween night. He was always really nice to us. Every year, when we knocked on his door and shouted “Trick or Treat!” he’d give us the same thing: a shiny, red apple. I’m sure that he had the best of intentions: dropping that piece of fruit into our pillowcases full of sweets and telling us that “apples are nature’s candy.” He...

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  • Keeping Your Smile Freshly Polished

    Keeping Your Smile Freshly Polished There’s nothing quite like that fresh-from-the-dentist clean feeling on your teeth. You know what I’m talking about: That delightful, fresh-polished sensation that’s so satisfying that you can’t help but run your tongue over your teeth every few seconds. The frustrating part is how fleeting it is. No matter how diligently most people brush and floss, after a day (or two, if you’re really lucky) their teeth are more or less back to the way they were be...

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  • Better Than A Toothbrush?

    Better Than A Toothbrush? I received a phone call the other day from a dental hygienist who was… we’ll say less than happy with me. Why was she so upset? She noticed that our products come printed with this little phrase: Better Than A Toothbrush. That seems like a bold claim--that hygienist certainly thought so. She was concerned that folks would read that tagline and think they could bail on brushing entirely. We’re all about the benefits of brushing here at Epic--that's the reaso...

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  • 5 Ways To Help Fight Children's Cavities

    To avoid disheartening interactions with the dentist you need to get rid of tooth decay fast, and the solution might not be as difficult as you think. The secret is understanding how cavities come to be in the first place.

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  • Your Kids And Cavities: One Easy Tip That Will Help Your Kids Beat Tooth Decay

    You’ve heard and tried all the other stuff: brushing, flossing, mouthwash, even expensive toothpastes with unpronounceable chemical ingredients, but you still find yourself back in the dentist’s office, trying to convince your kids not to scream when the drill comes on.

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  • WATCH: Your Mouth Is Full Of Bacteria Blooming. And It’s Beautiful.

    WATCH: Your mouth is full of bacteria blooming. And it's beautiful [[PostImage]] [[Share]] There are entire cities of bacteria inside your body, and Gary Borisy is determined to map them. But there's a problem. "You don't have the addresses. You don't have a GPS. You don't know where they are," said Borisy, a senior research investigator at the department of microbiology at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass. "We're… Limited Time Offer Try a FREE Pack of Epic X...

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  • Now That Your Teeth Feel Smooth, Here's What's Going To Happen Next

    Now That Your Teeth Feel Smooth, Here's What's Going To Happen Next By Donald Bailey [[PostImage]] [[Share]] You’ve started your new xylitol regimen and your teeth are already feeling the love. There’s nothing like running your tongue over teeth that feel as smooth as porcelain—it’s confirmation that your hard efforts to take care of your teeth are paying off. Thankfully, those nasty days of “fuzzy” teeth are already behind you. But the full benefits of your new dental care routine don’t s...

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  • How Epic Dental Can Help You Avoid The Dentist

    How Epic Dental Can Help You Avoid The Dentist By Donald Bailey [[PostImage]] [[Share]] Very few people look forward to a visit to the dentist. For too many of us, the very idea conjures images of painful procedures, the sound of drills, and an uncomfortable recovery time—not to mention the bill that will be coming. In addition, for people with ongoing dental health issues, a dental visit can also feel embarrassing. If you’re one of those who will do almost anything to get out of a trip t...

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  • When To Use Xylitol - Product Schedule

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Xylitol Products By Donald Bailey [[PostImage]] [[Share]] We’ll be the first to hail xylitol as a dental care cure-all, but there is a science to its cavity-killing effectiveness that you need to understand. Although your dentist may have explained the benefits of xylitol to you, he probably didn’t explain how you can use it every day to improve your dental health. There are a few things you should know—and misinformation we’d like to dispel—about the best ...

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