Mouthwash is incredibly popular, but there is controversy about its ability to do much that a breath mint cannot. For many people, brushing and flossing are routine, but mouthwash only enters the picture before a hot date or a big job interview—whenever sparkling fresh breath is essential. In reality, though, mouthwash can be a highly.. read more →

If someone were to ask you what you do to stay healthy, you might reply that you visit your family physician at least once per year for a checkup (and as soon as possible if you are injured or become ill). You might note that you attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, exercise (at.. read more →

Although a sports-type drink was invented decades earlier in the United Kingdom to provide energy for those who were ill, the first true sports drink was invented at the University of Florida in 1965 to address the unique physical challenges faced by top athletes—Gatorade, named for the team, the Gators. Specifically, the Gators’ coach noticed.. read more →

It has been common knowledge for a long time that what you eat has a dramatic impact on your overall health and well-being. This is just as true for your dental health as it is for the rest of your body. Living on a sugary, fast-food diet can increase your risk for tooth decay, and.. read more →