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Living up to Your Potential Life Span
No one lives forever. But you may be able to increase your life span.
The Health Risks of Kissing
Cupid’s arrow may have you puckering up this Valentine’s Day, but you could get more than just butterflies when you smooch your sweetie. According to past research, 80 million germs can be transferred in one 10-second kiss. So before you pucker up, make sure your kissing partner isn’t putting your health at risk.
The Health Benefits of Kissing
There’s a whole lot of kissing going on in the first few months of the year. From that midnight smooch on New Year’s Eve to all day Valentine’s Day — and every day in between — there are a ton of reasons to give your sweetie a smooch.  And it could be good for your health, too!
Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues
Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
Dental and Mental Health Linked
Could tooth loss present more than just an oral health problem? New research suggests dental hygiene could have a broader impact on well-being.
Common Side Effects of Antidepressants
Some of the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Here’s a list of side effects associated with SSRIs.
Hard Facts About Soft Drinks
Soft drinks are extremely popular beverages among both children and adults in the US. They are far from healthy, however.
Lowering Dental Visit Anxiety
Many people get a little anxious about seeing the dentist. But severe anxiety about the dentist may cause people to delay or stop dental care, which can lead to serious outcomes.
Teens' Tobacco Use and Their Oral Health
Some teens hoping to avoid the harmful effects of cigarette smoking may try smokeless tobacco products instead. But using these products also carries significant health risks like oral cancer.