Wagging Dog Wednesdays!

This week’s Wagging Dog is the Lovely Lillian! This pretty lady with the adorable underbite is Lillian, a white and tan gal of around 15 pounds and 4 years. We think she looks like a pug Jack Russell blend, possibly with some chihuahua thrown in for good measure. Whatever her...
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Tooth Anatomy: Marginal Ridges

The marginal ridge is a strip of enamel that on anterior (front) teeth is on the tongue facing side, varying in length, and coming together in an almost U of V shape.     On posterior teeth it forms the border of the back and front of the tooth when...
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Wagging Dog Wednesdays!

This Wagging Dog Wednesday is featuring one of Wagging Dog Rescue’s very own heart stealers Rufus.  We are hoping some of you could find it in your very own hearts to help sponsor this little angel through surgery! Take a look below and read through this cutie’s story. <3 RUFUS...
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Wagging Dog Wednesdays!

From now on, every Wednesday we will feature a dog from our friends at Wagging Dog Rescue!  We are happy to help find homes for these furry friends, and a new best friend for someone with some love to give.   Our very first installment is not ONE but TWO...
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Do your kids ALWAYS have their hands in their mouths?

Well, it may not be as bad as you think! While we certainly do not recommend thumb sucking of fingernail biting habits, this study published in the Journal of Pediatrics says “children who bite their nails and suck their thumbs are about one-third less likely to develop certain allergies.”  “Cat,...
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Sunday Funny

This is our official first blog post! The theme of the previous posts (not written by us), or as Dr. Brian calls them, his “training wheels”, helped us chose the theme for our very first blog post!  You are what you eat! I’m blogging! I’m a blogger! I BLOG!

Making Healthy Choices

In the interest of maintaining general good health, it is recommended that Americans follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, developed by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. However, in addition to following these basic nutritional guidelines, there are also other steps you...
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Track Your Sugar Consumption

Unfortunately, in America, sugar is the most common food additive, the second being salt. Moreover, even if you are not a fan of cookies, cakes, candies, and soft drinks, it would likely be a surprise if you realized how much refined sugar you are actually consuming on a daily basis....
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Sugar and Cavities

As most of us were told in childhood, eating too much candy causes cavities. Well, while it is not quite that simple, the general rule is that refined and processed sugars should be consumed in moderation. This rule is not only a good rule to follow in promoting whole body...
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Well Balanced Diet

Not only is a well-balanced, healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and grains essential for the promotion of good health and overall well being, a well-balanced diet also contributes to good oral health. Just as your body needs vitamins and minerals to build strong, healthy bones, it needs the same...
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