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27% of Adults Lie About Flossing

And your dentist knows

(Newser) - When dentists ask if we've been flossing our teeth, 27% of us lie, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Periodontology. But, as NPR notes, your dentist can tell whether you're telling the truth on this particular matter—and the two dental health professionals it... More »

Smoking Pot Rots Your Teeth

On the plus side, you'll feel pretty mellow about it

(Newser) - Smoking pot might give you the munchies—and then take away the pearly whites you need to satisfy them, a new study finds. New Zealand researchers have found that regularly smoking marijuana causes increasingly severe gum disease, with one in four heavy smokers with chronic periodontal disease by the age... More »

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