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The History of Halloween

According to History.com, Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before […]

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Chocolate loves me… it loves me not! Is Chocolate for Valentine’s Day Good for my Love One’s Teeth?

Let’s face it. Next to flowers and jewelry, chocolate is what we give on Valentine’s Day. But why?  Chocolate has been referred to as “the food of the gods” since the time of the Aztec Indians. In fact, the Aztec ruler, Montezuma, believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac. Christopher Columbus brought chocolate from the Americas back […]

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Back to School Teeth-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Bring out the backpacks and sharpen those #2 pencils – its back to school time! Starting school can be a hectic time for many families. Sending kids to school with the right school supplies and textbooks is just as important as sending them to school with a tooth-friendly packed lunch. Providing children with a healthy, […]

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