Why Is Crunching Ice Cubes Bad for Your Teeth?

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There are no doubts about the fact that one’s level have confidence can have a direct effect on their overall health and well being. The condition of one’s teeth can have a direct effect on how an individual feels about themselves. It is also important to note that an even great importance should be placed on one’s health levels, which can also be directly correlated by the conditions of their teeth.

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Symptoms and Treatment of Pregnancy Gingivitis

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Pregnancy is a special time for most women; unfortunately, pregnancy also comes with many other not so great symptoms. Due to the fact that the body is experiencing a large amount of hormonal changes as it adapts to the child growing within the uterus certain problems can arise. One such problem is known as pregnancy gingivitis. In fact, a stunning 40% of pregnant women will suffer from this condition at some point while pregnant although for most it only lasts for a short period of time and is not severe enough to cause any real troublesome issues.

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Men More Likely to Be Diagnosed with Oral Cancer

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Oral cancers have increased over the past few years, mostly because of the awareness, but also due to the difficulty in diagnosing, with more than 50,000 people in the U.S. alone being detected annually. Oral cancers belong to the category of head and neck segments, separate from brain cancer. Cautions and concerns for this cancer category are the early stages, which are can go unnoticed and grow swiftly as it enters the second and third phases.

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Causes of Receding Gums

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When the gums pull back from the surface of the tooth, this is considered to be receding gum lines. Oftentimes the root surfaces of the teeth are exposed during this form of periodontal disease. Typically, this is a sign of poor oral health and the end result is usually tooth loss. Many treatment forms are available, but it depends on the severity and the early it is caught the better than chances for a good outcome.

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Fruits: Good for Your Health but Are They Good for Your Teeth?

In the mere stages of childhood we are introduced to fruit either through a can, bottle, or other method. We are taught in preschool and up through higher levels of education that fruit is healthy and it assists in giving our bodies the proper nutrition which they crave. All this is good; however, what is the effect that these snacks have on our teeth?

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Time For Unity

Israel has become an incredibly contentious issue. Debate about Israel stimulates an incredible amount of passion on both sides. But in the end, I believe it to be incredibly important that as a people, the Jewish community allow their differences to subside for the greater good.

We cannot allow our differences to hinder our ability or inhibit our capacity to do great work for Israel. Whether that work is within the realm of fundraising or volunteering our time, it’s time for us as a community to unite and stand for Israel together as one!

Nadia Kiderman
Nadia Kiderman

What does Being “Jewish” Mean?

Being Jewish means something else to every person. There’s no objective definition that can be ascribed to each and every individual.

In other words, the truth of the matter is it’s a subjective concept. Some view being Jewish within a religious context. Others view it within an ethnic context. But regardless of how you view it, it is incredibly important that we all come together during these perilous times.

We are facing some very dangerous enemies around the world that are committed to our annihilation as a people.

The only way for us to be able to combat this cancer of anti-Semitism is by banding together. No Jew no matter where they live, should allow their pride in being Jewish to diminish one iota.

Instead, we must all embrace our “Jewishness” and fight for our people. We have an incredible heritage that brings us together.

We have shared values and these don’t just emanate from the Torah.

Culturally as well we have an incredible amount in common.

Whether one is affiliated or not. Whether one belongs to the reform movement or the conservative moment, or the orthodox movement it is time to stop using labels to divide us and to come together.

I’ve always felt that there is way too much division in our community. Divisiveness is never good but especially not among our people.

We must stop discriminating. A Jew is a Jew. As a friend of mine always says, Hitler had one line to the gas chambers. If you were Jewish, you were on that line.

During this time when the level of anti-Semitism is at a level of intensity that hasn’t been witnessed since the 1930’s, it’s time for us to drop the label.

It’s time to unite as Jews and combat every shred of anti-Semitism that exists.

But let’s do it together. Because together as one I am confident we’ll be able to make a difference. A positive and constructive one.


Israel Needs a Tough Leader. Bibi is just that

Since Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the joint session of Congress about the threat and danger a nuclear Iran will pose, there have been critics lambasting him incessantly. In America, we have all heard Nancy Pelosi’s pathetic remarks talking about how emotionally distraught the address made her and other senior Democrats’ ridiculous reactions as well.

This type of reaction was to be expected considering the fact that not all elected members of Congress are Israel’s friends. But what has bothered me is the outpouring of criticism Prime Minister Netanyahu has been on the receiving end of, in Israel. Yes, of course I understand that with the upcoming elections that is to be expected. Knee-jerk reactions for the purpose and intent of political gain and traction is only natural in the midst of an election year. But I would argue even within this context, that the criticism has been not only unfair but exposes an element in the opposition that tells us much about them.
Putting politics before country is never right. In this case, I believe that’s what we’re witnessing. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address before Congress was a brilliant strategic move on his part. President Obama through his very willingness to negotiate with Iran has shown a naiveness that is unmatched. It was important that the Prime Minister address Congress in the hopes of stopping this “deal”.

It could potentially have catastrophic consequences on Israel’s safety and security. With the incredible amount of attention the Prime Minister’s address generated, it is not only members of Congress but also the American public that have now begun voicing their opposition to this deal. It’s a necessary pressure that the American public will place on their representatives.

Prime Minister Netanyahu did the right thing by coming to address Congress about the gravest threat facing Israel, in our time. Those in Israel criticizing the Prime Minister for their own political interests, ought to be ashamed of themselves.