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Reason # 1  Using an electric toothbrush reduces gingivitis and removes more plaque effectively than a manual toothbrush. 48,800 bristle movements per minute deliver up to 100% better plaque removal along the gum line.

Reason # 2  Most people brush too hard when brushing with a manual tooth brush. This causes gum recession. An electric toothbrush will alert you when you are brushing too hard.

Reason # 3  The multifunctional bristle pattern is designed to clean deep between teeth, achieving superior “tooth-by-tooth cleaning”. These pulsating sweeping bristles have a dynamic angle to provide deep cleaning in hard to reach areas.

Details: Art of Cosmetic Dentistry, Terminus 200, 3333 Piedmont Rd Suite 130, Atlanta Ga 30305

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By Flannery Keck

The Atlanta Best Media team recently took a tai chi class with instructor  Florin Szondi, who has a long history of athleticism and study of the martial arts. Szondi was born in Romania and first explored traditional sports like swimming, which he did for six years as a child. He became so adept at handball that he became a member of the Romania Handball National Team. He also studied several martial arts, first Japanese Jiu Jitsu and then Goju Ryu Karate.

Eventually, he found his way to Chinese martial arts, a path he continues on to this day. He first studied Wushu-Kung Fu and then became certified as a Professor of Chinese Martial Arts by Beijing’s Wushu-Kung Fu National Research Institute. Along with a few other instructors, he brought this knowledge back home and founded the Romanian Martial Arts Federation. He won hundreds of medals from 1990 to 2000 in national and international sparring competitions, including a Grand Champion title in the USA in 2001.

In 2000, Szondi shifted focus to Chen Taiji Quan, the style of tai chi he teaches now. After five years of study, he was officially accepted as a disciple of Grand Master Zhu Tiancai. Again he brought that learning back to Romania and founded the Romanian Chen Taiji Quan Association in 2010.

Clearly, lifelong learning is a passion of his. He says, “After years and years of efforts of defining ourselves, we discover that true freedom is beyond any expectation, and learning is just a way of being.”

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Pick the brain of Museum of Design Atlanta’s latest sculptor and installation artist Jamie Burmeister at an Art Over Dinner event. This monthly dinner invites 40 guests to wine and dine with a MODA artist. Every dinner features a seasonal meal created by local chef and farmers, along with creations by local winemakers and brewers. This month’s dinner will center around current and futures incorporations of 3D printing in the world of art, and correlate with MODA’s current 3D Printing the Future show.

Details: Tickets $75,

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This winter, Atlanta is the next place Sculpthouse will call home. This national fitness studio and active wear boutique was created by fitness model turned entrepreneur Katherine Mason and doesn’t incorporate traditional workout equipment or exercise classes. Instead it turns your body into the machine utilizing the Lagree Fitness method. The Lagree Fitness method finds its roots in Pilates and combines cardio with strength training for a dynamic workout. Sculpthouse helps its clients achieve weight loss through low-impact and calorie torching classes for men and women of all fitness levels.

Details: 3167 Peachtree Road NE, Suite Q, Atlanta, GA,

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To the delight of thousands of book lovers, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is back with its two-week long book festival. Meet, great and take a peek into the minds of some of America’s favorite authors. Here are some author visits you won’t want to miss.

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Judy Blume Nov. 7 8.p.m

Beloved author Judy Blume discusses her nearly thirtieth novel with Greg Chagnon, a former columnist for the AJC. “In the Unlikely Event” tells the story of how three generations of families, friends and strangers learn to cope with the unexpected curveballs of life, both good and bad.




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Josh Levs Nov. 22 10:30 a.m.

After being denied parental leave Josh Levs became an advocate for working fathers. Levs discusses – with Nadia Bilchik, CNN editorial producer and president – his book  “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses–And How We Can Fix It Together.” In it, he explores what exactly fatherhood means in today’s world, shatters stereotypes and demonstrates how everyone can be “all in.“





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An America without electricity isn’t just a possibility; it’s one hack away from becoming a reality. Investigative reporter Ted Koppel will discuss with Dana Barett (host of “The Dana Barrett Show”) his stunning expose. Koppel discusses the federal government’s lack of preparation for what could be one of the biggest threats to modern American society…an attack on our power grids.

Details:Visit for more information.

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Dr. Kyrin Dunston, of Progressive Medical Center, shares her best advice for integrative medicine and weight loss.

What role can Integrative Medicine play in weight loss?

The body is a complex biochemical “equation” with many inputs and outputs.  It can help you successfully lose the weight by addressing the root causes of weight gain.

Nutritional and hormone imbalances, as well as toxicity can often be the problems.  The solutions live in vitamins, minerals and herbs combined with TLC (therapeutic lifestyle change).  Using a customized and comprehensive integrative medical weight loss plan can help you finally obtain the healthy body that you desire.

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Known for his smoky eye technique (made famous by client Kim Kardashian!) Celebrity Makeup Artist Stephen Moleski has been featured on several hit TV shows, including E! News, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Girls Next Door, Extra and The Insider.  Here are his top four must-haves:

1. Moisturizer with SPF

2. Concealer (NARS illuminating concealer is his go to)

3. Bronzer or blush to give skin a glow and even finish 

4. His favorite peppermint plump lip balm (Psst- he helped develop it!)  from Mizzie Cosmetics


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The Thanksgiving dinner shopping frenzy can turn grocery stores into horror movies, complete with angry mobs and fighting for one’s life.

This Thanksgiving, cross the biggest item off your list with ease by having a White Oak Pastures farm turkey delivered right to your door. These award-winning free-range turkeys are raised humanely and with the utmost of care at this local family owned farm.

(By choosing these local birds, you’ll be ‘disinviting’ antibiotics, hormones, arsenic, and chlorine to your Thanksgiving as well!)  Turkeys can be ordered through the farm’s online store and  will be shipped a week before Thanksgiving to make sure they’ll arrive on time for the big dinner. Prices range from $75 for 8-12 lbs., $100 for 12-16 lbs. and $125 for birds 16.1lbs or heavier.

Details: 22775 Highway 27 in Bluffton, GA,

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Film for Food is a digital fundraising campaign for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, aligned with recently released documentary “7days 2guys 1juicer.”

“7days 2guys 1juicer” documents the personal struggle of Chad and Kenny as they work to overcome their own fears and habits in an effort to adopt a healthy new lifestyle. They haven’t always been overweight, but years of unhealthy eating have finally caught up with them.

By simply digitally renting or purchasing “7days 2guys 1juicer,” 50 percent of the proceeds will automatically be donated to the Atlanta Community Food bank to help feed thousands of hungry local families. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $15,000 in 15 days, from November 1 -15, for the increased need during the holiday season.

Watch the trailer below, and visit to rent or buy the full movie.

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Leticia Allen, founder and president of Atlanta School of Massage shares her best advice about the role massage can play in integrative medicine.

What role does massage play in integrative medicine?

Integrative medicine focuses on the mind, body, spirit connection to encourage overall, sustainable wellness. Therapeutic massage stimulates healing through its direct, positive effect on immune functioning. It has a complementary impact when combined with other integrative practices.

I believe massage to be an essential component of any holistic program that fosters health and wellness. In fact, we’re currently working with Emory University to help proves these benefits through a series of clinical trials studying the biological effects of massage therapy in three specific areas: boosting immune systems, decreasing anxiety and reducing fatigue in breast cancer patients.

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