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WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

Everybody out of the pool . . . and into the dental hygienist's chair.

If you like to make a big splash and swim for more than six hours a week in chlorinated water, your teeth may develop yellowish brown or dark brown stains, Self magazine says. The remedy is frequent professional dental cleaning because even when such stains are removed, they can reappear in as little as two months.

And speaking of teeth, members of the American Academy of General Dentistry will staff a toll-free dental hot line during their annual meeting in Chicago. Callers may contact SmileLine dentists Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Dr. Barbara Rich, a dentist and coordinator of the hot line, says queries in past years have covered such topics as cosmetic dentistry, bleaching products, root canal procedures, oral health techniques and dental anxiety.

Have a question? Just punch up this number -- (800) 764-5333 -- and get an answer from an expert.

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