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Caprese salad? Not quite! Try a tomato & mozzarella sandwich.

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Tomato & Mozzarella Sandwiches

For a refreshing and quick summer lunch, not much can beat the tang of ripe tomatoes combined with creamy chunks of mozzarella cheese. With just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients, you’ll have a tasty meal that also provides your teeth with a healthy dose of calcium. Ingredients ½ cup salsa 8 slices […]

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Your tongue can give you vital clues about your oral and overall health.

4 Things Your Tongue is Trying to Tell You

Sure, your tongue helps with important actions like talking and eating, but most people don’t pay much attention to it unless they accidentally chomp down in the wrong spot. The condition of your tongue actually speaks volumes – here’s what it’s trying to say: Tongues are a bit bumpy by nature. Those bumps – also […]

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If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth & eventually the actual teeth.

Gingivitis: Nearly 100% Preventable

The earliest sign of gum disease is called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually lead to the loss of gum tissue, bone supporting the teeth and eventually the actual teeth. The good news is that it is easy to treat. Better yet, it’s nearly 100% preventable. Gingivitis is usually caused by allowing plaque to […]

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Minor mouth problems can be irritating, but DDAZ has tips to soothe your sore mouth.

How to Treat Canker Sores, Burns & Sore Jaws

Sometimes the most minor mouth problems are also the most painful ones: the burn on the roof of your mouth from when you didn’t wait for your dinner to cool off, the cut where you accidentally chomped your cheek, that annoying canker sore that just won’t go away. Here’s what to do the next time you find […]

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Deviled eggs don’t have to be so bad for you.

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs don’t have to be so devilish. This version of the picnic staple is lower in fat and calories than the standard recipe and it adds calcium-rich cottage cheese. Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese 1/4 cup low-fat mayo 1 T pickle relish 2 tsp yellow mustard 1/8 tsp salt Paprika […]

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Older adults need to pay special attention to their teeth and gums.

The Top 3 Oral Health Risks for Seniors

For many seniors, oral health can become an issue when arthritis or other mobility problems leave them unable to clean their teeth and mouths as effectively as they once did. Here are three of the most common problems and how to help the seniors in your life avoid them: Cavities. Though you may associate cavities […]

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Despite the popular story, George Washington didn’t really have wooden teeth.

Our Forefathers Didn’t Floss: Presidential Tooth Tales

In honor of Independence Day, we thought we’d look back at a time when our nation’s leaders didn’t exactly have regular checkups or dental insurance. Despite the popular story, George Washington didn’t really have wooden teeth. What he did have, however, were a variety of dentures made of everything from hippopotamus ivory to gold. One thing is […]

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If your toddler isn’t exactly cooperative when it comes to getting those teeth clean, try a few of these tips.

Brushing to Independence: 4 Tips for Toddler Teeth Brushing

Every parent looks forward to the time when their child is able to go to the bathroom without help, when they can start getting dressed on their own, and when they can wield a toothbrush with just a little help from you afterward. A bit of independence can be a great thing – but how […]

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Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can be bad for your teeth and gums.

How 8 Hours of Sleep Keeps Your Mouth Happy

With more hours of daylight to work with in the summer, it’s tempting to stay up later to hang out with friends or cross off items from your to-do list. But getting the recommended amount of sleep – 7 to 8 hours for adults – is still important, even when sunlight keeps you outside until […]

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Watermelon slushies are a healthy, cool treat on a hot summer day!

Mouth Healthy Recipe: Watermelon Slushies

This recipe couldn’t be any easier, but be warned: it needs to freeze overnight, so be sure to plan ahead. Ingredients Seedless Watermelon Directions First, puree six cups of seedless watermelon in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow, airtight container and freeze overnight. Let it thaw just a little before serving, then scoop it out, […]

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