Archive | March, 2013

Don’t Let Bad Breath Make You an April Fool

Bad breath is no joke. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to stop stinky breath before it starts. Here’s how you can avoid being an April Fool every day: Watch what you eat You probably already know that what you put in your mouth can give you foul breath long after the […]

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Is Yogurt the Latest Superfood for Good Oral Health?

For years, nutritionists and doctors have been praising the health benefits that we can reap from eating just a few ounces of yogurt regularly, but now it’s dentists who are encouraging patients to begin eating the creamy, dairy food. Yogurt has always been known to be high in calcium, which helps strengthen bones, including teeth. […]

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Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do […]

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Interview with the Tooth Fairy

We get a lot of questions from curious children about the Tooth Fairy. Given our role in keeping the mouths of Arizonans healthy, we’ve got access to the Tooth Fairy (and her helpers) that normal people don’t. Recently, the Tooth Fairy sat down with us to talk about Tooth Fairy fashion and castle cleaning tips.

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Quit smoking this National Kick Butts Day!

Bust Your Bad Habit: Quit Smoking on National Kick Butts Day

If you are a smoker, take out one of your cigarettes and break it in half. You just saved 11 minutes of your life. Now, take that whole pack and throw it in the trash. Guess how many minutes of your life you just saved? 220! Can you believe that? It’s almost like magic. You […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe: Healthy Irish Beef Stew

This satisfying Irish stew is easy to prepare and makes great leftovers. Serve it up before the weather gets too warm and listen to your little leprechauns squeal with delight. Ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1¼ lbs stew meat with the fat trimmed 3 cloves minced garlic Salt and pepper to taste 1 […]

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St. Patrick's Day may have its affects on your oral health.

St. Patrick’s Day Drinking: Are You Putting Your Teeth at Risk?

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you might soon be tempted to down a pint (or more) of green beer. Before you take your first swig, keep in mind that your frothy beverage might affect your pearly whites. Tooth decay is a big problem related to alcohol consumption because of the sugars […]

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How to Save Some Green at the Dentist

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only time of year to see green. You can put some of that lovely shade back in your wallet by following a few easy tips to save money at the dentist. First, make sure to use an in-network dentist, a dentist who has a contractual agreement with Delta Dental of Arizona to […]

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Look for a dentist who specializes in providing for the unique needs of special needs patients.

Dentistry for Special Needs: 7 Tips for Making Dentist Visits Less Stressful

If you have to start World War III to get your child to brush their teeth, you are not alone! Many parents have a difficult time getting their children to understand why it is so important to brush their teeth daily. This task can be even more difficult if you are raising a child with special […]

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5 Reasons to Wish Your Dentist Happy National Dentist Day

From keeping you pain-free to telling the best jokes, we’re grateful for everything dentists do. Here are five reasons to thank your dentist on March 6, National Dentist Day. They can help prevent dental disease or detect it early enough to stop it. Dentists are trained to detect early signs of dental diseases such as […]

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