Archive | April, 2013
Help your child get over his fear of the dentist!

Does Your Child Dread the Dentist? 5 Tips to Ease Your Kid’s Fear

Fear is a basic survival mechanism that everyone is born with. It is what we are afraid of that is absorbed from the environment around us. If you have a crippling fear of the dentist, you may be unconsciously teaching your child to fear the dentist too. Trips to the dentist may include crying and […]

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4 Tips for Good Oral Health [Infographic]

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Limit your sugar intake!

Sugar Shock: How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

If you are like most Americans, you probably don’t check every nutrition label as you’re shopping. There are a lot of numbers and truthfully, they can be hard to read. But what if I told you the “healthy” fruit cup in your kid’s lunchbox was equivalent to 4 packets of sugar? Just because a food […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients 4 cups broccoli florets 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 Tbsp olive oil ¾ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 1 tsp grated lemon zest 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2½ Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place broccoli florets in a bowl, then drizzle […]

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Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

5 Ways to Green Your Dental Routine for Earth Day & Every Day

As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded of the importance of being environmentally friendly. You don’t have to eat tofu and wear all-natural fibers to green your dental routine. These 5 tips can help you keep your teeth clean and healthy while saving the environment: Turn off the water! Do you mindlessly brush your teeth […]

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Dr. Seuss rhymed about teeth in The Tooth Book.

7 Oral Health Books to Read to Your Child

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”— Emilie Buchwald Reading to your child feeds their imagination and contributes to a deeper understanding of the world. Many children’s books are made to teach a lesson, so it’s smart when parents put some thought into the books they choose for their children. In that vein and in honor of National Library […]

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Thumb-sucking & Your Toddler’s Teeth

We each have our own ways of dealing with stressful situations. Whether it is drinking a glass of wine after a hard day or a nice long run on the nearest hiking trail to clear your head from that disastrous work meeting, we all need to self-comfort in some manner. Babies are no different but […]

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Too much alcohol can affect your oral health.

Libation Lesson: 5 Overlooked Risks of Drinking

Sipping a few cocktails on your porch during a sunny Arizona evening might sound innocent, but are those drinks really worth it? When you get a little too tipsy, it’s not just your eyesight and reaction time that suffer. Think about the last time you went to bed three sheets to the wind. Did you […]

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Use your refund to invest in your oral health!

Rethink Your Refund: Invest in Your Oral Health

April 15 is a dreaded day for some – and a delightful day for others. If you’re expecting to get a few bucks back from your tax return this year, why not invest in your oral health? No matter the size of your refund, there’s something you can nab to make your smile sparkle. Tooth […]

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Get screened at the AZ Oral Cancer Walk!

Get Screened During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In an effort to raise awareness, increase education and unite the community, walkers of all ages will gather at Scottsdale’s Eldorado Park on Saturday, April 6 for the Arizona Oral Cancer 5k Walk. As a sponsor of the event with a vested interest in Arizonan’s oral health, the Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is encouraging […]

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