Archive | June, 2013

True or False: 5 Trivia Questions to Test Your Dental Knowledge

The introduction of the Internet opened a new avenue of discovering information. It also unlocked a wealth of misinformation on every topic under the sun, including your teeth. Test your ability to filter Internet fact from fiction with this quick, oral health themed game of “True or False.” True or False: Older adults can still get cavities. […]

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3 Refreshing & Guilt-free Summer Drinks to Try

June in Arizona can be tortuous if you’re not sitting by the pool with an ice-cold drink! Even though a Long Island Ice Tea or Tom Collins might be calling your name, why not try something new and exotic? Your friends will love you and your waistline and teeth will thank you! Farmers Market Margarita […]

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Dentures vs. Implants

In days past, if you lost a tooth you were subject to living the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Luckily, modern dentistry has given us options to replace missing teeth: dentures and dental implants. Whether you are missing one tooth or many, your dentist can help you choose the right […]

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Packing Tooth-healthy Lunches for Work

Open any office freezer and you’re likely to find a stack of Lean Cuisines, Weight Watchers or similar microwave meal. We rely on prepackaged meals because they are easy and cheaper than eating out. Unfortunately, frozen meals aren’t always so great for your diet. Not sure what a healthy lunch should contain? Don’t worry, help is […]

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National Smile Month: 20 Ways to Make Someone Smile

Everyday we smile at people we don’t know in order to make their day a little brighter. Why not make a month of it? To honor National Smile Month, here are 20 ways to make someone smile: Bring healthy treats to work. Let someone cut in during rush hour traffic. (I know… that’s a hard […]

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7 Nutrients Your Mouth Craves

We’ve talked a lot on this blog about the connection between oral health and overall health. With that in mind, it is important to remember that in the same way our body depends on vitamins and minerals to support our health, our mouth also requires certain nutrients to keep it healthy. Here are 7 nutrients that […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe: Chicken Waldorf Salad

This chicken salad recipe is easy to make with leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. If you use rotisserie chicken, keep in mind that it’s salty and omit the salt in the dressing. Ingredients 1/3 cup mayo 1/3 cup plain yogurt 2 tsp lemon juice ¼ tsp salt 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast 1 medium […]

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Men’s Health: Severe Gum Disease Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

A toothbrush doesn’t sound like the sexiest thing to pack for an overnight rendezvous but — trust us — it’s more necessary than you might think. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that periodontitis, a chronic infection of the gums, not only is the main source of bad breath; it also may contribute to erectile […]

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The Cost of a Cavity

Cavities can be painful and inconvenient, but data shows that over a person’s lifetime, a single cavity can also have serious economic consequences. When a patient practices good oral hygiene and regularly visits the dentist, cavities — and their associated costs — are almost entirely preventable. Here are a few cavity prevention tips to get […]

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