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Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Mouth. Period.

Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Mouth. Period.

Essays and Instagram need more, but you could definitely pass on periods. There’s more to these monthly monsters than cramps and cravings—your smile can suffer too. From your first period to your last, here’s what menstrual cycles mean for your mouth: Puberty If your tween is about to start—as Cher from Clueless put it—“surfing the […]

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Expired Dental Items: Stash or Trash?

Expired Dental Items: Stash or Trash?

Except for medications, the FDA doesn’t require products to have expiration dates. It’s up to the manufacturer to decide. Floss and mouthwash past-due dates are more of a gray area than say, sour cream. But do you stash or trash expired dental items? This may make your decision easier: Toothpaste Safe but not strong When […]

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Your Old Toothbrush Can Make More Than Your Smile Look Good

Your Old Toothbrush Can Make More Than Your Smile Look Good

Your toothbrush is your teeth’s best friend—fighting plaque and helping your smile shine. But did you know your brush comes in handy for beautifying other areas, too? Here are our 3 favorites: 1. Glamorize Your Glow Who knew your old toothbrush could be your best-kept beauty secret? For a flawless-face free of flyaways, spray bristles […]

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How to Choose Dental Coverage for Your Growing Family

How to Choose Dental Coverage for Your Growing Family

Are your dental benefits keeping pace with your growing family? Consumers consider dental coverage a “very important” part of their health care plan. Medical insurance takes top billing, but dental coverage sits second on your need-to-have list. Understand your needs. Your age and the make-up of your family affect the type of dental care you’ll […]

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5 Arizona Traditions that Tell Us the Holidays are Here

5 Arizona Traditions that Tell Us the Holidays are Here

Arizonans aren’t singing, “Let it Snow,” but that doesn’t give us the holiday humbug. Arizona may lack the white, wintry blanket but our festive spirit comes in supersized supply! We look forward to these 5 time-honored traditions every holiday season: Trimming the Cactus Stringing lights around your Christmas cactus is a yearly ritual. You make […]

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Office Cake Culture, Who's to Blame?

Office Cake Culture: Who’s to Blame?

From “Happy Birthday” cupcakes to holiday party sweets, there’s more junk in your office than your scrap paper pile. Experts complain this company “cake culture” is contributing to poor dental health and obesity. On the other hand, we’re adults capable of making our own choices. Just because the cookies are there doesn’t mean you have […]

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3 Times You Should Squeeze in Dental Care Before the Year Ends

3 Times You Should Squeeze in Dental Care Before the Year Ends

A new year wipes the slate clean. And while that’s a good thing for your resolutions, it can be a missed opportunity for your dental benefits. Here are 3 times you should squeeze in dental care before next year: 1. You’ve met your deductible. Oh hello, deductible. I believe we’ve already met. A deductible is […]

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2 Ways Investing in a Dental Plan Saves You Money

2 Ways Investing in a Dental Plan Saves You Money

Health care costs for companies continue to rise, making it increasingly important for companies to make the most of employee benefits programs. Group dental benefits continue to remain affordable, experiencing only modest average increases over the past decade. Investing in dental care saves your company money. Here’s how: Prevention. Most dental disease is preventable, and […]

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Not drinking for 9 months doesn’t have to hinder your happy hour. Spruce it up with this mocktail!

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Mint Mojito Mocktail for Mommy

“Vodka soda with lime—but hold the vodka. Oh, and does happy hour apply to food?” If I had a dollar for every sympathetic stare the waitress or my gal pal flashed me when I ordered a virgin cocktail during my pregnancies, I wouldn’t be stressing over the high cost of childcare. On those days when […]

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