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Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Mouth

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder primarily affecting your eyes and mouth. Learn more about this disease and why it could make your mouth feel like it’s full of cotton. How does Sjogren’s syndrome cause dry mouth? Sjogren’s syndrome attacks your tear and saliva glands. The mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands in your eyes and […]

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Xylitol vs Stevia

Sugar Swap Showdown: Xylitol vs. Stevia

Sugar is sweet on your taste buds, but it’s not-so-sweet to your teeth. Xylitol and stevia are both tooth-friendly alternatives, but how do these sweeteners stack up? Get the scoop on xylitol vs stevia. Xylitol vs Stevia: What Are They? What is xylitol? Xylitol is a natural alcohol found in plants, and is often used […]

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Winter sports that need mouthguards

Winter Sports that Need Mouthguards: The Complete List

Helmets, gloves and goggles are synonymous with winter sports — but what about mouthguards? Do you or your child need to wear a mouthguard for your arctic athletic activity? Here are all of the winter sports that need mouthguards: Hockey Hockey has a stereotype for missing teeth, and while the NHL does not require players […]

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Why do my teeth hurt when I run

Here’s Why Your Teeth Hurt When You Run

Are you like me, an avid runner that loves the feel of my feet pounding down on the pavement or out on a trail? There are few things that can discourage me from a long walk, a distance run, or a light jog in the great outdoors, except teeth pain. Why do my teeth hurt […]

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is beer bad for your teeth

Brews and FAQs: Beer and Teeth

Most people heading out to the bar for a quick pint probably rarely stop to wonder what should be an important question: is beer bad for your teeth? According to the United States Office of Disease and Prevention and Health Promotion, moderate alcohol consumption is considered one drink per day for adult women and two […]

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dental insurance for retirees

Dental Insurance Options for Retirees

Just because you retired doesn’t mean it’s time to retire your oral health routine! But what about dental insurance for retirees? Unfortunately, most Americans lose dental coverage after retirement, and Medicare does not cover dental. But retirees do have options: Medicare Advantage plans typically offer hearing, vision and dental coverage. These plans aren’t right for everyone, so look at […]

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Tooth Fairy books

5 Tooth Fairy Books to Read With Your Child

Move over princesses and dinosaurs—Tooth Fairy books are the new stars in town. Why? Parents have a lot to deal with when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and the magical being who takes lost baby teeth in exchange for money or trinkets. We’ve rounded up 5 of our […]

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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Is this Drill-free Dental Procedure the Future for Kids’ Cavity Treatment?

Too many children in Arizona experience tooth decay. In fact, more than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children (52%) have decay experience, a level higher than the national average for 5-year-olds (36%), according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Bodies Survey. The traditional treatment for cavities is to drill out the decay and provide a dental filling, which […]

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Fluoride: The Mineral with Big Benefits

Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is not only beneficial, but is essential to teeth. How does fluoride help teeth? Fluoride makes up the enamel of teeth—or the hard outer layer. As we use our teeth, bacteria, sugar and acids break down the enamel, demineralizing teeth. Fluoride builds the enamel back up again in a process […]

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The Mouth and Body Connection [INFOGRAPHIC]

Over the teeth, past the gums, look out body here it comes! How does dental hygiene affect your health? In more ways than one. Poor oral health can increase your risk for heart disease, respiratory illnesses, stroke and more. Learn more about the mouth-body connection with our latest infographic. More resources on the link between […]

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