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Best Bites for Braces-Wearers: What Not To Eat

Anyone who has worn them knows that there are certain foods to avoid with braces, but those new to them may not know what you can’t eat with braces. Here’s a handy guide to what you can’t eat with wires: Sticky and Chewy Though it’s hard to resist tossing your favorite caramels or Starbursts into […]

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Who invented cotton candy

The Inventor of Cotton Candy was Actually a Dentist

Airy spun sugar, cotton candy—AKA Fairy floss—is a pink, fluffy cloud that kids’ dreams are made of. But who invented cotton candy? Surprisingly, the inventor of cotton candy was actually a dentist! In 1897 William Morrison teamed up with Tennessee candy maker, John Wharton, to create the concoction. The duo premiered cotton candy in 1908 […]

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x-ray while pregnant

Are X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Dental X-rays are extremely safe, emitting one of the lowest amounts of radiation—comparable to that of a short airplane flight. But what if you’re expecting? Is it safe to get an X-ray while pregnant? No single X-ray produces enough radiation exposure to harm a developing fetus, according to the American College of Radiology. And they are […]

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How To Make DIY Toothpaste Slime – No Borax Needed!

Moms and Dads, you know that DIY slime recipes are the latest kid fad. I’m constantly finding evidence of a slime science experiment gone wrong in a rogue Tupperware dish or the bathroom sink. (At least they didn’t spill any ingredients on the carpet, right?) It can be a challenge, however, to find a safe, […]

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Does copay go towards deductible

Dental Insurance Decoded: Copays and Deductibles

Deductible and copay—you probably know these insurance terms impact cost. But insurance terms aren’t easy to understand, and when you layer one on top of the other, it gets even more complex. How do the two terms work together? And does copay go towards deductible? Let’s start by defining the terms. A copay is what […]

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Boot camp workout ideas

Boot Camp Workout Ideas to Strengthen and Sculpt Your Body

Ten hut, ladies and gents! These invigorating boot camp workout ideas will get you in shape and smiling in no time. No equipment needed! Side Shuffle | Warm-up Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips and bend your knees. Take 3 quick steps to the right and touch your right hand to your […]

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Why do my teeth hurt when I have a cold

Colds and Oral Health

Between the sniffling, snot and sneezing, do you ever stop to ask yourself, “Why do my teeth hurt when I have a cold?” Sinuses are air chambers that rest behind your cheeks, eyebrows, and jawbones. They have tiny hairs (“cilia”) inside them, which help clean out mucus and keep air chambers free of debris. However, when […]

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Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

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What To Tell Your Kids When The Tooth Fairy Forgets To Visit

The Tooth Fairy visits nearly nine in 10 homes of children who have lost a tooth, but she is not always diligent. Over half (56%) of parents say she has forgotten to visit their home in the past. Perhaps this is because she typically has just one assistant – 70% of parents say moms are […]

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summer vacation ideas

Arizona Labor Day Getaways

Getting out of the office is good for you and it’s proven to increase productivity – so your boss should like it too. Plan some PTO or leverage your 3-day weekend for one of these summer vacation ideas. Waves Laying out by the lake or enjoying pool time is a great way to spend time […]

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