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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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Healthy Christmas Gifts

Healthy Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

Between all the cookies, candy canes and cocktails, healthy Christmas gifts can be hard to find. Help your friends and family avoid a seasonal slump. Here are some healthy Christmas gifts for all ages—perfect for a fit and festive holiday! Trendy Trackers From kids to grandparents, there’s a wellness tracker for every age! Wearable wellness […]

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Dental Care for Senior Citizens

Funding Dental Care for Seniors

As we age, it becomes even more crucial to take care of our oral health. Dental care for senior citizens can be difficult to navigate, since routine dental care is not covered under Medicare, and sparse funds may limit plan coverage. Here are some options for seniors: Dental Care for Senior Citizens with Medicare Traditional […]

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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 X-rays 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 safe […]

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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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