acid reflux and your teeth

How Acid Reflux Affects Your Teeth

A few hours after devouring the Jucy Lucy-fer Burger at Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, you’re lying in bed with that familiar burning pain in your chest. Heartburn strikes again! About 60 million Americans suffer from acid reflux at least once a month. It occurs when the acid in your stomach backflows into your esophagus, the […]

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Scared of Braces? Overcome the Fear with these Tips

An upcoming orthodontic appointment doesn’t have to be scary. We have tips that will help you brace for braces: If the thought of getting metal brackets and wires attached to the front of your teeth to pull and straighten your smile makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Up to 20% of Americans avoid the dentist […]

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Sunny Ways To Get Vitamin D

Vitamins and Minerals Your Mouth Craves

Your daily vitamin (yes, we’re even talking about your gummy vitamins) has benefits beyond your body — your smile needs vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Here is a tooth-friendly list of vitamins of minerals and from calcium to vitamin D for teeth: Calcium 99% of the calcium in our bodies is stored in our […]

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orthodontic lifetime maximum

Guide to Your Orthodontic Lifetime Maximum

When it comes to your dental insurance policy, there are several terms that refer to a maximum that can be easily confused with each other: out-of-pocket maximum, annual maximum, and orthodontic lifetime maximum. We’ve discussed annual maximum, but what is a lifetime orthodontic maximum and when does it apply? Orthodontic lifetime maximum – According to Dr. […]

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream: 3 Flavors

Whether you like your ice cream in a sundae, double scoop or a cone, there’s no denying that the sugar-packed frozen treat isn’t good for your smile. Swap out your scoops for a naturally sweetened option made with frozen bananas. Here’s how to make frozen banana ice cream in three delicious flavors: Coconut-Chip Banana Ice […]

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Oral Health Products You Shouldn’t Leave in a Hot Car

Is leaving a water bottle in a hot car dangerous? What about your toothpaste and toothbrush? While you’re cooling off, your car’s indoor temperatures can rise to 160 degrees in just minutes. And that heat causes dental items to sweat. Don’t leave these 3 items in the summer sun: 1. Bottled Water Plastic water bottles […]

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What is a Dental Abutment?

What is a Dental Abutment?

It’s hard to keep track of the terms a dentist throws around while you’re sitting in their chair, and it can be even harder when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Words like crown and bridge are familiar phrases, but what exactly is an abutment? What is an abutment? Traditionally, an abutment is a weight-bearing […]

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what is a dental claim

Dental Decoded: Understanding Your Dental Claim

What is a dental claim? After you visit the dentist for a checkup or service, the dentist will submit a claim form to your dental insurance carrier requesting payment. The dental claim outlines the services and procedures the dentist or his staff performed at your visit. Delta Dental of Arizona then determines how much of […]

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how to become a pediatric dentist

How to Become a Pediatric Dentist [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing oral health care to children from infancy through their teen years. Think of them as pediatricians for your teeth. Pediatric dentists (sometimes called pedodontists) can also play a vital role for children who have special needs, prefer a gentler touch or have unique oral health care circumstances. Interested in pursuing […]

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dental floss ring removal

Floss Hacks: Remove Your Rings + Other Tricks

Dental floss is good for more than plucking food from between your teeth. It can also take a stubborn ring off your finger, cut a cake, and help dry clothes. Take a look at these floss hacks. 1. DENTAL FLOSS RING REMOVAL Step 1: Pull about a foot of floss from your roll. Step 2: […]

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