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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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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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