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Does Gum Disease Cause Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in adults over 65 years of age. This progressive brain disorder can cause memory loss, deteriorated thinking and changes in behavior. It’s one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. A cure or a cause for the disease have yet to be […]

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More than 100 million U.S. adults are diabetic or prediabetic, making awareness around diabetes’s effect on teeth and gums essential to a healthy life.

Dental Care Advice for Diabetics

According to a 2018 report by the Arizona Department of Health Services, the number of Arizonans diagnosed with diabetes jumped 10% from 2011 to 2016. AZDHS estimates nearly 600,000 adults with diabetes live in Arizona, many of whom are unaware of that diabetics are at higher risk for various secondary complications, including gum disease. Why […]

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We break down 3 easy changes you can make to your tooth brushing routine to make sure you know how to brush your teeth properly.

3 Common Tooth Brushing Mistakes & How To Brush Properly

Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is a key step in preventing cavities. But there are several common mistakes you can make when brushing your teeth that can leave plaque behind, cause receding gum lines and damage tooth enamel. Find out what you’re doing wrong—and how to break these bad brushing habits. […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Haley

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Kevin Haley of Cañada Hills Dental in Oro Valley. Do you brush and floss as much as you recommend? Yes! Probably 20 times more than I recommend. What is your favorite flavor floss? Glide floss in mint flavor. Electric or manual toothbrush? Electric–Sonicare […]

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LifeSmile Score Identifies Your Risk for Oral & Dental Diseases

Even while practicing the recommended brushing and flossing routine and visiting the dentist the recommended twice per year, some people still suffer from dental health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one in four adults in the Unites States has untreated tooth decay, or cavities. 46 percent of […]

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2 Tooth-Friendly Recipes Endurance Athletes Will Love

Whether you’re an amateur athlete, a weekend warrior, or a professional endurance competitor, it’s likely you have a nutritional routine that includes eating and drinking sugar and carbohydrates to fuel your activities. You probably consume quite a bit to stay fueled and feed your muscles the nutrients they need. U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, for […]

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How Safe Is My Bottled Water?

Coffee, juice, soda: these are the drinks that we know can damage our teeth and our health. We would never put water in that category, right? We’ll let you decide, as new studies are looking at how the effects of plastic water bottles extend beyond the environment and into our bodies. The results might make […]

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Make Flossing Fun for Kids

Flossing is an essential part of any oral care routine, even for kids. While they may seem insignificant, baby teeth are vital to the development of your child’s mouth. Flossing should start when your child has two teeth that touch to remove plaque and food debris. Once they’re old enough to start doing it themselves, […]

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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Is Your Child’s Instrument Making Them Ill?

Ah, the sound of young hands making their first attempt at music– it’s something a parent would never forget. Drums? Horns? Orchestra? Band? Does one of these primary-school electives pose less of a risk to your child than another? How do you choose? In tandem with considering your child’s wishes, become informed about the potential […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Elahe Wissinger

This month, we’d like to introduce you to Delta Dental dentist Dr. Elahe Wissinger. Her Tucson practice, E Dental Solutions, offers preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Do you brush and floss as much as recommended?Yes, I actually floss more than recommended. I strongly recommend that patients floss at bedtime if they are not able to […]

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