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Celebrate National Floss Day in Style

We’re not sure if it’s great planning or great coincidence that National Floss Day is always scheduled right after Thanksgiving, one of the biggest food holidays of the year, but either way, dental floss deserves the accolades. For such a tiny piece of string, it has a huge impact on your oral health. But are […]

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Something to Smile About: The Positives of Perfect Posture

Slouchy may be a good look for boots and boyfriend jeans, but it’s not a good look for your body. Standing or sitting in the right position affects more than your looks – it can impact your posture and smile. Posture Affects Jaw Alignment In recent years, researchers have shown an increasing interest in the […]

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2 Fun Treats to Make With Your Kids For a Healthy Halloween

I love Halloween!  I hate Halloween! I love decorating the house, discussing and planning costume options with my 7-year old daughter, carving pumpkins together and planning what we can hand out to the little neighborhood trick-or-treaters. After Halloween, I hate fussing with my daughter over limiting her Halloween candy. It’s not punitive; it’s about what’s […]

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Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You’re as young as you feel?” If you find yourself feeling your age, it might be time to get active! Even though there are no roadmaps to good health, starting and maintaining an active schedule can contribute to healthier bones, a healthier body, and yes, a healthier smile. Healthier […]

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Ways to Keep Tailgates Tooth-Friendly

When the days get a little shorter and the weather gets a bit crisp, it can only mean one thing – tailgating! (You thought we were going to say, “fall is here,” didn’t you?) Whether you’re grilling in a stadium parking lot or just having some friends over to watch the big game, here are […]

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4 Reasons to Drink Tap Water When You’re Feeling Thirsty

Think of your body as a houseplant. When a houseplant shows signs of thirst—dry soil, wilted leaves, discoloration—you don’t give it a can of soda or pour a bottle of Gatorade on it. You give it water, usually straight from the tap, and the houseplant thrives. So why wouldn’t you do the same for your […]

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How to Floss Perfectly in 5 Easy Steps

Flossing is the single most important thing you can do for the health of your teeth. That’s because the friction created by floss rubbing against your tooth removes plaque much easier than brushing alone. When it comes to getting into every nook and cranny, there are 5 steps that will make your cleaning much more […]

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Celebrate National Smile Month with Your Kids

National Smile Month (June 1-30) is a perfect opportunity to teach your children good oral health habits in a fun way. Some parents might wonder how the words “fun” and “oral health” can be in the same sentence, but with these tricks and tips, your child will enjoy brushing and flossing almost as much as […]

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Toothbrush Travel Tips

Winter in Arizona may not be a snowy wonderland, but when summertime rolls around you might feel a bit of wanderlust. But as fun as they are, vacations can disrupt your oral health care routine. Being away from home can make it easier to neglect your oral health and may take a toll on your […]

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5 Things that Put Your Teen’s Oral Health at Risk

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you probably have more things to worry about than hours in the day. But it’s important for your teen to know the importance of dental health and the effects his or her behaviors can have on the teeth. Here are 5 of the most prominent causes of tooth […]

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