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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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May the Force be With You – But Not on Your Teeth!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker and the Jedi battled with Darth Vader in a triumph of good over evil. In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s put down our lightsabers and pick up our toothbrushes instead. In tooth brushing, “force” doesn’t always mean your teeth become cleaner. In […]

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Guiding Your Child’s First Steps to Good Dental Health

Raising a child is a series of firsts – first step, first word, first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to start your child on a good dental routine at a young age. Here are 8 tips to help you get started: Avoid baby-bottle tooth decay by filling your child’s bottle with milk or water […]

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Say Cheese: Study Suggests Cheddar Protects Tooth Enamel From Acid Erosion

Cheese is just what the dentist ordered for a healthy smile, according to a 2013 study published in General Dentistry. Researchers from India measured the dental plaque pH on the teeth of 68 adolescents, ages 12 to 15, before and after they sampled cheddar cheese, milk or sugar-free yogurt. A lower pH level indicates teeth […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. While the two diseases may […]

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