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bowl of kimchi soup

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Kimchi Soup

Bring a tasty new kick to soup season with this spicy Korean concoction. Kimchi soup is sure to warm you up and keep you full this winter. While it’s packed with healthy ingredients, it’s best known for being a great source of probiotics, which may have beneficial effects on oral health. Dental probiotics, just like the […]

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spicy roasted chickpeas

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas aren’t really peas? They’re garbanzo beans! And their nutty taste makes them perfect for snacking any time — like while you watch your favorite flicks. These low-calorie, spicy roasted chickpeas are packed with fiber and protein, so you’ll get full without binging while you binge-watch. They’re also rich in teeth-strengthening phosphorus […]

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Chef Hayley Gibbons cooking low-sugar sauces

Meet the AZ Chef Making Mouth-healthy Low-sugar Sauces

Have you ever caught yourself breathing deeply when you smell something familiar in the kitchen? Awash in memory, you’re transported back in time to a remembered place. Maybe you’re a little kid sitting on your grandma’s counter, dangling your legs off the edge and whisking a bowl of scrambled eggs or rolling out paper-thin cookie […]

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easy baked salmon

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Simple Baked Salmon

No time to whip up an elaborate meal for yourself or your family? No problem. It’s surprisingly easy to make this melt-in-your-mouth baked salmon recipe that’s perfectly seasoned for maximum flavor and maximum oral health benefits. And the best part is, you likely have all the ingredients you’ll need on hand in your kitchen already.  […]

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Arizona chef Jason Wyrick

Chef Jason Wyrick Says Veganism Cured His Diabetes & Career

For many Americans living with diabetes, connecting the dots between diet and overall health becomes a routine part of their everyday lives. Diabetes affects a person’s weight, blood sugar and even oral health. What you eat each day affects every part of your body, from your eyes to your mouth. But deciding to make dietary […]

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cheesy chicken broccoli casserole

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This tasty, quick-to-prepare comfort food is as easy as it is cheesy. The calcium and phosphates in the cheese help put minerals back in your teeth and rebuild enamel. And the fiber-rich broccoli is full of vitamin C to strengthen your gums by supporting collagen production.  Coming up with weekly dinner ideas that are delicious […]

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Caterer Jennifer Johnson of Witnessing Nature in Food stands behind plates of prepared salads

Arizona Caterer Cooks Healthy Meals That Nourish Mouth & Body

Jennifer Johnson has been a healthy chef for over 20 years, but she also spent more than 30 years with a another “c” word hanging over her head, and that word was “corporate.” As in, corporate America. “I didn’t think I’d ever own a catering company,” said Johnson. “I went to engineering school and have […]

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Chef Lee Hillson of the Royal Palms Resort and Spa

T. Cook’s Lee Hillson Dishes on Culinary Influences, Healthy Eating

When I called to talk with Lee Hillson, executive chef at T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix for the Food for Thought series, the first words out of his mouth were, “How are you?” His question wasn’t said with formality or feigned interest. It was genuine and honest. It was obvious that […]

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aerial view of sliced pineapples and pina colada cocktails

Healthy Piña Colada Smoothie

Enjoy this refreshing piña colada smoothie as a quick breakfast or sip it leisurely on the patio. You’ll have a hard time believing a drink this tasty is also healthy and filling. This tropical treat is packed with vitamin C, calcium and potassium to help strengthen teeth and keep gums healthy.  Ingredients ½ medium ripe […]

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Food for Thought: Is Milk Good For Your Teeth?

Cheese and ice cream aren’t just delicious, they’re actually great for your teeth. That’s because dairy foods contain a key nutrient called calcium which helps your teeth grow strong and healthy. For this installment of Food for Thought, we talked with Terri Verason, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Director of Nutrition Education for Dairy Council […]

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