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Want A Sugar Crash? Plan on Ponying up The Cash

Could Sugar, Soda Taxes Improve Public Dental Health?

Want a sugar rush? Plan on ponying up the cash. Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages are on the rise, which could bring sugar highs to an all-time low. Nationally, Congress considered the “SWEET” Act in 2014, which could have added a 1 cent tax per every 4.2 grams of added sugar in beverages. Although the U.S. hasn’t […]

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Tips to Make Your Small Space Work

Tiny houses. Apartments. Vacation vehicles. Whether you’re renting, residing or traveling in reduced-size real estate, maximizing small spaces has become quite the trend. But with shrunken square footage, odds are you only have one bathroom. When you can’t expand your space, you need to expand your ideas and be creative. These six hacks will maximize […]

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Poor Oral Health Can Mean No Olympic Medals

Athletes from all over the world continue to prepare as the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games creep closer and closer, kicking off on August 5th. The life of an elite athlete means to win it all, you have to have it all: the talent, dedication, coaching and nutrition. And just like skipping a day of […]

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Smile Power in Politics: What We Can Learn From Candidate Grins

It’s election year! And politicians have been showboating their smiles all across the country. Politicians have power—but what about their pearly whites? Smiles can influence elections. In a crowded political field, votes of­ten come down to sub­lim­in­al qual­it­ies. Candidates who smile in campaign photos have improved polling outcomes, compared to those who don’t smile, according […]

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Combating Tooth Decay: 3 Ways to Help Kids Get a Passing Grade in Oral Health This School Year

As a new school year begins for students across the nation, many parents may be thinking about school supplies, earlier bedtimes, and homework. But with tooth decay being one of the most common diseases among children, Delta Dental of Arizona is reminding parents of three key items that shouldn’t be overlooked when preparing kids for […]

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5 Reasons Why It’s Easy Being Green

A wise frog once told us, “It’s not easy being green.” Well, no offense Kermit, but we have to disagree. There are so many emerald wonders to enjoy! Mint There’s a reason most dental products are mint-flavored. Besides their fresh taste, mint leaves clean your tongue and teeth. How? They block harmful bacteria growth inside […]

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5 Smile-worthy Stocking Stuffers

Fill your holiday with tradition and your stockings with dental treasures. Check out our list of stocking stuffers perfect for season’s greetings grins! Toothbrushes Toothbrushes are a stocking staple. Buy a basic brush, electric model or even a singing toothbrush! We’re partial to this One Direction toothbrush because a healthy smile is What Makes You […]

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Yellow is a Nice Color for Leaves, Not Teeth

Driving up north to see the leaves turn beautiful colors is one of the best things about fall. Watching your teeth turn colors isn’t quite as fun! If your teeth don’t look as bright white as they used to, don’t worry – discoloration is common. Even if you floss daily and brush the recommended two […]

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Five Reasons to Floss Your Teeth Daily

If you’re like most people I talk to, your flossing regimen consists of flossing the night before and the day of your dentist appointment. Your palms might even get a bit sweaty and you might try to avert your eyes when the dentist asks how often you floss. Since you’re a thorough brusher, you say, […]

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Smile Safety Tips for Summer Swimmers

As a former lifeguard with more than 12 years of teaching swim lessons and managing community pools under my belt, er, towel, I’ve seen my share of pool accidents. What many kids—and their parents—don’t realize is that lots of dental emergencies can happen near the swimming pool. Consider these daily scenarios and their risk for […]

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