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6 Gifts for Your Dental School Grads

6 Gifts for Your Dental Graduate

If you have a dental graduate in your life and want to stand out from the crowd try roaring “Felicitations” or say it with a gift! There might be loads that this new dentist wants to do with their life. They might be content with just a simple ‘well done’ and that’s that. But maybe […]

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6 Easter Bunny Approved Candy Alternatives for Your Kids’ Baskets

Hippity hop! Our friend the Easter Bunny is on his way. But this year, he wants your kids to have fewer sweet treats. Marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered in sugar are tasty, but they can cause tooth decay. Try to think outside the box – or Easter basket – this year for some fun alternatives […]

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

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It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s How You Eat

Since the first television programming began in the 1920s, our desire for digital distractions has grown exponentially. In fact, nearly 67% of Americans regularly watch TV while eating dinner. This habit can have a negative impact on your health, prompting researchers to suggest it’s important to pay attention to how you eat in addition to […]

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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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Calcium Makes Teeth and Bones Strong

Remember the long-running ad campaign that said, “Milk. It does a body good,”? One of the reasons milk is so good for you is because it is high in calcium, one of the most essential minerals for the health of your bones and teeth. Calcium also helps support basic metabolic functions and is probably best […]

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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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Arizona Dental Organizations Participating in Give Kids a Smile Day

450,000 That’s the number of children who will benefit from more than 1,500 nationwide dental service events through the Give Kids a Smile program. The American Dental Association (ADA) began the Give Kids A Smile program in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to […]

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Lead with Your Smile

As we take time to remember the life and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., take a look in the mirror. What does your smile say about you?  Does it inspire you to lead? A smile may be more powerful than you think. A recent Penn State University study found that when you smile, you […]

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Battle of the Sexes: Oral Health Edition?

The battle of the sexes has been a long-lasting tug of war over who does what better. Now, that battle has moved into the bathroom to determine who takes better care of their teeth: men or women? According to a study by the British Dental Health Foundation, 35% of men regularly skip brushing at night! That may […]

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