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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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Follow the Path to a Healthy Smile in 2014

If you are like 40% of Americans, chances are you have a list of New Year’s resolutions you intend to adhere to in 2014. It may be to lose weight or to spend more time with family and friends, but have you considered resolving to care for your smile? After all, eHarmony recently conducted a […]

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5 Holiday Tooth Traps to Avoid

Holidays are packed with parties and merry making. Just imagining the yummy spread makes my mouth water. Before diving in, take a moment to think about your teeth. Are they going to pay the price for all that mindless grazing? What does it take to be kind to your teeth this holiday season? Let’s take […]

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Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy

Many low-income adults lack dental insurance coverage and even more have to delay any dental because of the costs and other more pressing basic needs. Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, more than 70 Mission of Mercy (MOM) programs have been held since 2000 to provide free dental services to local residents […]

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