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Why do my teeth hurt when I have a cold

Colds and Oral Health

Between the sniffling, snot and sneezing, do you ever stop to ask yourself, “Why do my teeth hurt when I have a cold?” Sinuses are air chambers that rest behind your cheeks, eyebrows, and jawbones. They have tiny hairs (“cilia”) inside them, which help clean out mucus and keep air chambers free of debris. However, when […]

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Enamel?

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Tooth Enamel?

Apple cider vinegar seems to be the star “super drink” of the natural craze. And Google is gossiping, claiming this sour solution can work wonders for things like weight loss and energy gain. Apple cider vinegar has a pH level of 3.075—making it as harmful to your teeth as stomach acid. Regardless of this cloudy […]

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Mouth Healthy Recipe Gluten Free Zoodles

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Gluten-Free Zoodles

When given the choice, we often opt for oodles of noodles over servings of salad. But individuals with celiac disease don’t have a choice in passing on pasta. Those with the autoimmune disorder risk damaging their intestines if they eat gluten. Fortunately, the damage is reversible by eating a gluten-free diet, which makes noodle substitutes […]

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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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5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

5 Smile-worthy Arizona Hiking Trails To Try ASAP

Is your ongoing goal to get fit and stay fit? Step outside of the gym and onto the trails. Every hour you hike can burn up to 530 calories. And lucky for you, Arizona’s geological diversity is a hiker’s haven. From the Grand Canyon to the Sedona forests, there are hundreds of trails to hike […]

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3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

3 Dental Products To Use During Pregnancy, PMS or Menopause

Although some brands may market gender-specific products, like Colgate did with its Max White toothpaste, most dental products are unisex. However, the ingredients in some products may be more beneficial to women when their hormones are in flux. Here are 3 types of dental products to help you through each stage of womanhood: Toothpaste without […]

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Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Mouth. Period.

Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Mouth. Period.

Essays and Instagram need more, but you could definitely pass on periods. There’s more to these monthly monsters than cramps and cravings—your smile can suffer too. From your first period to your last, here’s what menstrual cycles mean for your mouth: Puberty If your tween is about to start—as Cher from Clueless put it—“surfing the […]

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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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What Teeth Tell Us: The Surprising Things Your Teeth Reveal About You [Infographic]

Your smile is the first thing many people notice and your teeth arguably are your smile’s most defining characteristic. In fact, teeth—like fingerprints—are so unique they can provide valuable information about the person behind that dazzling smile. Using only your teeth, experts can determine your age, ethnic background, personality type and whether or not you […]

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5 Foods that Naturally Whiten and Brighten Teeth

Did you know that certain foods naturally cleanse, brighten and defend your mouth against bacteria that can harm your teeth and gums? There are two key factors you should keep in mind when it comes to a white teeth diet: chewing and saliva production. Choose foods that actively work to clean and protect your teeth […]

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