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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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Cavities: Are They the Result of Genetics or Bad Behavior?

Although the rate of tooth decay has decreased for most Americans over the last 40 years, tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease in both children and adults. Nationally, 92% of adults 20 to 64 have had cavities in their permanent teeth. Locally, 60% of children in Arizona have had at least one cavity. […]

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Health Issues Top List of Reasons Employers May See More Parents Missing Work in Winter

With flu season peaking in February and already more than 300 confirmed influenza cases in Maricopa County, it’s no surprise that health issues are among the top reasons working parents say they’ll be absent from the office this winter. But what are the other reasons they’ll call out of work? A new survey1 from Delta Dental […]

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Your Mouth Holds the Key to Your Heart

Did you know a healthy mouth can make your heart happy? It’s true. Studies show people with periodontal disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other. Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding, redness, […]

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When Pica Strikes: Substances Not for Snacking

When you reach for a snack, you may grab an apple, a cup of yogurt or cheese and crackers – not a stick of chalk. But for people with pica, an eating disorder that causes cravings for nonfood substances, those unorthodox eats are all too real. Pica can be caused by depression, stress, anxiety and […]

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Are Your Seasonal Allergies Causing Toothaches?

Desert destinations like Phoenix and Tucson used to be top locales for those who had bad allergies. Thousands of allergy suffers heeded their doctor’s advice, headed West and moved to Arizona. Perhaps because they longed for the comforts of home, they brought their plants—and pollen—with them, and now Phoenix and Tucson are among the worst cities […]

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Mouth Madness: 3 Tips for Improving Your Oral Health Game

It’s that time of year again when the whole country goes a little mad – mad for basketball tournament brackets, obscure college mascots and Cinderella stories. When you’re not busy updating your wins and losses this month, take a few moments to consider how you can improve your oral health game. Sport a mouthguard. Whether […]

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Leonard Nimoy, COPD & Oral Health: What’s the Logical Connection?

He lived long and prospered, but if Leonard Nimoy had one regret, it may have been smoking. The late actor died today at age 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to years of smoking. What is COPD COPD is a progressive lung disease that blocks airflow and makes breathing […]

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