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Mouthwash Burns

3 Reasons Your Mouthwash Burns (And What To Do About It)

We love the squeaky-clean feeling we get after swishing with a minty mouthwash. Mouthwashes and rinses can freshen breath and promote good oral health. But when they start to burn, it can be a cause for concern. There are two types of mouthwashes: Cosmetic mouthwashes and rinses can control bad breath and leave behind a […]

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Find out which fair foods are best for your teeth

The 5 Best Arizona State Fair Foods for Your Teeth

What do tamales, avocados and Oreos have in common? They’re all deep-fried and served up at the Arizona State Fair each October! Many of us look forward to sinking our teeth into battered and deep-fried fair food all year long. If you’re looking to indulge, but don’t want to damage your smile, check out our […]

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Inhalers and Oral Thrush

4 Ways to Avoid Developing Oral Thrush from Using an Inhaler

For some people, inhalers are a part of everyday life. Maybe you live with a condition like asthma, making the use of a handy medicine dispenser a regular occurrence for you. You’re probably aware of how to care for your inhaler. But what about your oral health? Did you know that inhalers are known for […]

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If left untreated, a tooth abscess can be fatal. Learn about the different types of abscesses in the mouth and how to get the proper care.

Can Tooth Infections Kill You?

Can a toothache ever become so serious that it’s deadly? Some bacteria in our bodies are necessary and helpful, but others can cause harmful infections that lead to illness. If left untreated, the cavity-causing bacteria in our mouths is the kind that can be dangerous and even fatal. When bacteria from the food we eat […]

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Sports Hurt Dental Health

3 Sports that Compromise Smile Safety

Kids and adults who compete in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, have better mental health and develop stronger bones and muscles. But despite the benefits, dental health takes a hit when it comes to some sports. Basketball Contact sports require players to wear facial protection and mouthguards, but basketball requires no […]

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Do Teeth Make Good Bottle Openers?

Using your teeth as tools may be convenient, but it’s a habit that makes most dentists cringe. In fact, using your teeth for the following purposes could actually land you in the dentist’s chair: Bottle Opener Nothing makes the perfect summer couple quite like beer and BBQs. But while your friends may think it’s a […]

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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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Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential Oils in Dental Products and Practice

Essential oils are everywhere. These popular potions are popping up on Pinterest in the form of DIY toothpaste and even as a drug-free fix for dental anxiety. But are essential oils all they’re cracked up to be? We explore a few uses: Oil Pulling The oil supposedly cleans the mouth by swishing a vegetable-based oil […]

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Develop Good Oral Health Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Develop Healthy Habits in 4 Simple Steps

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you’re like many people, you set out with the best intentions but failed to keep the momentum going. We studied the basics of habit formation to come up with 4 simple steps to conquer your goal. Here’s how you can […]

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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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