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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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Survey Says: Poor Dental Health is the Dating Deal Breaker

Survey Says: Poor Dental Health is the Dating Deal Breaker

As an oral health advocate, I found it difficult to maintain a relationship with someone who refuses to replace his toothbrush every 3 months. It may sound picky, but I am not alone. Oral health matters more to women than men, according to a survey conducted by Delta Dental. In fact, poor oral hygiene is […]

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Subscribing to our Blog is as Easy as 1,2,3!

Delta Dental of Arizona is more than an insurance company; we’re also your resource for oral health tips, smile-friendly recipes, dental benefit basics, local Arizona events and so much more! We don’t want you to miss any of the fun, so here is a step-by-step guide to subscribing to our blog:

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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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Expired Dental Items: Stash or Trash?

Expired Dental Items: Stash or Trash?

Except for medications, the FDA doesn’t require products to have expiration dates. It’s up to the manufacturer to decide. Floss and mouthwash past-due dates are more of a gray area than say, sour cream. But do you stash or trash expired dental items? This may make your decision easier: Toothpaste Safe but not strong When […]

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If you’re not a fan of traditional flossing, try one of the alternative methods.

2 Alternatives to Traditional Dental Floss

Floss is in the news—but not in the way we hoped. A recent AP article slammed string, claiming the evidence to support flossing to prevent gum disease is “weak and unreliable.” Many dental professionals partially agree: they think flossing is an affordable and easy way to remove plaque, a major cause of both tooth decay and […]

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Tips to Make Your Small Space Work

Tiny houses. Apartments. Vacation vehicles. Whether you’re renting, residing or traveling in reduced-size real estate, maximizing small spaces has become quite the trend. But with shrunken square footage, odds are you only have one bathroom. When you can’t expand your space, you need to expand your ideas and be creative. These six hacks will maximize […]

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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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