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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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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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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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