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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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Keep Your Mouth Clean This Spring

Doing some spring cleaning this month? While you’re busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don’t forget to check your bathroom counter! Here are four things to add to your checklist. Replace old or worn toothbrushes. If your toothbrush or toothbrush head is more than three months old, it’s time to get a new […]

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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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Keeping a Clean Toothbrush Routine [infographic]

As many as 10 million microbes can live on your toothbrush at a time. Because one of the main purposes of a toothbrush is to remove bacteria from your mouth, it’s important to know how to keep a clean toothbrush routine:

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Got Dental Insurance? Use Your Preventive Benefits

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, preventive dental care is key. Brushing and flossing help to remove plaque from teeth and a healthy diet keeps your whole body—including your teeth and gums—in good shape. But it’s the routine dental exams and regular cleanings that help to reduce the likelihood you’ll […]

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Top Gums: Feel the Need. The Need to Prevent Gum Disease

You may not know it, but you’re in constant combat with the bacteria in your mouth that cause gum disease. Here’s what you need to know to win the battle and ensure top gums. Gum disease can take two forms: gingivitis and a more advanced form, periodontitis. Both diseases come with a myriad of nasty […]

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Pucker Up: 6 Tips for Soft, Kissable Lips

Hoping to celebrate International Kissing Day by planting a sexy smooch on your partner? Follow our tips for a kissable mouth and your sweetie just may want to set the new record for locking lips: Banish bad breath. While it’s important to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, brushing your tongue […]

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How to Floss Perfectly in 5 Easy Steps

Flossing is the single most important thing you can do for the health of your teeth. That’s because the friction created by floss rubbing against your tooth removes plaque much easier than brushing alone. When it comes to getting into every nook and cranny, there are 5 steps that will make your cleaning much more […]

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Celebrate National Smile Month with Your Kids

National Smile Month (June 1-30) is a perfect opportunity to teach your children good oral health habits in a fun way. Some parents might wonder how the words “fun” and “oral health” can be in the same sentence, but with these tricks and tips, your child will enjoy brushing and flossing almost as much as […]

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Toothbrush Travel Tips

Winter in Arizona may not be a snowy wonderland, but when summertime rolls around you might feel a bit of wanderlust. But as fun as they are, vacations can disrupt your oral health care routine. Being away from home can make it easier to neglect your oral health and may take a toll on your […]

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