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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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Bad Habit to Beat: Nail Biting

Nail biting may seem like an innocent habit, but this oral behavior is considered “pathological grooming” and often grouped with other habits like hair pulling and skin-picking. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association was even considering classifying severe nail biting as a mental disorder. Not only can nail biting affect your daily life, it can […]

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5 Things that Put Your Teen’s Oral Health at Risk

If you’re a parent of a teenager, you probably have more things to worry about than hours in the day. But it’s important for your teen to know the importance of dental health and the effects his or her behaviors can have on the teeth. Here are 5 of the most prominent causes of tooth […]

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May the Force be With You – But Not on Your Teeth!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker and the Jedi battled with Darth Vader in a triumph of good over evil. In honor of Star Wars Day, let’s put down our lightsabers and pick up our toothbrushes instead. In tooth brushing, “force” doesn’t always mean your teeth become cleaner. In […]

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You Have Oral Cancer. Now What?

An oral cancer diagnosis can come as tragic news for you and your family. But it is important to remember that the doctors you will be working with are experts at controlling the spread of cancer. Once diagnosed, you will have many decisions to make. Since you will need to make these decisions while you […]

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Open Wide: Oral Cancer Screening

Visiting your dentist twice a year does more than keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Once a year, you should ask your dentist to give you an oral cancer screening. This screening is vital to diagnosing cancer in the early stages, when survival rates are highest. Oral cancer screenings are routine for your dentist. They […]

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Fluoridated Water: A Public Health Initiative

While the state of Arizona does not mandate water fluoridation, many local municipalities, including Bisbee, Phoenix, Tempe and Yuma, add fluoride to their water supplies. Other communities, such as Scottsdale, don’t because they may use water sources with naturally occurring fluoride. So what’s the big deal with water fluoridation, and why is it so important […]

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