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Marijuana and anesthesia

Marijuana & Anesthesia: Can You Smoke Weed Before Oral Surgery?

As medical marijuana use becomes more common, medical professionals are learning more about the different ways cannabis users respond to anesthesia, heal post-surgery or react to certain medications. Because of this, it’s important to tell your dentist or doctor if you use marijuana. What Are The Marijuana Laws In Arizona? You probably noticed some changes […]

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Do dreams of our teeth falling out having meaning? A team of researchers set off to find out.

Dreams About Teeth Falling Out? A Common Dream Decoded

Everyone eats. Everyone drinks. Everyone sleeps. And everyone dreams. And statistics tell us that many people dream about their teeth falling out. You’ve probably had dreams about showing up to work naked or free-falling a massive drop, but many folks have experienced another sleep scenario, too: a dream about their teeth falling out. According to […]

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health

If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]

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Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?

Parents may want to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave their child’s lost baby tooth at a tooth bank facility, say some scientists. That’s because those baby teeth contain stem cells that may help fight certain diseases or regrow a lost adult tooth in the future. Dental Pulp of Lost Baby Teeth Contains Stem Cells […]

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Snake Teeth and Venom

How do Snakes Inject Venom with Their Bite? Navigating Snake Season in Arizona

If it seems like snake season in Arizona is practically half the year, that’s because it is. Snakes can’t control their body temperature, so they are active during warm weather. In Arizona, this means snakes typically become active in April and stay out through October. If it’s cold outside, snakes are cold too. Their muscles […]

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Do Mosquitoes Have Teeth? Get Ready for AZ’s Mosquito-Biting Season!

Do mosquitoes have teeth? Finding the answer to this question is more complicated than you might think. Nobody likes mosquito bites. And if mosquitoes bite us, they must have teeth, right? We’re gearing up for mosquito season in Arizona by understanding how mosquitoes bite us, the potential risk factors and ways to avoid getting bit. […]

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You Control Your Age | Living a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Aging is a funny thing. When we’re a child, we can’t wait to grow up. When we become adults, we long for the responsibility-free days of our youth. If we’re not maintaining our health as we age, we may also be missing the days when we felt pain-free and healthy. If you’re living a healthy […]

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Frozen Popsicles

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Mix-and-Match Fruit Popsicles

Popsicles are everyone’s favorite ice-cold summer delight. While we invite icy indulgences on occasion, sugary treats can be harsh on your teeth. And unfortunately, most pops are loaded with added sugar and artificial dyes. Instead of shunning sweets all summer, why not give your favorites a makeover? Try these popsicles that will please both pearly whites and […]

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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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Your Old Toothbrush Can Make More Than Your Smile Look Good

Your Old Toothbrush Can Make More Than Your Smile Look Good

Your toothbrush is your teeth’s best friend—fighting plaque and helping your smile shine. But did you know your brush comes in handy for beautifying other areas, too? Here are our 3 favorites: 1. Glamorize Your Glow Who knew your old toothbrush could be your best-kept beauty secret? For a flawless-face free of flyaways, spray bristles […]

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