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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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Office Cake Culture, Who's to Blame?

Office Cake Culture: Who’s to Blame?

From “Happy Birthday” cupcakes to holiday party sweets, there’s more junk in your office than your scrap paper pile. Experts complain this company “cake culture” is contributing to poor dental health and obesity. On the other hand, we’re adults capable of making our own choices. Just because the cookies are there doesn’t mean you have […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. While the two diseases may […]

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