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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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What To Tell Your Kids When The Tooth Fairy Forgets To Visit

The Tooth Fairy visits nearly nine in 10 homes of children who have lost a tooth, but she is not always diligent. Over half (56%) of parents say she has forgotten to visit their home in the past. Perhaps this is because she typically has just one assistant – 70% of parents say moms are […]

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3 Heat Safety Tips For Outdoor Activities

The kids are out of school, but the mercury is rising. It can be challenging to find indoor activities to keep families entertained when it’s warm outside—especially when you’re all jonesing for a little Vitamin D. Even if your outdoor activities involve water play, it’s important to take precautions to ensure you and your kids […]

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DIY: Star Wars Toothbrush Holder

A healthy smile you must have, my young padawan. And what better way to encourage good oral health habits than by leveraging the power of the Force? Grab your little Luke or Leia and check out this do-it-yourself Star Wars toothbrush holder. Materials Star Wars figure(s) of choice (Don’t want to risk ruining your child’s favorite […]

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3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

3 Factors to Consider While Bracing for Braces

Braces aren’t necessary for everyone, but people of all ages explore the option for a better or a straighter smile. But we’re keeping our natural teeth longer compared to 30 years ago. This might be why the number of adults seeking braces has increased 40% since then. Before you or your dependents visit the Orthodontist, […]

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Not drinking for 9 months doesn’t have to hinder your happy hour. Spruce it up with this mocktail!

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Raspberry Mint Mojito Mocktail for Mommy

“Vodka soda with lime—but hold the vodka. Oh, and does happy hour apply to food?” If I had a dollar for every sympathetic stare the waitress or my gal pal flashed me when I ordered a virgin cocktail during my pregnancies, I wouldn’t be stressing over the high cost of childcare. On those days when […]

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3 Products You Shouldn’t Leave in a Hot Car

Surviving summer in Arizona consists of constantly rushing indoors seeking a/c, or running outside only to dive into the pool. But while you’re cooling off, your car’s indoor temperatures can rise to 160 degrees in just minutes. And just like you during yard work or that dreadful walk through the parking lot to your car, […]

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Tips to Make Your Small Space Work

Tiny houses. Apartments. Vacation vehicles. Whether you’re renting, residing or traveling in reduced-size real estate, maximizing small spaces has become quite the trend. But with shrunken square footage, odds are you only have one bathroom. When you can’t expand your space, you need to expand your ideas and be creative. These six hacks will maximize […]

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Combating Tooth Decay: 3 Ways to Help Kids Get a Passing Grade in Oral Health This School Year

As a new school year begins for students across the nation, many parents may be thinking about school supplies, earlier bedtimes, and homework. But with tooth decay being one of the most common diseases among children, Delta Dental of Arizona is reminding parents of three key items that shouldn’t be overlooked when preparing kids for […]

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Which Do Kids Hate More: Brushing Their Teeth or Eating Vegetables?

Think it’s tough to get kids to eat their vegetables? It may be even tougher to get them to brush their teeth. That’s a finding from a new survey of more than 1,300 parents released by Delta Dental. Nearly half of parents (45 percent) say getting kids to brush their teeth is one of the […]

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