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Secondhand Smoke May Be Linked to Cavities in Kids

Researchers have long known there is a connection between tobacco use and gum disease, as well as oral cancers. What’s not well understood is the connection between secondhand smoke and the development of cavities in young children. A 2011 systemic review of 15 studies published between 1990 and 2010 found a “possible causal relationship” between […]

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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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Oral Cancer Risk Factors

Risk factors can come in many forms. Some are choices we make and others are dynamics we can’t control. In order to reduce your chance of developing oral cancer, make yourself aware of all the risk factors and understand how they relate to your lifestyle. Use of tobacco products. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, […]

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Hookah Smoking: Oral Health Impacts

Dating back to the Safavid dynasty, hookah smoking has been a staple in Middle Eastern culture for over 500 years. In recent decades, hookah smoking has become more popular in the US, particularly among young adults. Flavored tobacco, hookah lounges and the belief that smoking out of the traditional Mediterranean water pipe is less damaging […]

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Smoking with Diabetes May Increase Oral Health Risk

Did you know that smokers may be at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes? While more research needs to be done to establish an association, there’s reason to believe that a family history of diabetes combined with a smoking habit can lead to this disease. What’s worse? Diabetics who smoke are at increased risk […]

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Smoking Linked to Poor Oral Health

“Kissing a person who smokes is like kissing an ashtray!” While this statement might be a hyperbole, it’s a sentiment many non-smokers share and it turns out, may be rooted in fact. More often than not, smokers tend to have poorer oral hygiene than their non-smoking counterparts. With every puff of smoke they inhale, smokers […]

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Follow the Path to a Healthy Smile in 2014

If you are like 40% of Americans, chances are you have a list of New Year’s resolutions you intend to adhere to in 2014. It may be to lose weight or to spend more time with family and friends, but have you considered resolving to care for your smile? After all, eHarmony recently conducted a […]

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5 Tips to Help You Quit

Smoking is an addiction that develops into a dangerous psychological habit. As time passes, the act of smoking becomes mechanical and the habit is ingrained in the daily routine. It is automatic for a habitual smoker to light a cigarette during break-time or with coffee in the morning. The “pleasant feeling” of nicotine on the […]

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Kids Get in Free at D-backs Games This Weekend

Our marketing partners, the Arizona Diamondbacks, are offering free tickets to kids 12 and under with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. The offer is valid for games May 25-26 for any section in the ballpark, excluding the All-You-Can-Eat section. Kids are encouraged to arrive early on May 26 to catch the Sunday Sluggers Show, presented […]

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Quit smoking this National Kick Butts Day!

Bust Your Bad Habit: Quit Smoking on National Kick Butts Day

If you are a smoker, take out one of your cigarettes and break it in half. You just saved 11 minutes of your life. Now, take that whole pack and throw it in the trash. Guess how many minutes of your life you just saved? 220! Can you believe that? It’s almost like magic. You […]

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