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Negative Side Effects of Soda Are Hard to Swallow

The debate continues. Should you call that fizzy carbonated drink pop or soda? Whichever side you’re on, there’s one thing that’s not up for debate: Soda is not good for your health. It contains no essential nutrients — no vitamins, minerals or fiber — and regular soda is full of calories. Drinking sugary soft drinks […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Supports Senior Smiles

At Delta Dental of Arizona our mission is to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health for all Arizonans. From teaching toddlers how to brush their baby teeth to connecting pregnant women and seniors to low-cost preventive screenings and cleanings, we make it our goal to help provide access to oral health care at every […]

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Improving Overall Health in Children Through Dental-Medical Integration

  A child’s smile can do more than light up a room, it can serve as a barometer to overall health. However, in any given year, 108 million adults visit a physician but do not see a dentist, including more than 60 percent of children aged 1 through 4 years according to the ADA Health Policy […]

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What is a Pregnancy Tumor?

What is a Pregnancy Tumor? If you’re pregnant you’re probably aware of how your hormones are causing many changes in your body. A rise in estrogen and progesterone can cause symptoms like morning sickness, fatigue, brain fog and dizzy spells. But you might not realize they’re also at play when it comes to your oral […]

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How Often Should I See My Dentist?

Why are regular dentist appointments important? You have great oral hygiene and regularly brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth clean. Your excellent oral hygiene habits may lead you to wonder if you still need to visit your dentist on a regular basis. The answer is yes!  Even if you take good care […]

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Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day: A Celebration of Female Leadership

Over 100 years ago today, the 19th amendment to the constitution was certified, granting women the right to vote. Today we recognize this important milestone in history with Women’s Equality Day. It’s not only the right to vote that we celebrate and remember each year—this day calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equity […]

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6 Ways to Help Your Picky Eater

If you have a child who is a fussy eater, you’re not alone. Picky eating is common among young kids. While pickiness is normal, it’s also important for children to develop a healthy relationship with food to avoid eating issues later in life. They also need to eat a balanced diet to get important nutrients […]

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The Tooth Development Timeline

Your teeth do more than help you flash a nice smile — they also work together to help you chew and speak properly, and shape the appearance of your face. To do all that important work, your teeth took an interesting journey that began before you were even born. Here’s how they developed every step […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Blueberry Muffins

You’ll never taste the difference, but these moist, fluffy muffins are healthier because they’re made with whole-wheat flour. And they’re loaded with tasty blueberries — an antioxidant superfood! The blueberries and whole-grain fiber both work to help fight gum disease. The beauty of the classic blueberry muffin is that they can be enjoyed at any […]

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Consumer Checkup: Zero-Waste Toothpaste & Your Smile

Brushing your teeth twice a day is the first step in a good oral hygiene routine. If you’re already doing that, kudos to you! With all that brushing, you probably go through quite a few tubes of toothpaste each year. In 2018 over 146 million tons of waste landed in U.S. landfills, and plastics made […]

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