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Oral Health Is About More Than Your Mouth

Making your oral health a priority can safeguard your overall health and well-being. That’s because many oral diseases can influence health conditions outside the mouth and vice versa. The relationship between your mouth and the rest of your body is called the ‘mouth-body connection.’ Here’s why it’s so important for your overall health to maintain […]

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oven roasted beet fries

Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Savory Roasted Beet Fries

Replace those same old French fries with beet fries. You’ll not only consume fewer cavity-causing carbs but you’ll also enjoy a hearty, sweet, surprisingly delicious comfort food.  Even kids will love this fun, healthy way to add a superfood to your family’s diet. And you’ll love what beets do for your smile because they can […]

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Mouth-Healthy Cookbook for Total & Oral Health

When we think about eating our favorite foods, we smile. The familiar flavors of a family recipe or the yummy ingredients at our favorite restaurants make us feel happy. That’s because the foods we eat are deeply tied to our memories, our culture and they’re important to nourishing our bodies and supporting oral and overall […]

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Grandmother and granddaughter drinking smoothie filled with vitamins and minerals for good great oral health in the kitchen

Your A to Z Guide to Vitamins & Minerals for Great Oral Health

What’s the first thing you think about when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth? Brushing your teeth twice a day? Maybe it’s flossing daily. Or seeing your dentist regularly. Of course, those are all vital to good oral health. But have you considered how important your diet and nutrition are to a healthy smile? […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Bobby Raber

Say hello to Dr. Bobby Raber of Dr. Bobby L Raber Pediatric Dentistry in Prescott, Arizona! Dr. Raber is a pediatric dentist who specializes in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and special needs patients. Dr. Raber’s practice focuses on preventive care and treatment to help each child grow a healthy smile and form healthy habits […]

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Foundation Spotlight: Esperança’s Oral Health Program

Cavities, sometimes known as “caries” or tooth decay, are one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. In fact, about 1 in 5 children aged 5 to 11 years old have at least one untreated cavity. In Arizona, that number is even higher. More than half of Arizona’s kindergarten children […]

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Sophie Baird

Say hello to Dr. Sophie Baird of Pima Pediatric Dentistry in Tucson, Arizona! Dr. Sophie is a pediatric dentist who specializes in behavioral management for children and finding ways to make each visit to the dentist a comfortable experience for kids and caregivers. Dr. Sophie grew up in the Ivory Coast, West Africa and Nice, […]

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How Much Calcium Do You Need?

Even though calcium is one of the most plentiful minerals, your body can’t make it. That means you need to get calcium from your diet. Here’s why getting enough calcium is so vital to your health, along with a guide for how much to consume and where to get this essential mineral. Why is calcium […]

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Mouth-Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Pizza Bites

The whole family loves pizza! And you’ll love how this saucy, cheesy treat cuts the carbs by replacing the crust with teeth-strengthening zucchini.  But the real secret to its goodness is actually the nutritious, veggie-packed sauce. It’s as loaded with vitamins, fiber, and protein as it is full of flavor. (Make extra so you can […]

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What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease refers to infections of the gum and bone tissues surrounding your teeth. This kind of infection is also known by the technical names of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gum diseases are usually caused by poor oral health habits that allow sticky, bacteria-filled plaque to build up on the teeth. If it remains long […]

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