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Snap-On Dentures 101: What You Should Know

Are you tired of dealing with dentures that slip and slide, making it hard to eat and talk comfortably? You might want to talk to your dentist about getting snap-on dentures, also called overdentures or implant-supported dentures. They’re secure like implants but easy to remove. Here’s a simple look at how snap-on dentures work, their pros and cons and how to care for them.

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5 Ways Living In Arizona Impacts Your Dental And Vision Health

Living in Arizona offers a unique blend of climate, geography, culture and lifestyle. It’s an exciting place to call home! However, the things that make living in Arizona special may also have an impact on your dental health and vision health. Here are five issues to look out for.

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4 Ways Golf Can Improve Your Oral and Vision Health

Golf offers some unique opportunities to boost your oral health, vision health overall wellness.

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Asthma, Inhalers And Your Oral Health

Asthma is a long-term lung condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the tubes that help you breathe. This makes breathing more difficult. While it usually begins in childhood, people of all ages can be affected by it. If you have asthma, you probably use an inhaler as a treatment. Breathing in this medicine helps decrease mucus and reduce swelling in your airways. While the inhaler helps with your lungs it can also affect oral health. Here are a few things to look out for.

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Examining Oral Health and Wellness in Arizona

The Examining Oral Health and Wellness in Arizona 2023 report is a state-wide look into Arizonans behaviors and opinions relating to oral health. Delta Dental of Arizona requested the research, which included 300 Arizonans ages 18+ and 300 Arizona parents of children 12 and under. Here are 3 key findings from the report:

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7 Ways to Fight Stress and Improve Your Health

Stress is more than just a burden. Over 1 in 4 Americans claim it shuts down their ability to function most days, according to one report. But the dangers go beyond loss of productivity. Stress is linked to headaches, depression, dementia, high blood pressure, heart issues and more. It can even harm your oral and vision health.

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5 Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Arizona Heat

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Hydrate throughout the day with our 5 simple and effective ways to make sure you are getting enough water.

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Dentist Spotlight: Dr. Chris Olson

Say hello to Dr. Chris Olson of Olson Orthodontics in Arizona, our dentist spotlight! Dr. Olson specializes in orthodontics and is passionate about changing people’s confidence and lives. He provides care or adults and children at his practices in Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Verrado, Arizona. An Arizona native, Dr. Olson graduated from the University […]

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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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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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