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Combatting 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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5 Fun Facts About Dinosaur Teeth

Paleontologists can tell a lot from the size of a dinosaur’s skull and from the teeth in it. The teeth provide the best clues as to what dinosaurs ate, how dinosaurs got their food and how they digested their food. For example, some dinosaurs had long, rake-like teeth. They used their teeth to strip leaves off […]

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Dental Decoded: 4 Common Types of Dental Specialists

Your general dentist is just one of the many professionals who can help you maintain a healthy smile. There are a lot of “odontists” out there – from ones who help with appliances like braces to others who specialize in restorations. Here are a few of the most common specialized dentistry professionals: Endodontists are dentists […]

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Seasonal Allergies and Toothaches

Desert destinations like Phoenix and Tucson used to be top locales for those who had bad allergies. Thousands of allergy suffers heeded their doctor’s advice, headed West and moved to Arizona. Perhaps because they longed for the comforts of home, they brought their plants—and pollen—with them, and now Phoenix and Tucson are among the worst […]

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Can You Deduct Dental Expenses on Your Taxes?

Preparing your income taxes? You’re probably looking for as many tax deductions as possible. If you’re itemizing your deductions, remember that dental expenses are treated like medical expenses. For federal income tax purposes, many medical and dental costs are permitted to be itemized if they exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (for most people). […]

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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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Mouth Madness: 3 Tips for Improving Your Oral Health Game

It’s that time of year again when the whole country goes a little mad – mad for basketball tournament brackets, obscure college mascots and Cinderella stories. When you’re not busy updating your wins and losses this month, take a few moments to consider how you can improve your oral health game. Sport a mouthguard. Whether […]

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Make Time for Break Time: Lunchbox Ideas for Work

It’s lunchtime on a weekday. Do you know where your coworkers are? Chances are they’re still sitting at their desks—just like you’re sitting at yours—doing something similar to what you’re doing: pausing between bites to catch up on emails, hop on a call or surf the web. It turns out that skipped lunch breaks and […]

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Leonard Nimoy, COPD & Oral Health: What’s the Logical Connection?

He lived long and prospered, but if Leonard Nimoy had one regret, it may have been smoking. The late actor died today at age 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition he attributed to years of smoking. What is COPD COPD is a progressive lung disease that blocks airflow and makes breathing […]

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Is Juice Bad for Kids’ Teeth?

I can’t tell you when it happened, but at some point in the last year my baby morphed into a walking, talking toddler. Shortly after we celebrated my son’s first birthday, his daycare informed me that he’d be graduating to the toddler class, where they had juice with their snacks. Worried about his sugar intake, […]

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