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Are Hookahs Just As Bad as Cigarettes?

While they’ve been around for a few centuries, originating in India and Middle-Eastern countries, the use of hookahs has seen a resurgence recently in America. A hookah is a water pipe that is used to smoke tobacco that comes in several different flavors. Unlike typical cigarette smoking, hookah smoking is … Read More

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Super Bowl Foods that are Good for your Teeth

The golden Super Bowl will be held on Sunday, February 7th to determine the champion of the 2015 NFL season. As always, millions will gather with friends in front of the biggest TV screen they can find and watch the big game. While you’re enjoying the game, you can still protect … Read More

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Tips on Removing Plaque

We’ve all heard the importance of removing plaque from our teeth and how over time, the sticky film of bacteria on our teeth can harden into tartar, which is much more difficult to remove and damaging to our teeth and gums. Dental plaque also contains the bacteria that converts sugar … Read More

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Breaking News Report: Smoking and Chewing Tobacco VERY BAD FOR YOUR TEETH!

This just in from science.. Using tobacco products can cause oral health problems. Just in case you were not aware, cigarettes and chewing tobacco can affect your teeth and gums in a serious way, and here’s more data on the subject. Tobacco products are known to lead to gum disease … Read More

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Is Eating Ice Bad for your Teeth?

Eating ice cubes seems harmless enough. Ice has zero calories and it can help us cool down after exercising or being out in the sun. Some people even claim to be addicted to eating ice and do it on a daily basis. While it may seem like a great way … Read More

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Self Confidence and your Smile

It has been scientifically proven that the simple act of smiling changes the physiology of your brain and increases “happy” neurotransmitters. In 1989, a psychologist named Robert Zajonc published a study on the emotional effect of smiling. In his experiment, he had subjects repeat vowel sounds that forced their faces … Read More

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Preparing for summer

It seems like New Year’s and the Super Bowl just happened, but summer is quickly approaching, and we can already feel the heat coming. Especially in Arizona, our health depends on being ready for the demands of summer. Here are some key areas to cover: Self Protect yourself against the … Read More

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Little ways to eat a lot less sugar and salt

It’s no secret that too much salt and sugar in your diet can do damage to your health. Reducing your salt and sugar intake can be difficult at first, but it is possible to cut back without feeling like you’re missing out. Here are some simple ways to keep salt … Read More

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Weird ways to keep your teeth healthy and clean

We’ve all been urged since we were young to build and maintain strong oral hygiene habits. Of course, brushing and flossing regularly is crucial to keeping your mouth healthy, but there are some extra things that most people haven’t heard of that you can do throughout the day that also … Read More

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What does Cactus taste like and where can you get it?

Prickly pear cactus has been a staple of the Mexican and Central American diet for thousands of years. In parts of the U.S. it has been gaining popularity as an exotic, gourmet and healthy addition to one’s diet. They grow wild throughout the American southwest, down to South America and … Read More

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