1. Healthy Easter Basket Ideas   April 17, 2014

    easter basketBetween Cadbury Eggs and neon-colored Peeps, children expect to see candy from the Easter Bunny, but this year you might want to skip the sweets. Sugary, sticky candy hangs on to teeth long after the taste is gone. Read more…


  2. Dental X-rays Safe for Children When Necessary   April 15, 2014

    Dentist and Teenage Boy Looking at X-RayChildren are unique, and their need for dental X-rays varies too. Delta Dental of Arkansas encourages parents to be well informed about how often their children have dental X-rays. Read more…


  3. Gingivitis: The Basics   April 10, 2014

    skd241409sdcAlthough it sounds serious, gingivitis is very common in adults. It’s a form of gum disease that causes irritation of the gums, swelling, Read more…


  4. Stress and Canker Sores   April 8, 2014

    SIf you’ve ever had a canker sore, you know that while they aren’t life threatening, they can be bothersome when eating or brushing your teeth. Read more…


  5. Fruity Alcoholic Drinks: A Double Whammy For Your Teeth   April 3, 2014

    Photo Credit: Eating Well

    Photo Credit: Eating Well

    Spring has sprung and sitting next to the pool sipping a margarita is all you can think about right now. As you consider what to pour into your red solo cup next, think of your long-term health; a Read more…


  6. HPV and Oral Cancer   April 1, 2014

    Tobacco is notorious for causing oral cancer; so much so that many people believe oral cancer is only caused by smoking or chewing tobacco. While it’s true that most oral cancer diagnoses are in some way associated with tobacco, medical professionals are observing a new trend in oral cancer cases in which tobacco isn’t the culprit, HPV is.
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  7. Be Prepared for Tornado Season: 5 Tips   March 27, 2014

    Emergency kitDid you know that three out of every four tornadoes in the world happen in the United States? These twisters often hit without warning, causing sudden devastation. In fact, 2013 brought 34 tornadoes to Arkansas!
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  8. American Diabetes Alert Day: Pre-diabetes   March 25, 2014

    3.25 American Diabetes Alert DayFollowing the lead of heart disease, diabetes research has further strengthened the theory that overall health and dental health are inextricably related; even more so than originally believed.
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  9. Travel Tips for Spring Break   March 20, 2014

    3.20 Travel TipsSpring break is the time of the year that students and parents both love. Students can finally see the end of the school tunnel, and parents get the chance for a one-week family vacation! But as fun as they are, vacations can disrupt your dental health care routine.
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  10. National Kick Butts Day: 5 Tips to Quit   March 18, 2014

    kick butts dayAccording to the American Heart Association, nicotine, the addictive substance found in tobacco, is one of the most difficult addictions to break. It is not surprising then, that of the 35 million tobacco users who will attempt to quit, 85% of them will relapse.
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