Category Archives: Better Health

Team Brad and Dena, Phoenix AIDS Walk, by guest blogger Kelly

Today’s blog is written by Kelly, the friendly and efficient team member who will be the first to greet you by phone (or in person) at Desert Ridge Smiles.  Thank you for sharing your story. As the summer days end and fall … Continue reading

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Changing People’s Lives, One Smile at a Time

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When cosmetic cases are completed and the “after” pictures are taken, I review the case and enjoy seeing the transformation that has taken place.  My most recent cosmetic makeover involved endodontics, implants and restorative and took close to 3 years to … Continue reading

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Recharging my batteries

Do you ever feel like a hamster on a wheel? Going, going, going, with little time for rest? It is nice to take a break, find relaxation and get rejuvenated. Vacation was just what was needed! Twenty-three years ago, my … Continue reading

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10 Quick Tips About Teeth

1)  Flossing is good for your health and the health of your teeth. 2)  If your tooth needs a root canal, getting the treatment done would generally be better than pulling your tooth. 3)  When filling a space from a … Continue reading

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Working on my Bucket List

Have you ever wanted to do something that would stretch your capabilities, but would empower you once completed?  I did just that when I was able to hike the Grand Canyon, with some experienced hiker friends of mine! Now I … Continue reading

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Back to School: A parent’s review of children’s dental basics

Now that the summer is almost over, it is time to get your kids into the dentist before school starts back up!  In the meantime, here is a review of things to do for your children. Babies should not be … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy vs Laser Frenectomy for Tongue-Tied Dental Patient

Ankyloglossia or Tongue-Tied is a condition that is present in some newborns, where the frenum, a thickened band of tissue under the tongue, is shortened and attached to the end of the tongue.  This can cause decreased mobility in the … Continue reading

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