Category Archives: Better Health

Is Sugar a Toxin?

  As a dentist, I have always been concerned about consumption of sugar, and the correlation to the amount of decay present in my patients. With the recent proposal of New York City Mayor  Michael Bloomberg to ban sodas and … Continue reading

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Are Dental X-rays Safe?

You may have read the report linking dental x-rays to brain tumors, and may be concerned about your exposure to x-rays in the dental office.  We understand your concerns at Desert Ridge Smiles, and want to decipher this study for you. … Continue reading

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What is a Dental Emergency?

What would prompt you to call a dental office for an emergency visit?  There are a number of indications where a call to the dentist would be recommended: Fracture of a tooth or crown Crown loose or off completely Pain … Continue reading

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Dentistry and Oral Cancer

With 35,000+ new cases of oral cancer diagnosed in the US every year, mostly in stage 3 or 4, dentists will be the key to earlier evaluation and treatment of oral lesions. Earlier diagnosis could increase the current survival rate of 50% fatality within the first … Continue reading

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Making It Happen in 2012

Do you plan, set goals, make resolutions every year to make the new year better than the last?  Good for you!  You are creating a vision, which will enable you to work at changing things to achieve a better result. … Continue reading

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Need a quick “pick-me-up”? Try whitening your Teeth!

The Holidays are coming! What better way to brighten your smile, than with a quick bleaching of your teeth! There are a few different techniques that can be done to accomplish whiter, brighter teeth.  Are you a do-it-yourself person? Then … Continue reading

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Is Your Stress Level Harming Your Teeth?

Do worries about the economy or your work, stress you out?  Do you wake with headaches, sore jaw muscles, or sensitive teeth? Have you noticed chips in your enamel or broken teeth, fillings or crowns? You may be experiencing a behavior … Continue reading

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Your Comprehensive Dental Exam at the New Family Dentist: What should you expect?

With the ever increasing links between dental health and over-all health, your oral examinations may be more extensive than they were in the past. Be sure to bring a list of the prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications that you take … Continue reading

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Do you believe in Guardian Angels?

Somewhere back in your early religious training, you may have been taught about Guardian Angels.  A guardian angel is an angel assigned to protect and guide a particular person or group.  Your angel may be in your conscious mind, helping you to … Continue reading

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From Teething to Toddlers: What you should know about early dental care.

Congratulations on your new baby!  Develop good practices for your child’s oral health now, for your baby’s dental future.  Your child’s teeth began to develop in utero, and will continue this process long before any teeth will erupt.  The use of systemic fluoride … Continue reading

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