Category Archives: Children’s Dental Health

Professional #Whitening #Bleaching Options 2015

Check out the results of some whitening cases in our dental office. 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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Why Diabetics Need Good Oral Health: Desert Ridge Smiles

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which insulin is not regulating glucose properly.  It is one of the most common chronic illnesses, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), and as of January 2011, 26 million Americans have diabetes and … Continue reading

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City of Phoenix Water Fluoridation: Good or Bad?

In Arizona, many cities have been adding fluoride to the water supply for years, resulting in a marked decrease in children with decayed teeth.  Coming in  September 2012, the Phoenix City Council will reassess fluoridation in the water system. Is … Continue reading

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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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