Category Archives: Periodontal Disease

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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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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Dental Dilemmas: Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Does your mouth feel drier than the Arizona desert? There are different things that may be contributing to this problem: Medications, such as those used to treat anxiety or depression, pain medications, antihistamines, decongestants, and those used to treat incontinence … 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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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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