Category Archives: Stress

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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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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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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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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