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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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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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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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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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It’s the Inflammation, baby!

My instructor for aerobics class in the 80’s used to always say, “Exercise! It’s your life insurance policy!”  I have made exercise a part of my life because it makes me feel good, look good, and makes my body function … Continue reading

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