Tag Archives: Oral/systemic link

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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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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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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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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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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