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Why do I Need Professional Teeth Cleanings?

Why do I Need Professional Teeth Cleanings? Let’s look at five reasons why you should get your teeth regularly cleaned. 1. We check for oral cancer With cancer, the sooner it’s detected the better chance you have of successfully getting rid of it. Oral cancer is no different. During each teeth cleaning, we check for any signs of oral cancer. 2. Cleanings help prevent cavities Brushing and flossing every day will do wonders in maintaining a healthy mouth. But, sometimes you may forget to ... Read more
Family after learning about canker sores from their dentist in Sierra Vista AZ

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

Imagine you are eating a big, juicy steak cooked to perfection. You cut out a chunk of steak place it in your mouth. The first bite is delicious, and the second bite is even better. But then, in your fervor for chewing, you forget where the steak ends and where your cheek begins. Before you know it--chomp!--a bite that was intended for that tasty piece of steak caught your cheek. It’s painful and irritating, but you can get past the ... Read more
Woman researching the best dental routine for oral health

What Is The Best Dental Routine?

You hear the same dental advice everywhere you go: "Brush and floss daily." "Use mouthwash to fight bad breath." "One out of every four dentists recommends using a Waterpik." Dental health is very important, and as a consumer, there are a ton of products to purchase, many of which make big promises about your health. To help make your dental hygiene routine easier, we’re going to cut through the noise with some simple suggestions about what a good routine looks ... Read more
A man holding his mouth in pain.

Conquer Toothaches Once and For All

There is nothing worse than feeling the pain of a toothache creep into your mouth. In honor of National Toothache Day (February 9th), let us delve into toothache symptoms, what it could mean, and some things you can do to help with pain, as well as prevent toothaches from happening. Symptoms Since a toothache is a common problem, it comes with a lot of symptoms too. Some of these include: Throbbing pain Sharp pain  ... Read more
A group of women enjoying a nice, hot cup of coffee.

So You Burnt Your Tongue, What’s Next?

So You Burnt Your Tongue, What’s Next? Foods and drinks are a huge part of our daily life. Not only do we need them to live, but meals are a huge part of every culture. Let’s paint a scene for you. You are out with a group of friends at a pizza parlor. The aroma of wood baked pizza fills your nose and makes your stomach gurgle with anticipation. You order your favorite type of pizza and patiently wait for it to ... Read more
Man holding his mouth in pain waiting to see his Sierra Vista AZ dentist.

Tooth Sensitivity to Cold

Ouch! Maybe it’s a fresh smoothie, a spoonful of ice cream, or even just a sip of ice water—but there it is, throbbing tooth pain. There are many reasons why you might be experiencing tooth sensitivity to cold. Fortunately, you can take several steps to remedy this yourself, including checking with your dentist. Other symptoms often accompany sensitivity to cold, including: Sensitivity to hot foods Pain when biting or chewing Persistent dull or throbbing tooth pain   But what conditions cause these kinds of tooth sensitivity? Exposed ... Read more
A family sitting around the table enjoying a nice holiday meal.

The Gift of Giving

As the holiday season continues in full effect, a lot of people get in the mood for giving. With Thanksgiving just over, you probably ate so much that you envy cows and their four stomachs. But before you delve into eggnog, cookies, prime rib, and fruitcake (Well, we aren’t sure anyone has eaten fruitcake in the last two decades, but it’s synonymous with the holidays, so…), you should consider donating to a charity. With so many charities to choose from, it ... Read more
Senior woman doing yoga outside in Sierra Vista AZ

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Mouth?

What You Need To Know: The Effect Diabetes Has On Oral Health Diabetes affects every aspect of your life. From ensuring your blood sugar is at the right level to keeping up with regular exercise, managing diabetes is no easy task. You must be aware of many complications that can arise from diabetes, and your oral health is no exception. Since it’s National Diabetes Month, we have provided information and tips to consider regarding the relationship between diabetes and your oral health. According ... Read more
A young woman in Sierra Vista AZ smiling after flossing.

Should You Keep Flossing?

Flossing: In or Out? It’s been six months since your last teeth cleaning. You arrive at your appointment and get called to head to the back by your hygienist. As she begins cleaning your teeth, she asks the question we all dread. “How often do you floss?” If you’re like many people, you might stretch the truth, or justify telling a white lie since you DID use a toothpick after dinner a few nights back. Maybe now—lucky you!--you won’t have to answer ... Read more
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Four Rare and Interesting Dental Anomalies

Four Rare and Interesting Dental Anomalies Everyone knows the saying, “Curiosity killed the cat.” Do cats have a saying for us? If they could talk, it would be along the line of, “Curiosity drives humans crazy until they find out what they’re looking for.” In the dental world, there are many fascinating cases and conditions to find out about. Here are four dental oddities that will more than satisfy your curiosity for the time being. 1. Tooth Fusion Teeth fusion happens when two ... Read more
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