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Consumer Overview: Denture Products

Dental Consumer Products Overview: Denture Products If you have dentures, or even if you haven’t, chances are you’ve seen TV advertisements for denture products. Because dentures and teeth loss can be emotional topics, it’s no surprise that the advertisements try (let’s call them) unconventional approaches. Sometimes they try too hard to be funny, sincere, or authoritative. Other times they go for realness and end up somewhere closer to too-much-information. But for all their flaws, these ads are speaking to a sizable market. Over ... Read more
Man before visiting his Sierra Vista, AZ dentist for sleep apnea

Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Five Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea… and One Thing You Can Do About It At one point in time, maybe even only a few years ago, sleep apnea was not well-known among the public. Now, thankfully, public awareness of sleep apnea is much higher. After all, it is a dangerous condition, and because it is a disease that affects sleep, many people who have sleep apnea aren’t even aware of it. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you will temporarily stop ... Read more
Kid headed back to school with a healthy smile

Back to School Dental Checklist

As the summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter, parents’ thoughts turn to back-to-school season. They make lists of supplies they need to purchase, see if backpacks can last one more year, and shop for school clothes that will stay clean for approximately one recess. But when your mind has turned to this mentality of getting chores done, it’s actually a great time to take care of another one of your children’s needs: maintaining their oral health. If ... Read more
A man in the wild remembering what his Sierra Vista, Arizona dentist told him about how to keep teeth clean.

Leave No Tooth Behind

Have you ever watched shows like Lost or movies like Cast Away and wonder how the teeth of these people must feel like after an extended stay on a remote island? Fortunately, there are a few things they (or you, if you go camping or get stranded) can do to help maintain a healthy smile when you don’t have access to a dentist or minty toothpaste. When you don’t have a toothbrush and floss, the concept of oral hygiene remains the same. ... Read more
A man and woman enjoying lunch after a regular visit with their Sierra Vista dentist.

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
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
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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