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A Brief History of Grills

A Brief History of Grills "I got my mouth looking something like a disco ball I got the diamonds and the ice all hand set I might cause a cold front if I take a deep breath My teeth gleaming like I’m chewing on aluminum foil" - Grillz, Nelly (featuring Pall Wall & Ali & Gipp) Grills (or grillz) are, if not popular, at least fairly recognizable these days. Made of precious metals (gold and platinum being the most common) and often studded with diamonds, most grills are ... 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
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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
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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
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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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Use Your Dental Benefits Before the Ball Drops

The weather is finally turning, and you only have a couple of months left to get the most out of your yearly dental insurance. Visiting the dentist may not be on your annual to-do list, but it is key to maintaining optimal oral health. With the holidays — and all of those treats and sweets — on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare and protect your pearly whites so you can enjoy the celebratory season that lies ahead. Why ... Read more
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Dental Tips for the Mentally Disabled

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Dental Tips for the Developmentally Disabled If you’ve ever taken care of someone else, you understand how difficult it can be to get them to brush their teeth and floss every day. When you’re caring for a child—or adult—with a disability, the challenges can be even greater, as they may be predisposed to certain oral health conditions. On top of that, going to the dentist can be stressful to anyone, let alone someone who’s not able ... Read more
Could your toothache be from allergies?

Survive Allergy Season

Survive Allergy Season Making the Best of Your Summer and Fall For most parts of the country, summer and early fall are often filled with outdoor adventures. From enjoying the local water hole and hiking to classic barbecues and playing your favorite lawn game, the fun is endless. However, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, for more than 23 million Americans, nature has created a buzzkill: ragweed. Ragweed may not be that person who signs up to bring only ... Read more
Can Stress Affect Your Teeth?

Stressed Out: Can Stress Affect Your Teeth?

Stressed Out: Can Stress Affect Your Teeth? You have too much to do at work. You have to juggle a million tasks between your children, your spouse, and errands — not to mention your mother-in-law is in town for the weekend. We all have those days, and those days can add immense stress to your life. That stress affects more than just your emotional health; it physically alters you as well. Physical Symptoms of Stress on Your Mouth Your mouth already experiences daily ... Read more
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