Author: Larry Fink

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Using Teeth as Tools

How do people use their teeth as tools? Teeth are amazing things. They are hard and sharp and can grind things, and they can cut and tear and hold stuff; and they are designed to do that with things you are going to eat.  And if you take care of them, they are usually a…
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Chewing Ice and Your Teeth: That’s Good For Business

Chewing Ice and Your Teeth: That’s Good For Business Watch this video on YouTube How does chewing ice negatively affect my teeth? Today I want to talk about pagophagia (the compulsion to crave and chew ice) and how that affects your teeth. Ice can negatively affect your teeth because ice is hard and cold. These characteristics…
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Corn on the Cob and Your Teeth: WATCH OUT FOR THE PRONGS!

Corn on the Cob and Your Teeth: WATCH OUT FOR THE PRONGS! Watch this video on YouTube Sweet corn will be in season in Arizona this June, which means we will be seeing more corn on the cob in stores. While corn on the cob is a delicious addition to any meal, it can be…
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Holiday candy may be putting more stress on your teeth than you may think.

Holiday Candy and Your Teeth | Family Dentist Near Me 85308

Holiday Candy: THAT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS! Most holidays are harder on teeth than other days. Eating more sugar, chewing hard candies, opening wrappers with your teeth; all these can stress teeth past their breaking point. And it’s not just candy. Bones in meats, hard breads, fruit rollups, granola bars, etc. all take their toll. Halloween can…
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Mask Mouth | Observations from Your Local Dentist in Glendale, Az

Even before COVID-19, I constantly wore masks while doing dental work. When I am focused on working in a patient’s mouth, it is not uncommon for me breathe through my mouth. This would cause my mouth to become dry. Now that the general population is wearing a mask in public, it is more common for…
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Broken Tooth: Home Remedy Solutions from a Dentist

Broken Tooth Do you have a broken tooth but are unable to immediately go to the dentist? While the tooth itself may not hurt, it may have sharp edges that bother your tongue. Dr. Fink demonstrates how you can smooth irritating sharp edges to provide temporary relief until you visit your dentist. Watch this video…
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Manual vs Electric Toothbrushes | Glendale Dentist Near Me 85308

Is It Better to Use an Electric or a Manual Toothbrush?  Written by Taylor Norris. Electric vs. manual toothbrush Brushing your teeth is the foundation of good oral care and prevention. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective at removing oral plaque that causes decay and disease. Electric and…
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Dental Sealant Process three steps

What Are Sealants? | Family Dentist Near Me 85308

  Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide. Still, there’s…
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Temporary Solutions From Your Local Dentist: Loose Dental Crown & Filling

Do you have a loose dental crown? Have you lost a dental filling? Not sure how to fix a dental crown or a dental filling? There are products that will provide a temporary solution until you are able to go to your local dentist. Dr. Fink demonstrates a few of these temporary solutions you can…
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Flossing: Tips From Your Local Hygienists in Glendale and Phoenix

  Flossing is very important to good dental health, but not everyone knows the best way to floss. There are multiple different methods to floss your teeth, but not all methods clear away the same amount of plaque. It doesn’t matter how you may floss. What does matter is that you are eliminating the greatest…
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