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3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks…
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periodontal disease

Dentist 85308 / Does Gum Disease cause Heart Disease?

Does Gum Disease cause Heart Disease? The American Dental Association and the American Heart Association have acknowledged the relationship between gum disease, also called periodontal disease and heart disease. So, what is the link? Inflammation! When the body is fighting off bacteria in the bloodstream, inflammation happens. Bleeding gums are a significant source of bacteria…
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Dental Fillings

Dentist Near Me / Should I have my old dental fillings replaced?

Why should old dental fillings be replaced?  Well, they should not be redone unless they are either bothersome, have new decay, or show signs that the teeth are cracking or some other problem is developing that will benefit from a new filling or a crown. But, one thing that bothers people about their old dental…
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Dentist 85308 / An apple a day may keep the dentist away

An apple a day may keep the dentist away Dietary habits of schoolchildren encourage an increase in sugar intake leading to a greater risk of cavities, reports the Academy of General Dentistry. Over a 15-month period, researchers tracked the dietary habits and monitored the teeth of preschool children before and after the start of school.…
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Dentist Near Me / I have a cold…and now my teeth hurt!

It’s that time of year.   Colds and flu are passed to anyone who wants to breath air or touch anything.   A lot of these give us inflamed sinuses.   I (Dr. Fink) managed to catch something and my nose has been plugged for over three weeks.   And my upper molars hurt to bite on like I…
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Power Flosser

Dentist 85308 / Power Flosser by Waterpik

At Valley of the Sun Dentistry, we now carry the Power Flosser by Waterpik.  This battery operated electric flosser helps reduce plaque, prevent bleeding gums and aids in achieving optimal oral health.  Ask us about the Power Flosser at your next dental appointment!   Written by Shay, Registered Dental Hygienist. The dentist’s two bits: I have…
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tooth extraction

Platelet Rich Fibrin Therapy

What is platelet rich fibrin therapy? There are some surgical procedures that dentists do.  When the procedure is finished, such as an extraction of a tooth, there is a healing process.  One of the steps to healing is to get an area of trauma to clot and stop bleeding.   Blood has a lot of different…
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Dental Health

Is Soda Bad for Your Teeth???

We’ve all heard soda is bad for your teeth and dental health. But how bad is it really? Does it matter how often you drink it? Isn’t diet soda better? Yes, it is bad. Yes it does matter how often. Diet is usually not better, and maybe worse than regular sodas. First of all let…
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What Toothpaste should I use??

A common question we get is “what is the best toothpaste?” for the best dental care. My usual answer is “that depends on what you want it to do!”. When I was in college my dentist told me toothpaste was just soap. I quit using it for a while. But I changed my mind and…
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