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periodontal disease

Does Gum Disease cause Heart Disease? | Dentist 85308

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, which occurs when gums become highly…
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Dental Fillings

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

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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Child dental care | an apple a day keeps the doctor away

An apple a day may keep the dentist away | Dentist 85308

An apple a day may keep the dentist away! Many parents worry about their children’s dental care, and with good reason! The Academy of General Dentistry reports that the dietary habits of schoolchildren encourage an increase in sugar intake leading to a greater risk of cavities. Over a 15-month period, researchers tracked the dietary habits…
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Do colds cause toothaches?

I have a cold…and now my teeth hurt! | Dentist Near Me

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

Power Flosser by Waterpik | Dentist Glendale – Phoenix 85308

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

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??? | Advice From A Family Dentist Practitioner

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 may be worse than regular sodas. First of all…
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Best Oral Care

What Toothpaste should I use?? | Best Oral Care | Phoenix Family Dentist

What toothpaste is best for my oral care? A common question we get is “what is the best toothpaste?” for the best oral 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…
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