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You Have Oral Cancer. Now What?

An oral cancer diagnosis can come as tragic news for you and your family. But it is important to remember that the doctors you will be working with are experts at controlling the spread of cancer. Once diagnosed, you will have many decisions to make. Since you will need to make these decisions while you […]

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Open Wide: Oral Cancer Screening

Visiting your dentist twice a year does more than keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Once a year, you should ask your dentist to give you an oral cancer screening. This screening is vital to diagnosing cancer in the early stages, when survival rates are highest. Oral cancer screenings are routine for your dentist. They […]

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Fluoridated Water: A Public Health Initiative

While the state of Arizona does not mandate water fluoridation, many local municipalities, including Bisbee, Phoenix, Tempe and Yuma, add fluoride to their water supplies. Other communities, such as Scottsdale, don’t because they may use water sources with naturally occurring fluoride. So what’s the big deal with water fluoridation, and why is it so important […]

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It’s Not Just What You Eat, It’s How You Eat

Since the first television programming began in the 1920s, our desire for digital distractions has grown exponentially. In fact, nearly 67% of Americans regularly watch TV while eating dinner. This habit can have a negative impact on your health, prompting researchers to suggest it’s important to pay attention to how you eat in addition to […]

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7 Ways to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Although they are only temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in babies and toddlers is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or baby bottle rot, or more clinically, early childhood caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth for speech development, to chew their food and […]

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3 Diseases Your Dentist Can Diagnose

Dentists are normally revered as tooth wizards, the all-knowing oral health experts. You’re always in good hands with a professional implant dentist for instance. But your dentist is trained to do much more than simply ogle your oral orifice. Your dentist – such as those from this serene dental center – can spot evidence of […]

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Prostate Health May Be Linked to Periodontal Health

Researchers continue to uncover evidence linking oral health and overall health and the latest example examines the possible relationship between periodontitis and prostatitis. What is periodontitis? Periodontitis is a common but serious gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth and is often the result of poor oral hygiene. Symptoms […]

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Lead with Your Smile

As we take time to remember the life and leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., take a look in the mirror. What does your smile say about you?  Does it inspire you to lead? A smile may be more powerful than you think. A recent Penn State University study found that when you smile, you […]

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Battle of the Sexes: Oral Health Edition?

The battle of the sexes has been a long-lasting tug of war over who does what better. Now, that battle has moved into the bathroom to determine who takes better care of their teeth: men or women? According to a study by the British Dental Health Foundation, 35% of men regularly skip brushing at night! That may […]

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Follow the Path to a Healthy Smile in 2014

If you are like 40% of Americans, chances are you have a list of New Year’s resolutions you intend to adhere to in 2014. It may be to lose weight or to spend more time with family and friends, but have you considered resolving to care for your smile? After all, eHarmony recently conducted a […]

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