Public opinion research released from the Delta Dental Institute found that U.S. adults were more likely to report that concerns about inflation and rising prices, rather than concerns about COVID-19, prompted them to delay oral health care. The poll found that 95% of adults agree oral health is essential to overall health. Almost 6 in […]
Are Cost Concerns Delaying Dental Cleanings? Survey Says Yes
5 Side Effects of Mask Mouth & How to Fix Them
Face masks are a good defense against the spread of COVID-19. They’re easy to find, come in fashion forward fabrics and help keep people safe when they need to meet with others. But face masks can also cause some pesky side effects, sometimes called “mask mouth.” Here are 5 side effects of mask mouth and […]
Is Carbonated Water Bad for Your Teeth?
Will the Fizzy Water ‘Bubble’ Ever Pop? What’s the Deal with Carbonated Water? The beverage aisle at your local grocery store looks different today than it did five years ago. Remember when there were just rows of soda, a few jugs of juice and stacks of boring bottled water wrapped in plastic? Those days are […]
The Best and Worst Ballpark Foods for Your Teeth
“Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and……a smoked BBQ sandwich with mac and cheese.” Wait. That’s not how that catchy tune goes, but these are just a few of the delicious foods you might find at spring training stadiums across the Valley. From street […]
3 Reasons Giving Back Is Good for Your Heart Health
Do you remember cutting out construction paper hearts at school each February? Your scissors traced each half until a perfect heart fluttered onto your desk. You’d repeat this until you had enough hearts to glue on a mailbox filled with Valentine’s Day cards. After picking out the right card for each classmate, how did you […]
5 Wellness Tips to Keep Employees Engaged All Year Long
“This is the year. Starting January 1, I’m going to eat healthy, hit the gym 7 times a week and meditate every day,” says everyone every New Year. I would never discourage ambitious goal-setting, but doesn’t it feel a little overwhelming all at once? Remember that you now must execute all these lofty resolutions in […]
Marijuana & Anesthesia: Can You Smoke Weed Before Oral Surgery?
As medical and recreational marijuana use become more common, medical professionals are learning more about the different ways cannabis users respond to anesthesia, heal post-surgery or react to certain medications. Because of this, it’s important to tell your dentist or doctor if you use marijuana. What Are The Marijuana Laws In Arizona? You probably noticed […]
Dreams About Teeth Falling Out? A Common Dream Decoded
Everyone eats. Everyone drinks. Everyone sleeps. And everyone dreams. And statistics tell us that many people dream about their teeth falling out. You’ve probably had dreams about showing up to work naked or free-falling a massive drop, but many folks have experienced another sleep scenario, too: a dream about their teeth falling out. According to […]
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Oral Health
If you’re a parent, you likely know the signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease all too well. It starts when your child comes home complaining of a sore throat, then you notice a red rash on their hands and feet paired with a fever and some toddler-like irritability. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is […]
Can Stem Cells in Baby Teeth Be Used to Regrow Teeth or Treat Diseases?
Parents may want to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave their child’s lost baby tooth at a tooth bank facility, say some scientists. That’s because those baby teeth contain stem cells that may help fight certain diseases or regrow a lost adult tooth in the future. Dental Pulp of Lost Baby Teeth Contains Stem Cells […]