The Importance of Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays can detect oral health problems that the naked eye cannot see. Aside from our immediate dental repairs, one of the main reasons we go to the dentist is to catch any dental problems we may have before they become serious and to prevent those dental problems from happening. While a physical examination may tell us a little bit …

Crowns or Veneers

Crowns or veneers, which will improve your smile and make life more comfortable for you? Dentistry has come a long way in improving smiles. In America, nearly 50% of people are unhappy with their smiles and wish that they were straighter and brighter. Fortunately for them, they can, with the help of crowns or veneers! Both Crowns and Veneers are …

How Adult 6-Month Braces Work

Unexpected but true… Adult teeth still move, and adult 6-month braces can help keep them in line. If you’re not sure if you need adult 6-month braces, check your smile to see if it has shifted since you were a teenager. Our adult teeth continue to move and shift even though all of our permanent teeth have grown in, causing our …

5 Tips for Flossing Made Easy

5 tips for flossing more effectively and less painfully Flossing can be an inconvenient and painful which is why only 37% of people 18-24 years old floss. The other 63% are going to the dentist and awkwardly telling their dentist “no” when he/she ask if they floss. Flossing is essential to proper oral health and can actually prevent a lot …

The Best and Worst Foods to Eat During Thanksgiving

Your stomach and taste buds may be grateful for the food, but what about your teeth? Most people would agree that Thanksgiving has the best food, hands down. From turkey to mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie to apple cider, Thanksgiving is bound to make our taste buds spin. However, there are some foods that aren’t the greatest for our teeth. …

Make Your Child’s First Visit A Success

Here are 5 helpful tips to make sure your child’s first visit is a success. Going to the dentist can be a very scary thing, especially for a small child. To make sure your child feels relaxed and comfortable, here are 5 tips. Tip #1 First Birthday or First Tooth= First Visit: Depending which comes first, your child’s first visit …

Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

Here are 3 tips (tricks) to keeping your teeth healthy this Halloween. Halloween is full of tricks, treats, and if you devour too much candy, cavities. Halloween is full of sugary treats that oral bacteria thrives on and cavities form from. To make sure you stay cavity-free this Halloween, here are 3 friendly and simple tricks to help prevent cavities: Trick …

5 Foods that Whiten Teeth Naturally

Your body isn’t the only thing that benefits from eating fruits and vegetable. Did you know changing your diet to eating these healthy, simple foods every day can actually help whiten your teeth along with keeping them strong and healthy? Studies have shown that eating apples, broccoli, raisins, strawberries, and cheese can actually prevent you from getting cavities, gum disease, …

Tips to Prevent Stress from Hurting Your Teeth

Stress can take a toll on our health, including our oral health. It’s universally known that stress can take an adverse effect on our health. Stress can create anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, heightened blood pressure, and develop a higher risk of a heart attack, stroke, and heart disease. But what most people don’t know is that stress can take quite …

Sedation Dentistry Options

Do you know your Sedation Dentistry Options? At Desert Ridge Dental, we give you three sedation dentistry options, so you can have the best dental experience possible. Our sedation dentistry options help make your dentist visit a breeze. With sedation dentistry, there’s no need for fear of being in pain. Sedation dentistry helps calm your nerves and perhaps even help …