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 …

Six Months to a Straighter Smile

Believe it or not, you can have a straighter smile within six months. Braces are no longer for just kids or teens anymore, adults can get braces too, but for a shorter period of time. Teeth start to shift as we age and grow old. It bothers us, but most people choose not to do anything about it. When facing …

The Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Enduring the dentist just got a whole lot easier. It’s no secret that going to the dentist makes most of us anxious and rigid. Some of us, however, are able to conquer the fear and endure the dentist while others submit to the fear and decide to rather endure the tooth pain. Well, there’s no need for that sort of …

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy While Pregnant

How should you be keeping your teeth healthy while pregnant? Women may not lose a tooth for every child they have, but their teeth are at risk during pregnancy. There’s an old Wives’ Tale that says for every child a woman bears, she loses a tooth. Well, that is obviously not true, most women who have had children, still have …

5 Tips For Smoker’s Teeth

Make 2017 the year you turn your smoker’s teeth into a brighter, healthier smile. Most people know that smoking causes a number of diseases found throughout the body. However, there is one area of the body that doesn’t get as much attention as it should and that is the mouth.  When you smoke, your risk of mouth infection is double …