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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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4 Tips to Help Your Sweet Tooth Survive Pinterest this Holiday Season

Picture after tasty picture will slide past your eyes on Pinterest this holiday season. 0 calorie, fat-free, no consequence pictures… or are they? The downside to these images is that each one is a link to an equally mouth-watering recipe. If you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest, pinning new holiday recipes, chances are you’re going to try a few out. I …

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The Warning Signs of Gingivitis

What are the warning signs of gingivitis? ‘I never thought it would happen to me…’ The lament of regular normal people that assumed they were taking good enough care of their teeth. There are some things that should not be cared for on a “Good Enough” basis: babies, bathrooms, and teeth… there might be a few more. What is Gingivitis? …

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Why do Toddlers Grind their Teeth?

How to stop your toddlers grinding their teeth. You may have noticed that your toddler has begun to grind her teeth.  This is referred to in the medical community as bruxism, and it isn’t uncommon. It’s estimated that anywhere from approximately 1/6 to 1/3 of children will grind their teeth. For parents, this can be an alarming development and will …