Do Genetics Play A Role In Oral Health?

Most of us know that genetics can play a role in many medical conditions, but few people think about the impact genetics can have on our oral health. Research on the connections between oral health and genetics has so far been inconclusive, but several studies have found at least some link between genetics and oral … [Read more...]

5 Foods That Are Good for Oral Health

We are frequently warned about the dangers of sugar to our oral health, as well as to our health more generally. Earlier in September, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study reaffirming regular consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks dramatically increases your chances of dying from … [Read more...]

My Gums Bleed Every Time I Floss. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s astonishing that so few Americans understand how important it is to have your dental health evaluated if you have bleeding gums, given that most adults over 40 remember visiting the dentist at least twice a year as children. If your gums bleed when you floss, it’s likely that you have a dental or other health … [Read more...]

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Most people can appreciate a friend who is kind and emotionally sensitive, but your teeth need to be tough to be healthy. If you feel pain in your teeth after consuming hot or cold drinks or foods, or when cold air hits your mouth, it’s important to have your dentist determine the cause of your sensitive teeth. What … [Read more...]

It’s National Women’s Health Week (May 12–18) – 3 Things You Can Do to Do Improve Your Oral Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health is celebrating its annual National Women’s Health Week May 12-18, 2019. The event aims to encourage women to take steps to protect and improve their physical and mental health. One key focus is oral health. Proper care of teeth and gums means … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Annually

The American Dental Association (ADA) has clarified its recommendations regarding the ideal frequency for dental exams. The ADA encourages individuals to create a dental visit schedule following their provider’s suggestions. Based on the state of your oral health, your Phoenix dentist may recommend being seen only once … [Read more...]