Monthly Archives: January 2015

When should you see a dentist about a toothache?

Modern life can be taxing on our minds and bodies, and often times, in the midst of working and playing we have minor aches and pains that we can usually ignore, but sometimes, they’re severe or persistent enough that they demand our attention. Especially in regards to your teeth, it … Read More

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Are electronic cigarettes bad for your teeth?

It’s no secret that cigarettes pose a risk to our oral health.  The smoke in a traditional cigarette contains ammonia, carbon monoxide and acetone among several others, which cause discoloration, plaque buildup and bad breath. E-cigarettes don’t produce smoke.  Instead, they produce vapor from the liquid inside them.  That liquid … Read More

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Places to Volunteer in Arizona

Does your New Year’s Resolution include becoming more involved in the community?  Are you looking for new ways to volunteer your time and help a worthy cause?  Here’s a list of current volunteer positions around the valley: Esperanca is looking for individuals who have a passion for health and are … Read More

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Chinese New Year traditions

Happy Year of the Ram!  This year, Chuyi, or Chinese New Year’s Day falls on Thursday, February 19th, and if you’re curious about how the Chinese New Year is celebrated across China, your Phoenix area dentist can tell you.  Often, celebrations in China often start much earlier, even up to … Read More

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Ways to keep your New Year’s Resolution

2015 is just starting!  The new year is a time when many people think about changing or improving their habits and lifestyle.  You can change your diet, start that exercise plan you’ve been avoiding, or maybe give up smoking.  If you’ve had limited success in the past with keeping resolutions, … Read More

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What to do with a chipped tooth

Our teeth are made to withstand lots of wear and tear.  Tooth enamel, the outer surface of your teeth, is the hardest substance in the human body, stronger than our bones even, but as we live longer, and expose our teeth to stress from clenching, grinding or chewing on hard … Read More

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Can cavities go away on their own if they’re small enough?

We’ve been told how important it is to have good brushing and flossing habits in order to prevent cavities.  We’ve all been rewarded as children for having a cavity-free dentist visit, or reprimanded for having a couple, but how many of us really know what cavities are and how they’re … Read More

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Super Bowl Events in Phoenix

The buzz is already in the air, and if you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve seen the billboards going up everywhere.  With the biggest sporting event of the year coming to the valley and bringing a million fans with it, you may be psyched to take part, but not sure about … Read More

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All About Crown Lengthening

What is crown lengthening? Crown lengthening is a common procedure that your dentist does to expose more of your tooth either to give you a broader smile or to fix a tooth that’s broken.   Some people have a lot of gum tissue around their upper teeth, giving them a “gummy … Read More

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New Year, New Smile

At the turn of the new year it is tradition that we all set new goals for ourselves to match the turning over of a new leaf on a global level. To that end, new years resolutions are often focused on health concerns that may have been neglected in the … Read More

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