Monthly Archives: May 2015

Opening Stuff with my Teeth: Yay or Nay?

It’s been a habit since we were kids. No scissors handy? Just rip the candy wrapper open with your teeth. As we get older, sometimes the habit sticks. No bottle opener? Just open your beer with your teeth. You’ll be considered the toughest guy in the bar.. And you’ll have … Read More

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The Importance of Mouthguards in Contact Sports

Dental injuries are most common in collision or contact sports and recreational activities. Participants of all ages, genders and skill levels are at risk of taking blows to the mouth, resulting in damage to teeth, gums and jaws when participating in an organized league or an unorganized pickup game in … Read More

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Self Confidence and your Smile

It has been scientifically proven that the simple act of smiling changes the physiology of your brain and increases “happy” neurotransmitters. In 1989, a psychologist named Robert Zajonc published a study on the emotional effect of smiling. In his experiment, he had subjects repeat vowel sounds that forced their faces … Read More

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Can You Guess These Celebrity Smiles (Before Cosmetic Reconstruction)?

Some smiles seem genetically perfect from early on in a celebrity’s life. Others had to work at theirs a bit. There are a number of celebrities who had gapped, stained, crooked or even missing teeth at some point. Hollywood dentists have performed thousands of procedures to repair these problems.Here’s a … Read More

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Best Tooth Related Apps

The future is here! Now, we have technology to assist us with almost every facet of our lives. For example, are you looking for ways to monitor and improve your or your child’s brushing habits? There’s an app for that. In fact, there are several. Here are some of our … Read More

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A Brief History of Dental Hygiene

Did you know that as early as 350 BC, people were using toothpaste? Or that the chewstick, the predecessor to the toothbrush, was used by the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians? Modern dental hygiene has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Here’s a timeline of how it has changed. … Read More

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Memorial Day Activities for Families

Want to take advantage of the long weekend and celebrate the national holiday with the kids? Phoenix has several events for everyone. Here’s a list of events and ideas to help you honor the fallen veterans and teach your children about the holiday. On Memorial Day of this year, the … Read More

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Spotlight: Arizona Community Farmer’s Markets

The local farm-to-table movement has found its way into the Valley, and more than ever, people are discovering delicious ingredients for their favorite meals that are produced right here in the valley. These ingredients arrive every week and your local farmer’s market, and regardless of where you live in the … Read More

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Mouth Legends: Do you Really Eat Bugs in your Sleep?

Although it differs depending on who you ask, the old adage is that we eat up to eight bugs or spiders in our sleep on a yearly basis. This may now be chalked up to an urban legend that an older sibling tells a younger one to toy with them. … Read More

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How Technology has Changed Dentistry

Over the past couple hundred years, several advances have taken place in the world of dentistry that has made dental procedures much safer and more effective for patients. These days, dentists are better equipped to examine your teeth and gums, detect dental issues and perform cosmetic or restorative procedures while … Read More

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