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Root Causes of Bad Breath and How to Treat Them

August 31, 2021

Bad breath, also called halitosis, can be embarrassing and often leads to low self-confidence and anxiety. Certain foods, underlying health conditions, gum diseases, tobacco habits, etc., can cause bad breath. Improper oral hygiene leading to gum diseases is among the top causes of bad breath. In many cases, one improves bad breath by practicing a good oral hygiene regime.

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How Can Gum Disease Affect Heart Disease?

July 27, 2021

Brushing your teeth regularly will not only prevent gum problems and keep your teeth sparkling white, but it can also lower the risk of heart disease - says the American Heart Association. So, good oral hygiene maintenance is not essential to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile and ensure optimal physical health and wellbeing. “But how does my oral health status influence my cardiac health?” you might wonder. The American Dental Association (ADA) provides the answer. According to the ADA, our mouth is the gateway to our entire body. If the mouth is unhealthy, it can directly influence the other body organs and cause general health issues. 

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How your tongue might be affecting your chances of gum disease

June 24, 2021

Gum disease is a detrimental side-effect of poor oral hygiene. While we all know that a regular oral hygiene routine including brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting the dentist twice a year; what most of us don't realize is how much of a role our tongue plays in our oral health! Our tongue not only can harbor bacteria that lead to bad breath but it can also be a vessel for troublesome bacteria to fester. This bacteria can easily interact and erode your enamel and even lead to gum disease. That's why it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure that we have a clean and healthy tongue.

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Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

April 20, 2021

There are certain factors that can put you at a higher risk of gum disease that you can’t control, but then there are others that you can. Either way, it’s important to know whether or not you are at risk. While gum tissue can not grow back once it has receded, there are actions you can take to avoid it or slow the process if you have a predisposition to it. Your Anthem dentist explains what factors put you at a higher risk of developing periodontal issues and how you can take action to lower your chances of getting them.

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Can Gum Disease Be Cured?

March 21, 2021

Did you know tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your smile? Gum disease in Anthem is equally as devastating. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in the U.S. Although it’s preventable, at least 50% of Americans have a form of the infection. Research shows gum disease can also affect your general health, increasing your risk of several medical complications. You don’t have to let the infection wreak havoc on your mouth or body. With quick action and a few changes at home, gum disease can be cured.

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6 Questions to Ask When Searching for a New Dental Home

February 3, 2021

Recently, a long-time patient of mine here at Anthem Dentistry mentioned that she and her family were going to be moving to Mesa in a few weeks. Naturally, she was looking for recommendations on a new dental practice for her family. Although I never like to see any of my wonderful patients leave my practice, I let her know that she was in luck! We actually have a sister practice in Mesa where I knew she could continue to receive top quality treatment from a dental team who would care just as much about her comfort as they would her health. After I had given her my recommendation, I started thinking of how common it probably is for patients to move and need to find a new dental home. If you find yourself in this situation, I’ve come up with several questions you can ask while looking.

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How Are Gum Disease and Diabetes Related?

January 27, 2021

Even if you don’t have diabetes, you probably know someone who does. In fact, it is a more widespread issue than you think. Approximately 29.1 million people are living with it in the United States. That’s about 9.3% of Americans! Many people don’t even know that they have it yet. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to produce sugar, and it can be linked to many other issues in the body, including gum disease in Anthem. Continue reading to learn how the two conditions are related and how you can keep your gums healthy going forward.

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How Does Your Oral Health Affect Your Child When You’re Pregnant?

January 7, 2021

Pregnancy can bring a lot of excitement, yet uncertainty into one’s life. There are all sorts of things that need to be done to prepare. This includes caring for oral health needs. In fact, expectant mothers are more likely to develop certain oral health issues than the average person. Continue reading to learn why pregnant women are at higher risk of dental problems, risks associated with them, as well as some tips for pregnancy oral health in Anthem.

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What is Dental Scaling & Why Do You Need It?

December 30, 2020

Every six months, you visit your dentist in Anthem for a checkup and professional cleaning. This is because, even if you brush and floss your teeth every day, food debris, plaque, and tartar can accumulate along your gumline and between your teeth, wreaking havoc on your oral health. Some of these substances have to be cleared away using a special instrument, called a dental scaler. Read on to learn about what a scaler does and why scaling is so important when it comes to maintaining good oral health.

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Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

November 7, 2020

Your little one is growing up before your eyes and hitting new milestones every day. In fact, it may be time for their first dental checkup before you know it! Dental experts recommend that a child’s first dental visit should be within six months of their first tooth erupting or before their first birthday (whichever comes first). While this may seem early, your son’s or daughter’s little pearly whites are vulnerable to cavities as soon as they’re visible, so being proactive about their oral health can help keep their smile healthy for life. Here’s what you need to know about your children’s first dental visit in Anthem, AZ.

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The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues in the mouth that hold your teeth into place. Even though poor oral hygiene is the most common reason that people develop this issue, there are also numerous other conditions in the body that can contribute. One of them is Alzheimer’s. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between Alzheimer’s and gum disease in Anthem.

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