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Fast Facts: How Diet Affects Your Dental Health

Fast Facts: How Diet Affects Your Dental Health

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your Ahwatukee commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline. The truth is, your diet has a direct effect on your overall dental health and also the diagnosis...
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The Basics: How to Floss Your Teeth

The Basics: How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep more of your natural teeth as you age. So what is the most effective means of flossing? Pull...
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The Basics: How to Brush Your Teeth

The Basics: How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s or your Ahwatukee AZ dentists guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA and your Ahwatukee AZ dentists recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that contain...
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The Basics: Fluoride and Decay Prevention

The Basics: Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that has been shown to help strengthen teeth in children and also prevent decay in people of all ages. Topical fluoride in particular is helpful for promoting oral health. The American Dental Association has publicly endorsed the use of fluoride for the prevention of dental caries, as has the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Medical...
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Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush vs. Manual Toothbrush

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your Ahwatukee dental care office twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many Ahwatukee residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, the electric toothbrush has become widely popular...
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