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Tooth Enamel 101

Tooth Enamel 101

We’ve all heard the term “tooth enamel,” but what is it exactly? And how important is it to the overall health of your mouth? Tooth enamel is the hardest mineralized substance in your body (even harder than your bones), and it is integral to protecting your teeth from damage. Tooth enamel acts as a barrier […]


Sleep Apnea

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea. But, while snoring may be annoying to everyone in the house, it is far from the most worrisome symptom of this common disorder. Symptoms of sleep apnea that may be brought to your attention by a spouse or roommate. Symptoms of sleep apnea Periods of breath […]


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Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way

Brushing your teeth is second nature. And, for many of us, the faster and harder we brush equates to cleaner teeth, right? Not necessarily. You may be surprised to learn that many people (perhaps yourself included) have been brushing the wrong way for years. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth the right way with the […]


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Fighting Back Against Plaque

Every time you brush, you’re getting rid of a film that covers your teeth. You can usually feel it first thing in the morning or if it’s been a while since you brushed. That film is called plaque, and it’s your mouth’s number one enemy. That’s because when it builds up on your teeth, it […]


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Proper Denture Care – What You Need to Know

Caring for your dentures properly can help improve their longevity and keep your mouth in good working order. To make sure you’re taking the best care of your dentures, take a look at these helpful tips for cleaning, handling and storing them. Cleaning Your Dentures Rinse after each meal. If possible, brush and rinse your […]


Comfortable Sedation

Sedation Dentistry Options

Mesa sedation dentists Dr. Scott LeSueur and Dr. Charles Dodaro offer two gentle and effective forms of sedation: Nitrous oxide – also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is suitable for patients who experience mild to moderate dental anxiety Oral sedation – suitable for all types of discomforts, oral sedation produces complete relaxation without rendering […]


dental pain

The 7 Best Ways to Treat a Toothache

The common toothache. We’ve all had one at one time or another in our lives. While persistent tooth pain calls for a visit to your dentist, most tooth aches can be treated using one of the following methods: 1.Over-the-Counter Medication An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen is a good tool to alleviate tooth pain. Other over-the-counter pain […]


GUM DISEASE AND CANCER

Gum Disease and Cancer

Two new studies have linked gum disease to increased risks for cancer. The first, conducted in part with the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, found that postmenopausal women with advanced gum disease were more likely to develop breast cancer, even when other risk factors were accounted for. The second, conducted in part by researchers from […]


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Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) occurs when plaque caused by bacteria builds up in your mouth. Your gum line becomes inflamed and, as it progresses, gum disease affects the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. There are several factors that can contribute to periodontal disease: Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, puberty, menopause or menstruation […]


What Not to Eat After Tooth Whitening

What Not to Eat After Tooth Whitening

Tooth whitening is has been growing in popularity in recent years because it’s considered an excellent way to minimize stains and brighten up your smile. If you’re thinking about getting your teeth whitened, it’s a good idea to adhere to particular diet restrictions in order to prolong the whitening effects of the procedure. Here is […]


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