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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 […]


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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 […]


Enamel Erosion and Carbonated Beverages

Enamel Erosion and Carbonated Beverages

A recent study has found “no discernable difference” between the damage sugar-loaded sodas and those that are sugar-free do to the teeth. This is true even of alternative sodas that contain sweeteners like xylitol and erythritol, both of which offer some dental health benefits when used in oral care products. It is also true of […]


Root Canal Treatment: Separating Fact From Fiction

The term “root canal” strikes fear in the hearts of many. Nobody likes the idea of going to the dentist for what is perceived as a painful and invasive procedure. In fact, there are many myths surrounding root canal treatment. But it may be surprising to learn that what you thought were facts are actually […]


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When Should I Start My Child’s Dental Exams?

First visit by first birthday. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association recommend in order to set the stage for a lifetime of good oral health for your child. After all, to establish lifelong oral health, prevention is key. See the Dentist When the First Tooth Appears It is […]


Dealing With Dry Mouth

Dealing With Dry Mouth

Many factors can cause dry mouth. You may be nervous or under stress, or it could be caused by the medication you’re taking. Whatever the reason, dry mouth can be uncomfortable, and it can also have major consequences for your oral health. That’s because saliva helps protect against tooth decay by washing away food and […]


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