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Are Dental X-rays Safe for the Whole Family?

A Dental X-ray shows a dentist what is going on below the gum line and between the teeth.

Dental x-rays are a common diagnostic procedure that expose a patient to very low doses of radiation, which are still considered safe. When these x-rays are performed properly with adequate safety precautions in place, you will experience the same amount of radiation as you would during a one to two hour flight on an airplane.…

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Prevent Cavities with Dental Sealants

A mother and daughter smile at each other because they know their teeth are protected by dental sealants.

What are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are either clear, white or have a slight tint. They are used to protect teeth from decay. They are usually placed on the top of the chewing surface of the back teeth. Our back teeth, or molars and premolars, have particularly deep fissures/grooves on their…

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How You Should be Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth

A woman prepares to brush her teeth

How You Should be Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth We are all taught to brush our teeth regularly and to look after our teeth, but how exactly do we achieve the best results at home? The biggest way to maintain your dental health is to regularly visit your dentist. It is recommended that…

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The Threat of Gum Disease

A woman receives a dental check up at the dentist's offices.

There are many people who are unhappy with their dental health. These conditions could range from anything between having crooked teeth, bad breath or a discolored smile. Although each of these conditions require separate treatments, the majority of your problems can be prevented through professional cleanings and keeping to regular dentist check ups. Most dental…

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9 Steps to Fresh Breath and Whiter Teeth

A cartoon image of a woman with bad breath.

A bright, clean smile not only looks great, but it ensures you have fresh breath. These two factors can potentially improve your life. According to a study by Match.com, 71% of women say that they judge a man based on his teeth. This means having a brilliant smile will actually help you be more attractive…

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Is Smoking Giving You Bad Breath?

A ashtray filled with cigarette buds.

Do you have a bad breath? Do you smoke? If so, then it could be your smoking habit that causes your bad breath. People who smoke normally obtain what is commonly known as smoker’s breath, which is a stale scent that is created by the cigarette smoke that is still lingering in your throat and…

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Are You in Need of Free Dental Care?

An illustration of different tools and services to look after your dental health.

Many families are not receiving dental care in Mesa, Arizona. These families, however, are able to get dental care through dental programs that are available through Child Development Services, Migrant Services, and Head Start. In these programs, children and their families receive dental care for free as they are federally funded initiatives. These programmes require…

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