Posts for the Author "Smile Arizona Dentistry"

8 Tips for Well-Rounded Oral Health from Our Dentist Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf

8 Tips for Well-Rounded Oral Health from Our Dentist Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf

Good oral hygiene is essential to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal diseases. Also, it benefits your overall health by reducing the risk of developing diabetes, heart problems, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and premature labor. Therefore, taking care of your teeth is crucial to maintaining your dental and overall health at an optimum level.

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8 Effective Tips to Help Ease Your TMJ Pain

8 Effective Tips to Help Ease Your TMJ Pain

If you have been experiencing prolonged headaches, jaw pain, or toothaches, it might be a good idea to get yourself checked for TMJ pain. TMJ, or temporomandibular joints, are the connections between the skull and the lower jaw, held together by muscles and ligaments. Arthritis, injuries, or dislocation can cause TMJ disorders and manifest as TMJ pain, ringing in the ears, and neck pain.

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Understanding the 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease

Understanding the 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease

Since childhood, we have been told the reasons behind proper oral care. However, leading a busy life will sometimes get in the way of our oral health, and one of the common dental concerns associated with neglected oral health is periodontal disease. The disease affects almost 47.2% of adults aged 30 and over and is also found in senior individuals. Almost 70.1% of adults between 65-70 years of age suffer from periodontal disease in the US.

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