Archive for Author: ddskatie

19 May 2016

Do you have bad breath? Would anyone tell you?

Halitosis! Hali-what? Avoiding onions and garlic at lunch is a good start, but there might be more to fresh breath than you know. Most of us won’t notice our own foul breath, but if you’re curious lick your hand, let it dry, and give it a sniff. Don’t like what you smell? Here are some tips to help.

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10 May 2016

Can allergies cause tooth pain?

The Palo Verdes are in full bloom and so is allergy season. If you are experiencing upper tooth pain, it may be due to sinus pressure. Our maxillary sinuses are located to the right and left of our nose, and just above the roots of the upper teeth.

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26 Apr 2016

Invisalign Insider by Christy RDH

I’m embarking on a journey to straighten my teeth using Invisalign, and thought I would share the process with those of you who may be considering it. I know what you’re thinking: your teeth are already straight! And they are pretty straight, but after orthodontics in high school I...

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29 Mar 2016

Gum Health for Heart Health

Often healthcare providers refer to our mouths as being the window to our body. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, it’s easy to imagine what we see inside our mouths can indicate systemic health.

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08 Mar 2016

Is our Tucson sun drying you out?

Having adequate and steady salivary flow is important for digestion and protecting teeth. Dry mouth symptoms include waking with “cotton mouth”, rough feeling tongue, thick or stringy saliva, and dry lips. The primary causes of dry mouth are medications, dehydration, tobacco use, and systemic disease. Are you prone to...

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