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(NAPSI)—Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, is the most common chronic disease in children in the United States—and your child’s pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse can play an important role in prevention.
(Family Features) Tis the season for holiday feasts, but making smart food choices and stepping up your oral hygiene routine can help you have a healthy, holiday season and a fresh, bright smile.
(BPT) - You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll choose. But if you’re like the majority of other Americans approaching – or in – retirement, you’ve likely overlooked a critical aspect of retirement planning and investment: dental insurance.
Choosing a dentist for yourself and family can be very stressful. The dentists and dental team at Creative Smiles Dentistry in North Tucson want to provide you with some information and advice to help you find the dentist that is right for you and your family. Consider the following questions when you interview dental offices:
Many patients ask, “Why do I need a crown?” A dentist may recommend a crown for you to help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling, protect cracked teeth from breaking and restore one that’s already broken. Crowns also cover a dental implant (tooth root replacement). Crowns are also great options for covering discolored, stained teeth.
We know that eating nutritious foods and engaging in regular exercise are essential to maintaining good health. But did you know that how you take care of your mouth, teeth and gums is equally important?
(BPT) - Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true.
(BPT) - As the caretaker of the family, sometimes Mom is so busy watching over her spouse and children, she forgets to take care of herself. This is the perfect time of year for women to focus on their own health, especially as schedules slow down for the summer months.
(BPT) - Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low and moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid as well. In many states, more adults are eligible now than ever before.
Q: Why do I need to have a cleaning at least every 6 months?
(BPT) - If you’re concerned about your oral health and looking to protect your physical and financial well-being, one of the easiest ways to do so is to practice preventive care. Attending bi-annual dental checkups and making smart oral health decisions can help you spot a concern well before it becomes an expensive problem.
For the second consecutive year, the northwest community showed its appreciation of Studio Dental by recognizing it as Best of the Northwest’s Best Dentist.
Best Dentist Two-time winner
Creative Smiles Dentistry wants to thank everyone who came to our Open House Event back in February. It was a great turn out and we are so glad to have met the community. We also want to thank everyone for nominating us for Best New Business of the Northwest. We are so honored and thrilled!
Much like all the cats say daily, Audrey II just wants you to "FEED ME!" So join us and feed the kitties treats while you treat yourself to this not-so-guilty pleasure. From IMDB.com, "Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex. Will Audrey II take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it?"
Location : The Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter, 5278 E 21st Street Tucson, AZ 85711
Thursday 20 February 2014, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Christmas came early for students of Prince Elementary School when 30 Canyon Del Oro High School football players delivered hoodies and sweaters at the 2013 CDO Football Hoodie Drive, held last Friday.
When it comes to the media during the last decade, much of the conversation seems to revert to someone saying print is dying. However, while some major newspapers across the nation have stumbled or closed, community newspapers continue to thrive.
The first thing to consider about trauma to the teeth is prevention. If your child is playing contact sports, he or she should be wearing a mouthguard. That said, accidents do happen. If your child knocks out a permanent tooth, a timely response is very important. Call your dentist to let them know what happened. Find the tooth, hold it by the crown (not the root) and rinse it off. Do not rub the root or scrub it. Try to put the tooth back into its socket and hold it in place. If this is something you can’t do, you want to store it in milk or sterile saline solution. If you don’t have either of these, the tooth can be stored in the cheek (don’t swallow!) until you get to the dentist.
Set to have its grand opening on Nov. 16, Dr. Kirk Mosley, D.D.S., recently opened Gladden Farms Dental Specialists with the hopes of filling a need in the community for a close-by, quality care dental clinic.
Braces aren’t just for kids anymore! People of all ages are seeking the health and beauty benefits of having straight teeth.
Longtime Northwest area dentist Tom L. Hossfeld, DDS, has decided to retire from dentistry and sold his practice to Steven Priftakis, DMD, effective late in July.
Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums -- if dental health is even mentioned at all.
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It’s widely known that bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, but a sign of poor dental hygiene and potential dental problems. But what about our pets? Sometimes our dogs and cats have the smelliest breath of all and yet many pet owners believe this is okay.