Children's Dental Health Month Since 1941, people have been observing National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). What started as a one-day observance on Feb 3rd in Cleveland, Ohio, progressed into a weeklong event by 1955, and has now turned into a nationally observed month. Every year during the month of February, thousands of dental professionals,…

Any adult with Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) insurance knows the struggle of having dental work completed. In the past if you had AHCCCS and were 21 years of age or older there were no dental benefits unless medically necessary. As of October of this year this is no longer the case. If…

If you are like some Americans, you may have an overwhelming feeling of fear when the dentist or any type of dental procedures are mentioned. Many people, in fact, go years without seeing a dentist due to their anxiety. Unfortunately, this means that their oral health diminishes and more extensive work needs to be done…

Many of us think that Gatorade is a close substitute to water, that apple juice is better than soda, and that energy drinks are a “must” some days. But how true are these assumptions? I have put together a chart below to help you better understand the amount of sugars that go into many common…

If you are like me, spring cleaning is a must in my home. Making sure all the crevices of my home are cleaned out, nice and neat and reorganized. Well, the same thing should happen for your mouth. Get that deep cleaning you have been putting off, get those braces to straighten your smile like…

There have been many studies trying to find the link between gum disease (periodontal disease) and heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no immediate connection, but there are factors that could increase the likeliness of this connection. Delta Dental explains that there are 2 important links to making this connection. First, someone…