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3 Dental Care Concerns for Seniors

3 Dental Care Concerns for Seniors

As we age, our dental care routines and oral hygiene needs can change. According to the CDC, many older Americans lack proper dental care once they retire and lose health coverage benefits. However, our team at Dobson Ranch Dental Care understands that senior dental care is essential, and we’re here to provide ongoing support and service, even after retirement. That’s why we’ve put together this...
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4 Types of Sedation Dentistry

4 Types of Sedation Dentistry

If going to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned makes you extremely uncomfortable, you may want to consider sedation dentistry. Your oral hygiene is important and regular visits to your dentist don’t need to fill you with dread. Even if you struggle with a sensitive gag reflex, sensitive teeth, or have a fear of needles, the team at Dobson Ranch Dental Care do our very best to minimize your...
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3 Oral Care Tips If You Have Arthritis in Your Hands

3 Oral Care Tips If You Have Arthritis in Your Hands

Arthritis in your hands, wrists, and other joints can make daily activities painful and unpleasant. If you’re suffering from any type of arthritis, it’s not uncommon to want to skip out on things that cause you discomfort, including brushing your teeth. However, avoiding your oral care can lead to other health issues: recent studies have linked arthritis to gum disease, periodontal disease, and...
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How to Get Rid of Germs on your Toothbrush

How to Get Rid of Germs on your Toothbrush

How To Disinfect A Toothbrush You use your toothbrush every day to keep your gums strong, your breath fresh, and your teeth as clean as possible. The food you eat every day produces bacteria the longer it remains in the mouth. You take a bite and chew it thoroughly, allowing the saliva to start the digestion process. Chewing your food causes small particles to be trapped between the gum line and...
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Fast Facts: How Diet Affects Your Dental Health

Fast Facts: How Diet Affects Your Dental Health

Your body works hard to convert the foods you eat into energy. You may not think twice about what you are eating – especially when it comes to grabbing an afternoon snack or sipping on a vanilla latte on your Ahwatukee commute. But the food you put in your mouth affects more than just your waistline. The truth is, your diet has a direct effect on your overall dental health and also the diagnosis...
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The Basics: How to Floss Your Teeth

The Basics: How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep more of your natural teeth as you age. So what is the most effective means of flossing? Pull...
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