Ask Dr. Parker: I Haven’t Visited the Dentist in a While: What Procedure Should I Start With?

March 23, 2016

In an ideal world, everyone would visit the dentist for their regular checkups twice a year. But dentists understand sometimes life gets in the way. Things get busy, and you skip an appointment — and then suddenly it’s been a few years since your last dental visit. (more…)

Smoking and Dental Health

March 9, 2016

Dental health and smoking

Everyone knows smoking causes lung cancer. It’s closely linked to cardio-pulmonary problems and can cause coughing fits and worsen asthma symptoms. And it’s common knowledge smoking can lead to emphysema and other chronic lung problems. Most people who use tobacco are aware of these risks. (more…)

Inspire me with Phoenix’s Ideal Date Locations

February 8, 2016

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When you’re looking for date night ideas, Phoenix has you covered, from top-notch restaurants to romantic settings to active endeavors. Don’t go with the usual dinner and a movie. Instead, capitalize on all of the exciting activities Phoenix has to offer. With such a wide selection, it’s easy to find something both you and your date can enjoy. Here are some of our suggestions for a successful Phoenix date night. (more…)

Benefits of Starting a New Year Smiling

January 21, 2016

Benefits of smiling

You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression, “Let a smile be your umbrella.” Well, it turns out a great smile can protect you from more than just life’s metaphorical rainstorms. Smiling can also shield you from disappointing developments in your personal and work life. It can help you develop a sunnier, more positive outlook that makes you more fun to be around. (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: Why Is It Important to Floss Daily?

January 13, 2016

A few minutes after you eat sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods, bacteria start to demineralize your dental enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Demineralization means the acidic condition caused by sugar leaches calcium and other important minerals from your teeth dentin and enamel. Bacteria responsible for a host of oral diseases thrive on common dietary sugars such as lactose, glucose, and sucrose. (more…)