What Is Gum Disease?

30 May, 2020
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gum tissue and bones surrounding your teeth, and is an increasing health risk that requires professional treatment. But what is gum disease and how is it prevented? Keep reading to find out! What Is It? Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on the teeth. These bacteria create toxins that......
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What is Fluoride and What are Its Benefits?

14 May, 2020
We’ve all heard of it- but what is fluoride exactly? What does it do for your teeth, and what’s the best way to consume it? Our team at Snow Family Dentistry has all the answers! What is fluoride? Fluoride helps prevent cavities by strengthening tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is the hard, outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. Unfortunately, tooth enamel is under......
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What to do if you have a dental emergency?

5 May, 2020
Dental emergencies come in many forms, and some are more urgent than others. How do you know what is serious and what isn’t? Continue reading to find out! Lost Tooth If your tooth gets knocked out, you need urgent dental care. Generally, your chances to save the natural tooth decreases after 30-60 minutes. Here are some tips if your tooth has come out of the......
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How to Boost Your Immunity

30 April, 2020
With everything going on during this unprecedented time, our team at Snow Family Dentistry put a list together of things you can do to boost your immunity. Here are preventive measures you can take to optimize your body’s defense against infection and illness. Consume Good Bacteria Bacteria are everywhere: on our skin, hair and nails, and also inside our body. In our intestines, these organisms......
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What Is Oral Cancer?

15 April, 2020
Oral cancer is divided into two different categories. One type can occur in your lips, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue, and the floor and roof of your mouth. The other type of oral cancer occurs in the oropharynx, which is the middle region of your throat that includes the tonsils and base of the tongue. Research shows that early detection results in......
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What Is TMJ?

7 April, 2020
The temporomandibular joints, also known as TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ are located on each side of your head and work together when you chew, speak or swallow. The temporomandibular joints include muscles, ligaments, and your jaw bone, and also control the lower jaw as they move forward, backward and side......
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How Do Vitamins Help My Teeth?

31 March, 2020
Vitamins are very important for overall health. However, many people don’t realize the benefits vitamins can have on your teeth! At Snow Family Dentistry, we know that vitamins can: 1: Build Enamel Strength The vitamin K2, is critical for getting calcium to the surface of your teeth. Your teeth send out certain proteins when they need more calcium, and vitamin K2 activates those proteins, helping......
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How Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

14 March, 2020
Spring is often filled with outdoor adventures, especially here in Arizona.  However, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, seasonal allergies affect more than 50 million Americans. If left untreated, allergies can escalate to a sinus infection, which can cause facial pain, congestion, bad breath, coughing, and dental pain. Snow Family Dentistry Allergy Tips Try the following options to relieve your allergy......
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