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How Stress Affects Your Oral Health

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For most of us, life is hectic and stressful. Sometimes stress can become so overwhelming, it begins to take a toll on our physical health as well as our mental health. It can even have a negative impact on our oral health.If you find that your life is particularly stressful, it’s important to visit your Yuma dentist regularly—especially if you find yourself dealing with any of the following oral health concerns.Ways Stress Can Impact Your Oral HealthDealing with stress in your life can impact your oral health in a number of ways:Poor oral hygiene—It’s easy to skip brushing and flossing when you are stressed and feel like you have too ...

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What Sets Apart Great Dentists?

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If you Google “great dentist Yuma,” you will find that there is an abundance of dentists from which to choose.How do you know which dentists are truly great? What sets them apart from other dentists? How do you find a dentist who stands out from the herd when you are seeking a top dentist to treat you and your family?Here are some things you can do to ensure you are indeed finding a great dentist.Get Recommendations from Other PeopleAsk friends, family, and colleagues who their dentist is and if they would recommend him or her. You can also ask your local pharmacist or your family doctor for their suggestions.Read Online ...

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Ancient People Didn't Brush Their Teeth—Or Develop Cavities

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For most of us, brushing our teeth is a standard part of our daily routine. We don’t give it a lot of thought—other than to make sure we do it at least twice each day. Everyone today, Yuma residents included, also needs to visit their dentist for routine exams and cleanings.What’s interesting to think about is the fact that for hundreds of thousands of years, people did not brush their teeth. What might seem unbelievable about that is that they did not have any dental problems in spite of their lack of oral hygiene.Why are things different now? What has changed so that humans no longer have immunity to ...

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Why We Believe in Continuing Education

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As a practice, we put a strong emphasis on continuing education. Our patients reap the rewards of our entire team staying on top of their game. Continuing education also means that your Yuma, AZ, dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll, keeps his skills honed to a fine edge.Let’s take a look at the reasons continuing education is so important to our dental practice.Staying Abreast of the Latest Developments in the Dental FieldThe dental industry is constantly changing as new technology is introduced and science is improved. The way certain procedures are handled can also be enhanced. Without attending classes, listening to lectures, or practicing new skills, dentists would find it difficult to ...

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Schedule Your Screening for Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and if it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, now is a great time to make an appointment.Oral cancer is a serious disease that can often be treated if it is detected early enough.When you come in to see your Yuma, AZ dentist, Dr. Sam Carroll, for a routine dental examination, part of it will include an oral cancer screening.Facts about Oral CancerAccording to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 50,000 people in this country will be diagnosed this year with oral cancer. The sobering statistics show that just over half of those diagnosed with the disease will be alive five ...

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How Your Dentist Can Help With Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects many people, and it’s a fairly common condition. One of the most surprising things about it is that most people aren’t even aware they have it.Many people with sleep apnea snore, but not all people who snore have sleep apnea, so it can be difficult to figure out on your own whether you have it or not.If you do have sleep apnea, it’s important to identify this so you can be treated. Sleep apnea left untreated can be a very dangerous condition. Your first step is talking to your Yuma, AZ dentist. We can determine whether it would be appropriate for you to be assessed by a ...

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Are You Falling for These Dental Myths?

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It’s a fact: Most people do not particularly like going to the dentist. Some people even put off routine dental care because of it. Are you one of them?If you are putting off visits to the dentist, perhaps you are holding on to misconceptions about the dentist that just aren’t true.Let’s take a look at some of the most common dental myths to make sure you aren’t falling for them and putting off regularly scheduled trips to your dentist in Yuma, AZ.Fact or Fiction?It’s been a while since I have visited the dentist. The dental staff is going to be judgmental at the state of my oral health.False! Whatever you ...

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