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Complete Dentistry

Complete Dentistry What is Complete Dentistry? Complete Dentistry is an evaluation of all components of the mouth: the jaw joints, chewing muscles, the bite, gums, and the teeth. All these must work together with the teeth chewing against each other properly (bite or occlusion) for health, comfort of the patient, and long-term stability of the […]

August is the Final Month

August is the Final Month!  Legacy Smiles is trying to collect 300 bottles of water for the needy during the hot Arizona summer months. We are working with the Arizona Department of Health Services to help provide people with fresh drinking water. We will be delivering the water to the Arizona Department of Health Water Collection […]

Diabetes and Your Dental Health

Diabetes and Your Dental Health Controlling your blood glucose levels is not only important in controlling your diabetes, it is also important in maintaining a healthy mouth.  If blood glucose levels are poorly controlled, you are more likely to develop serious gum disease and lose more teeth than non-diabetics. Like all infections, serious gum disease […]

Menopause and Your Oral Health

Menopause and Your Oral Health According to researchers, women who are menopausal or post-menopausal may experience changes in their mouths. They may notice discomfort in the mouth, including dry mouth, pain as well as burning sensations in their gums.  Women also experience an altered sense of taste – especially salty, peppery or sour foods. In […]

Tooth Facts You May Not Know

Tooth Facts You May Not Know Did you know… dental plaque contains more than 300 species of bacteria? approximately 40% of people over 65 years do not have a complete set of teeth? an adult on a vegetarian diet for a prolonged period of time can be at increased risk for gum disease due to […]