Posts Tagged: gingivitis

How To Floss Properly

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The most common piece of advice that our dental professionals dole out to patients is to always remember to brush every day. Coincidentally, most individuals who neglect to floss don’t know how to do it properly once they get into the habit. Here is the Tempe Smiles guide on how to floss properly. Step 1:… Read more

8 Fun Facts about Teeth!

Who knew that taking care of your teeth could be so crazy! Here are some fun facts about teeth that will get your children excited to visit us here at Tempe Smiles! Did you Know? The human body produces an average of 25,000 quarts of saliva during a lifetime. That means ten people can fill… Read more

Gingivitis and Gum Disease: What’s the Difference?

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During toothpaste commercials or your biannual dental visits you’ve probably heard about the dangers of gingivitis and gum disease. So what’s the difference between gingivitis and gum disease? Gingivitis is characterized by an inflammation of the gums which actually precedes periodontitis (gum disease) however not all gingivitis leads to full blown gum disease.  Gingivitis is… Read more