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Stress During Pregnancy May Increase Your Child’s Risk for Cavities

It’s no secret that chronic stress during pregnancy can have a number of negative effects on the child, some of which may include a low birthweight as well as a heightened risk of developing asthma and certain allergies. According to a new study, another potential condition can be added to that list: cavities. While poor dental hygiene habits and frequent consumption of sugar-rich foods and drinks certainly play a significant role in the cause of cavities in children, the new […]

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What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a term meaning inflammation of the gums. Characterized by red, puffy gums, this condition is a non-destructive form of periodontal (gum) disease, though if left untreated, it can often develop into a more serious concern known as periodontitis. Should it reach this stage, issues such as gum recession and tooth loss may occur. The most common signs and symptoms of gingivitis can include: Bright red and/or purple gums Gums that are tender or even painful Bleeding of the […]

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New Evidence in Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis – a term for the hardening and/or thickening of arteries – occurs when cholesterol, fats, and other substances build up to form plaque along the walls of arteries. Depending on their size, these plaques can partially or fully block blood flow in the artery. When this blockage occurs in coronary arteries, it could eventually result in a heart attack. It’s long been established that gum disease and heart disease have a common link. Past research has proved that Porphyromonas […]

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3 Non-Oral Health Issues Linked to Poor Dental Hygiene

Most people know that maintaining poor dental hygiene habits can cause a number of oral concerns, including bad breath, tooth decay, and even gum (periodontal) disease. What many people don’t know, however, is that aside from these conditions, failing to regularly brush and floss may eventually lead to other serious, potentially life-threatening issues. These illnesses and their potential links to dental hygiene are highlighted below. Alzheimer’s Disease – In a 20-year-long study involving 152 men and women, researchers at New […]

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Dr. Mabry Helps Restore Smile for Reformed Inmate

Smiles Beyond The Bars (SBTB) is a Christian-based organization devoted to helping restore beautiful smiles for reformed inmates in need of dental care following their release from prison. Through a variety of oral services, the goal is for these former detainees to gain the confidence they need in their smile to become successful and productive members of society. As a dental dignitary and board member of the SBTB organization, Dr. Mabry had the opportunity to utilize his skill and expertise […]

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Introducing Our New Practice Name – North Scottsdale Dental Studio

Dr. Todd Mabry and our entire team are thrilled to announce the change of our practice’s name to North Scottsdale Dental Studio! With this new title, our current and prospective patients can expect the same level of top-notch care we have always provided, along with the luxury and comfort of three new treatment rooms that make our office as perfect as ever for state-of-the-art dental services and procedures. Despite the name change and addition of more office space, Dr. Mabry […]

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