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Family coming to visit, last minute shopping, and Christmas parties often leave people more stressed then happy once the holiday season appears. Without being aware of it people are clenching and grinding their teeth. This happens during the day and at night causing muscles aches especially in the back, neck and jaw.
Atrium Dental will be hosting a Christmas Wish Day offering free same-day dental treatments.
Faye McGechie of Ahwatukee is one of many Arizona State University undergraduate students engaged in research projects under the direct guidance of top-level faculty. In this case, she has Institute of Human Origins director and paleoanthropologist William Kimbel showing her the ropes.
Why do I need to get X-rays?
Progressive Dentistry and Orthodontics, 2995 W. Elliot Road, will be offering a free workshop to individuals interested in learning more about denture implants at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
What is preventive dentistry?
Ahwatukee attorney Melanie Beauchamp was named Business Woman of the Year by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce during the Fourth Annual Palo Verde Award Gala on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Montessori Educare students Camilla Der, Kaelyn Chang and Keegan Der left their fall festival on Oct. 24 only to be greeted by their neighbors, USA Tax Services, Foothills Family Dental and Stone Path Real Estate, with more Halloween goodies.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) reports chocolate is America’s favorite candy for Halloween this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates $2.08 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year; as per NCA, 72 percent of this will be some type of chocolate. Fortunately for Americans, chocolate has some properties that are actually beneficial for the teeth, gums, and cardiovascular health.
Several Ahwatukee area dentists are making it easy for kids and parents to enjoy Halloween while avoiding a sugar overload.
The staff at BellaVista Dental in Ahwatukee Foothills are always looking for ways to get involved in the community, but when a longtime patient was diagnosed with cancer she inspired the employees to help out in a whole new way.
This year’s Palo Verde Award Gala is themed “Diamonds and Denim” — an elegant affair with cowboy flair. It will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Rawhide Western Town.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Mark Minkowitz said his wife, Aida, is paranoid about scorpions.
The noises that your loved ones make while they are sleeping may be telling you a story. Snoring and grinding of teeth are two very common sounds heard by spouses, parents, and loved ones. The National Sleep Foundation (NSL) states that snoring affects 37 million Americans on a regular basis, and multiple studies have found that 17 percent of children snore. According to a 2005 study by researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston, more than one-third of parents reported they hear their children grind their teeth at night. The NSL reports that 8 percent of adults are heard grinding their teeth at night.
Delta Dental announced its new mobile application available for mobile devices using iOS (Apple) or Android. The app has more than 1,000 downloads to date.
New chamber members
Mark your calendar for the second annual Business Expo and Luncheon coming up on Sept. 17 at the Arizona Grand Resort, 8000 Arizona Grand Pkwy. in Phoenix. Hosted by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business, the community is invited to attend and network with a diverse range of local businesses during the expo. This is a great opportunity to meet your business neighbor face-to-face.
Every six weeks, beginning on Aug. 29, Malinda’s Pampered Pets of Ahwatukee will be offering the services of Dental Dog, a non-anesthesia dental service to clients. Dental Dog is owned by Dr. Michelle Morrison. The cost of a cleaning per dog is $160 and must be prepaid as well as booked in advance at (480) 753-5766.
Periodontal disease affects more than 85 percent of dogs over 4 years old. Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs at Bone-Appetit Bakery, 4810 E. Ray Road, Suite 5, in Ahwatukee, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 for $150. This cleaning is low stress, effective for general cleanings and veterinarian assisted by Dr. Tim Patterson.
The city of Phoenix Board of Adjustment has upheld a decision to deny a medical marijuana dispensary the zoning variances it needs to open in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Hailey Dickson, an Ahwatukee senior at Desert Vista High School, is embarking on a journey this month to the Democratic Republic of Nepal, a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia, where she will be meeting other students from around the world and doing volunteer work through Projects Abroad.
Pecos Pool was filled to near capacity on June 1 for Ahwatukee orthodontist Dr. Joe Pearson’s 10th annual open-to-the-community pool party. Pearson, center, is flanked by the two lucky limber limbo contest winners. Pizza was provided and dance and cannonball contests hosted. Raffle winners received free and discounted orthodontic treatment, iPods, and more.