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Are Bleeding Gums Normal?

You just finished flossing when you notice your gums are bleeding. Maybe it’s not the first time this has happened, but you shrug it off and figure it’s not a big deal. The good news is, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common to experience bleeding of the gums, especially after flossing. But is it normal? […]


The Ideal Gum-to-Tooth Ratio

If you feel like too much of your smile consists of gums, you may suffer from what’s commonly called a ‘gummy smile,’ also referred to as excessive gingival display in the dental world. Gummy smiles are often genetic and caused by a short upper lip, small teeth or excessive gum tissue. Sometimes, teeth may appear […]


Tap Water vs. Bottled Water: The Great Debate

For the first time in United States history, bottled water has beat out soda as the most popular beverage. Beverage Marketing, a consulting and research firm, says that Americans bought 400 million more gallons of bottled water last year than they did soft drinks. The consulting firm, Zenith Global, says that the global bottled water […]


When Stress Hurts

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a natural part of life, but what happens when it becomes such a concern that it causes physical discomfort or pain? For many, stress triggers a physical reaction that can range from increased blood pressure, upset stomach and even clenching the jaw. Clenching or grinding of the teeth […]


Prevention Begins at Home

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. One of the reasons so many people around the world suffer from gum disease is because often patients don’t even realize they have it. At Arcadia Dental Arts, we focus on early diagnosis and prevention. Dr. Pappas believes that patient education is one of […]


The Surprising Culprit Behind Ear Pain

It makes sense that when experiencing reoccurring ear pain most people head to their primary care doctor to get checked for an ear infection. However, sometimes things aren’t what they seem. One of the most common causes of ear pain is actually due to jaw related issues. Many people are finding relief from their ear […]


Could Dental Offices Eventually Play a Role in Diabetes Screenings?

A new study was published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care highlighting the success of targeting diabetes screenings at those with severe periodontitis, or gum disease. The discovery they made in their research could be monumental: One in five patients with severe gum disease had suspected diabetes. For years, doctors have stressed that early […]


America’s Children Still Struggling from Chronic Tooth Decay

  The most common chronic disease children face may surprise you, and it hasn’t changed much over the years. Tooth decay effects children at alarming rates and is, in fact, the most common chronic disease faced by children aged six to 19 years old. One of the most concerning parts is that it’s largely preventable. […]


What Inspired Dr. Pappas to Become a Dentist

One of the most important things to us at Arcadia Dental Arts is creating an environment where our patients feel like family and friends. It all started when Dr. Pappas met his family’s new dentist who would later become his inspiration for following his own path to becoming a dental professional. Dr. Pappas grew up […]


3 Steps to a More Sincere Smile

Smiles are interesting and surprisingly complex. Did you know that children, on average, smile 400 times a day while adults typically only smile 20 times a day? When we smile we use the zygomaticus major muscle to control the corners of the mouth and the orbicularis occuli muscle around our eyes. Scientists have done studies […]


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