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 […]

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain During Your Workout?

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world. It’s the cheapest, requires the least amount of equipment and you can do it pretty much anywhere. There are many different types of aches and pains that runners both new and experienced often face, but one that often goes overlooked is pain […]

Changes in Pressure and Tooth Squeeze

A new study from the University of Buffalo says that 41 percent of scuba divers surveyed reported dental symptoms such as pain in the teeth or jaws and some reported loosened crowns while diving. One of the respondents reported actually losing a dental filling during a dive. Barodontalgia, sometimes more casually referred to as ‘tooth […]

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