How to Avoid Tooth Decay

| October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Tooth decay is preventable with proper care. However, many people do not know all of the ways they can protect their teeth. We have compiled the most effective ways to keep your smile healthy and clean. 1. Don’t forget to brush! Brush your teeth twice a day, once before bedtime and at least one other […]

Root Canal ReTreatment

| October 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Root canal treatment is very effective. However, the success rate is not 100% effective. And that means that unfortunately, sometimes the tooth gets re-infected, or the body is not able to heal themselves, and a root canal retreatment is necessary.  At times it is best to remove the tooth entirely, but sometimes there’s a still […]

Understanding Wisdom Teeth and Why You Have Them

| September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in for most people, and the begin to erupt in the late teens or early 20’s. Some people do not have wisdom teeth at all. For some patients, wisdom teeth fit well and provide an additional chewing surface. For many others, it’s common for wisdom […]

Understanding the Different Types of Teeth

| September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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You may not give it a lot of thought, however, there are several different types of teeth—and each one has a very different jobs in your mouth. Your teeth are made of proteins and minerals. Teeth are one of the strongest parts of the body and help you chew and speak—in addition to holding the […]

How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush?

| September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

H How often should I change my toothbrush is a question we wish we got asked more! The reason is,  you should probably be changing your toothbrush a lot more often than you probably are. The average toothbrush sits in a bathroom… where all types of airborne molecules of various “bathroom types” float around (ick!) […]

Botox and Dentistry in Gilbert

When we hear the word “Botox” many of us think about the cosmetic benefits of wrinkle reduction and smoothing of unwanted fine lines. However, many patients who suffer from headache pain related to grinding their teeth, are experiencing relief from TMJ discomfort by having Botox injections into the temporalis and massetter muscles. With a few […]

Treating Patients with Dental Fears and Phobias  

| September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Dealing with anxiety and phobias at the dentist Dental phobias range from mild anxiety all the way to overwhelmingly debilitating. The answer to this for many is to avoid visiting the dentist, even for routine cleanings. However, this can have very serious consequences on your health. Some people develop a dental phobia after a particularly […]

My Teeth Are Sensitive

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One of the most common concerns we hear in our Gilbert dental office is that our patients have sensitive teeth. To help, here are a couple solutions. First, it’s helpful to differentiate between gum and tooth sensitivity. If you have symptoms of sore, bleeding, or red gums, this would indicate gum sensitivity. If you drink […]

Importance of Early Detection of Oral Cancer

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It seems like nowadays there is a holiday for every thing and every reason. But one we can’t ignore is April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month. It’s so important, it doesn’t get just a day to be recognized, it gets it’s own month! As dental professionals in our offices, when you come in for your […]

Oral Cancer Self-Exams

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Monthly Oral Cancer Self-exams The prevalence of oral cancer is on the rise; in fact one person dies per hour from oral cancer. In the early stages oral cancer can often times go unnoticed. It can be painless and not obvious to the naked eye. The most common areas for oral cancer are the floor […]