Category: Prevention

Flossing and Other Keys to Preventing Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease is actually the leading cause of adult tooth loss? When the gum tissue is unhealthy, it begins to pull away from the teeth, causing them to loosen and, if untreated, eventually fall out. Fortunately the symptoms of gum disease are often reversible, especially if it is detected early and… Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy with Preventive Dentistry: Part Two

If one of your primary goals, this year, was to take better care of your smile, then you may have already taken some steps to achieving that important goal. You may have begun a more diligent dental hygiene routine, for instance, like brushing and flossing every day. You might even have scheduled a dental appointment…. Read more »

Keep Your Smile Healthy with Preventive Dentistry: Part One

Do you want to avoid dental cavities this year, and keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling healthier than in the past? Maybe you are tired of struggling with bad breath caused by gingivitis, or the discomfort that often comes along with cavities, infections, and other dental problems. If you are determined to make… Read more »

What Does Sunlight Have to Do with Cavity Prevention?

Your oral health is comprised of a complex system of bones, teeth, muscles, joints, and soft tissue. Like a well-designed machine, your mouth requires fuel in the form of proper nutrients and minerals to operate properly – particularly, calcium, which strengthens your oral health by fortifying your jawbone and tooth enamel. However, calcium is not… Read more »

Coping with and Preventing Future Cavities 101

Have you foregone your usual after-dinner desserts, lately, because of dental discomfort anytime you try to enjoy something sweet? Maybe your morning cup of coffee has started coming with a side of sensitivity, ever since you noticed some dark lines along the crevices of a tooth. If so, you are exhibiting common symptoms of a… Read more »

Enjoy the Beauty of Nature at the Desert Botanical Garden

While spring and summer provide breathtaking views outside in Arizona, this month you can also catch some incredible landscape and floral portraits in the comfort of the climate-controlled Ottosen Gallery. “Return to the Desert: Celebrating 25 Years of Paintings by Dyana Hesson” is a retrospective by Hesson, who considers herself a Botanical Artist. Some of… Read more »

If Your Smile Could Talk, What Would It Say: Part Two

Do you ever find yourself wondering what your smile would say to you, if only it could talk? Many people think that effective dental care is a mystery, or that developing dental problems over time is an unavoidable inevitability. Fortunately, that is not the case. Your preventive dentist can actually arm you with the knowledge… Read more »

If Your Smile Could Talk, What Would It Say: Part One

Do you ever wish your smile could simply tell you what it needs, to stay healthy or to look beautiful, or both? Life might be a bit easier if only your smile could instruct you precisely how to best care for it. Fortunately, even though your teeth have no voice of their own, your preventive… Read more »

Protect Your Kids’ Smiles with Limited Sugar Intake

You know that sugar can be bad for your kids’ smiles. It can lead to cavities, and too much sugar increases their likelihood of developing gum disease. But what can be done about it? Limiting kids’ sugar can feel like a battle, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Your preventive dentist has a… Read more »

Fill Their Easter with Delight, Not Dental Decay

Wondering how to fill those Easter baskets, this year, without risking damage to your children’s great smiles, or causing a sugar coma that lasts all afternoon? If so, your preventive dentist has several smile-friendly alternatives to traditional candy and other sweet treats. It is possible to elicit squeals of joy, after all, without putting those… Read more »