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What Causes Bad Breath?

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Bad breath, also called halitosis, is typically caused by mouth germs and food particles that get stuck between one’s teeth and that emit an unpleasant odor. If you suffer from halitosis, it can make it unpleasant for your work colleagues, friends, or family to interact with you. What makes this condition even worse, is the fact that someone suffering from halitosis often doesn’t know that they have it. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with bad breath. Let’s take a look at the different causes of bad breath and the treatment that you have at your […]

What Causes Bad Breath?2018-08-01T07:03:21+00:00

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common form of dental disease. If you experience pain when chewing or when drinking cold liquids, chances are that the formation of tooth decay is present. Fortunately, tooth decay or the forming of cavities can be easily prevented. Let’s take a look at tooth decay, the symptoms thereof, and what you can do to prevent it.

What is Tooth Decay?image of tooth decay

When you consume a lot of sugary foods or drinks, a bacteria called plaque forms on your teeth. Plaque forms a sticky film around your teeth that produces […]

How to Prevent Tooth Decay2018-08-01T06:47:31+00:00

What to Do When Your Bad Breath Won’t Go Away

You’ve tried brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. You purchase so many breath mints and sprays you’ve thought about buying stock in the companies that make them. You’ve even tried changing your diet – but no matter what you do, your bad breath hangs on.

If this sounds familiar, it’s important to talk to your dentist.

Bad breath can be a sign of poor oral hygiene. But if you’re cleaning your teeth and tongue several times a day with no relief, your bad breath may signal another type of medical problem or a related medical condition. Certain types of gum or breath mints can […]

What to Do When Your Bad Breath Won’t Go Away2018-07-30T20:37:39+00:00

Are Cerec Single-Visit Dental Crowns Right For You?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Crowns can be used to protect weak or cracked teeth, to restore that size and shape of a tooth, and to improve the appearance of teeth or dental implants.

In the past, dental crowns typically required multiple dentist visits. Often, a temporary crown would be put in place while a permanent version made of metal, ceramic, porcelain, or a combination of these materials was custom-made in a lab to fit your specific tooth.

Are Cerec Single-Visit Dental Crowns Right For You?2018-03-26T21:25:17+00:00

Oral Cancer Screening With VELscope: How Does It Work?

The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that 48,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, and that 9,500 people die each year from oral cancer. When oral cancer is detected early, the chances of effective treatment and survival increase – but many people don’t receive the oral cancer screenings they need to detect cancer until it’s at an advanced stage.

For many years, dentists have used visual examinations to find signs of potential oral cancer, followed by biopsies to test suspicious cells. Recent advances in technology, however, are helping dentists find potential cancer cells more quickly and […]

Oral Cancer Screening With VELscope: How Does It Work?2018-03-26T21:56:05+00:00

Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer Recently?

When most people think of a dentist, they think of teeth. While your dentist does focus on the care and health of teeth, dental offices have increasingly joined the front lines when it comes to other types of health care, too. Today, your dentist can help you spot early signs of oral cancer – and as with any cancer, the earlier you know about oral cancer, the better your treatment options are.

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, about 48,000 cases of oral cancer occur in the United States every year, […]

Have You Been Screened for Oral Cancer Recently?2018-03-26T21:55:51+00:00

Choosing Your Own Dentist for the First Time: A Guide for Young Adults

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Perhaps you spent your childhood and teen years under the care of a family dentist your parents chose when you were little. Maybe you haven’t seen a dentist in years – or at all.

No matter what background you come from, part of establishing your own life as an adult is choosing the right professionals to help you live a healthy, happy life. And that includes choosing a dentist.

With so many dentists available, which one should you […]

Choosing Your Own Dentist for the First Time: A Guide for Young Adults2018-02-28T03:39:25+00:00

Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Dentist for You and Your Children

One of the most exciting moments in a new parent’s life is when their beloved little one gets their very first tooth. As children age, they experience the excitement of losing their baby teeth – a sure sign that they’re becoming “big kids” and a chance for a visit from the Tooth Fairy as well!

Children learn good dental health habits from their parents. As your child grows, it’s important to introduce them to a family dentist who can help them learn good preventative care, spot potential problems, and perform needed fixes. Here’s what to consider when looking for dental care for you and your children.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Family Dentist for You and Your Children2018-01-25T16:46:36+00:00

Invisalign vs Clear Braces: What’s The Difference?

general dentistryDental braces are most often associated with children and teenagers. However, dental braces are designed to correct the positioning of the teeth at any age.

Adults may not be aware their teeth are crooked and therefore may not choose to receive dental braces until later in life. This is often because up to 99.7% of American adults believe a healthy smile is socially important, and tooth alignment issues get worse as we age.

Yet many Americans aren’t fully aware that there are different types of braces to help realign the teeth. Specifically, there’s a lot of […]

Invisalign vs Clear Braces: What’s The Difference?2018-01-09T17:29:00+00:00

Teeth Whitening 101: What You Need To Know

Up to 74% of American adults say they believe an unattractive smile can hurt their career chances. That’s why teeth whitening is a great way to improve your smile and boost your confidence.

However, before you choose to have your teeth whitened by a general dentist in Flagstaff, it’s important to know a few things about teeth whitening prior to your dentist appointment. Consider the following tips to prepare your smile for your teeth whitening procedure.

You need to begin with healthy teeth

It’s essential you have healthy teeth prior to asking your general dentist about teeth whitening. This is because teeth whitening can cause further dental problems […]

Teeth Whitening 101: What You Need To Know2017-12-14T16:25:21+00:00
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