Laser Use In Dentistry

For several generations, science fiction has focused on lasers as the technology behind various types of impressive-looking weapons. But lasers can be found in your local dental office too. Lasers are emerging as a key “weapon” in the fight against tooth and gum diseases, although their ultimate goal is to create a … [Read more...]

Importance of Saving the Tooth

Today’s cosmetic dentistry patient has options for maintaining their smile that would astonish their great-grandparents. For much of recorded history, losing one’s teeth was a feared but somewhat inevitable outcome of old age (and occasionally of an accident or illness). But since the advent of removable dentures, … [Read more...]

When Do I Need A Deep Cleaning?

Our teeth, like our living spaces, are easier to maintain when we clean them regularly. In the case of our home, it’s easier to take the trash out when we only have one bag to put out on the curb, not several … or hundreds. If you’ve visited your Phoenix dentist on a regular basis, he or she has helped you maintain … [Read more...]

Root Exposure – What Now?

One of the truths about robust oral health is something that not all patients may recognize --the fact  that your teeth, when they are healthy, should not hurt. If they DO it’s important to have them examined by your cosmetic dentist to ensure that any problems are quickly addressed before significant damage … [Read more...]

Q & A With A Dental Hygienist

While patients frequently ask Dr. Carol Ford, the head of a busy cosmetic dentistry practice in central Phoenix, questions about oral health care, another skilled team member who fields a lot of inquiries is Ashley Barta, one of Dr. Ford’s dental hygienists. We recently had Ashley share with us her answers to some … [Read more...]

Oral Health Tips For Seniors

While advances in medical care and changes in cultural expectations have made it easier as an adult over the age of 60 to experience excellent quality of life, when it comes to oral health, there are a number of dental “self-help” tasks in which senior adults can engage to ensure their teeth and gums remain … [Read more...]