Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist

An online poll of 289 general dentists and consumers confirms the traditional stereotype that men are less likely to visit the dentist than their female counterparts, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. Why? Nearly 45 … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff

Kadee Maxwell knows that Dr. Carol Ford’s patients hate surprises. “I want to make sure that there are no surprises at the front desk or when they check out,” she says. “We can’t always prevent periodontal problems, but I do my best not to have any surprises for them when they are ready to leave.” Keeping people … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime

It's a common myth that senior citizens are destined to lose their teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). There is no reason seniors cannot keep their teeth for a lifetime, since tooth loss is simply the result of an oral disease – not the aging process. The elderly, who make up the fastest growing … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff

Lisa Collier—After Hours Lisa Collier, the Treatment Coordinator in Dr. Carol Ford’s office, knows that each day is a busy one.  A typical day is one that demands her to do four things at once. She moves from welcoming a new patient and introducing the patient to the dental assistant, handling phone calls to getting … [Read more...]

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Yes! Floss removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums in between teeth, polishes tooth surfaces, and controls bad breath. Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including places where toothbrushes can't reach. This can lead to gum disease. By flossing your teeth … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff – Kadee Maxwell, Hygiene Coordinator

Kadee Maxwell knows about teamwork. She’s part of the busy group who makes Dr. Ford’s dental office in Phoenix a success. “I work in the front office, but I coordinate my work with the people doing dental treatments,” she explains. “My job is keeping in touch with patients and keeping their cleaning and treatment … [Read more...]