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...]

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...]

Would You Benefit From Dental Implants?

If you have one or more missing teeth, one of the restorative options your dentist may discuss with you is a dental implant. Dental implants provide patients with the ability to chew, speak and talk as they did when they had a full set of natural teeth. This by itself is a significant health benefit, but there are two … [Read more...]

Restore Teeth with Reconstruction

Too often when a person damages or loses a tooth, they mistakenly assume they are doomed to a life of increasing problems with smiling, eating, and speaking. It doesn’t have to be that way! Cosmetic dentists are experts in dental reconstruction – the art and science of restoring your mouth to its natural level of … [Read more...]

Prevent Dental Problems With These Diet Tips

It seems like everyone has an opinion on what you should eat and drink! Ranging from paleo diets and plans that aim to lower the amount of processed food in your weekly menus to regimens that tout the benefits of intermittent fasting or eating mostly alkaline-based foods, there is no dearth of information on what you … [Read more...]