Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

It’s June, and many folks are taking to the roads and the skies on vacation. Other people have to travel for business on a regular basis, regardless of the season. While getting out of your usual routine can be refreshing, one set of habits that is important to not leave at home is your oral health regimen. Here are … [Read more...]

Dental Hygienists Answer Your Dental Care Questions

When Ashley and Gina, Dr. Carol Ford's dental hygienists, work with clients, one of their roles in the treatment process is to act as a dental educator. Both women are asked numerous questions by patients about the details of proper dental care. Here are a few of the most common dental care questions that our dental … [Read more...]

Oral Hygiene – Four Habits To Break

There are two parts to establishing an effective oral hygiene routine – developing positive habits, such as brushing and flossing, and extinguishing bad habits, which can slow or even halt progress made with the positive actions. Here’s a guide to cutting out four of the worst oral hygiene habits quickly and … [Read more...]

7 Preventative Tips For Periodontitis

When it comes to oral health concerns, gum disease is a condition that should have patients and their dental care providers on high alert - half of Americans over age 30 have some form of the disease. Among adults over the age of 65, that proportion skyrockets to two-thirds of Americans. Advanced periodontitis can … [Read more...]

Steps To A Flawless Smile

While it’s true we’re bombarded daily with messages about what we need to do to maintain our health, your Phoenix dentist will tell you that some actions related to your dental health are more impactful than others. It’s important to understand which habits and activities will give you the most bang for your buck where … [Read more...]

Tips to Make Flossing Part of Your Daily Routine

When it comes to good intentions that are not acted upon, flossing has to be near the top of the list. Nearly 60 percent of American adults admit they don’t floss daily, and 20 percent say they never floss. Given that regular flossing can provide protection from everything from periodontal disease to cardiovascular … [Read more...]