Key Signs of Gum Disease

Health conditions with the potential to damage our body do not always arrive with great fanfare or extreme symptoms. It is often the “quiet” conditions that are the most insidious, because they wreak havoc and do not cause great pain or difficulty until they are quite advanced. Periodontal (gum) disease is … [Read more...]

What Is Gum Contouring?

  One of the basic caveats of cosmetic dentistry is that teeth are only the beginning of a beautiful smile. The gum tissues that cover your jaw form a “frame” around the “picture” of your teeth. If they cover too much of your teeth, or not enough, your appearance and self-confidence can be compromised. In some … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Gum Disease

  In dentistry, the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is definitely true, nowhere more so than where gum disease is concerned. While there are effective treatments for gingivitis and periodontitis, the best strategy is to avoid contracting gum conditions like these in the first … [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...]

Should You Switch to an Electric Toothbrush?

  One of the breakthroughs in modern dentistry has been the advent of the electric toothbrush. Sales of electric (also known as “power”) toothbrushes have soared in the past decade or so; as a result, you may be wondering if their impact on dental health lives up to the hype that surrounds them. Here’s a … [Read more...]

7 Foods To Avoid For Oral Health

  If you ask your Phoenix cosmetic dentist about what foods threaten your oral health, chances are he or she will have a definite opinion in that matter! When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, certain foods present greater oral health challenges than others. Here are seven foods and beverages that … [Read more...]