What Are The Stages and Signs of Gum Disease

Magazines often like to do profiles of the spouses of popular or powerful people. And it can be interesting to read about the lives of those who support a person who is in the public spotlight. In a similar way, our gums provide vital support to our teeth, which are frequently considered to be the “stars” of our mouth. … [Read more...]

Bright, White Smiles With Veneers

Most people desire having a smile with a mouth full of shiny white teeth. However, many of us have visibly stained teeth in our “smile zone.” Some stains are extrinsic, and may be caused by deeply pigmented food or drink, tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, or other factors. Extrinsic stains often can be addressed with … [Read more...]

Dental Implants Explained

You may have seen television commercials showcasing people whose lives have been transformed by dental implants and wondered if such a dramatic change might be possible for you. And you may be asking how the process actually works, if you don’t have any friends in Phoenix who have received an implant with whom you can … [Read more...]

How Often Do I Need A Dental Cleaning?

Most of us grew up with the habit to visit our dentist twice a year for a checkup and a cleaning. While that advice was well intended, more recent research has revealed that a dental cleaning schedule should be personalized to suit your individual oral health conditions. Your Phoenix dentist can explain why you are … [Read more...]

Dental Insurance 101 – Top Tips For Using Your Benefits

Whether you are visiting Dr. Carol Ford & Associates for a dental checkup, a restorative procedure, or another service, you may be curious about whether your dental insurance might pick up the tab. The short answer to that question is “maybe.” There are ways to utilize your dental insurance in a way that provides … [Read more...]

Love Your Smile

It’s smart never to judge the value of an object in a single glance. Grandma’s silver tea set may just need a good polishing to gleam as it did generations ago, and there may be expensive collectibles hidden in your uncle’s shed full of auction “finds.” Similarly, your teeth do not need to be an ongoing source of … [Read more...]