Oral Health Important During Pregnancy

Even though most people are aware that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause pregnant women to avoid seeing their dentist. The fact is that dentists can create a treatment plan that is safe, effective, … [Read more...]

Is That Painful Tooth An Emergency?

Dental Emergency or Not? Dental emergencies are tricky; it’s not always easy to know when to call the dentist after hours. “Emergencies depend on pain, and everyone experiences pain differently,” says Dr. Carol Ford from her Phoenix dental office. “One of the ways I handle the issue is to give my clients my cell phone … [Read more...]

Is There a Connection Between Your Teeth and Your Heart?

The Heart and Mouth Connection The obvious connection between your teeth and your heart is eating. Too much animal fat containing cholesterol, too many sugary sweets and your heart will have more trouble doing its job of pumping blood all over your body and up to your brain. There is another, more direct and … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Prevent Oral Disease

No one wants to go to the dentist and hear bad news, but did you know that there are steps you can take to prevent hearing a long checklist of dental problems? The easiest preventative is making sure you are using Fluoride. Fluoride is important because it helps reduce acid that attacks tooth enamel and prevents … [Read more...]

The Fountain of Dental Youth

Members of the baby-boomer generation are increasing the demand for cosmetic dental procedures because they are looking for teeth that help them look and feel younger, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. "The reason cosmetic … [Read more...]

How To Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: Part II Last week we discussed some preparation steps for your cosmetic dentistry or restorative oral surgery. Today, we are adding some tips to make your procedure and recovery comfortable. Ask a friend to drive you to and from your oral surgery appointment. No matter what kind of anesthetic you and … [Read more...]