Why Does My Dentist Prescribe Medication?

Your dentist prescribes medications for many reasons. While some drugs are formulated to fight oral diseases, others are used to prevent infections after surgical procedures such as tooth extractions and oral surgery. Certain drugs are used prior to dental treatment. These medications are used to help fight infections … [Read more...]

Gingivitis – Preventable Oral Health Threat

Gingivitis is an oral health threat that is easy to miss in your mirror. But this mild form of periodontal disease shouldn’t be ignored. “It’s easy to shrug off gingivitis, but it’s smart to take it seriously,” says Dr. Carol Ford, from her Phoenix dental office. “It starts with red gums, but if you ignore it, it can … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery: Part I Whether you are having a cosmetic dentistry procedure or restorative work done, oral surgery requires planning to ensure a comfortable, successful experience. Your oral surgery will probably require several preparatory visits for measurements or pre-work. During those early visits, you can ask … [Read more...]

What Color is Your Smile?

There is beauty in the magic splendor of softly falling flakes of snow against the backdrop of winter's color palate, but when it comes to teeth, most people want one shade: the whitest white that white can be. Unfortunately, teeth come in many shades and can change color from a variety of causes. As the tooth … [Read more...]

Men: Looking for a Better Job? Start by Visiting the Dentist

An online poll of 289 general dentists and consumers confirms the traditional stereotype that men are less likely to visit the dentist than their female counterparts, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education. Why? Nearly 45 … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff

Kadee Maxwell knows that Dr. Carol Ford’s patients hate surprises. “I want to make sure that there are no surprises at the front desk or when they check out,” she says. “We can’t always prevent periodontal problems, but I do my best not to have any surprises for them when they are ready to leave.” Keeping people … [Read more...]