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How to Keep Your Teeth for a Lifetime

It's a common myth that senior citizens are destined to lose their teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). There is no reason seniors cannot keep their teeth for a lifetime, since tooth loss is simply the result of an oral disease – not the aging process. The elderly, who make up the fastest growing … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff

Lisa Collier—After Hours Lisa Collier, the Treatment Coordinator in Dr. Carol Ford’s office, knows that each day is a busy one.  A typical day is one that demands her to do four things at once. She moves from welcoming a new patient and introducing the patient to the dental assistant, handling phone calls to getting … [Read more...]

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Yes! Floss removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums in between teeth, polishes tooth surfaces, and controls bad breath. Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including places where toothbrushes can't reach. This can lead to gum disease. By flossing your teeth … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff – Kadee Maxwell, Hygiene Coordinator

Kadee Maxwell knows about teamwork. She’s part of the busy group who makes Dr. Ford’s dental office in Phoenix a success. “I work in the front office, but I coordinate my work with the people doing dental treatments,” she explains. “My job is keeping in touch with patients and keeping their cleaning and treatment … [Read more...]

Asthma and Oral Health

Asthmatic adults and children have a tendency to be mouth breathers, which when combined with asthma medications, such as corticosteriods, causes a decreased saliva flow, known as dry mouth. Without saliva's cleansing effects, asthma patients have a higher risk for increased cavities and bad breath. In those that … [Read more...]

Meet the Staff – Lisa Collier Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

When you talk to Lisa, it’s easy to think of her at “VP of Smiles” because she is the cheerful voice that greets you first when you call Dr. Carol Ford’s office in Phoenix.  Her job is to guide you through the first steps of becoming a regular in Dr. Ford’s office, and to keep you comfortable throughout your specific … [Read more...]