Key to a Long-Lasting Smile

Scientists who study longevity have found geographic pockets containing healthy long-lived people, 100 years or older, all over the globe. While the circumstances of their lives vary from place to place, these concentrations of the elderly have some commonalities in their lifestyles, including lots of physical … [Read more...]

Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

It’s June, and many folks are taking to the roads and the skies on vacation. Other people have to travel for business on a regular basis, regardless of the season. While getting out of your usual routine can be refreshing, one set of habits that is important to not leave at home is your oral health regimen. Here are … [Read more...]

Should I Switch To An Electric Toothbrush?

There is plenty of research which shows that it takes some diligence to establish a new habit. Furthermore, when that habit requires new equipment, there can also be a budgetary factor to overcome before the adoption of a new habit or behavior. The bottomline: change can be hard.   But, while restructuring routines … [Read more...]

Dental Hygienists Answer Your Dental Care Questions

When Ashley and Gina, Dr. Carol Ford's dental hygienists, work with clients, one of their roles in the treatment process is to act as a dental educator. Both women are asked numerous questions by patients about the details of proper dental care. Here are a few of the most common dental care questions that our dental … [Read more...]

5 Recommendations From A Cosmetic Dentist

When it comes to making recommendations, central Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Carol Ford likes to individualize her advice for the patient sitting in her treatment chair. “People need to be treated uniquely.  There isn’t a single oral hygiene product that is good for absolutely everyone,” she says. However, while a … [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...]