Do I Really Need A Deep Teeth Cleaning?

If you haven’t had a dental checkup recently, or you have gum disease that’s progressed past the earliest state (gingivitis), your dentist may recommend deep a teeth cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. You may wonder why you need this procedure if you are not experiencing pain in your teeth or … [Read more...]

Top 3 Reasons to Visit Your Dentist Annually

The American Dental Association (ADA) has clarified its recommendations regarding the ideal frequency for dental exams. The ADA encourages individuals to create a dental visit schedule following their provider’s suggestions. Based on the state of your oral health, your Phoenix dentist may recommend being seen only once … [Read more...]

Introducing Air-Flow Therapy

  Dr. Carold Ford & Associates recently introduced the multifaceted Air-Flow Therapy system in their offices in central Phoenix. This system allows Dr. Ford and her staff to provide a host of cosmetic and therapeutic procedures more quickly, effectively, and with greater patient comfort. The Air-Flow Therapy … [Read more...]

New Year, New Dental Habits

At this time of year, you may be thinking about resolutions you want to adopt in 2018. The beginning of January is a great time to set your goals for the year, including actions that can improve your oral health and dental care. That’s not to say it will be easy - research indicates that only a small fraction of … [Read more...]

Each Patient Is Unique

One of the concepts in modern American life that is the LEAST applicable to dental care is the idea that “one size fits all.” That can be a wonderful idea if we’re talking about a hat, or an accessory like a necklace, but it’s a terrible idea to adhere to if we’re talking about your dental health. When it comes to … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Gum Recession

Back in the old days - more specifically, before World War II in the early 20th century - it was common to describe an elderly person as being “long in the tooth.” Today, cosmetic dentists know that phrase likely referred to the fact that many older adults who received little or no preventive dental care in that era … [Read more...]