‘Tis the Season for Smile Makeovers

As the number of days remaining in 2017 continues to dwindle, it may seem like it’s too late to improve your smile this year. However, as the old song title tells us, sometimes “little things mean a lot.” There are several procedures your cosmetic dentist can provide for you in the next month that will produce visible … [Read more...]

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...]

Break Bad Dental Care Habits

Advances in dental care have created interventions (such as dental implants and new forms of periodontal treatment) that can restore your smile to its previous health and function. Research studies have also confirmed that it’s our daily habits – whether bad or good – that strongly influence whether you’ll need new … [Read more...]

Restoration With Teeth In A Day

It seems way too early to be thinking about the winter holidays, but they will be here before you know it! If you've struggled with tooth loss, the holidays can be challenging, since activities often center around eating, smiling for photos and talking to relatives at family gatherings. If you talk to your dentist … [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...]

Q & A With A Dental Hygienist

While patients frequently ask Dr. Carol Ford, the head of a busy cosmetic dentistry practice in central Phoenix, questions about oral health care, another skilled team member who fields a lot of inquiries is Ashley Barta, one of Dr. Ford’s dental hygienists. We recently had Ashley share with us her answers to some … [Read more...]