How to Treat a Toothache at Home

Tooth pain can strike at any time – not just during your dentist’s office hours – and can have a variety of causes, including tooth decay, a broken or chipped tooth, or an abscess or infection. If you can’t get to a dentist right away to have them treat the cause of your toothache, you may want to take some steps at … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Treat Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a dental condition impacting about 20 percent of all older adults. The lack of normal saliva flow that characterizes dry mouth can be caused by prescription medications such as those to treat allergies, incontinence, or Parkinson’s disease, or by medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Prevent Cavities

One dental challenge that is common to almost everyone is tooth decay. More than 90 percent of Americans have experienced cavities during their adulthood, so this is an ongoing threat to oral health for most of us. Despite the prevalence of cavities in the United States, there are many ways to keep them at bay for a … [Read more...]

What Toothpaste Should I Use?

If you go to the dentist for regular checkups, you undoubtedly have been encouraged to brush your teeth twice a day. Brushing your teeth is helpful for several reasons, the most important being that it disrupts the bacteria plaque that forms on your teeth after eating or drinking. But not all toothpastes are created … [Read more...]

Why I Volunteered With AZMOM

This post is a special report from Dr. Carol Ford on the two days that she spent volunteering for the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy annual dental clinic. On Dec. 8 and 9, I participated in the Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy (AZMOM), which is sponsored by the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation. I can’t … [Read more...]

Don’t Be Naughty And Remember To Floss

There is a bumper sticker and t-shirt slogan that comes out during the winter holiday season, and it usually gets a few laughs from adults who remember trying to be extra well-behaved during December: “Define ‘good.’” Throughout our lives, we are often taught to do certain things so that we might get a reward from … [Read more...]