The Many Dangers Of Vaping

E-cigarettes are marketed as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco because they use an aerosol to deliver nicotine. An e-cigarette user doesn’t inhale or exhale tobacco smoke — but that doesn’t mean the practice, commonly referred to as “vaping,” is not without health risks. Most users of cigarettes, cigars, or … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Receding Gums

Many generations ago, when a person got older, they were said to be “long in the tooth.” This phrase may have stemmed from receding gums, or gums pulling back from their normal position against the teeth. Even with today’s more advanced dental care, 88 percent of adults over age 65 experience receding gums around at … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Children Great Oral Health Habits

As a parent, you are responsible for protecting your children and helping them learn skills that will lead them to healthy adulthood. As many of us have experienced, though, it can be difficult to consistently practice constructive habits. For example, despite all the attention paid to New Year’s resolutions, only … [Read more...]

Top 5 Things to Look for When Choosing a New Dentist

Choosing a new dentist may not be as exciting as choosing a new car, but it’s certainly a decision that has far more significance for your well-being. Whether you have just moved to town, or simply want to try a Phoenix dentist who better meets your needs, here are some guidelines to help you select a … [Read more...]

What Is Thrush?

Many dental patients have never heard of the common fungal infection known as thrush. Once you know what to look for and what to do if you think you may have oral thrush, you will be in a much stronger position to prevent it or get it treated promptly. What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Thrush? How Is It … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Prevent Plaque That Will Help Improve Your Oral Health

Some say that the only two constants in this world are death and taxes, but many dentists might argue that dental plaque comes in a close third. Plaque is that thin film of bacteria that is formed after you eat certain foods. Truly a villain in terms of oral health, if left untreated plaque forms hardened deposits … [Read more...]