How Fluoride Benefits Adults and Children

A few years ago, the American Dental Association (ADA) made headlines by advising parents to use a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste to clean children’s teeth as soon as the first primary tooth fully erupts. The ADA took this step after dentists reported a sharp rise in the number of young children arriving for … [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...]

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...]

Myths and Facts About Fluoride

Over the past 10 or 15 years, dental patients have likely seen a lot of conflicting or confusing information around fluoride, particularly its safety and place in oral health care. Making any oral health decision needs to start with a foundation of factual information. Let’s start the discussion of fluoride in this … [Read more...]

Men’s Health and Dental Care

Men as a gender seem to be less diligent than women in keeping up with their dental care. Research and surveys reveal that: Men are less likely to brush twice a day, as recommended by dental care professionals. Men are more likely than women to have gum disease. Men are less likely to visit the dentist … [Read more...]

Preventing Tooth Decay

Most adults in the United States are aware of what dentists consider the main ingredients in combating tooth decay: twice-daily tooth brushing, daily flossing and regular dental visits. These ingredients are indeed all crucial to reducing the amount of tooth decay, but here are a few other, less commonly known, tools … [Read more...]