My Gums Bleed Every Time I Floss. Should I Be Concerned?

It’s astonishing that so few Americans understand how important it is to have your dental health evaluated if you have bleeding gums, given that most adults over 40 remember visiting the dentist at least twice a year as children. If your gums bleed when you floss, it’s likely that you have a dental or other health … [Read more...]

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

Most people can appreciate a friend who is kind and emotionally sensitive, but your teeth need to be tough to be healthy. If you feel pain in your teeth after consuming hot or cold drinks or foods, or when cold air hits your mouth, it’s important to have your dentist determine the cause of your sensitive teeth. What … [Read more...]

It’s National Women’s Health Week (May 12–18) – 3 Things You Can Do to Do Improve Your Oral Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health is celebrating its annual National Women’s Health Week May 12-18, 2019. The event aims to encourage women to take steps to protect and improve their physical and mental health. One key focus is oral health. Proper care of teeth and gums means … [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...]

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...]