Are you one of the many Americans that grinds or clenches your teeth while you sleep? Chances are, you may need a nightguard.
Regularly visiting your dentist results in not only healthy smiles, but healthy bodies and lower health care costs as well, a recent United Concordia study has found.
It's a problem all parents understand: having to take time off work to take your kids to the dentist. Delta Dental conducted a recent survey that found a staggering 45% of U.S. parents reported missing work due to their child's oral health, up 6% from 39% in 2015.
While keeping up with regular cleanings is great for the health of your teeth, it doesn’t always mean you’re proud of your smile. If you avoid smiling because you're self conscious, we're here to help. Let our team transform your smile. Our Arizona Biltmore dentists can tackle simple misalignments, reconstructions, and everything in between. With these cosmetic procedures, you can finally show your beautiful smile again.
5–8% of Americans avoid dental appointments because of fear. We understand the anxiety that can be associated with dental visits. But here at Arizona Biltmore Dentistry, we go to great lengths to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Here are few tips to help you overcome your fear, as well as a few offerings we have to help you relax during your visit.
Regular dental visits are important during your teens and early 20s. If you visit your dentist regularly, he or she can use X-rays to follow the progress of your wisdom teeth. Any problems will be seen early.
Though we brush twice a day, some of us still make simple brushing mistakes. Here are some of the most common.
The newest addition to your dentist’s grab bag of goodies might soon be gum. European scientists describe the development of a chewing gum that detects oral infections Tuesday in Nature Communications. The tech could prove particularly useful for diseases that present with minimal to no symptoms.
We all know your dentist can diagnose common oral health issues, such as gum disease and cavities, but did you know they can also discover other non-dental medical issues? Here's a list of 5 non-dental medical issues that dentists often find first.
It's important to change your toothbrush out regularly, but it can hard to know when exactly that should be. How often should you switch it out? The answer depends on your oral health, usage and personal preference.
Your diet is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. Though you can't always avoid everything harmful to your teeth, these foods and beverages should be consumed in moderation to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush doesn’t completely reach. But to truly reap the benefits, you need to use proper flossing technique.
On average, seeing a dentist twice a year works well for many people. Others may need more frequent visits. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more.
There are more than 40 toothpaste brands available on the market, and each promises that they're better than the next. But how do you know which one is right for you? Here's Arizona Biltmore Dentistry's guide to the most popular kinds of toothpastes on the market, so you can choose the perfect toothpaste for you.
Brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly are the most important steps you can take to ensuring great oral hygiene. But did you know that there are also certain foods you can eat that help too? Here's a list of 10 foods/drinks that are great for your smile.
Flossing is a key component of maintaining healthy teeth and oral hygiene. It's important to floss properly to avoid plaque and tartar buildup. Here are some common flossing mistakes to avoid.
Regular dentist visits are vital to maintaining good oral health. But if you're experiencing pain or any other dental issues, you should visit your dentist right away. Here are a few of the most common signs that you need to see a dentist.
It's not as difficult as you think to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth strong. Follow these 5 quick tips to help improve your oral hygiene.
Written By Brittnie Heddlesten
Have you ever been told that you need a dental filling and were not sure what this meant? Or maybe you have thought, well it's JUST A FILLING...it's not that important!
There is often confusion about what needing a dental filling means. Most often, a dental filling is the recommended treatment for a cavity in a tooth. Excess bacteria on the teeth will eat away at the enamel and dentin of the tooth, which causes this cavity or hole in the tooth. The best way to restore the tooth to a healthy state is to have the dentist remove the cavity, clean the area, and place a dental filling also called a restoration where the decaying tooth structure was removed.
I was told I have a cavity, but my tooth does not hurt, what's up?
Having a cavity can cause pain, but often there is little to no discomfort or pain when the cavities are small. If the cavity is not removed it will continue to grow and can expand to the nerve of the tooth, causing the need for a root canal or loss of the tooth. We recommend not waiting until you have pain because then the repair is more costly. Getting a filling done to remove the decay from the tooth is easier, less expensive and a less invasive procedure.
Cost is a common reason why people do not follow through on dental treatment for cavities. However, many times it is not the cost of treatment that should be the main focus, but rather what the cavity in your teeth will cost you in the long run.
Give us a call at Arizona Biltmore Dentistry if you have any questions!
Traditional braces definitely have their time and place and necessity, but with time and technology come evolution and advancement. Read this blog to see why Invisalign is the right path to take.