Concerning Bruxism and Night Guards

You may have heard of bruxism, which is a more scientific name for teeth grinding. We have all done a little bit of teeth grinding, but rarely for very long. Some people do, however, develop this habit, and sometimes it happens during sleep, which is called nocturnal bruxism. How does nocturnal bruxism develop? It could… Read more »

Oral Health Damage Control: Oral Cancer Screenings

Are you familiar with the devastating effects of oral cancer? Oral cancer can cause severe consequences to your health and mouth, so it is important to always receive the necessary care and screenings to determine if it is present. Over 42,000 Americans every single year will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers. To help… Read more »

How Should I Clean My Partial Dentures?

If you’re wondering how to clean your partial dentures so you can maintain a top-notch appliance for many years, then our dentist, Dr. Joe Gerard, is more than happy to help you. It’s important to clean and care for your dentures regularly so they can replace your missing teeth the way you want them to… Read more »

Acidic Foods and How to Enjoy Them

Have you been wondering about your diet and ways to improve it to keep your mouth healthy? One thing to consider is how some otherwise healthy foods contain acids, which can increase erosion of your teeth. Some of these foods are not stuff you would normally think of as bad, and quite a few of… Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Identification

At Arizona Dental, we see wisdom teeth that need to be removed practically once per day. Have you ever considered if you need to have your wisdom teeth pulled? We use a specific checklist process to decide whether patients need their wisdom teeth to be removed, and you can read about it in this blog…. Read more »

Fall in Love with Your Smile Thanks to Dental Floss

  If you wish to enhance your oral health care cleaning routines, it is important to think about steps and techniques you can use to enhance your everyday cleaning habits via brushing and flossing. When flossing, be aware there are numerous types of dental floss that can be used to gently clean between teeth. Speak… Read more »

Making Your Dentures Last

While dentures provide the benefits of replacing teeth, they are a more fragile than your original teeth. They can get ruined by a number of things. In order to protect them, you can perform the following. Cleaning your dentures requires that you take them out, so keep a firm hold on them so they do… Read more »

You Might Need Dentures

Do you need false teeth? If you brush your chompers twice per day and floss at least once a day, the answer is likely no. If you’re older than 60 and have lost several pearly whites, the answer could be yes. Identifying the need for dentures can be tough, but there are some signs you… Read more »

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush

The most sophisticated and complicated tool in your house…is not your toothbrush. Actually, your toothbrush is a fairly simple tool, which somewhat ironic, considering the important job it has to do. While your toothbrush is a fairly straight forward piece of technology, it does need a little TLC from time to time. First, your toothbrush… Read more »

Are You Experiencing Facial or Jaw Pain?

If you are currently experiencing pain in your jaw or facial area that just isn’t getting any better, you are not alone. Facial and jaw problems are not uncommon, and they can be caused by a variety of conditions which can be exacerbated over time without timely treatment. To determine the cause of your pain,… Read more »