Why You Should Clean Your Toothbrush More Often

You might not realize it — but your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria. Think about it. It’s coated in water, toothpaste, bits of old food and the bacteria in your mouth (the same germs that cause cavities). And if you recently had flu, cold or other sickness, those germs are also on your … Continued

Stressed? Millions of Americans Experiencing Dental Pain

One thing we’ve noticed providing dental care to patients at our office in Tucson: You’re stressed. Like really stressed. That’s perfectly understandable. With the COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention the political climate and economic stress, we’re all dealing with anxiety — every single one of us. These are unprecedented times. It’s natural if the world … Continued

4 Reasons Mouthwash is Critical to Dental Health

OK. You believe your dentist. You know that brushing is important, and that you should brush for two minutes twice a day. And you get how important it is to floss once a day — floss gets in between crevices of the teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. But is it important to rinse with … Continued

Lose a Tooth? Act Fast! Your Dentist Might Be Able to Save It

Knock out or lose a tooth? Time is of the essence. It’s important that you act quickly — within the next 30 minutes — if you want to save that tooth. This is a situation for an emergency dentist. When you knock out a tooth, there’s a lot of nerve and blood vessel damage that … Continued

5 Daily Habits to Improve Your Smile

You know those smiles that light up a room — shiny white and perfect like a movie star’s? Guess what? That’s not just good genes or an accident. A beautiful smile is the product of good dental habits, brushing twice a day, and following through on a flossing routine. The truth is a brighter, more … Continued

4 Fun Ways to Get Kids to Brush

It’s not easy being a parent. (And if we remember right — it’s not easy being a kid either.) Even the most simple tasks can be an uphill battle, especially when it comes to dental care and their health. You want the best for them. You do everything you can for your kids to be … Continued

Veneers vs. Crowns: Which are Right for You?

Looking for a great way to restore your teeth and improve your smile? At our family dentist office in Tucson, we have two cosmetic dentistry treatments available: crowns and veneers. But what are the differences and advantages between them? Which one is right for you? Both crowns and veneers are popular. Either one is great … Continued

You’ve Cracked a Filling! How Long Can You Wait?

So you’ve cracked a filling! It happens to the best of us, usually out of the blue. It’s an awful feeling. There’s something hard in your mouth that’s not food. You’ve broken a filling. What do you do? When you’ve cracked a filling, how long can you wait? Don’t panic. This is an extremely common … Continued

7 Tasty Treats Your Dentist Would Approve

Kids will be kids. They love sweets. (Who doesn’t? If we’re being honest, even your dentist likes a bowl of ice cream or two.) But as a parent, you naturally worry about their dental care. You want the best for them. You want them to have a beautiful smile and a cavity-free visit to the … Continued

Why Your Dentist Wants You to Drink Water

As your dentist, we know you’re in it to win it — you want beautiful teeth, healthy gums, and great dental care. You try your best. You brush your teeth twice a day. You floss regularly. You stay up on your dental appointments. If you crack or break a filling, you call us right away. … Continued
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