Scaling and Root Planing (SRP): Why Is It Imperative?


May 24, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, one of the first things you’ll hear from your dentist is a recommendation for dental scaling and root planing. Chances are, you don’t know the first thing about either of these terms. (more…)

Where Should I Camp in Arizona?


May 10, 2016

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Arizona is for outdoors lovers. There’s arguably nowhere in the country with more scenic views, more inviting vistas or more sunshine. You can hike, bike, swim, fish and more across our beautiful state. Arizona’s warm year-round weather and abundance of parks makes it an ideal place to go camping. (more…)

Why It’s Important to Get Dental Treatment Right When You’re Diagnosed


April 26, 2016

There are many reasons for not getting dental treatments right after being diagnosed. Many people feel too busy and figure they’ll put off the procedure until it’s absolutely necessary. Others may be nervous about getting a tooth capped or a cavity filled. Still others may have extenuating circumstances, such as a sick parent or a newborn child, and dental appointments simply fall by the wayside. (more…)

History and Creative Uses of Toothpaste


April 19, 2016

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From the moment some ancient Egyptians crumbled together pepper, dried flowers, and rock salt and tried to clean their teeth with it, toothpaste has been a part of our oral hygiene history. Alas, those early versions of toothpaste weren’t very effective. Often they hurt more than they helped, causing bleeding gums or, depending on how tough the salt was, broken teeth. (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: I Haven’t Visited the Dentist in a While: What Procedure Should I Start With?


March 23, 2016

In an ideal world, everyone would visit the dentist for their regular checkups twice a year. But dentists understand sometimes life gets in the way. Things get busy, and you skip an appointment — and then suddenly it’s been a few years since your last dental visit. (more…)