Do Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed?

September 8, 2015

Do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Like getting your driver’s license and attending your high school prom, getting your wisdom teeth removed is known as a rite of passage for teenagers. Some have the surgery before the teeth have even begun to break through the gum surface. Others get theirs removed only after the painful eruption of the wisdom teeth has begun. (more…)

The Best Back-to-School Checklist for Phoenix Parents

August 3, 2015

Summer flew by, didn’t it? It’s nearly time to go back to packing lunches, checking backpacks for homework assignments, and shuttling kids to practice after school.

But before you throw yourself into back-to-school preparations, take a look at our handy checklist for the Phoenix area to help you prepare for the upcoming school year. (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

July 22, 2015

Getting x-rays is a regular part of many dental visits, but some people have questions about the safety of these x-rays. You may wonder:

  • xrayShould children be getting dental x-rays?
  • What about pregnant women?
  • Will they have any cumulative effect over your lifetime?
  • Can you get cancer from dental x-rays?
  • Are there safer forms of x-rays?

Let’s take a look at each of these questions one by one. (more…)

Phoenix Sports Guide

June 25, 2015

Phoenix Sports Guide

Phoenix is known for its sunshine, its open spaces, its gorgeous scenery — and its incredible sports scene. (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: How Does a Cavity Form?

June 5, 2015

When you go to the dentist for a checkup, you hate to hear those four dreaded words: You have a cavity. No one wants cavities, but the average person has 13 cavities by the time he or she reaches ages 40-59. That sparks a natural curiosity about tooth decay: How do cavities form? And how fast do cavities appear?

Let’s take a look at the life cycle of a cavity to provide greater insight. (more…)