September 8, 2015
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…)
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…)
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:
- Should 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…)
June 25, 2015
Phoenix is known for its sunshine, its open spaces, its gorgeous scenery — and its incredible sports scene. (more…)
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…)