The Worst & Best Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

January 15, 2018

Worst foods and drinks for your teeth and their alternatives

If you’re asking yourself which foods are the healthiest for you, you’re probably already aware that your diet plays a huge role in maintaining your energy level and weight. The healthy nutrients in a good-for-you diet help keep your bodily functions running efficiently and fighting disease.

But do you know the foods that are good for your teeth, or what drinks cause cavities? That’s right — certain foods and beverages may also impact the health of your mouth and teeth. Many foods and drinks can lead to more plaque and damaged teeth. Learning what to eat to prevent tooth decay can help keep your teeth from decaying.

How to Prepare for a Dental Cone Beam CT Scan

November 6, 2017

Dental Cone Beam CT Scan

Cone beam imaging is transforming the way dentists collate information about your oral health. It’s also changing the way that our dentists here at AZ Family Dental gather information and carry out dental procedures to improve your smile. (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: What is the Right Time to Get Braces?

September 28, 2017

what is the best age for braces

People are more confident and can communicate better when they know their teeth look healthy and straight.

Braces are an important part of helping teeth grow the right way. If teeth grow in at odd angles, it can be painful and difficult to speak and chew. Braces slowly straighten out the teeth and move them, so they’re not pushing or grinding against each other. (more…)

Picking Your Ideal Toothbrush

August 18, 2017

picking the ideal toothbrush

There’s arguably nothing as attractive as a healthy smile. But many of us take our toothbrush for granted. We go to the store and pick one that’s on sale or has our favorite color. But, have you ever wondered what the ideal toothbrush is for you? Are electric toothbrushes superior over manual ones? Are soft bristles more effective than hard ones for eliminating plaque? (more…)

Ask Dr. Parker: How to Deal With a Chipped Tooth?

August 2, 2017

how to deal with chipped tooth

It’s all fun and games until someone ends up with a chipped tooth. How many times have you heard that from either your mom or dad — or both? Now, if you’re a parent, you might be saying those same words to your children.

Chipped teeth are quite common, for adults and children alike, and they’re notably easy to achieve. In fact, it only requires a little bit of contact, the right angle, and no small amount of bad luck for practically anyone to chip a tooth. (more…)