Can Flossing Save Your Life?

I am the Chandler dentist, and if you are my patient, you get asked how much you floss at least twice a year. It’s my job as your dentist to get this information.  And yet, I get lied to roughly fifty percent of the time. The majority of those who tell me they are flossing […]

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Changing Dental Consumer Patterns

Dentistry is in a state of transition.   The once-heralded: “visit your dentist every six months for a healthy dental check-up” no longer bears such great importance to the average consumer.   American Dental Association studies show that although children’s utilization of dental care remains stable, adult utilization of dental services has declined since the early 2000s.  […]

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Doctor Doctor – My Tooth Hurts

A cracked tooth, broken tooth, tooth hurts when biting, tooth sensitive but no cavity present are dental conditions that require immediate attention. One of the most common problems with teeth today is a cracked back tooth. Typically the further back in the mouth, the occurrence of a tooth problem increases. The uncomfortable tooth often is […]

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Living With and Caring for Dental Implants

After being involved with dental implants for over 20 years, I still find it amazing how people think they don’t even need to see the dentist any longer once they get dental implants. Although dental implants require very little maintenance, they are not a one-and-done type of procedure.  They need maintenance throughout their lifespan. Single […]

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Closing Spaces Between Teeth With Bonding

Some people do not have enough space for their teeth to line up straight. Others have too much space leaving unattractive gaps between teeth.  Dental spacial problems can occur between any teeth in the mouth.  It is most noticeable with it occurs in the upper front teeth, the central incisors. Methods for treating spacing problems […]

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