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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Geriatric Dentistry

Americans live longer and continue to enjoy the lifestyles they have grown accustomed to, in large part, thanks to advances in modern medicine and dentistry. No longer are seniors housebound, forced to live out their senior years watching television in the recesses of an isolated dark living room. Advances in dentistry have created the opportunity […]

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring can ruin a relationship.   It’s embarrassing for the soccer mom whose daughter plays travel soccer and shares a hotel room with another mom or the dad who falls asleep and snores loudly at the school play.    Worse, snoring can be a symptom of a potentially life-threatening medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.   Our […]

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