Devoted Family Dental Phoenix Blog
March 15, 2020
When faced with a dental injury, you want immediate help. Most dental offices offer same-day appointments or will work to try and get you scheduled as soon as possible, but when a crisis at home occurs while the world is facing a global pandemic, what constitutes a dental emergency? Hear what the American Dental Association (ADA) and your local dentist have to say that will help you make the right decision about your health and safety.
February 6, 2020
Forget the cigarettes and cigars. Vaping is now considered the “cool” and more popular way to smoke. With devices that range in all sizes, you can fill your vape pen will every flavor you can imagine. But do not be fooled by the “Fruit Loop” or “Blue Razzberry” taste. This alternative method of smoking can do more harm than you think. Not only are your lungs and body reaping the consequences of inhaled nicotine, but if you have sleep apnea, your habit is likely contributing to your inability to get a restful night’s sleep. So, to answer the question, “Can vaping make sleep apnea worse,” let a local dentist share some insight on the topic.
December 6, 2019
Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? Is it difficult to open and close your mouth? If you notice these symptoms, it is very likely that you have temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. But what about the rest of your body? Are you noticing additional problems in your joints elsewhere? If you are wondering whether chronic jaw pain could be related to other inflammatory conditions, spend some time reviewing this article to find out.
November 8, 2019
Lately, you have been noticing pain developing throughout your jaw each time you try to eat, speak, chew, or even smile. It is beginning to make a popping sound, and it hurts to just open or close your mouth. Choosing to avoid your symptoms, you assume it will get better, but with signs that point to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), you might be asking yourself, “Can TMJ go away on its own?” Read on to find out if it is true or if you should seek the help of a dental professional sooner rather than later.
June 8, 2019
It can be incredibly embarrassing having one tooth that is obviously a different color or shade than your other natural teeth. Whether it is the result of decay, damage, or years of drinking too much coffee, your teeth can and do begin to “age” over time. But when you are in need of a dental crown to fix a particular problem, you want a restoration that will blend in with your smile, right? Find out how color matching your dental crown in Phoenix will help you maintain your confidence level and achieve a beautifully blended smile.
June 3, 2019
When living with a dental crown in Phoenix, there are times when you think you are being careful, but suddenly, you bite down on your favorite piece of fruit and notice something does not seem right. Using your tongue to feel around, you discover the crown you had placed a while back is now loose. Instead of immediately going into panic mode, the first thing you should do is remain calm and trust that the situation can be quickly addressed by a dental professional. But what should you do in the meantime? Here are a few suggested steps to take should your dental crown become loose.
May 11, 2019
On a scale of one to five, how would you rate your smile? If the only thing keeping you from giving your smile a perfect score is one tiny imperfection, then you should know that there is a fix. Dental bonding in Phoenix is a quick and relatively inexpensive procedure. Read on to learn more about this convenient and effective dental treatment and its advantages.
April 23, 2019
Sure! Why not? As long as you are using rewards to develop positive behavior and not teaching your child to depend on the reward, there is absolutely nothing wrong with offering one. Yes, visits to the dentist are just that important. Read on for more ideas on how to reward you child for a dental visit in Phoenix.
March 13, 2019
Your smile portrays your personality. It is your calling card to the world. However, if you are missing all of your teeth, Phoenix, because of excessive tooth decay, advanced periodontal disease or traumatic injury, then your smile has all but disappeared, too. Fortunately, there is a very good solution to the problem of complete tooth loss. Dental implants not only replace your smile, they also stand in for teeth roots, thus maintaining the health and shape of your jawbone. Read on to learn more about implants and the benefits they provide.
July 12, 2018
Dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement. They offer a number of benefits that dentures or a crown and bridge do not. For instance, dental implants in Phoenix are stand-alone replacements that do not have any impact on adjacent teeth. Implants also help maintain jawbone health and shape. Despite these advantages, there can still be a problem with dental implants. When there is not sufficient bone width, then gum recession and dehiscence (opening) of tissue around the implant may occur. To correct this, a dentist may recommend connective tissue grafting for implant esthetics.