Dr. David’s Tooth Talk
As COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States, the CDC has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public when physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Out and about in our communities, many Arizonans are following these recommendations.
During this time of change and uncertainty we know that dental issues will continue to occur. We want to inform our patients that we will continue to see emergencies but will take all precautions to ensure our patients safety.
Dental bonding or teeth bonding is the process of using a composite resin material to repair minor cosmetic flaws. It is a non-invasive procedure where composite resin is applied to the tooth enamel. The whole procedure is usually completed in one dental visit.
Oral cancer is a serious condition but can be treated especially if detected early. Once detected early most oral cancer cases are treated successfully. Here at Prescott Dental Arts we have experienced specialists who perform routine oral cancer screenings as part of our patients 6 month checkup. Having oral cancer screenings every 6 months is the best way to detect cancer as early as possible.
A lot of us as kids didn’t have the best oral hygiene and had to have several fillings placed because of decay. When those fillings were placed the dentist usually used amalgam fillings. Now as adults we notice that when we open our mouth those amalgam fillings are very dark and easily seen.
Do you look in the mirror and feel that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be? Do you notice yourself smiling less because of the color of your teeth? If you have some concerns about the color of your smile, then the Prescott Dental Arts team is here to address those concerns. Our office provides two whitening options to help our patients get the sparkling smile they have always wanted.
Tooth erosion occurs when your teeth are exposed to acids from food, drink, and other sources. It’s different from tooth decay, which occurs as a result of acid secreted by oral bacteria. Where tooth decay attacks specific regions of a tooth, tooth erosion affects all the exposed surfaces of the teeth.
One thing dentists around the country struggle with is canceled appointments. This isn’t just a problem for our office, it can seriously impact your oral and overall health. Here are some things to consider before canceling your upcoming appointment.
There are many common ways to hit and/or hurt your jaw. From a simple fall to accidents to wrestling with family, friends, or children, and to car or motorcycle accidents, jaw blows are common.
There have been amazing advancements in dentistry over the last 20+ years. For example, metal fillings were once quite commonly used, however, today modern dentists tend to avoid them in favor of metal-free fillings.