Month: June 2016

Prosthetic Options for Treating Tooth Loss: Part Two

For patients who have grown unhappy with their current prosthetic, such as unsupported dentures, or those that have an extraction scheduled, it can be incredibly comforting knowing that there are more stable and comfortable options available for coping with tooth loss. Dental bridges and dental implants are two popular forms of prosthetic, both of which… Read more »

Prosthetic Options for Treating Tooth Loss: Part One

Did you recently suffer the loss of a tooth, either due to trauma or even advanced dental decay? As an adult, tooth loss can be both frightening and frustrating. You may be concerned that your smile will never look or function as well as it did prior to the loss. Of course, the same concerns… Read more »

What Gum Disease Takes from Your Smile

Although your teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why you may lose one or more of them. If tooth loss occurs, then you should replace your lost teeth as soon as possible. Yet, preventing tooth loss in the first place is preferable to treating it once it occurs…. Read more »

Can I Really Get a Crown in Just One Day?

If your tooth is chipped, cracked, or broken, or if its appearance needs to be improved, then you might be a good candidate for a dental crown. But because the procedure often requires more than one visit (one to prepare your tooth and another to place the crown), it might be more challenging to fit… Read more »

Why Do Toothaches Occur?

At some point, nearly all of us will develop an aching tooth. What causes a toothache? The pain may be the result of a sinus infection, or possibly a warning of a problem with your smile. Either way, you should never ignore sudden discomfort and should see your dentist as soon as possible.

Check Out A Local Farmers’ Market

Long days and school vacation tell us that summer is here. Summer is a great time to visit a Tucson area farmers market, to browse the displays of local fruits and vegetables. Many farmer’s markets also have cheese, flowers, plants, honey and other locally-grown delicacies. It’s fun to know a little bit more about where a… Read more »

Helping Kids Form Great Tooth Care Habits

Wouldn’t it be great if children developed a love of tooth-brushing, just as their baby teeth were coming in? Alas, that isn’t usually the way it goes. It will take time to help your child develop good tooth care habits, but the effort will be worth it. Good tooth care habits mean healthier permanent teeth…. Read more »

Which is Better for You, Bonding or Veneers? Part Two

Have you decided that this is finally the year you are going to achieve your dream smile, whatever it takes? Many people are pleasantly surprised when they realize just how many cosmetic concerns can actually be corrected through minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding and porcelain veneers. If you are unsure which treatment… Read more »

Bond with Your Father at Tucson’s Dash for Dad 2016

Father’s Day is coming up fast, but if you haven’t found the perfect gift for your dad just yet, don’t panic! Instead consider taking him to Dash for Dad 2016, which is a charity run that will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park in Tucson, Arizona. This race will… Read more »

Which is Better for You, Bonding or Veneers? Part One

Have you become tired of trying to hide your smile, due to noticeable imperfections in your teeth? Many adults are embarrassed by their smiles, due to spacing or even sizing issues, yet they hesitate to speak with a dentist out of concern that cosmetic treatment will still not be able to help create smiles for… Read more »