As we all age, the nerves in our teeth shrink typically and even more so if there is an atypical enamel wear issue that can make teeth more vulnerable to additional dental problems. This is not a normal aging process but unfortunately, is a common issue.
Improper occlusion (how your...Continue reading
A toothache can be difficult to deal with, but a lot of children experience this. Toothaches in children can be caused by emerging teeth, tooth decay, broken or chipped teeth, plaque buildup, cavities, swollen gums, tooth grinding, or food that get stuck between teeth. However, you can ease your...Continue reading
A “gummy” smile is when one smiles, the lip rests high on the gums. Usually we expect to see only the pink-ish (gingiva) little “triangles” between the teeth to show in a smile. While every genuine and authentic smile can be endearing, we strive to help our patients have...Continue reading
While wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, it is considered oral surgery that requires time after to rest and recover, so choosing a convenient time of the year is important. Summer is an excellent time to have your wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, extraction care...Continue reading
Tooth decay is damage to the structure, strength, and integrity of a tooth. The outer coating of the tooth can be affected (the enamel), or in addition, the next layer can be involved in the disease process (dentin) or even the internal portion of the tooth (pulp chamber) can be involved when the...Continue reading
Root canal treatment eliminates bacteria from a damaged and infected tooth pulp (The pulp is the center of the tooth, including the nerve and blood supply.) to save a natural tooth. It clears and seals the canal space from a further tooth infection, protects any remaining teeth from a spreading...Continue reading
A dental restoration or filling is needed if one gets decay and/or has trauma or wear on a tooth. A filling replaces the damaged portion of the tooth. If decay or trauma is left untreated, decay and other issues can worsen with time and could lead to pain, infection and can even lead to tooth...Continue reading
Tooth decay, loss of a filling(s), a cracked tooth, or an infected tooth can cause a toothache. During a pandemic situation like the COVID-19 outbreak, visiting the dentist immediately can be difficult, but we do advise calling your dentist immediately.
At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we...Continue reading
The COVID-19 outbreak has become a severe health crisis and unfortunately the COVID-19 cases and deaths are still increasing. Both the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and The ADA (American Dental Association) have recommended practicing social distancing and to stay at home to...Continue reading
COVID-19 has created a huge impact all over the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency and pandemic.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is still important as oral epithelial cells are highly susceptible to the virus. The virus...Continue reading