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Dental Extraction Coming Up? Here's What to Expect

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The thought of having a tooth extracted can be overwhelming. First, you are losing a tooth that you hoped would serve you for many years. Then you also have to deal with anxiety about the procedure itself. Finally, you need to consider all your tooth replacement options. There’s a lot to think about!Your Needs Come FirstIf you are facing tooth extraction, we can help you get the care you need at our warm and welcoming Phoenix dental office. Our entire team is sensitive to your needs so you can be confident that we will support you throughout your procedure.We start the process by getting you settled in and ensuring that ...

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4 Tips for Avoiding Wine-Stained Teeth

Teeth Whitening | Avoiding Wine Stains | Phoenix AZ
Many foods and beverages stain your teeth. Consuming coffee, tea, and dark berries all contribute to stained teeth, but the most common culprit is red wine. Wine-stained teeth can make you want to hide your smile in social situations, which makes you feel self-conscious. But there are a few tips you can follow to minimize the staining caused by red wine.How Red Wine Stains Your TeethRed wines etch small crevices into teeth, which is the reason for the staining. It also contains tannins, which are responsible for the taste and color of the wine, or in other words the stain makers.However, there are several things that you can do minimize the ...

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Three Ways Your Dental Health Impacts Your Quality of Life

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Phoenix dentist Dr. Chad Hines is committed to sharing information with you that affects your oral health. It seems that almost every day we see new information about the ways that your oral health affects your overall health. There’s no doubt that what happens in your mouth has a direct effect on your body.But you may not consider that there are other factors related to poor oral health that come into play that affect your overall quality of life.Discomfort – Unhealthy teeth cause pain. Since untreated dental problems can creep up on you, you will feel like everything’s okay until the decay or infection becomes painful. Then one day you ...

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Periodontal Disease Treatment: What Will Your Outcome Be?

Outcome of Periodontal Disease Treatment | Dental Care at Moon Valley
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the gums. In its early stages, we refer to gum disease as gingivitis. Without treatment, gingivitis will develop into the advanced stage of gum disease – periodontitis.Treating Gum DiseaseIf you are thinking about contacting a periodontist in Moon Valley, AZ, you should know that gum disease is a very serious. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, half of American adults over the age of 30 have periodontitis. Without treatment, the infection attacks and destroys the gums and ligaments that hold the teeth in place. This loss of tissue loosens the teeth and can ultimately lead to ...

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An Unexpected Treatment Option for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Treatment Option for Sleep Apnea | An Unexpected Treatment Option for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
We often make fun of snoring, but it may actually be a sign of a life-threatening disorder called sleep apnea.This is a serious problem, but many people are unaware that we can often resolve the problem with a simple oral appliance at our Moon Valley Canyon dental office.Why Do I Snore?Snoring occurs because while you sleep, your tongue relaxes and falls backward, which partially blocks your airway. Your body is essentially deprived of sufficient oxygen, and as it struggles to obtain air, it creates the vibration that we call snoring.This is just one part of several disorders we refer to as sleep apnea. Without treatment, sleep apnea can take a ...

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What If You Could Vaccinate Against Gum Disease?

Vaccinate Against Gum Disease | Dental Care at Moon Valley
Almost 50% of the US population has mild, moderate, or severe periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is an inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting bone structure. If left untreated, it can ultimately lead to permanent deterioration of the jaw bone and possible tooth loss.Prevention Is the KeyOur goal is to educate and inform our patients about the important benefits of good oral health. If you are looking for dental care in the 80522 zip code, you should know that our dentist promotes prevention as the best way to avoid gum disease. Prevention includes diligent oral hygiene, semi-annual dental cleanings and exams, and treatment of problems while they are ...

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3 Tips to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy for Years

3 Tips to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy for Years | Dental Care at Moon Valley
Your dental implant is finished! Isn’t it thrilling to be able to smile with confidence and eat all the foods you love? You were hoping your smile would be transformed once that gap in your smile was fixed, and the results exceed your expectations!Now that you have a beautiful, healthy new tooth, it just makes sense to protect your investment. But you’ve never had a dental implant before, so what’s the best way to maintain it?We agree that dental implants placed at our Phoenix, AZ office are pretty remarkable, but you only need to follow these three tips to keep them healthy for years to come.Follow doctors’ orders. We’ve placed ...

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