Can you imagine getting a cosmetic procedure that was supposed to just change your smile, but it actually changed your life? That’s exactly what porcelain veneers in Flagstaff does for our patients. Many of our patients come into our office expecting to improve their smile and soon realize that they’ve improved their whole quality of life. We can help you gain the confidence to smile again, have functional teeth, and above all—feel good about yourself inside and out with a simple cosmetic procedure!
Flagstaff Downtown Dental Blog
August 8, 2017
July 15, 2017
You take great pride in promoting the health of your teeth and gums. You brush and floss each day and visit your dentist twice a year to protect your smile. However, even with the best preventive care, you cannot prevent a dental emergency from occurring. Although no one ever expects one to occur, one in six Americans will be in this situation this year. To treat the problem and to save your tooth from needing to be extracted, it is important to respond correctly. With emergency dentistry in flagstaff, we will help you during the difficult time with same-day care.
June 9, 2017
Are you asking yourself, “where is a dentist near me?” That is an excellent question. Your dentist is an invaluable asset to ensuring your smile lasts a lifetime. However, finding the perfect one can be a challenge. You have many excellent options in the area, making it difficult to determine which is the right choice for you. At Flagstaff Downtown Dental, we understand the difficult decision you face. We want to help you make the best selection possible. We are currently accepting new patients, allowing you to benefit from the high-quality care you deserve.
May 7, 2017
How did I get a Cavity?
The outer part of your tooth is made of enamel. From a very young age there are bacteria in your mouth called Streptococcus Mutans. These bacteria love to eat sugars and live on your teeth.
The bacteria S. Mutans digests sugars and carbohydrates and then secrete Lactic Acid. Acid dissolves enamel. This slowly forms a hole by eating away at your enamel. Note that the two places people get cavities are in the grooves of teeth and where two teeth touch each other. That is because this is a great place for bacteria to grow and avoid a toothbrush.
March 22, 2017
Laser bleaching is the biggest advancement in teeth whitening that I have seen in over 25 years of providing cosmetic dentistry to Flagstaff!
How: Our state of the art ezLase 940nm diode laser emits a very focused beam of laser light on a bleaching gel(Laserwhite20) we place on your teeth. The light is applied for only 5 minutes.
February 17, 2017
In over 25 years of practicing dentistry in Flagstaff, I have noticed a huge rise in the incidence of TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) pain. I suppose this is due to the fact that life is overall more stressful and people are clenching their teeth in response (this it is just my casual observation). People may have pain in their jaw for many reasons. It usually stems either from the joint itself or from the muscles associated with it. So how can we combat this inevitable jaw-clenching pain? What can the world of dentistry offer in terms or relief?
February 16, 2017
How it works:
Carbamide Peroxide is the main ingredient in almost all teeth whitening systems. When mixed with water, the compound Hydrogen Peroxide is released. Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient that causes teeth whitening. This method has been found by the FDA and the ADA to do no damage to or weaken the tooth structure.
There are six major methods of which to choose from when considering teeth whitening:
January 9, 2017
First off it is important to know that the rubbery guard you get at your Flagstaff Wal-Mart store often does more harm than good. The reason is that a “squishy” mouth guard, though good protection while playing sports, is a huge muscle worker during the night and can lead to a very sore jaw muscle or joint in the morning. The $12 price is low but is actually worse than nothing at all to treat TMJ symptoms.
October 6, 2016
In over 25 years of practicing dentistry in Flagstaff, I have noticed a huge rise in the incidence of TMJ(short for temporal mandibular joint) pain. I suppose this is due to the fact that life is overall more stressful and people are clenching their teeth more. ( I have not done any research on this it is just my observation.)
People may have pain in their jaw for many reasons. It is usually either pain coming from the joint itself of from the muscles associated with it.
August 19, 2016
The world of having patients choose your dental office is quite different from the day I graduated dental school over 25 years ago. As it should be. Dentistry has gone high tech with many highly beneficial advances for patients. I am proud to have a high Google rating as many new patients read these before making that phone call.
But there are other sites, such as YELP!, that present a picture that isn’t clear or fair. While I have around 40 yelp reviews, only a handful are contributing to my STAR rating. There are 50 reviews that YELP only makes accessible if you click a light grey sentence at the bottom of the page. These have more of a 4+ star rating.