Having to visit the emergency room will probably never be “the time of your life,” especially if you’ve experienced a dental emergency while on holiday vacation. You can avoid these dental accidents during your holiday break by visiting your local emergency dentist in Flagstaff before your vacation starts. It’s always best to stay prepared and your dentist is here to help you do that!
Flagstaff Downtown Dental Blog
November 21, 2017
October 21, 2017
Are you one of many Americans that have missing teeth? It’s important to know that you need to replace your teeth—before you face more severe health concerns. Moreover, it’s critical to understand which dental prosthetic will work best and give you that long-lasting permanent replacement for years to come.
Most people might assume that if you have severe tooth loss, you must turn to dentures. The truth is that your dentist in Flagstaff has an even better option for a long-lasting solution.
September 23, 2017
If you are tired of feeling disappointed and insecure when you look in the mirror at your discolored smile, you have probably considered DIY whitening kits. Now, there are plenty of options as do-it-yourself home remedies are flooding the internet, like turmeric or even lemon juice. Not to mention, you can purchase at-home kits at your local store. Both methods seem to provide amazing results, causing them to appear to be the perfect solution. However, if you want to combat stains, your dentist is going to advise against their use. Instead, it is best to choose professional teeth whitening in Flagstaff.
August 8, 2017
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!
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: