At Arizona Associates in Dentistry, one of the hallmarks of our philosophy of care is patient education. We believe knowledge is power - the more you know about oral health, the better equipped you are to keep your mouth and body healthy for life. We love educating our friends, neighbors, and community members about all things oral health. There's so much to learn! Follow along on our blog to stay current with the latest in dentistry. You will find tons of fun facts, helpful tips, and potentially life-saving information that we think everyone should know.
There are many kinds of doctors — Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink). Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty […]
Let’s be honest. If you are like most people in Maricopa, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away […]
Gingivitis – very simply – is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease. Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene […]
If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Maricopa has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about […]
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Arizona Associates in Dentistry, we don’t want any Maricopa residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a […]
Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us in Maricopa are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Taylor and Dr. McLaws would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good.
For many Maricopa residents, one thing stands in the way of a healthy, beautiful smile – fear of the dentist! Even routine cleanings can be scary for folks with dental phobia. However, at Arizona Associates in Dentistry, we have made it our business to offer you the most comfortable dental experience possible, which is why […]
What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]
If you are looking for a dentist in Maricopa, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the […]
So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]