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.
A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]
We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met. Like water, a […]
Most of us in Maricopa have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]
Many Maricopa residents will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Dr. Taylor and Dr. McLaws would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a […]
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.