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.
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 […]
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your Maricopa smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by Dr. Taylor, Dr. McLaws, and the expert hygienists at Arizona Associates in Dentistry.
Keeping your health history updated with Arizona Associates in Dentistry may help save your teeth. Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you […]
Bite. Crack. Ouch! A cracked or broken tooth is a real problem. Unlike other bones in your body, a broken tooth will not heal itself and needs to be cared for immediately. Depending on the extent and location of the damage, your dentist will likely recommend an inlay, onlay, or crown. All versions of the same […]
They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]
We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Maricopa, and as dental care professionals, we feel it is our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy […]
We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? When it comes to your oral health and heart health, […]
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like good friends, Dr. Taylor & Dr. McLaws in Maricopa will tell it to you straight. Read more below to […]