The Yuma Dentist Can Make Your Whites Whiter

The Yuma Dentist Can Make Your Whites Whiter

One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ is teeth whitening.

Everyone, it seems, would like to have a brighter smile. The good news is that it has never been easier to achieve. All you need to do is take a look at all the whitening products that are available in any grocery store and you’ll see what we mean.

While most of the commercially available products do an adequate job whitening your teeth, they cannot compare to professional teeth whitening. And who wants to settle for adequate, anyway?

At The Yuma Dentist we offer Glo Whitening. This is a light-activated process that delivers excellent results.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, people come from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton for teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. We also have an offixcew in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Yuma Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ twice a year.

Did you know your dental health can be impacted by your general health? There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health. Just a few examples:

Diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues.

A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many common medications can cause dry mouth.

Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we help our patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that may seem unrelated to dental health. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton call us for general and restorative dentistry, and much more. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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How To Choose A Dentist

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When you’re looking for a new dentist, you don’t want to pick one simply because their office is near where you live. You shouldn’t rule one out for that reason, either. What are thing things you should consider? The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ has some tips for you to consider.

  • Emergency care. Does a practice you’re considering provide it? This is definitely something you’ll want to know before you need it.
  • Insurance. Does a practice take your insurance? What about payment options, like credit or debit cards? Remember too that costs can vary by practice. Ask for estimates about common procedures like fillings.
  • Family and friends. The people you know are an excellent resource for finding a new dentist. They can tell you about the practice they go to: does the dentist answer all your questions and explain treatment options? Do they keep you waiting on appointment day? How far in advance to you have to schedule an appointment?
  • Your current dentist. If you’re moving to a new town, ask your current dentist whether they have a recommendation for where you’re moving to.
  • Location. Like we said, you don’t want to pick a new dentist just because their office is close by. Yet that is something to consider. Not only that, is the office easily accessible with plenty of parking?
  • Online reviews. You can’t be too careful. If you get some recommendations, be sure to check them out on Google Reviews and Yelp.

Choosing a new dentist is something you want to do carefully. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we’re proud of our track record of satisfied patients and online reviews. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton choose us for our second office in Fortuna Foothills, and for general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule a checkup with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Let Us Ease Your Dental Anxiety

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If you tense up just thinking about going to the dentist, you may benefit from sedation dentistry offered by The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.

Millions of Americans stress out when they have to see the dentist. It is referred to as dental anxiety. There is a more severe form, too, called dental phobia. In both, some people would rather skip the dentist altogether than sit down for a checkup. The problem with that, of course, is it puts their dental health at risk.

There are lots of reasons why people develop anxiety or phobia over dental care. It often stems from a bad experience they had with a dentist as a kid. Fear of pain may be involved, as well as a fear of anesthesics and possible side effects.

Whatever the cause, sedation dentistry has helped millions of people get through their appointments.

We offer two types:

  • Nitrous Oxide. You also know this as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for more than a century and is highly effective.
  • Oral conscious sedation. You take a sedative an hour or so before the appointment. You won’t sleep, but will be in a deeply relaxed state. When the appointment is over, someone will have to drive you home.

Whatever your issue is, it is essential that you do not compromise your dental health by skipping the dentist. Sedation dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ may be just for you. Patients come to our office from Foothills, Winter Haven, CA, and Somerton for general dentistry and other services. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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A Noteworthy Dental Experience

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At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we make every checkup a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and committment to each patient’s dental health.

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and regular checkups.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  • Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  • Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It is your best defense against cavities.
  • Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize.
  • Seeing us twice a year. You saw this one coming, right? Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want every checkup to be a noteworthy experience, and for all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Need An Implant? Let’s Do A Checkup And Talk About It.

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When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we recommend one every six months. If you are considering a dental implant, we can roll your checkup into an assessment of your viability as an implant patient.

Dental implants are an ideal replacement for a missing tooth. The implant itself is a metal post, usually made of titanium. It’s inserted into your jaw, where it fuses. Once that occurs (it usually takes a few months) implants can support one or more replacement teeth.

The really great thing about implants is that they look and function like natural teeth.

Most people are able to get a dental implant. It’s important that you’re in good health overall. The most critical factor, though, is that you have enough healthy bone in your jaw. Even if you don’t, bone grafting can promote the growth of new bone.

dental implant from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can restore your biting and chewing ability. Patients come to us from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, and we also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Additional services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Are Floss Picks As Good As Regular Dental Floss?

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Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to floss with a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why:

A floss pick holds just a small piece of floss stretched in a straight line. But teeth are rounded, with occasional irregularities. A straight segment of floss just won’t conform to the contours of the tooth as well as traditional, string floss.

By wrapping string floss completely around a tooth, you can clean off plaque far more effectively. We have seen patients who are dutiful floss pick users who developed decay due to a small crack the floss pick missed day after day.

Flossing, The Right Way

Here is a guide to proper flossing:

  • Cut a segment of floss about 18 inches long and securely wind each end around your middle fingers.
  • Take hold of the floss with your forefinger and thumb leaving about two inches to work with. Thread the floss between two teeth.
  • Hold the floss tightly against the side of the tooth and move it up and away from the gumline. You want to clean the space between the tooth and gum without pulling more gum tissue away, so it’s critical to scrape up and out of the pocket.
  • Move the floss around the tooth to clean every surface—especially those that your brush can’t reach. You can use a “shoeshine” method if you like. With 18 inches, you should have enough to furnish a clean segment for each tooth.
  • Some people find it simpler to start on one end of the upper teeth and clean each gap one by one until they reach the end on the opposite side, and then repeat for the lower arch.

If you don’t usually floss, your gums might bleed the first few times. The bleeding may be due to gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Keep flossing gently and the bleeding typically stops within a week or two.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. That means daily flossing and brushing, and a checkup in our office every six months. We offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Health Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we focus on critical behaviors that influence dental health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two important habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile.

Diet Do’s

  • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is needed for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
  • Do consume calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are detrimental to enamel.

Diet Don’ts

  • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar triggers the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to cavities.
  • Don’t snack throughout the day. This accelerates plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
  • Don’t chew on ice (it really can crack teeth.)
  • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are detrimental to teeth.
  • Other Important Tips
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is better to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
  • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
  • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
  • If you have children, ask us about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your little ones fluoride supplements.
  • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. Our services include general and restorative dentistry, and restorative dentistry. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Tooth Whitening For A Whiter Smile

Yuma Tooth Whitening For Whiter Smiles Teeth whitening is one of the easiest cosmetic dentistry procedures we have, at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. There are a lot of whitening options already on the market. How do you find a good one?

There are lots of whitening products you can pick up at the grocery store. Rest assured, no strips, gels, or toothpastes in the oral care aisle can match the results you’ll get from professional whitening.

We offer Glo Whitening, a light-activated, highly effective system used in our office to revitalize your smile.

Having your teeth whitened professionally can be a huge boost for your self-confidence. You’ll look younger, and find it easier to make a positive impression on other people.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we use to improve smiles every day. You’ll be thrilled with your new smile! We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Live Better With Dental Implants

Yuma Implant DentistryIll-fitting dentures can result in more issues than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Implant-supported dentures from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are a major step forward in tooth replacement.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, many disheartened denture wearers have stopped dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slide around.

Implant-supported dentures are a total game-changer. Their benefits include:

  • Stability. They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Bone health. They prevent bone loss that can develop when teeth are removed.
  • Comfortable. They do not irritate gums.
  • Permanent. No denture adhesive is necessary.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of preserving your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

Implant-supported dentures from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are life-changing! They’re among our restorative dentistry procedures. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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