How to Whiten Your Teeth Safely

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For a really pleasing smile, nothing beats clean white teeth. With professional teeth whitening from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, you can get a dazzling smile.

White teeth make anyone look younger, happier and more attractive. And it seems like there are more teeth whitening choices than ever before.

Commercial Whitening Products

There are a lot of whitening toothpastes on the market and you’ll find them in any grocery store. They can be moderately effective, lightening your teeth by about one shade.

Whitening strips and gels are also popular and easy to come by. They’re usually peroxide-based. You apply them for two weeks, twice a day. They may be able to brighten your teeth a shade or two. The results can last up to three or four months.

Nothing that comes out of a box from the store can match the whitening power of professional teeth whitening. We offer Glo Whitening, a light-activated system that can transform your smile in just one office visit.

For the whitest teeth possible, call The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ and ask about teeth whitening. We’ve brightened smiles for patients in Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, who come to us for whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services. We have a second office in Fortuna Foothills. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Aesthetic Dental Transformations

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in YumaMany people are enjoying the lasting benefits of cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. A sensational smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great!

When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those gleaming babies, you remember; “Oh yeah, I fixed my teeth and they look great!”

When you smile at old friends or make new ones, you are happy to show off your new unforgettable grin. When you are in a professional setting speaking with colleagues or clients, you feel poised and self-assured.

We have talked about different cosmetic dentistry procedures in previous blog posts, but let’s review the most common.

  • Veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that adhere to teeth. Porcelain veneers are sturdy and have the translucency of natural teeth. They correct chips, stains and misaligned teeth that do not require orthodontia. There are several companies that fabricate veneers. One of the well-known brand names is Lumineers.
  • Crowns correct more extensive tooth problems. They are used in a variety of situations such as the final restoration following a root canal or to restore teeth damaged by decay, injury, or periodontitis.
  • A dental implant is often the best replacement for a missing tooth. They are becoming a popular alternative to a dental bridge or partial dentures, especially among middle-aged professionals and individuals in the public eye.
  • Teeth whitening is the least invasive and speediest way to brighten your smile several shades.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we have transformed countless smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. 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):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Do You Eat A Smile-Healthy Diet?

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This post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ explains how specific foods and eating practices influence our teeth.

The Sugar Problem
Sugars get converted by bacteria in the mouth to acids. It is the acids that begin to assault enamel and initiate decay for men and women of all ages. Fruits have high water content which can dilute the effects of the sugars they contain and get the saliva flowing so they aren’t really taboo. It’s the chocolate bars, hard candies, cookies, cakes and pies that are.

Acidic Food Coupling
Oranges, tomatoes, lemons and the like should be eaten as part of a meal to minimize the acidic effects. It is a good idea to eat a variety of healthy foods such as cheeses, chicken, other meats, nuts and milk. The calcium and phosphorus will advance tooth remineralization.

Timing of Meals
The more often you eat the more often your teeth are subject to the decay process. This can be eased by choosing healthy snacks. And keep in mind, the later at night you eat the more likely you are to not only eat unhealthy foods, but to skip oral hygiene altogether.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health and great smiles. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our office for general dentistry services, and appreciate our mercury-free practice. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Dental health, General Dentistry

5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts

oral cancer dental checkup YumaAt The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want to see our patients at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. A checkup can give you real peace of mind, especially since every one we do includes an oral cancer screening.

Lung and breast cancer get a lot of public attention, and rightfully so. But there is less awareness of oral cancer, even though it claims almost 10,000 lives in the United States every year.

We want to broaden awareness of oral cancer and the significance of early diagnosis.Here are five important things to know about oral (mouth) and oropharyngeal (back of mouth and throat) cancers.

  1. About 80% of men and women with oral cancer use some type of tobacco (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes).
  2. 40% of those who receive late-stage diagnosis of oral cancer pass away within five years. The survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%.
  3. In many cases, it is extremely challenging for the individual to detect oral and oropharyngeal cancers because they can produce indistinct symptoms or no symptoms at all. Any abnormality in the mouth or throat, even if small and painless, should be evaluated by a dentist or doctor.
  4. HPV (the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US) is the most common cause of oropharyngeal cancer. Of the many strains of HPV, HPV16 is the one most often linked to oropharyngeal cancer.
  5. African American men have a higher risk of dying from oral cancer than do whites.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we want the best possible health for all our patients. Find out why people from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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The Yuma Dentist Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

The Yuma Dentist Cosmetic Dentistry For Drop-Dead Gorgeous Smiles

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we use cosmetic dentistry to create drop-dead gorgeous smiles for our patients. And we do it every day!

While creating beautiful smiles is our goal with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, it isn’t a simple process. The overall objective is ensure the health and function of our patients’ smiles, along with their appearance.

Our teeth are subjected to a lot of wear and tear, and even the brightest smiles can become dull over the years. Our cosmetic dentistry toolchest includes things like in-office teeth whitening, which takes about an hour, and a professional-strength, take-home whitening kit.

If you teeth have unsightly chips or cracks, cosmetic dentistry can address them with porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth to produce a smile your friends will envy.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can all be drawn together into a smile makeover that leaves you with a brilliant, dazzling smile. A smile makeover brings out your very best!

To find out what cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can do for you, call our office to schedule an appointment. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to our practice for our mercury-free dentistry. We have a second office in Fortuna Foothills. Call us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, many patients come in with a toothache. In some cases, the toothache is a secondary symptom of a sinus condition. Let’s discuss the relationship.

Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that general area, the particular location can be hard to identify.

Allergies, infections, and the common cold can irritate sinus tissues. When sinus tissues become inflamed and infected, it can affect the teeth.

In severe cases, swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also occur. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.

An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most common type of oral abscess originates in the pulp of the tooth and is commonly caused by tooth decay.

When an abscess is small, it may go unnoticed but it will eventually bring about pain.

An abscess can cause total tooth loss and the infection can also destroy jawbone.

If an abscess damages the tooth until it is beyond saving and requires extraction, a dental implant is one replacement option – but only if there is enough bone to anchor the implant.

How can you tell an abscessed tooth from a sinus infection?
Sinus pain generally manifests itself as a dull, continuous pain while the pain from an abscessed tooth increases in intensity. If you tap on an abscessed tooth, you will most likely feel a sharp shock of pain.

At The Yuma Dentist the common treatment for an abscessed tooth is a root canal. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton have been relieved to know that root canals don’t cause pain, they remove it! Our services include complete general dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Yuma
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

tooth implants and crowns YumaWhat’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship can be confusing. They can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations. In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we’ll clear up the confusion.

1. A dental implant can work as a foundation for a crown.

A complete dental implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (the actual implant), abutment (connecting piece), and a crown.

2. A crown can be used to protect a broken tooth.

Removing tooth decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these scenarios. A strong, natural looking crown protects the remaining tooth and functions like a natural tooth

3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it commands three crowns to replace one missing tooth!

Do you think there can be problems with this type of restoration? You are correct. A dental implant from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ makes much more sense for most patients. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. We have a second 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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Restore Or Replace: New Life For Your Damaged Tooth

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“Restorative dentistry” is a term dentists use to describe the way damaged or missing teeth can be fixed or replaced. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, our goal is always to maintain or restore your dental health.

Restorative dentistry covers everything from filling cavities to dental implants. Filling a cavity can stop tooth decay in its tracks. And replacing a lost tooth with an implant prevents bone loss and facial sag, keeps remaining teeth from moving around, and restores chewing power and smiles.

Other restorative dentistry procedures include:

  • Dental crowns. These are tooth-shaped caps that are used to strengthen and improve the structure of a tooth.
  • Bridges. A dental bridge is a tooth replacement procedure in which an artificial tooth is anchored on either side of a gap, to “bridge” the area where there are missing teeth.

Before we wrap up this short article, we’d like to offer a word on categories. Some practices will call dental implants restorative dentistry. Some will call them cosmetic dentistry. Others still will put them in a category all their own. As Shakespeare said, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, our services include restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Patients come to us from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton for our comprehensive dental care. We have offices in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills. Give us a call today to schedule your next checkup!

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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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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