6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often; some go as long as five years between visits! At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we recommend a checkup every six months.

Here are six great reasons to visit us more frequently.

1. Oral Cancer Detection

That’s right: cancer detection. Not many people think about the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat. Patients with oral cancer have a far better prognosis when it’s detected early. Note that tobacco users have a substantially higher risk of developing oral cancer.

2. Cavity Damage

Unfortunately, almost everyone gets cavities. If cavities are caught when they are small, they aren’t difficult (or pricey) to fix.

The problem comes when they aren’t discovered early and the damage requires a serious fix. Cavities are one of the reasons many people avoid the dentist. Getting a tooth filled used to be painful. Not anymore.

3. Gum Disease

Gum health is a part of an overall dental health. We will check your gums and treat gum disease, if need be.

4. Bad Habits

Bad habits can have a negative influence on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common. It helps to have an experienced professional to help you deal with habits so they don’t become destructive.

5. Deeper Problems

X-ray technology allows us to detect potential problems before they become visible. Many issues can be fixed before damage occurs.

6. More Than Just Teeth

We are concerned about more than your teeth. We care about your overall physical health, and are trained in the anatomy around your mouth, including your neck, throat, lymph nodes and head. We always check for signs of trouble.

But we never lose sight of your dental health; at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, that’s what it’s all about. We offer complete general dentistry. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for dental implants, and much more. Schedule your next checkup 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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Your Perfect Smile Is Only A Few Dental Visits Away

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What does it take to really change the way you look? Long hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the area? What about a visit to The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ for professional teeth whitening?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results from professional-grade teeth whitening. It’s a simple procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

We offer Zoom! whitening products. Zoom! is a highly effective system that can whiten your teeth up to eight shades, usually in one or two office visits.

Professional whitening gives you results that surpass any products you can buy at the store. You’ll love the results!

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ, we’ve enhanced many smiles with teeth whitening. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton love our complete cosmetic dentistry. Call for 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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Love Your Smile

Love Your Smile in Yuma

There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth. With cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, anyone can have a fabulous smile.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

A smile makeover is a process that draws on different cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. We can whiten your teeth, restore missing teeth, close gaps between them, and repair chips, cracks, and other damage. We have an array of tools and techniques that can improve any smile.

Let’s consider teeth whitening as just one example. Our teeth get dull and discolored as the years go by, stained by the things that we eat and drink. Tobacco, too, can take a toll on your teeth. We offer several whitening procedures to restore the brilliance of your smile.

You can learn a lot from someone’s smile, and at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ we help you make great impressions on others by putting your best smile forward. Our patients come from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton for cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as complete general dentistry. Call our office 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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Beautifying With Bonding

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Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure we use frequently at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ. It’s one of the easiest ways we have to improve the appearance of a tooth that is chipped or cracked, or even discolored.

Bonding is a fairly simple and straight-forward procedure. In fact, in most cases we don’t even need to use anesthesia, unless we’re filling a cavity – another of bonding’s uses. Depending on the complexity of a given case, bonding usually takes thirty minutes to an hour.

After roughening the part of the tooth we’re working on, we apply a bonding agent that will a composite resin material to the tooth. Once the resin is in place it’s molded into shape and hardened with an ultraviolet light.

Finally, the composite material is polished into its final appearance. We’re generally able to match its color to the color of your teeth, so when we’re done the treated area is virtually indistinguishable.

Bonding is one of the simplest ways to fix a tooth defect or imperfection, and it’s among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to our practice for sleep apnea and snoring treatment. 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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry

Do Veneers Make Teeth Look Bigger?

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Porcelain veneers do not make your teeth look larger – unless you want them to. A veneer can correct many flaws and is a minimally invasive restoration. Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ.

Veneers are an easy way to cover chips or cracks in your teeth, or gaps between them. They are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic cemented to the front of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to the tooth it is being affixed to.

Although veneers are generally considered a cosmetic procedure, they can also be used to replace lost enamel. The enamel that covers teeth is one of the strongest substances in the human body, but it can be damaged from years of consuming acidic foods or drinks, by acid reflux, or even by brushing your teeth too vigorously over the years. Veneers are an excellent remedy.

One caveat: when a veneer is placed over a tooth, a thin layer of existing enamel must be removed to make room for it. That means they are a permanent procedure.

Porcelain veneers are just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered here at the Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills A. Find out why people from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton trust us with their smiles! Call for 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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Keeping your teeth clean is a critical part of maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the advantages of visiting us at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ is having a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing habits.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at your semiannual check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing their condition and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to eliminate tartar, a calcium deposit that forms on teeth and contributes to decay.

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

Brushing and flossing at least twice each day can keep plaque and tartar from collecting on your teeth and results in a cleaner, healthier smile.

To keep your teeth and gums in first-rate condition, come in to The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ for a check-up and cleaning. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Call for 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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Dental health

Tooth Bleaching Fact And Fiction

Yuma Teeth Whitening and VeneersYou have probably seen ads for teeth whitening products with terms such as “white brite,” “22 carbamide peroxide” and “peroxide teeth.” How do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

Some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At The Yuma Dentist, we only recommend tooth bleaching for patients that are good candidates for the process. Not all teeth whitening systems are appropriate for every person.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk poor results. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is vital to talk to a reputable professional about worry-free teeth whitening.

If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will probably brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, veneers, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not be successful.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we’ve done teeth whitening for people in Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, who come to our office for whitenign and other cosmetic dentistry. Call to 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 Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening

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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening

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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry

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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry
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