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Your Dental Implant Consultation: What to Expect

March 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 2:45 pm
dentist showing a model of dental implants at a consultation

You don’t like going into a situation blind. You like knowing what to expect and preparing for it. When it comes to your dental implant consultation, it won’t be like a normal checkup—it’ll be centered on whether you can get implants and end with a plan in place. But what exactly happens during this appointment? How does your dentist judge whether you’re ready for implants? Continue reading to get a clearer idea of what you can expect from this appointment.


Primary Prevention: 4 Reasons to Have Your Dental Checkup Early

January 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 5:51 pm
Woman having dental exam

Now that a new year has begun, it’s a great time to set goals for self-improvement in the coming months. While many people will visit the gym more to focus on their health, don’t forget that your dental well-being is just as important. Having a checkup with your dentist every 6 months helps you prevent dental problems down the road. If you haven’t already, why not resolve to have your dental visit earlier in the year? Keep reading for 4 reasons why it’s a good idea!


3 Bad Habits to Break to Keep Your Dental Implants Healthy

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 6:34 pm
Dentist holding her fingers to her jaw with one hand and a model dental implant in the other

Dental implants are touted as the gold standard of tooth restorations for good reason. They’re the only method that includes a rod that is inserted directly into your jaw and functions like a natural tooth. On top of that, they have a success rate of 95% and can last 30+ years with the right care. That makes them a reliable and long-lasting solution to refurbish your smile.

Although dental implants are incredibly resilient, they’re not entirely unbreakable. Some patients don’t realize that some of their behaviors might damage their restoration and end up needing repairs or replacements. Keep reading to learn 3 habits to avoid to keep your dental implants in prime condition!


Can I Reinsert a Knocked-Out Tooth Myself?

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 12:30 am
a patient holding their knocked-out tooth

Sometimes life comes at you pretty fast, and accidents happen—and what’s worse is when these accidents involve your pearly whites! But if you ever experience a situation where one of your teeth is knocked out, what’s the best way of approaching it? Believe it or not, under certain circumstances, the tooth can potentially be replaced in its socket by your own hand; however, it’s still crucial for you to quickly see your emergency dentist! Keep reading to learn why.


4 Basic Facts You Need to Remember about Dental Insurance

July 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 3:11 pm
woman thinking and trying to remember

Dental insurance—the mere mention of it can cause your eyes to glaze over. For those who aren’t familiar with it, this type of insurance can seem like a dry, boring topic, but if you don’t understand the basics, you could end up losing money you could have easily avoided spending.

Without going into the nitty-gritty details, here are the main points you need to know to keep your dental expenses as low as possible.


What Harm Can a Toothpick Do?

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 11:34 pm
Picture of someone holding a toothpick and covering their mouth

As any dentist will tell you, breaking up the plaque deposits between your teeth is vitally important to your overall oral health. That being the case, you may think that carrying around a toothpick is a good way to keep your teeth and gums in good condition.

However, the fact is that toothpicks are unfortunately more likely to do harm than good. If you want to know why that is, here’s how a toothpick could potentially cause a dental emergency, and what you can use instead.


Can You Get Dental Implants for Your Front Teeth?

February 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 1:42 am
patient wondering about dental implants for front teeth

If you have been on the lookout for a replacement for missing teeth, you’re likely familiar with dental implants. These titanium screws are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth and the only option that replaces the crown and the roots of the tooth. But, if you have lost one of your front teeth, you may be wondering if implants are the best option for you. Continue reading to learn if it’s possible to get dental implants for your front teeth.


6 Foods to Protect Your Teeth From This Holiday Season

November 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 4:25 pm
family enjoying holiday foods in Queen Creek

With all the sparkling lights and festive music around the neighborhood, you know it’s the holiday season. Other than traveling and spending time with loved ones, one of the best parts of the festivities is chowing down on all your favorite meals. While this is an enjoyable time for your taste buds, some treats can take a toll on your pearly whites. Read on to learn about several holiday foods you should be careful with to protect your smile!


Why Vitamin D is the Secret to Healthy Dental Implants

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 6:19 pm
Older Woman with Dental Implants Smiling

When you get something brand new it’s natural to get tunnel vision. You can easily start to forget about the little things. If you get a new car, you could spend all your time waxing and buffing it but forget to check your tire pressure.
Similarly, when you get new dental implants, you might focus on brushing and flossing and completely forget about other important best practices. That’s a shame because your vitamin intake, especially of vitamin D, can contribute a lot to the success of your implant. It’s worth taking a closer look at why vitamin D is so essential, and how to be sure you’re getting enough of it. Here’s a guide to help you do just that.


Why is Early Detection of Oral Health Problems Important?

September 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — queencreek @ 6:55 am
A patient receiving early detection of oral health problems

As you might know, many people don’t see their dentist regularly. Some believe fewer visits will save them money overall. Others, meanwhile, think their teeth will be fine with less frequent dental checkups. However, you have good reason to attend these six-month meetings. Your dentist allows for the early detection of oral health problems in Queens Creek. To learn more, here are four benefits to visiting your dentist twice yearly for checkups and cleanings.

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