The Scoop on Gum. . .Don’t Pop My Bubble.

You’ve heard that 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed recommend a certain brand of gum to their patients who chew gum.  (If you can fill in the brand name, we know how old you are).  Its no wonder that companies selling … Continued

Why do my gums hurt after a cleaning?

The other day, Dr. Ito and I were chatting with a friend.  She asked if it was normal for gums to hurt after a cleaning.  She explained, “The last time my teeth were cleaned, my gums were really sore for … Continued

Introducing Jamie Brown-Roessing, RDH!

We are excited to add Jamie to our team of dental professionals!  She has been a great asset to our team, and we’ve been getting great feedback from our patients!  Here is the scoop, straight from her. “I graduatead from Phoeinx … Continued

Growing New Teeth?

Your mom always told you, you better brush, because you only get one set of permanent teeth and when they’re gone, they’re gone.  Dental science has come a long way in figuring out how to replace those missing teeth.  Dr. Paul Sharpe, a dental … Continued

But I Like My Soda!

You’ve heard the stories of teeth dissolving overnight in a glass of cola, and the guilt vaguely haunts you every time you fill up at the convenience store and grab your 48 ouncer. The truth? Nope. In fact, as far … Continued

Flouridated Water

Most of us know that drinking fluoridated water helps reduce the risk of cavities. But many questions remain. Can I get too much fluoride? Here in Arizona, most of us drink some type of filtered water. If so, does that … Continued

Porcelain Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown can:Restore a tooth when … Continued

Dental Implants

Crown and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, … Continued

Canker Sores

Canker Sores, technically known as Aphthous Ulcers, is an autoimmune condition with poorly understood triggers. Potential trigger foods may include nuts, chocolate or acidic foods. They can erupt from trauma such as a cheek bite or even from a toothbrush. … Continued