Most Americans are familiar with the role dentists play in promoting oral health. From regular cleanings to repairing cavities, the many treatments a dentist offers are common knowledge.Read More
Even if you brush regularly, floss daily, and rinse with mouthwash like a champion, you can still damage your enamel when you eat the wrong foods…Read More
A few years ago, 25% of respondents to a survey admitted that they very often or occasionally avoided smiling over the course of the year because of the condition of their mouth and teeth. Of those respondents, because of teeth problems, 23% were embarrassed, 20% felt anxiety, and 14% reduced social participation.Read More
Chipped teeth are fairly common and can be easily fixed, but you should take some steps at home and then schedule an emergency dental visit.Read More
Before you make an appointment to have your teeth whitened, make sure you know the ins and out of the procedure.Read More
Teeth reshaping is an affordable option that makes small changes to improve your overall smile.Read More
There are many tricks you can use to get a celebrity smile but utilizing cosmetic dental services and understanding that diet matters are two of the most important.Read More
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry conducted a survey that found more than half of adults above the age of 50 believe smiles remain the most attractive feature as they age. Cosmetic dentists, emergency dentists, and family dental practices alike would agree that a healthy smile is important for your health and confidence. However, a lot of people think very tooth centric and aren't as concerned about the surrounding areas.Read More
Most people take their dental health seriously, particularly because it directly affects the quality of their smile. Your smile is important and showing everyone a healthy, brilliant smile is a goal that many people share. Unfortunately, when you're weighed down by the various rumors and myths about how to achieve a healthy smile, it can be difficult to get there.Read More
Being a kid is hard; whether they're just entering sixth grade or about to graduate high school, it can be difficult to watch your child struggle with self-confidence. Considering the fact 99.7% of adults agree that a healthy smile is imperative to social success, it may be easier than you think to help your child feel more comfortable around their peers. With a little help from a cosmetic dentist, you'll see them grinning in no time. Here are three procedures, performed at most family dental offices, that can make a huge difference:Read More
Finding the right cosmetic dentist doesn't have to be a guessing game, and you can use these tips to help you make an appointment with the right one for the job.Read More
Q: Should I replace all of my old silver fillings with the new tooth colored fillings?
A: I like to tell my patients that there are three major flaws with sliver fillings. First, they are ugly. Second, silver fillings are not typically bonded to the tooth and they expand and contract with temperature, thus allowing teeth to fracture. And third, they are just plain ugly (yes, I know I said it this twice).Read More
Q: Is gum chewing bad for my teeth?
A:Although some consider gum-chewing a "dirty habit", occasionally chewing on the right kind of gum can actually be a "clean habit." Chewing sugarless gum can have a lot of benefits for your teeth and mouth besides just fresh breath.Read More
Q: Can I really whiten my teeth using whitening toothpaste or whitening mouthwash?
A: Unless you are a smoker or drink a lot of tea or coffee, you probably won't notice a substantial improvement in the color of your teeth by using these products. Smoking and drinking certain drinks can leave stains on your teeth especially between the teeth….Read More
We are proud to announce that Dr. Ryan Wallin D.D.S. & Dr. Derek Wallin D.D.S. were just named Arizona's Top Dentists in 2018 by Phoenix Magazine.Read More
Question: If my child will lose his baby teeth eventually, wouldn't it be cheaper to just take them out when they get cavities?
Answer: That really depends on the child's age and which tooth needs the filling. Around 6 or 7 years of age, children get their first permanent molars behind all of their baby teeth. When they come in…Read More
Question: I had x-rays taken at the dentist recently and they forgot to use a lead apron...should I be concerned?
Answer: Just like most things these days, "they don't make 'em like they used to"...and that is a good thing when we're talking about dental x-ray equipment….Read More
Question: Are there any alternatives to high priced procedures that will improve my smile?
Answer: It was just a few years ago that the TV show "Extreme Makeover" opened the flood gates of patients demanding similar extreme treatment…Read More
Question: My Dentist wants to drill all of my teeth down for crowns to fix my TMJ. Is this normal?
Answer: Some patients will go to extreme measures to seek relief from TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) pain. As well, there are doctors who will go to extreme measures to systematically treat the disease via a cookbook approach.Read More