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
Question: What is the difference in replacing a missing tooth with a bridge versus an implant?
Answer: Of course, every case is different, but generally speaking, an implant is more like a natural tooth than having a bridge placed. First of all, a dental implant stands as a single tooth…Read More
Most people know when they should make a trip to the emergency room, even if they're not sure what's wrong with them. Yet how many of those same people know when it's time to visit an emergency dentist?Read More
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Most people only think of a dentist when they have something wrong with their teeth, or they're going for a checkup. That's not the only reason to visit a dentist office, though. Cosmetic dental services can be just as much, if not more, of a reason to make an appointment.Read More
Keeping your teeth healthy is essential to maintaining a bright and beautiful smile. The surface of your teeth, which is called the enamel, is subject to the daily wear and tear of normal use. However, if you want to keep your teeth strong, your breath fresh, and your mouth healthy, then follow these simple steps to stronger enamel.Read More
Q: Why do women's teeth get to be in such bad shape during pregnancy?
A: I do frequently see women whose teeth are in much worse condition after they give birth than before they were pregnant. In fact, there are a number of oral health issues that a mom-to-be should be aware of. At the beggining of the pregnancy, not being able to keep food down from morning sickness often leaves acid in your mouth which will erode the enamel and cause decay….Read More
Q: What is a bond and how do I treat it?
A: A bond, when a dentist "bonds" a tooth colored resin onto the tooth to repair a fractured, worn, or chipped tooth, usually last about three to five years before it needs to be repaired….Read More
Q: My 7-Year Old is grinding his teeth so badly at night that I can hear it from the next room over. Isn't this bad for his teeth or will he end up with TMJ?
A: Actually, it's quite normal and somewhat expected of this age group to grind their teeth at night. It can be a subtle as a little tapping noise and sever enough to wake the next door neighbors…Read More
Q: What is the difference in replacing a missing tooth with a bridge versus an implant?
A: Of courses, every case is different, but generally speaking, an implant is more like a natural tooth than having a bridge placed. First of all, a dental implant stands as a single tooth, which receives a "cap" made of porcelain and looks just like a tooth.Read More
Your teeth tell a lot about you. A good smile will not only make others more receptive to you, but it can make you feel good about yourself as well.Read More
The upper center teeth are usually next. Once a child loses their first tooth, the remaining baby teeth loosen and gradually start to fall out as well. This lasts until about age 12. There is generally no discomfort with losing baby teeth, although there can be a little bleeding or sore gums.Read More