Dental Porcelain is Leaving Behind Smiles in AZ

If you have an unsightly smile that keeps you from socializing or enjoying your life as intended, then now is the time to come see Dr. Patterson in Chandler, AZ. You no longer have to contend with cracked, gapped, chipped, discolored or worn teeth inhibiting your social life. If you haven’t heard, Porcelain Veneers are leaving behind smiles in Arizona. What are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain is the most natural and easiest shape material that the dentist can use to transform your smile from embarrassing to enlightening. Porcelain veneers are thinly created porcelain covers that simply are attached or bonded to [...]

2022-06-24T15:11:15-07:00June 30th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Fear of the Dentist – Four Reasons Why People Won’t Visit the Dentist

Dr. Patterson of Chandler, AZ is acutely familiar with the excuses and valid reasons why people cancel or just don’t make dental appointments. Though he enjoys being a dentist, he understands the apprehensiveness that his patients experience and he is ready to put their minds at ease. Here are four reasons why people fear the dentist. Patients who have had a bad childhood experience with dentistry. Dr. Patterson knows exactly what to do if you have had an unpleasant experience with dental procedures. His professional and understanding staff can help you overcome it by providing trained and experienced services. Exuberant [...]

2022-06-24T15:11:45-07:00June 25th, 2021|Other|

Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Arizona

Dr. Patterson of Chandler Arizona has had several encounters with patients who are seeking cosmetic dentistry options to overcome unsightly and/or embarrassing smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is often used when a patient has discolored teeth, teeth alignment problems, chipped or broken teeth or teeth that are awkwardly spaced in the mouth. There was a time when cosmetic dentistry was only affordable to an elite group, but now anyone can obtain such services. As the years have gone by, new techniques at more affordable prices have become available so that anyone desiring to have a beautiful smile can easily obtain one. Stained, [...]

2022-04-25T15:08:48-07:00June 15th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Anticoagulants Raise Risks in Dental Procedures

If you have ever had a heart attack or a stroke, you may be on an anticoagulant medication such as aspirin, Warfin, Coumadin or Plavix or some other regimen that prevent strokes and blood clots form forming. If this is you, then you need to notify your dentist of it. The reasoning is clear, because anticoagulants raise risks in dental procedures. How Does Anticoagulant Medication Affect My Dental Treatment? Anticoagulants are blood thinning drugs used to prevent blood clots. Because these medications may make it difficult for your blood to clot normally, you could have trouble with bleeding after some [...]

2022-04-25T15:01:30-07:00June 10th, 2021|Other|

Diagnose Cause for Facial Pain

If you are experiencing facial pain, especially in the jaw, or near the ear area, you may have what is known as a TMJ, issue. The temporomandibular joints of the jaw can become dislocated or injured, causing undiagnosed facial pain. Arizona Dentist, Dr. Patterson can diagnose the cause of your facial pain and help you resolve the issue once and for all. Symptoms of TM Joint Problems Many patients go through life not understanding the intermittent pain associated with TMJ. Perhaps you have experienced a clicking or popping sound when you open your mouth or chew. Maybe you experience unusual [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00June 5th, 2021|Other|

Ultrasonic Devices Can Affect Your Dental Care

Normally when you visit your dentist, you will experience an array of tests such as x-ray and ultrasonic equipment being used by your hygienist, or during a dental procedure. Normally this kind of treatment rarely affects anyone and is relatively safe for all people. However, if you have an implant such as a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator, you are at a higher risk of experiencing potential problems with your dental visit. Ultrasonic devices can affect your dental care procedures. How Can My Pacemaker be Affected by Dental Care? If you have an implantable defibrillator or pacemaker, ultrasonic equipment can cause [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 30th, 2021|Oral Care|

How to Prevent Bad Breath Before it Starts

Bad breath can cause an array of problems socially, and be a sign of a medical problem that you may not even be aware of. Halitosis – the medical name for bad breath can be prevented if you know what the reason behind it is. Learn how to prevent bad breath before it starts. Those plagued with bad breath, often are not aware of the problem. Poor dental maintenance or diet can be the result of halitosis. Unless you get a grip on the cause for your bad breath, your social and medical condition may worsen into something much more [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 20th, 2021|Oral Care|

What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did you know that nine out of ten people will experience at least one or more wisdom teeth barely breaking through the surface of the gum line? This condition is called an impacted tooth. This mainly happens because of the lack of space for the wisdom tooth to emerge properly. Dr. John Patterson of Chandler, Arizona is very knowledgeable about the problems that wisdom teeth present to his patients. Many people simply ignore the issue, but this can lead to serious health conditions. Here are some things you should know about impacted wisdom teeth. If impacted wisdom teeth are left [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 15th, 2021|Other|

How Diabetes Affects Your Dental Care

There is a higher risk of gum disease in people who have diabetes. High sugar levels, especially uncontrolled sugar levels, can wreak havoc on your gums and teeth. Many diabetics are unaware of the severity of this issue. Dr. John Patterson of Chandler, AZ has experience in providing professional dental care to his diabetic patients. If you are unaware of the risks associated with diabetes and periodontal disease, you need to take a moment to learn how diabetes affects your dental care. Any health issues in your mouth affect your entire being. Bacterial infection under the gums can trigger inflammation. [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 10th, 2021|Other|

Dry Mouth Syndrome Leads to Increased Dental Problems

Saliva in the mouth is instrumental in keeping your mouth moistened and in washing away bacteria and acids as well as small particles that adhere to the enamel of your teeth. Many adults who suffer from dry mouth have most likely seen the effect of it during dental checkups. Dry mouth syndrome leads to increased dental problems. What Causes Dry Mouth? Older adults are more prone to developing dry mouth symptoms because of the medications that they take. For instance, diuretics, pain killers, high blood pressure medications, decongestants and antihistamines are primarily responsible for dry mouth problems. There is also [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 5th, 2021|Other|
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