Tobacco Use Increases Risks for Oral Cancer

Whether you have been a tobacco user via smoking or chewing, your oral health most likely has been compromised. Tobacco use is not only known for increasing the risks of heart disease, emphysema, stroke or lung and throat cancers, but it is the leading cause for oral cancer. Dentists in Arizona and throughout the globe are all too aware of the risks associated with the use of tobacco. Oral Health and the Consequences of Smoking Many a smoker is naïve to the fact that their tobacco dependency can lead to a plethora of oral health issues. Naturally a few of [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:39-07:00May 1st, 2021|Oral Care|

Make Brushing Your Child’s Teeth a Habit

According to the American Dental Association, patients who brush their teeth twice daily and floss once a day have better checkups, less tooth decay and brighter smiles. Most people grow up with the knowledge of brushing their teeth properly. You know the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes educators getting involved in young people’s lives to help them make brushing your child’s teeth a habit. How Busy Schedules Prevent Children from Brushing Regularly In the daily routines of sports schedules, school programs, after school events and extracurricular activities, children often fail to properly take [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 25th, 2021|Oral Care|

Experience a Flawless Smile with Veneers

Many dental patients suffer with discolored or unsightly teeth. Gone are the days of prolonged treatments that cause pain and do not give you lasting results. Nowadays with Porcelain Veneers, (also known as dental veneers) you can obtain a new, safe and durable treatment that can give you back your beautiful smile as well as your confidence. Now patients can experience a flawless smile with porcelain veneers by Dr. John Patterson of Chandler, Arizona. What are porcelain veneers? Porcelain veneers consist of bonding wafer-thin porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth. This covering immediately beautifies your smile and lasts for [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 20th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Laser Dentistry is Making Big Strides in Chandler, AZ

Laser Treatment for Gum Disease One of the most current and fascinating ways to treat gum disease has become the most popular in dental offices throughout the nation. Laser dentistry is making big strides in Chandler Arizona, and Dr. Patterson has obtained special licenses to treat gum disease with laser treatments. Controlling Infection and Gum Disease If you have ever had gum disease and been treated the conventional way for it, you know how painful and sore your gums can be afterward, and the higher risk of infection that can occur due to the treatment. Laser dentistry is lowering the [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 15th, 2021|Gum Disease|

The Invisalign Difference

If you are in need of straighter teeth, maybe it is time to find out all about the Invisalign difference. Is your smile not what you want it to be? Are you lacking the confidence that a beautiful smile can bring into your life? Now it is easier than ever to straighten your teeth while keeping the process nearly invisible. Metal braces are a thing of the past. Mouth sores, poor gum health, pain and injuries caused by braced wires are all but gone when you use Invisalign clear braces. There are many reasons to consider using Invisalign clear braces, [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 10th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|

Dental Sealants Provide Protection by Maintaining Good Oral Health

Modern dentistry is constantly discovering ways to help prevent cavities and decay from forming in children’s mouths. With the diet of soda, candy and sweet cakes, young children are more susceptible to developing cavities. Dr. John Patterson is aware of the risk and how dental sealants provide protection by maintaining good oral health. What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are directly applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from decay. Most cavities appear in children and teens on these surfaces. Dental sealants are an effective element of preventive treatment as [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 5th, 2021|Oral Care|

Bottled Water Can Increase Risks for Tooth Decay

It is very difficult to spend an entire day in the public arena and not see people toting a bottle of water with them. This factor was not true twenty years ago, but now the average American spends over $100 annually on clean bottled drinking water. What you may not be aware of as a consumer, is that bottled water can increase risks for dental decay. The reasoning behind this is because most bottled water eliminates fluoride, a significant factor in water that helps prevent tooth decay. Dr. Patterson of Chandler, AZ is all too aware of the risks that [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00April 1st, 2021|Oral Care|

Key Tips on Radiography (X-Ray) and Dental Care

If you have ever visited the dentist, you may be familiar with radiography or X-ray services being performed during your dental visit. This safe practice can make an enormous difference in providing crucial information to your dentist that may cause you issues in the future. Here are a few key tips on radiography that will assist you the next time you visit the dentist. Why do X-rays help your dentist provide you with better oral care? When radiography is performed it can reveal gum disease, tooth decay and other abnormalities. In addition, it is a great way to check on [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00March 28th, 2021|Other|

Chewing Gum Can Help Prevent Plaque Build-up on Teeth

It is no huge secret as to why gum chewers tend to have better dental checkups. Chewing gum after a meal helps breakdown acids and bacteria that foods leave behind. In the long run, gum reduces plaque build-up on teeth.  John Patterson, DMD knows the advantage that gum chewing can bring to his patients. However, just remember that gum chewing never takes the place of brushing or flossing your teeth regularly. You may be wondering if all gum is equal. Actually, it is not. Sugarless gum is the only gum that is ADA approved to help prevent cavities and to [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00March 21st, 2021|Oral Care|

Tooth Decay Patients Are Finding Solutions

Although tooth decay has taken a significant decline in the last few decades, children who do not receive proper dental care often suffer with tooth pain and caries, also known as tooth decay. Fluoride toothpaste has been immensely helpful in preventing serious tooth decay in children and adults. Cavities form when the natural tooth enamel starts to breakdown due to lack of proper oral care and diet. Thanks to Dr. Patterson DMD, tooth decay patients are finding solutions in Chandler, AZ. Tooth decay develops when sticky plaque adheres to the enamel of your teeth for an extensive amount of time. [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00March 14th, 2021|Oral Care|
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