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|

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|

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|

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|

How to Keep a Check on Bad Breath

Most people, at one time or another experience the issue of having bad breath. Bad breath can develop from eating certain foods such as onions and garlic; however, the most common form of bad breath is due to poor oral care. If you are frequently concerned about it, then it is time to visit your dentist and learn tips on how to keep a check on bad breath. Dr. Patterson is aware of the many problems that can cause bad breath, and can suggest helpful tips and special mouthwashes to prevent it. Some of the main culprits that cause bad [...]

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

Tips on Wisdom Teeth Care

Sometime between the ages of 17-25, most people experience their wisdom teeth beginning to emerge. Some folks have minimal problems, while others experience impaction and other mouth pain due to overcrowding. Extraction is the normal procedure for wisdom teeth. This is especially true when they tend to crowd out other teeth or become infected or impacted due to their inability to grow in properly. Other complications include wisdom teeth growing underneath other established teeth or getting trapped beneath the gum line. On the other hand, some wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gum. All of these conditions can become [...]

2022-04-25T14:48:40-07:00February 28th, 2021|Oral Care|
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