Alex Martin DDS Blog
February 16, 2018
Lots of people are guilty of skipping their biannual dental appointments. They might think they’re too busy to take an hour or two every six months to get their teeth taken care of, or maybe they’ve convinced themselves that their oral health is great and they don’t need to see a dentist. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a checkup and cleaning, though, we urge you to make an appointment soon. Your mouth will feel clean and fresh afterward and, more importantly, your dentist might even save your life. Here’s how.
December 17, 2017
Your home oral hygiene habits are important to preventing dental issues from developing, like tooth decay and gum disease. However, it is only half of the care you need. You should also see your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. To help keep services affordable, you pay monthly premiums for your coverage. While you know that you can get treatment for affordable rates, you have yet to schedule an appointment. As the end of the year approaches, your benefits will expire if you do not have your preventive exam now.
November 27, 2017
Going to the dentist shouldn’t be a traumatic event — but many people struggle to schedule routine dental care due to their fear or anxiety. Their reluctance is often rooted in the past, like from a less-than-pleasant childhood experience. But sometimes there’s no identifiable reason for it at all. If you struggle with dental fear or anxiety, we know you’re ready to get past it. And guess what? We’re prepared to help.
October 15, 2017
As your trusted dentist, one of the most common questions we get is whether or not electric toothbrushes are really all that much better. In this week’s blog post, we put manual vs. electric toothbrushes up side by side to see which one comes out ahead. The answer may surprise you!
September 22, 2017
If you had to grade your oral health from 1 to 9, with 9 being the worst, what would you rank it? A perfect 1, an ok 4, or something… worse?
You may not realize it, but that’s the exact scale your dental team uses to judge how healthy your gums are — and by extension, measure your greater oral health. Based on the ranking of your gum tissue, your hygienist may recommend periodontal therapy or a deep dental cleaning for treating gum disease.
August 23, 2017
Do you dread going to the dentist because you feel like you’ve really dropped the ball on your dental health? One thing patients appreciate most about Dr. Alex Martin and his team is that they never feel judged while they’re under our care. We begin every treatment plan with a goal of helping you regain your healthy, functional smile — not by making you feel guilty or embarrassed by the state of your teeth. For the most significant dental damage, a full mouth reconstruction in Scottsdale fits the bill.
July 26, 2017
Many adults don’t manage to visit the dentist every six months as recommended. We know life is busy and your schedule can get in the way — but when you think about what you get in return for this hour-long visit twice annually, it’s clearly worth the (small) investment in time. Six month checkups and cleanings contribute to a healthy, long-lasting smile, says Dr. Alex Martin, your dentist in Scottsdale. And that’s priceless.
June 17, 2017
If you have ever had to replace a charger for your phone or laptop, you know just having the cord isn’t enough — you also need the part that plugs into the wall. It’s kind of the same if you’ve lost a tooth. Dental implants are the only replacement option that give you back the stabilizing root as well as the crown, or the portion you can see. Why does that matter so much? Your dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, explains more about dental implants in this week’s blog post.
June 13, 2017
If you (like most of us) have ever had to replace a charger for your phone or laptop, you know just having the cord isn’t enough — you also need the part that plugs into the wall. It’s kind of the same if you’ve lost a tooth. Dental implants are the only replacement option that give you back the stabilizing root as well as the crown, or the portion you can see. Why does that matter so much? Your dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, explains more about dental implants in this week’s blog post.
May 9, 2017
When patients hear the two words, “cosmetic dentistry,” they normally assume that these dental procedures are closely associated with vanity. This could be because of media influences, associating cosmetic surgery to celebrities that have altered their bodies for aesthetic reasons. To many patient’s surprise, cosmetic dentistry can be just as important to someone’s oral health as it is to their appearance. Yes, there are great benefits that are pleasing to the eye, but cosmetic procedures from your dentist in Scottsdale can also improve your dental health and quality of life.