Alex Martin DDS Blog
June 13, 2019
When you visit the dentist, you expect them to coach you on oral hygiene and to look for problems like cavities and gum disease. But did you know that those issues are only the beginning of what your dentist might discover? Dentists are trained to be experts, not just on the teeth and gums, but also on how the state of your mouth can point to other medical issues. Let’s talk about how your biannual cleaning and checkup could make you more aware of what is going on throughout your body.
May 7, 2019
Do your gums ever bleed when you brush or floss? You may have the beginning stage of gum disease. Gum disease is an infection or inflammation of your gums that can lead to serious oral health issues. Without receiving treatment, it can eventually lead to tooth and bone loss. Unfortunately, its effects don’t stop with your oral health, but gum disease can actually affect the health of your heart. Keep reading to learn more about gum disease, how it affects you, and what you can do to prevent it.
April 13, 2019
Routine dental checkups and cleanings are important for many reasons. You may think about preventing and detecting issues like cavities or tooth decay, but did you know that these appointments can be potentially lifesaving? Besides examining your teeth, your dentist in Scottsdale also provides in-depth oral cancer screenings. This couple-minute part of your regular checkup catches oral cancer early, giving you your best chance at a full recovery.
March 12, 2019
It often happens suddenly. In a moment, life can go from smooth sailing to an urgent dental emergency. Whether it’s you or a loved one, you can feel overwhelmed and scared. In such stressful situations, it can be hard to know what to do and how to respond to get the best results. Well, here are five tips from your dentist for handling a dental emergency to increase your odds of treatment success. (more…)
February 10, 2019
Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease is an infection of your gums and supportive tissue that can lead to serious oral and overall health issues. With about 50% of the US population affected by gum disease, this is an incredibly common problem that is rarely discussed. In an effort to bring awareness to this disease, your dentist has some recommendations for foods that can help keep your gums healthy.
January 6, 2019
There are many resolutions people make come the new year. Losing weight, eating better, spending less money and spending more time with family are just a few notable choices. But did you know that committing to routine dental visits can also make a big difference? In fact, regular visits have the potential to do favors for your other resolutions as well.
If one of your resolutions is to save money or stay healthy, there’s no reason why preventive checkups and cleanings can’t be a part of them!
December 6, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling 50 miles or 500 miles, being any distance away from a dental office can be risky if you fear for your dental health. If a dental emergency happens, you might find it easy to panic because you’re in a foreign place and you don’t know where to turn. That’s why it’s important to stay prepared in events like these, whether they be broken or knocked-out teeth, toothaches or damaged restorations.
According to an emergency dentist, here’s what you should do next in the following situations.
November 3, 2018
Now that winter is here, it’s officially cold and flu season too. Has your nose started sniffling yet? Or do you have a sore throat? This time of year can cause a variety of annoying health issues that can usually be managed and remedied. But, did you know that some of these common remedies can actually have a negative affect on your teeth? Keep reading to discover some cold and flu season tips to protect your teeth, while still managing your symptoms from your local dentist.
October 8, 2018
It’s no surprise to anyone that Halloween is one of the most favorite holidays by children all across the United States. Free candy just for dressing up? Children couldn’t ask for a better holiday if they tried (other than one celebrated in December of course.)
Despite all the excitement, it’s important to note that more candy means a much higher chance of cavities. Considering children are already at higher risk of decay, take note of these 5 tips from a local dentist on how to protect their smile by next year.
September 4, 2018
As any dentist will tell you, there’s a direct relationship between how well someone does with their hygiene habits and how many cavities and other oral health problems they get. And it’s not only brushing and flossing that has an impact – it’s also your dietary habits as well. Many people who have had extensive dental work say they wished they had developed better habits earlier on, but it’s never too late to make changes and get the benefits that go with them! In this blog, you’ll get the best tips and tricks for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and preventing the need for major dental work. Keep reading to learn more!