Alex Martin DDS Blog
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 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.
April 13, 2017
Dental emergencies can be scary. They’re never planned and usually, we’re not prepared for them when they do arise. Most patients tend to act rashly in hysteria, especially if the dental accident is especially painful. This could actually be the most counterproductive way to approach a dental emergency. Your emergency dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, wants you to take advantage of the moments right after a dental accident occurs. After all, how you react during these few minutes before you visit our office could be the difference between losing and saving your natural permanent teeth.
March 26, 2017
The health and beauty of your teeth and gums are important to your quality of life and confidence. With great oral hygiene habits and care from your dentist in Scottsdale, you will promote the longevity of your smile. However, finding an excellent dental team to meet your needs can be a challenge. You have unique oral health requirements that will change over the years. By choosing the right dental office, you will ensure your needs are met to protect your oral health. With Dr. Alex Martin and his caring staff, you benefit from great advice, quality information, and superior dental care you deserve.
January 7, 2017
You take a cool drink of ice water and immediately feel a shooting pain radiate throughout your entire jaw. You give it a moment to stop, but you can practically hear your tooth throbbing. You’re disoriented by the pain, you don’t know what to do. Should you call 911? Do they take care of toothaches? What should you do to get immediate relief? Don’t go to the emergency room; this is the kind of situation where you should call your emergency dentist in Scottsdale. (more…)
December 4, 2016
In the next few weeks, you are going to start popping up in a lot of photographs. Between your office party, Christmas parties, and New Year’s, your face is going to appear frequently in dozens of pictures. When everyone sees them, what is going to be the first thing that they notice? Will it be your beautiful smile? Don’t think it’s possible? Your cosmetic dentist in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin, can give you a new smile for the New Year.