Alex Martin DDS Blog
August 8, 2019
Summer vacation is coming to an end. Before long, classes will start and your children will be busy with their extracurricular activities. No doubt you’re spending the last few days of the break running errands to make sure your young scholars have everything they need for the coming year. But there’s one important item that you may have left off your checklist: visiting the dentist.(more…)
July 17, 2019
During the hot summer months full of sports and other activities, you may be craving an energy drink or sports beverage. These are easy to find, delicious, and give you that extra boost that you need for the warmer days. However, did you know that these seemingly harmless drinks can cause irreversible damage to your teeth? Keep reading to learn how sports and energy drinks can affect your teeth from an expert dentist in Scottsdale.
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.