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How to Choose the Best Dentist in Scottsdale

March 26, 2017

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Benefit from a trusted dentist in Scottsdale with Dr. Martin.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.
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Inflammation, Stress, and Oral Health

June 14, 2013

general dentistryLife moves faster than it ever has. As a result, many of us are more stressed now than ever before. For some, that stress comes from the pressure to always stay connected. For others, it may come from finances. Regardless of where it comes from, though, it can affect your wellbeing, including your oral health.

That’s because when you become stressed, it becomes more difficult for the body to regular inflammation. In and of itself, inflammation isn’t a bad thing—in fact, it is part of the immune response. When it works as it should, it can be beneficial. But when it gets out of control, it can become a weapon the body uses against itself. And one of the targets it uses it against just so happens to be your smile, as the ADG reported last year.

What this means for patients of Dr. Martin is that managing stress is important. Just as important are regular visits and a great at-home routine. We recommended seeing us every six month, plus a routine that includes brushing twice a day, flossing at least once, and rinsing with a fluoride or antibacterial mouthwash.

Ready to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale team? Call us today. We provide care for patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.

Hormones and Your Oral Health

June 1, 2013

general dentistryIt may seem like your oral and overall health occupy different spheres, but they don’t. In fact, one aspect of your health impacts your oral health in a way you might never had considered—we’re talking about the body’s hormone levels.

Changes in the body’s hormone levels can increase a patient’s vulnerability to gum disease, which is one of the most common oral health conditions out there. Women are especially at risk due to the changes that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

But those aren’t the only times in life when a woman is more vulnerable. There’s also an increased risk for women taking birth control or who are about to begin their next period.

So what does this mean Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale patients?

It means that regular dental appointments and a good brushing and flossing routine are essential. So is sticking to a balanced diet low in sugar and starchy foods. What’s more, if you’re pregnant or taking birth control, it’s a good idea to let Dr. Martin and his Scottsdale dental team know.

Is it time for you to schedule your next regular checkup and professional cleaning? Call our Scottsdale dental office today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Martin. We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.

What Is Periodontal Therapy and How Does It Help?

February 15, 2013

periodontal therapyIn our last post, we talked about how research on gum disease and heart disease is continually evolving. Today we’d like to put our focus on periodontal therapy itself.

The goal of periodontal therapy is to remove built-up bacteria and plaque from around the gum line. In more advanced cases, pockets may develop between teeth and gums. Advanced periodontal therapy concentrates on cleaning these pockets out to prevent further loss of gum tissue and bone. What’s more, it’s through these pockets that bacteria and plaque can enter the bloodstream.

Different doctors rely on different tools to perform periodontal therapy. Regardless, scaling and root planing are two of the common and most effective. Scaling and root planing uses traditional dental tools to thoroughly clean around teeth and in pockets.

Some dentists use lasers to clean even more effectively, while others will also prescribe a helpful antibiotic to more thoroughly eliminate bacteria.

To find out what Dr. Alex Martin offers, and to find out how he can help you, give his Scottsdale office a call. Our team would be happy to help you restore your gum health. Through a consultation, we can determine the extent of your needs and develop a treatment plan to help you.

Dr. Martin’s Scottsdale office serves patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.

February is Heart Health Month

February 6, 2013

periodontal therapyWith Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts are on a lot minds right now. But for doctors, there’s another reason for all the talk about hearts—February is Heart Health Month.

Now, you might not immediately connect dentistry with the health of your heart, but a connection may exist. Some research has indicated that gum disease contributes to heart disease, while others have indicated that no link exists at all.

What that means is that our understanding of gum disease and overall health is continuing to evolve. Gum disease may not be directly responsible for heart attacks, but it does give bacteria and plaque access to the rest of the body—and that doesn’t do your overall health any favors.

So, how can you help you protect your smile and your overall health?

One of the best ways is with regular brushing and flossing at home. Adding a trusted antibacterial mouthwash to your regimen can also help. Beyond this, remember to schedule a regular checkup and cleaning with Dr. Alex Martin in Scottsdale every six months. Regular visits make it possible for him to monitor your smile for any signs of change.

If extra care is needed, we can provide effective help through periodontal therapy. In our next post, we’ll spend some time talking about the aims of periodontal therapy and how it can help.

For now, call Dr. Martin if you need to schedule a visit and cleaning with our Scottsdale team. We’re proud to serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.

Have You Scheduled Your First 2013 Visit Yet?

January 31, 2013

general dentistrySix month checkups are important. Not only do they make it possible for your dentist to catch small but important changes in the health of your smile, they can also support your overall health. This second aspect is something we’ll go over in greater detail next month. For now, we’d just like to focus on that first reason and explain what you can expect from your regular checkup.

It takes time for cavities and gum disease to develop. In both cases, the symptoms may be too small for you to notice. But a trained eye knows what to look for. Following a thorough oral exam, Dr. Alex Martin can help you diagnose common conditions early, before they have a chance to develop. That means you can look forward to a less invasive, more comfortable treatment that helps you support your smile. What’s more, with a professional cleaning, our Scottsdale team can help you eliminate bacteria and plaque, which promote these common conditions.

To give your smile extra protection, we can also provide you with fluoride treatments. Fluoride strengthens teeth by attracting important minerals and nutrients. With just a quick rinse, we can give your smile an added boost as you prepare to leave our office.

Call Dr. Martin’s office in Scottsdale if you’re ready to come in for your next regular checkup. We serve patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, and beyond.

Thinking about giving the gift of dentistry this year for the holidays? Why not?

November 1, 2012

At VIP Dentistry, feel free to smile again in the new year with restorative dentistry. Whether it’s for yourself or someone you love, Dr. Alex Martin and his team offer dental implants, dentures, crowns, fixed bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and even full mouth reconstruction. If 2012 was a good year, 2013 can be even better with the kind of care that Dr. Martin offers.

Imagine a straight smile without the hassle of braces! Yes, with cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign clear braces and porcelain veneers, this can happen for you. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, the fastest way to get things going is by calling VIP Dentistry in Scottsdale to reserve a consultation appointment. Dr. Martin will give you a complete and thorough oral exam to help you understand your treatment options. If Invisalign is right for you, we can get that ball rolling immediately.

Why is restorative dentistry so important? Well, it can help preserve what’s left of your natural smile. Think about the people you’ll see for the first time in months around the holidays. Consider all the conversations, hugs, and rapport you’ll have with them. Surely you’ll have to show your teeth sometime, so why not show that smile right away? Just think, not only will your oral health be better, but restorative dentistry can also support your overall well-being.

If you don’t need braces, veneers, or restorative dentistry, ask yourself, “When was the last time I went in for a regular checkup and professional cleaning?” If you can’t remember, or if it’s been a year or more, schedule an appointment with us. At VIP Dentistry, we urge you to come in for a regular checkup and professional cleaning every six months. Dr. Martin and our team can help you stay on top of your oral health.

Call our Scottsdale office today. Dr. Alex Martin serves patients in the Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills areas.

Happy Holidays!

Have You Scheduled Your Fall Checkup?

September 17, 2012

Fall will officially begin this coming Saturday on September 22, just days away. That means we can finally look forward to cooler weather, the end of summer, and the coming of the holiday season. Accompanying this change is an important question we hope all our Scottsdale patients will take seriously: how long ago was your last checkup?

There’s a reason we’re connecting the change from one season to another with routine checkups. A seasonal change is like a fresh start, much like a checkup can be. When you firmly understand how your smile is doing and our VIP Dentistry team has performed a professional cleaning, you can leave our Scottsdale office feeling like your smile has been given a fresh start too. What a great feeling that is!

But coming in for a fall checkup is about more than just boosting your confidence—it’s about getting the most out of your dental benefits. If you already know you’ll need more extensive care before the year’s end, having that work done now will benefit both your smile and your pocketbook. Our comprehensive services include:

To see all the services that VIP Dentistry offers, take a moment to explore our website. You can also give our Scottsdale office a call to ask a question or reserve your fall checkup and cleaning with Dr. Martin.

Call us today. Dr. Martin serves patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Strong with Regular Checkups and Cleanings

May 31, 2012

Brushing and flossing every day is important. But as great as a daily brushing and flossing routine is, regular checkups and professional cleanings will always been an essential part of keeping your smile healthy.

During a regular visit to VIP Dentistry in Scottsdale, Dr. Alex Martin has a chance to thoroughly inspect your smile for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, TMJ disorder and bruxism, and even oral cancer. Spotting conditions like these early takes a trained eye and always benefits the patient, because the sooner any of these are found the easier and more effective treatment can be.

But that’s not the only reason a regular checkup and professional cleaning are essential.

As recent research has shown, your smile and your overall health are connected. When oral health suffers, your general wellbeing can be affected as a result. A wide range of health conditions have been connected to poor oral health, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Diabetes complications
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Stroke

How long has it been since your last regular checkup and professional cleaning? If it’s been a year or more, call our Scottsdale office today to schedule an appointment with us. At VIP Dentistry, we recommend coming in for a regular checkup and professional cleaning every six months. With these visits, Dr. Martin and our team can help you stay on top of your oral health, keeping it strong and health throughout the year and beyond.

VIP Dentistry serves patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills. We look forward to hearing from you!

Comprehensive Dental Care from Dr. Martin and VIP Dentistry

May 21, 2012

Are you looking for a dentist who can help you meet a full range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs? At VIP Dentistry in Scottsdale, you’ll find a team that understands your needs and has the knowledge and experience needed to help you address them.

Whether you’re looking for help with a routine checkup and a professional cleaning, or whether you need more a more extensive service, like dental implants, periodontal therapy, or porcelain veneers, Dr. Alex Martin and our team can help.

Great General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry Services for Scottsville Patients

At VIP Dentistry, we recommend that patients come in twice a year—which is about every six months—for a regular checkup. During this regular checkup, we’ll have time to thoroughly examine your smile for problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and more, in addition to giving your smile the thorough cleaning it needs to stay strong and health.

While you’re with us, we can also recommend any cosmetic services we think might work for you. Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

If we need to, we can also suggest a restorative service to help you strengthen your existing smile. With dental implants, full and partial dentures, and bridges, you’ll find that your smile is stronger and more functional than it may have been in years.

To find out more about any of our services, click on the links above or explore our website. You can also give us a call with your questions, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment. Dr. Martin serves patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills.