Can You Actually “Catch” Cavities?

Can You Actually “Catch” Cavities? We’ve all been told how important preventative dental care is. Regular check ups, brushing and flossing are things our parents instilled in us from the time we were young. We’ve also been told over and over again how to keep our teeth healthy. You’ve probably been told that you shouldn’t eat …

Deep cleaning in Scottsdale: steps to prevent gum disease

Deep cleaning in Scottsdale: steps to prevent gum disease According to the Center for Disease Control, over half of all American adults suffer from periodontal disease. If you are one of these people, you should know two very important facts: the first is that you’re not alone. Periodontal disease is very common, but that doesn’t …

Study shows a link may exist between poor oral hygiene and dementia

Study shows a link may exist between poor oral hygiene and dementia If you’re like most adults, you’ve heard since you were a kid that oral hygiene is important. The message probably started with your parent and was reinforced by school teachers and dentists like Dr. Poulos at My Scottsdale Dentist. Now as an adult …

Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important in Preventing Disease

Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important in Preventing Disease We all know how important good oral hygiene is for healthy teeth and a winning smile. What many people may not be aware of, though, is how important oral hygiene is to our overall health. My Scottsdale Dentist understands just how important good oral hygiene is …

Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important in Preventing Disease

Why Good Oral Hygiene is Important in Preventing Disease We all know how important good oral hygiene is for healthy teeth and a winning smile. What many people may not be aware of, though, is how important oral hygiene is to our overall health. My Scottsdale Dentist understands just how important good oral hygiene is …

How is Deep Cleaning in Scottsdale Different from Regular Teeth Cleaning?

How is Deep Cleaning in Scottsdale Different From Regular Teeth Cleaning? If you have regularly scheduled teeth cleaning performed to maintain your best dental health, you may still be told you need a special, deep cleaning in Scottsdale. The need for deep teeth cleaning, also called scaling and root planing, may be especially important for …

Facts on Periodontal Disease | My Scottsdale Dentist

What is Periodontal Disease?  Periodontal Disease is the more advanced stages of gingivitis or gum disease. Gingivitis is caused by bacteria in plaque build-up. The bacterium causes the gums to become inflamed and bleed during tooth brushing. During this phase, the gums may bleed but the teeth themselves are not affected and no serious irreversible …

Flossing

Many people don’t realize the importance of flossing. Flossing in between your teeth is essential for avoiding periodontal disease as well as preventing tooth decay. Periodontal disease is one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults and can be easily prevented by flossing. Studies have even shown that flossing can also help prevent …

Dental Tips for Halloween from My Scottsdale Dentist

It’s almost Halloween! Costume stores are springing up, yards are decorated with ghoulish décor, and our day of sweet indulgence without guilt is almost here. Everywhere you look, there’s your favorite candy or chocolate wrapped in scary yet appealing packaging. What! It’s Halloween. Well, to all the sweet tooth Halloween lovers -both adults and kids- …